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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. 

 


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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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Puno, Peru

  • Deluxe Chile & Bolivia Small Group Tour

    Enjoying the sights of the wilderness doesn’t have to mean compromising on comfort. This Chile and Bolivia trip takes you through Atacama and the mysterious salt flats, and to Lake Titicaca.
    Duration:
    8-9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,008
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Luxury and Beyond, Small Group Touring
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  • Lake Titicaca Stopover

    Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake, a region where many subsistence framers make a living herding llama and alpaca at altitudes that leave North Americans gasping for air.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 535
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Lake Titicaca: Libertador Isla Esteves: Stay of Distinction

    Enjoy the world's highest lake from the region's highest rated hotel.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 408
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer: Spirit of the Andes Train Journey

    From Lake Titicaca to the heart of Incan civilisation, the Belmond lets passengers arrive in style.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 645
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Puno: Chucuito Temple of Fertility Half Day Tour

    You will begin the day travelling through part of the ancient Aymara territory south of Puno. En route visit the Totora Reed Museum where displayed are interesting examples of reed boats or flowers.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Puno: Lake Titicaca Morning Paddle

    This morning tour is better suited for those that don’t favor an early rise but still want the experience of paddling on Lake Titicaca. Hit the tranquil waters as the sun is rising up over Lake Titicaca, the ancestral birth place of the Incan Empire This rowing experience will allow you to experience Lake Titicaca like few others can – on the surface as you paddle the glass waters to the famed reed islands. The clear Andean skies, bright morning sun and calm waters offer the best scenario for photography and bird watching.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Puno: Lake Titicaca Sunrise Paddle

    Hit the tranquil waters as the sun comes up over Lake Titicaca, the ancestral birth place of the Incan Empire This rowing experience will allow you to experience Lake Titicaca like few others can – on the surface as you paddle the glass waters to the famed reed islands. The clear Andean skies, bright morning sun and calm waters offer the best scenario for photography and bird watching.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Puno: Lake Titicaca Sunset Paddle

    This sunset tour is for those wanting to simply float and soak in the peace and quiet of Lake Titicaca as the sun sets. This tour DOES NOT visit the Uros Islands. This rowing experience will allow you to experience Lake Titicaca like few others can – on the surface as you paddle the glass waters. The clear Andean skies, as the sun sets along with calm waters offer the best scenario for photography and bird watching.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Puno: Puno to La Paz Connector Full Day Tour

    Transfer from Puno, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia, exploring the shoreline of Lake Titicaca and the edges of the Andean Mountains along the way. During your connecting journey, you’ll cross the Tiquina Strait, the narrowest part of the lake, and visit Tiahuanaco, an ancient imperial capital, before arriving in La Paz.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Puno: Sillustani Funnery Towers Half Day Tour

    Explore the Sillustani archaeological site and its famous burial towers called chullpas on this half-day tour from Puno. You won’t find more striking imagery than the chullpas, which can stand 12 metres tall and 7.5 meters in diameter, lining the edge of a cliff in front of picturesque Lake Umayo.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Peru See Trip Details
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