Ride, hike and travel the Lago Titicaca and Peruraiload (Bolivia / Peru)
Review of the Tour
The author of this review: Iris from Austria - now retired
I've been dreaming since my early teenage time to travel to Lago Titicaca one day...
Coming from La Paz / Bolivia, I have been heading to Cusco / Peru. The capital city of the modern Inca.
I didn't ride the bike. To much dangerous upon the very busy roads. And most of the roads still winding up to more than 4.300 meters.
I have not seen any bicyclist...; my bicycle remains unpacked...
I am leaving La Paz with ambivalent feelings. The good: friendly people, the memories on the 'death ride'; the bad: the nights at the hostel. I learned the Bolivian word 'Loki' translates into 'crazy' in English. I had my accommodation at the Loki hostel. Crazy! Each night party until at least 4 o'clock in the morning. Youngsters drink until the went unconsciousness. I think, it was not only the high quantity of alcohol, what drives them crazy... . I more believe products from Coca leave farming has found a way to them...
Let's talk better issues:
I decided to take the bus from La Paz to Puno / Peru. And then take the Pururail train.
The Perurail train reminds me on the Oriental Express. Everything is polished, clean, best food and wine and really an interesting entertainment.
The pass by landscape is scenic. It takes at least an hour to leave the Lago Titicaca area.
The Lago Titicaca is so huge! With different changing shorelines. From tumble reed to rocky cliffs.
The train travels a low speed: mostly round 45 km/hour.
The distance Puno to Cusco takes more or less exactly 10 hours.
Worth to go!
Really recommended. Even, if the train ticket is costly: US-$ 153,-
See impressions from the ride at the pages below!
Enjoy the pictures. Good luck to our followers!
1st section - the travel from La Paz to Puno:
2nd section - the travel from Puno to Cusco with the Perurail train:
3rd section - the very next day at Cusco: