puno with the lake titicaca

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Get an authentic experience of Peruvian culture when you tour Puno and Lake Titicaca. Talk to our travel experts for more information.

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Puno is the folklore capital of Peru, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Over the years, the city has served as a base for tourists exploring the surrounding islands such as the Amantani islands and the Uros floating islands. Tour Puno and Lake Titicaca with Tailor Made Peru to experience one of the best preserved cultures in South America.

Travel Packages Including Puno and Lake Titicaca Tours

Our travel packages feature several Peruvian destinations and are tailor made to suit your preferences and taste for adventure. Among these destinations are the world renowned Machu Picchu, the quaint city of Puno and Lake Titicaca. We have a range of excursions that include day tours and boat rides to must-see islands, with activities such as kayaking to give you the best experience in the area. Here are some of these travel packages:

Highlights of Puno and Lake Titicaca Trips

Want to know more about the stops when you tour Puno? Guided tours of the city include stops at its archaeological sites and excursions to nearby islands. Some of the highlights that await you are:

Facts About Puno and Lake Titicaca

Facts About Puno and Lake Titicaca

Life of locals living in Puno, in many way, remain similar to the way their ancestors lived hundreds of years ago. It is for this preserved culture and the region’s environment that make Puno one of the top destinations in Peru.

Lake Titicaca, perhaps, is the most popular attraction in Puno. The lake is considered the highest navigable lake in the world at 12 397 feet above sea level, bordering Peru and Bolivia. Puno lies to the west of the lake and Bolivia’s La Paz department is located to the east.

The lake is said to be the birthplace of the Incas and can be considered as a top destination on its own as a home to more than 40 islands. Below are some of the islands you can visit during your tour:

 

  • Taquile – Peru
  • Amantani – Peru
  • Isla del Sol – Bolivia
  • Isla de la Luna – Bolivia
  • Suriqui – Bolivia

When to visit?

Puno is located at a high elevation, giving it more extreme weather conditions for its tropical latitude. The weather does not get overly warm and the annual average temperature stands at about 8.4 °C. Temperature drops to below 0 °C during the winter months of June to August, but the season remains dry. Rain season spans December to April, so it’s best to plot your visit outside of this period.

Places To Explore and What To Do Around Puno

Sights and activities in Puno are more than enough to last a full day. A day trip can show you the city and take you to the Uros floating islands, also known as reed islands, which are man-made. These islands serve as the homes of the Uru people, an indigenous group of Bolivians and Peruvians. Boat rides on the unique totora reed boats of the Uru people are among the most unique things to do in the area.

Here are other Peruvian islands to explore in the area:

 

  • Taquile island is one of the remote islands on the lake, where Peruvians continue to live a traditional lifestyle. Hike one of the island’s higher points and watch a magnificent sunset.
  • Amantani island also preserves a traditional lifestyle. The island is often visited in place to avoid tourist crowds in Taquile, but offers an equally quaint environment and spectacular landscapes.
  • Chullpas de Sillustani is a complex of pre-Incan burial towers near Puno. This fascinating archaeological site are said to be among the finest and the most perfect cylindrical constructions of ancient Peru.

Other attractions in the area include Juli, which is famous for its beautiful colonial churches; Llachón; a community that maintains their old customs and cultural expressions; Lampa, with its vice royal church built between 1675 and 1685; and Pucará, which is known for its pre-Inca pottery.

Tour Puno and Lake Titicaca with us! Get a first-hand experience of traditional Peruvian life in one of our homestays and learn more about one of the oldest indigenous tribes in the region.

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