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  • Puno provides many photo opportunities while on your Peru vacation
  • The Burial Towers near Puno are a must see sight on your Peru tour

When on a Peru vacation, you can visit Puno stuated on the shores of Lake Titicaca in southeastern Peru, Puno is the capital city of the region and province that shares its name.  Due to the myths that surround Lake Titicaca and the cultural activities that exist in Puno, the city has been named the “Folklore Capital of Peru”.

The Pukará and Tiahuanaco people inhabited Puno before the arrival of the Incas.  Incan mythology states that Manco Cápac, the original Incan chieftain, was said to have risen from the waters of Lake Titicaca along with his sister to form the Incan Empire.  As a result, the lake is still a sacred place today.  When the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, they found a great deal of wealth due to minerals discovered at Laykakota.  The city was officially founded by the Viceroy Pedro Antonio Fernández de Castro in 1668 and during the Spanish colonial period, Puno became a very wealthy city.

Today Puno serves as a popular base for exploring the incredibly stunning Lake Titicaca as well as nearby archaeological sites on Peru tours.  Titicaca’s islands are home to various communities and visiting them is one of the highlights of Peru.  Puno is a cultural hub offering a wealth of vibrant and traditional dances, fiestas, music and folklore just waiting to be explored. 

 


Peru Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Peru vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Peru, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Peru's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Peru for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Peru tours today!

 

Extend Your Stay

After your Peru Vacation Packages, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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