From Puno at 07:00 am, taking the paved road leading to the border with
Bolivia over some 150 km along the south shore of Lake Titicaca, begin
leaving the Gulf of Puno at the Point and the beautiful CHIMU OJERANI
rocky area, with graceful houses along the hillside. A 18 kms. Entering
the historic town of CHUCUITO, which etymologically means "golden hill",
dominated by pre-Inca kingdoms, who left buildings such as the Inca Uyo
and the Fertility Temple, which also is also an astronomical observatory.
Its importance was such that settled here in the royal Viceroyalty of
this era are still old buildings and churches of Santo Domingo and the
Assumption. Follow the road reached the village of ACORA and 05 kms.
Village, beside the road are a group of pre-Inca chullpas pertaining to
the Kingdom Lupaka, the site is called "Molloko."
Then, continuing at km. 70 of the road, within walking distance of Ilave,
you can see interesting geological formations of red sandstone place
called Ajayumarka "(city of the spirits) by the local population,
because the rocks show looks amazing animals, buildings, etc. ., among
which shows the famous "devil's gateway" or "Aramumuru door", which
include mysterious stories. Following the road we JULI, "the little Rome
of America, a city of particular beauty and also of great cultural and
religious center of the Aymara in colonial area, occupied by Dominicans
and Jesuits, who began building great churches in mixed style which are
impressive examples of painting and sculpture.
Continuing to DESAGUADERO (Border town between Peru and Bolivia), you
can see the beautiful Church of Zepita, in brownstone, built by
Dominicans, much appreciated to have a perfect and harmonious volume
distribution. In Desaguadero, you can see the International Bridge and
border division between Peru and Bolivia. Its location gives it a
distinctly mall where participating merchants from different parts of
both countries each show on Tuesday and Friday. And only 32 kms.
Moquegua on road and less than 1.50 kms. Walking from, you can admire
the great pre-Inca archaeological complex known as Tanka Tanka, one of
the largest sites of the department, where the remains of a large
fortress and temples filled Chullpas associated with the manor Lupaka ,
return to the city of Puno at 05:30 pm approximately. (Box Lunch)
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