Puno Tours

The main tourist attraction of Puno is Lake Titicaca, located on the Altiplano (high plateau) of the Puno region at 3,860 meters above sea level. It is the highest navigable lake in the world; its dimensions are193 km. long and 64 km. wide, with a maximum depth of 300 meters. Its waters contain a huge variety of fish. Its surrounding landscape is rugged with impressive snowy peaks of the Cordillera Real that create an atmosphere of mystery.

lima peruDay 1 – City Tour of Puno

We visit the notable monuments in the City of Puno such as the Cathedral, the Balcony of the Viceroy Conde de Lemos who founded the city in 1688, the Arc Deustua, the Municipal Gallery, The Dryer Museum and the Museum of Popular Art.

Day 2 – Uros and Taquila
The Floating Island of Uros:

We visit these unique islands built by the Uros of reeds and reed roots. The Uros are considered the oldest inhabitants of the highlands still in existence. The 22 floating Uros islands are home to 2,000 people dedicated primarily to hunting and fishing.

The Island of Taquile:

During our tour around Lake Titicaca we visit the islands. Three hours from the city of Puno we find Taquile Island, inhabited by a farming community that still preserves their culture, traditions; we visit the community and see archaeological remains. After a well deserved lunch, we again cross Lake Titicaca and return to the city of Puno, making a brief stop at the Uros Islands.

Day 3–Pre Inca Ruins of Sillustani

On the 3rd day we visit the pre-Inca ruins of Sillustani. This Archaeological Complex is located 35 km from the city of Puno. It was the most important pre-Inca cemetery on the high plateau. The cemetery consists of burial towers, also called Chullpas, which could be more than 12 m high and 7.5 m in diameter. In addition to its pre-Inca past, Sillustani is known for the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the reflection of the waters of the lake.

 

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