By public coach (tourist service) to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
The lonely road follows the fertile Urubamba valley, through fields of crops and livestock and adobe villages, up to a windswept grassy plain framed by jagged mountains. During the 9hr hour journey there are short stops at: Andahuaylillas, where the town's ornate, baroque 17th-century church has beautiful frescoes and an impressive gilded altar; Huaro, Raqchi, here the Temple to Viracocha is the largest roofed building ever built by the Incas: this is one of Peru's most stunning Inca sites; and Pucará, famous for its pre-Inca ruins and local pottery, where you visit the little museum.
There is a short stop at la Raya, with a backdrop of snow-capped peaks, and a buffet or three course lunch is served at Sicuani. There is an English-speaking guide, refreshments and a toilet on board.