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.

Highlights

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

 Places to stay

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Casa Andina Classic-Puno Tikarani

Hotel Style: Lodge

Located just 5 minutes away from Puno's restaurant and bar scene, the Casa Andina Classic Tikarani offers 50 rooms, which are all comfortably furnished and attractively decorated.  See Hotel

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Casa Andina Private Collection Puno

Hotel Style: International

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

Exterior view of Libertador Lago Titicaca in Puno, Peru

Libertador Lago Titicaca

Hotel Style: International

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

 Things to do

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)

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