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Av. 16 Julio - Copacabana
S/. 55 / 65
The distance from Cusco to Copacabana is 328.5 mi (529 km) on the highway, which take approximately 8 hours of travel. The terrestrial transportation company Huayruro Tours covers this route, providing bus tickets from s/ 55 to s/ 65. The buses leave from the terrestrial terminal Wanchaq, located at the urban area of the city, destination to the terminal placed in Av. 16 de Julio, close to the Plaza Sucre. The weather in Copacabana is cold, with an average temperature of 51 °F (10.5 °C), besides being a rainy area, so take a raincoat with you.
The majestic city of Cusco, also known as the "imperial city", offer to the travellers the unique experience to get to know the legacy of the inca culture, ancient american civilization famous for its constructions, textile development and the architectural wonders, from where Machu Picchu stands out; it’s an antique inca citadel, where astronomical observations and religious ceremonies were made, besides events of high importance for the inca reign. Nowadays, Machu Picchu is the favourite destination for the well-known people, national tourists and foreigners, for the mysticism that harbors and the impressive natural landscapes, full of adventure rutes, the vast vegetation and culture. You can also find other tourist attractions that won’t let you indifferent, as the Sacsayhuamán fortress, the Qoricancha museum, the Cathedral, Ollantaytambo town, between many others.
Copacabana takes its name from the Hispanicization of a pre-Columbian deity called Copakawana, quite similar to Afrodita, the Greek deity of beauty, love and fertility. It's located at 93 mi (150 km) from La Paz and it's a place quite interesting to learn about the culture and traditions of the Titicaca lake populations, as well as a catholic pilgrimage place. When you go through the city you can appreciate the impressive church of Virgen de Copacabana, a baroque and Renaissance style construction with more than 4 centuries of history; El Calvario is a hill of 900 meters of height that people ascend in Easter and offers a panoramic and unforgettable view of the city; the beach of Copacabana is formed by the Titicaca lake, which allows the entrance to diverse islands as the Isla del Sol, where you can get to know the native quechua and aymara settlers who still preseve their culture from centuries ago. Thanks to its geographic location, Copacabana has several places to taste international and regional food; youshould taste "picante" with several types of meat, a delicious trout, specialty of the Titicaca lake or a "sajta de gallina" with peanuts. Visit this interesting city and enjoy everything the bolivian city offers you.