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Puno in Perú

Puno in Perú is an accumulation of folklore and colorful costumes in each of its streets. Although it is true that, when walking, one feels the almost 4,000 meters of altitude in which it is located, Puno welcomes us with special sympathy and affection.

Weather in Puno Perú

During the rainy Season, from November to March, the Weather in Puno Perú is rainy, the minimium temperatura is 10 °C, the maximium temperatura is 21 °C, and the humidity is 56%.

During the dry Season, from April to October, the Weather in Puno Perú is rainy, the minimium temperatura is 7 °C, the maximium temperatura is 20 °C, and the humidity is 40%.

Between the months of April to October, at night the temperature drops considerably, in the early hours of the morning the temperature rises gradually until after noon.

Elevation of Puno:

The Elevation in Puno is show in meters above sea level (masl).

  • The Elevation of Puno City is 3852 masl
  • The Elevation of Sillustani in Puno is 3850 masl
  • The Elevation of Pucara in Puno is 3865 masl

Tourism in Puno

It is said that one arrives in Puno with one look and leaves with another, and it is not the seat of the ancient Tiahuanaco culture (800 to 1200 AD), Puno is full of wonderful things that the visitor can experience and feel, our senses are open to this fascinating Andean world, Puno in Perú has a special flavor, some say it is the immense Lake Titicaca, which is the first thing you see when entering the city, considered the largest lake in Peru, these waters were the origin of innumerable legends , that come to life every time they are told.

Puno has something special and no one who has been there can deny it, perhaps it is its churches that are difficult to forget, such as that of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, in Chucuito, which dates from the year 1534, the first and oldest in the highlands, no We must forget the Chulpas de Sillustani and the preserved ones from Cutimobo.

Puno is unforgettable, because it is a land that never ceases to give surprises, perhaps, because of its blue sky, which competes with the steel blue of Lake Titicaca, Puno maintains its Aymara and Quechua provincial air, a legendary link with its greatest legacy, and that It gives an added value to its people, it is to go back to the past, and for an instant it is to see a different Peru through the landscape, its churches and its people.

Talking about Puno in Perú is talking about Titicaca, it is the sacred lake of the Incas, and its magnificent Islands, where the magic in the atmosphere gives the eyes of the visitors a special shine.

But not everything is contemplation, Puno in Perú moves almost every day, since it is full of danced dances, current clothes, it is difficult that there is not a party, with a rhythm of drums and panpipes, as if thanking the land that saw them born.

Puno was the seat of the Tiahuanaco culture (800 to 1200 AD), the highest expression of the Aymara people, which developed between what is now Peru and Bolivia; According to one of the legends about the founding of the Inca empire, the first Inca; Manco Cápac and his companion Mama Ocllo, emerged from the depths of Lake Titicaca, sent by their father, the Sun God, to found the empire of Tahuantinsuyo, which was divided into four regions, being Puno included in the region of Colla his, which It stretched across the plateau, the Incas imposed themselves on the territory in the 15th century and the Spanish left an important colonial legacy throughout the area, attracted by the mining activity that took place in the place.

Today, the city of Puno is located in Puno Bay, on the shores of Lake Titicaca and approximately (3,827 masl…) considered “Peruvian Folk Capital” or “Cradle of the Inca Empire” and headquarters of the Festival of the Virgin of La Candelaria and rests on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

The lake is also home to various islands, whose inhabitants have preserved ancient customs and traditions. An example of this are the Uros, who live on ‘floating islands’ artificially made with reeds and who sail through the area in their traditional reed boats. Taquile, Suasi and Amantaní are known for the kindness of their inhabitants and for their ancient weaving techniques, their pre-Columbian constructions and wonderful landscapes.

The Titicaca National Reserve (36,180 ha) protects extensive totorales and various species of flora and fauna.

How to get to Puno in Perú?

Located in Juliaca, the airport receives flights from Lima, Arequipa and Cusco, and is the fastest way to get to Puno. Upon arrival, take a taxi into town that takes around 30 minutes.

By public bus from Lima it takes approximately 18 hours to get to Puno without stopping.

What you must do in Puno?

  • Take a boat trip across the highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca.
  • Spend the night on the island of Amantaní
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.
  • Buy at the weekend market in Puno

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world at more than 3,830 meters above sea level! The lake connects Peru and Bolivia and the views of the landscape are spectacular. The city of Puno is the gateway to visit the famous Uros Reed Floating Islands. These are incredibly interesting artificial islands in the middle of the lake made entirely of reed from Totora, where the Uros community has managed to forge a subsistent lifestyle for centuries. With a full-day excursion or 2-day excursion, you can sail further to visit the remote islands of Taquile and Amantaní. These islands were until recently closed to visitors. They preserve many of the ancient traditions and cultures and are famous for their exquisite woven fabrics.

What you must see in Puno?

  • Witness a folk festival.
  • Go see the Sillustani Burial Towers.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see a folk festival during your stay in Puno. Named the folkloric capital of Peru, the festivals of Puno will make you want to be part of the artists and dancers.

Tours in Puno