Puno lies directly on the banks of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and is located at 3,800 m above sea level. The native inhabitants of the area Uros live on floating islands in the lake, and welcome visitors. A clear, star-filled sky reflected in the waters of the lake is one of Puno’s most unforgettable pleasures.

Interests

  • Heritage
  • Landscape

Highlights

  • Lake Titicaca
  • Uros Island
  • Taquile Island
  • Amantani Island
  • Chucuito

Places to Stay

Casa Andina Classic Standard Puno

Style: Lodge

Located just 5 minutes away from Puno’s restaurant and bar scene, the Casa Andina Standard offers 50 rooms, which are all comfortably furnished and attractively decorated.

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Casa Andina Premium Puno

Style: International

The Casa Andina Premium Puno is about 20 mins away from Puno's city center, in an environment of extreme peace and quiet.

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Exterior view of Libertador Lago Titicaca in Puno, Peru
Libertador Lago Titicaca

Style: International

Though a relatively large hotel, we find the Libertador Lago Titicaca an excellent option for guests in Puno.

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Activities in Puno

P-PUN 2D (part 2/2) Taquile/Amantani w/overnight night in Puno

Begin your day with breakfast in the middle of Lake Titicaca on the island of either Taquile or Amantani. Take a short navigation over to the other island and explore the island and take in the impressive views of the lake. In the afternoon return by boat to the port of Puno. (07:00 to 15:30. Private Activity. Breakfast and Lunch Included).

Visit to Uros Islands in private

Embark on a half-day tour to visit the floating islands of the Uros, located on the glittering waters of Lake Titicaca. The Uros first fled from the Incans and then from the Spaniards, seeking refuge in the lake and creating their own islands made out of reeds. Enjoy insights into the native traditions and find out how they adapted to their living conditions in the lake. (09:00 to 12:00 or 14:00 to 17:00, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity)

The Tombs of Sillustani

Set out on a half-day tour from Puno to the myth-enshrouded burial towers of Sillustani. Dating back to the 15th Century, the Aymara people came here to worship their ancestors who were buried in the huge chullpas (column like stone towers) which you will be able to observe and learn about with your guide. Afterwards, make a stop at a traditional Quechua farm where locals will explain about their traditional medicine, construction of their homes and their religious practices. (09:00 to 12:30 or 14:00 to 17:30, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity)

Visit to the Villages of Juli and Pomata

Travel south along the shores of Lake Titicaca to the villages of Juli and Pomata. Juli has also been described as the Rome of Perú owing to its numerous religious structures, as well as due to the fact that this was the chosen base of Jesuit and Dominican monks to propagate Christianity in the Andean Highlands. Pomata houses one of the most important churches of South America. Both towns offer a great view into the Spanish heritage of Peru. (08:00 to 13:00, Private Activity)

Visit to the Village of Chucuito

A half-day tour to the small village of Chucuito delivers perfect views of Lake Titicaca as well as a tableau of colonial culture and indigenous influences. A beautiful Spanish style church and a half-finished Inca building are at the center of this small town that was once animportant hub for silver mining. (09:00 to 12:00, Private Activity)

Visit to the Uros & Taquile or Amantani Islands in Private

Visit the floating islands of the Uros, located on the glittering waters of Lake Titicaca. The Uros first fled from the Incans and then from the Spaniards, seeking refuge in the lake and creating their own islands made out of reeds. Discover how they adapted to living in the lake and then visit either Taquile or Amantaní islands which offer stunning views of the lake and are inhabited by a small, isolated indigenous group who offer a warm welcome into their simple homes. (07:00 to 17:00, Shared Boat, Private Guide, Lunch Included)

Visit to the Uros Islands in group

Embark on a half-day tour to visit the floating islands of the Uros, located on the glittering waters of Lake Titicaca. The Uros first fled from the Incans and then from the Spaniards, seeking refuge in the lake and creating their own islands made out of reeds. Enjoy insights into the native traditions and find out how they adapted to their living conditions in the lake. (09:00 to 12:00 or 14:00 to 17:00, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Group Activity, Maximum 20 people)

Visit to the Uros & Taquile or Amantani Islands in group

Visit the floating islands of the Uros, located on the glittering waters of Lake Titicaca. The Uros first fled from the Incans and then from the Spaniards, seeking refuge in the lake and creating their own islands made out of reeds. Discover how they adapted to living in the lake and then visit either Taquile or Amantaní islands which offer stunning views of the lake and are inhabited by a small, isolated indigenous group who offer a warm welcome into their simple homes. (07:00 to 17:00, Group Activity, Maximum 20 people, Lunch Included)

Andean Explorer Train Journey from Puno to Cusco

Enjoy a lovely journey from Puno to Cusco on the luxurious Andean Explorer train, passing through altiplano as you view the beauty and remoteness of the region. (07:00 to 18:00, Group Activity, Lunch Included)

Bus Journey from Puno to Cusco

The journey between Puno and Cusco is a trip that will take you deep into the heart of the Andean world. En route you will be able to make stops and marvel at the amazing Incan ruins and sights to be found in Raqcui, Andahuaylillas and Pukara. As the altitude changes, so does the land: from the glittering waters of Lake Titicaca through the high Andean desert landscape, to the hilly terrain of Cusco. (07:00 to 17:00, Group Activity, Lunch Included)

Included Activties at Titilaka Full Board

Take in the beauty of Lake Titicaca and the Altiplano during your stay at Titilaka. Select from a variety of activities that allow you to fully experience the region. On Lake Titicaca you can go kayaking or rowing in the waters near the hotel. In the Altiplano for the more active guests you can go biking along the fields of Plateria. Also explore the walking trails along the shore of Lake Titicaca. For more detailed information on the activities offered as a part of the full board program at the Titilaka hotel please visit their website: http://titilaka.com/en/the-experience/excursions.

Included Activties at Titilaka Comprehensive Program

Take in the beauty of Lake Titicaca and the Altiplano as well as the rich and unique culture of the Uros and Taquile people during your stay at Titilaka. Select from a variety of activities that allow you to fully experience the region. On Lake Titicaca you can go kayaking or rowing in the waters near the hotel, go for a longer navigation to the Uros Islands, the famous floating man-made reed islands, and Taquile Island in the middle of the lake or appreciate the flora and fauna found around Chuchito Bay. In the Altiplano for the more active guests you can go biking or hiking to appreciate the natural beauty of your surroundings. Also take an excursion to the Sillustani Tombs on your way to or from the airport. Excursions can also be taken along the Aymara Archeological Route seeing the chullpas of molloco (Aymaran funeral towers) and other ruins or on the Colonial Route visiting the exquisite churches of Juli and Pomata or to the Copamaya community to learn about local textiles. For more detailed information on the activities offered as a part of the comprehensive program at the Titilaka hotel please visit their website: http://titilaka.com/en/the-experience/excursions.

Colca Canyon (Part 3/3) – Colca Canyon Experience with drive to Puno

Gain a different viewpoint of Colca Canyon on today’s tour. Cross over to the far side of the canyon visiting small local towns such as Coporaque and Ichupampa. Explore the local culture and beauty of Colca Canyon. After an independent lunch in the town of Chivay, your guide will say goodbye as you continue on to the town of Puno with just your driver. (08:00 to 16:00. Private Activity. Lunch not Included)

Colca Canyon (Part 2/2) – Colca Canyon Experience with drive to Puno

Begin your day bright and early in Colca in order to reach the Condor Pass at sunrise. With luck you catch a glimpse of the rare and mighty Andean Condor soaring through the canyon. Visit the small towns of Maca and Yanque, visiting their colonial churches and taking in additional views of Colca Canyon. After an independent lunch in the town of Chivay, your guide will say goodbye as you continue on to the town of Puno with just your driver. (06:00 to 17:00. Private Activity. Lunch not Included)

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