Puno

The Cradle of the Inca Empire

Intro

High in the windswept Andes is Lake Titicaca, one of Peru’s most fascinating destinations. Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and the cradle of many legends like the one that gave birth to the Inca Empire. On its shores, the city of Puno vibrates with dances and festive representations of its people. Nowadays, the lake still shelters ancient cultures, such as the community of the Uros that inhabits floating islands made of reeds; and the Quechua people who live on Taquile Island and who still keep their traditions alive.

Main Attractions

Experiences

  1. Villages of Millennial Heritage: Full day Excursion to the Uros Islands, the Luquina Community and the town of Chucuito.
  2. Adventure of the old time: Visit Full Day to the town of Llanchon, Kayaks and the Taquile Island.
  3. Temples of the past: Full day Excursion to the churches of Juli and Pomata.
  4. Visiting the islands: Uros, Amantani and Taquile.
  5.  Ancestral Trade – Typical Half-day Tour, Sunday market in Acora
  6. Cultures and Customs: Llachon Community and Taquile Island

General Information

Altitude maximun:
4.725 MAMSL. (San Antonio de Esquilache)

Altitude minimun:
820 MAMSL. (Lanlacuni bajo) 

Weather:

Cold and Semi-dryMaximum: 27ºC  / 81ºF. Minimum: 14ºC / 57ºF

Access Routes

By air: Regular flights to/from Cusco (approximately 50 min) and Lima (approximately 2 hours)

By land: 394 kms (245 miles) approximately 6 hours

By train: 394 kms (245 miles), approximately 10 hours