Our city tour of Puno is the ideal opportunity to get to know the city and its rich history and mystical legends.
Visit all the most important and famous monuments such as the Dreyer Museum, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Puno, the Sanctuary of Candelaria, the Deusta Arch, and much more. Learn and get to know the history of the Altiplano, the famous Lake Titicaca, and the beautiful city of Puno.
We especially recommend this tour during your first days in Puno and as a good way acclimate to the high altitudes of the region.
|Duration: 1 Day
|Altitude: 3,827 m.a.s.l.
|Season: All year
At the previously agreed-upon time, we will pick you up from your hotel in order to start the tour through the City of Puno.
Firstly we will visit the Cathedral of Puno which was built in the 18th century, by the Peruvian builder Simón de Asto, whose name is inscribed on the door. His style is baroque and constitutes an example of local mestizo architecture. You will have a guided tour through this masterpiece of Peruvian architecture while getting all the necessary background information.
Balcony of Conde de Lemos
Secondly, we will visit the intersection of the streets Deustua and Conde de Lemos. Entry is not allowed, it is said that the viceroy of the same name stayed in this house upon his arrival in Puno.
Dreyel Municipal Museum
Thirdly, we will visit the Dreyel municipal museum in order to see its extraordinary collection of ceramics, goldsmiths, textiles, and pre-Inca and Inca lithic sculptures. It also has a collection of numismatics and documents on the history of the Spanish founding of the city of Puno.
As our fourth stop we will visit the mountain or “Cerro Huajsapata”, it is located four blocks west of the main square. On top of its summit is the monument to Manco Cápac. From there, you can appreciate a beautiful panoramic view of the city of Puno and Lake Titicaca.
As our fifth stop, we will visit the “Arco Deustua” which is located north of the city. It is a stone monument surrounded by pillars distributed in two semicircles, through viewpoints, and erected in honor of the patriots who died in the battles of Junín and Ayacucho. Views of the city like; the Cerrito de Huajsapata and the Puma Uta, with a colourful view of the city and the Bay of Puno and the Peninsulas of Capachica and Chucuito.
Museo – Barco Yavari
Our sixth and last stop will be the museum of the ship of Yavari which is anchored on the shores of Titicaca. It is 3km from the city center in front of the Hotel Sonesta Posada del Inca. It contains an important piece from the Iron Age, considered the only English piece that still retains its historical and original originality, which was brought over the southern Andes on the back of a mule in 1862.
NOTE: The route of our tour lasts approx. from 03 hours, you can book it at any given time of the day from 08:00 to 15:00 hours.
The exact time schedule of the tour will be confirmed in a previous briefing.
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Professional bilingual guide (Spanish / English).
- Tourist transportation
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Tickets to the church.
DID YOU KNOW WHAT PUNO IS?
It is the capital of Peruvian folklore; its inhabitants love to dance. Its festival of the Virgin of Candelaria that is celebrated every year on February 9, where all its dance groups in the city go out to dance doing a parade through Puno.
It was declared Cultural Heritage by Unesco in 2014. The City of Puno is the starting point to visit Lake Titicaca, the floating islands of the Uros, Taquilla Island and Amantaní Island.
The City of Puno, was dominated by Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, it is the capital of Peruvian folklore; Likewise, legend has it that everything started in Puno. That its lake saw the emergence of Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo, founders of the Inca empire.
THE CATHEDRAL OF PUNO
The Cathedral of Puno is the main Baroque cathedral in the city of the same name. The Cathedral of Puno is beautifully decorated, although the interior is relatively simple and is owned by the Catholic Church.
Did you know that the Cathedral of Puno is known as the Cathedral Basilica of San Carlos Borromeo, which is used very little, This cathedral was built in 1757 and is part of the Andean baroque school of architecture, a style that was frequently adopted in the mountainous regions of South America.
THE FESTIVAL OF THE VIRGIN OF CANDELARIA
This festival is held every year in the city of Puno, which is located in the southeast of Peru at an altitude of 3820 meters above sea level.
Considered as the Folk Capital of Peru and America; Puno is famous for its varied and imposing cultural manifestation, whose maximum expression is the festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria, also known as “Mamacha Candelaria”, as it is the patron saint of the City of Puno, related to the cult of the land or ” Pachamama ”that symbolizes purity and fertility.
WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE CANDLEMAS FESTIVAL TAKE PLACE IN PUNO?
During the month of February of each year, the shores of Lake Titicaca are the scene of one of the most colorful and joyous festivals in Peru.
HOW TO GET TO THE CITY OF PUNO?
To get to the City of Puno, you can do it by bus and even by flight from wherever you are.
MAIN TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN THE CITY OF PUNO
- Lake Titicaca,
- The Island of the Uros,
- Taquile Island,
- The Island of Amantani,
- The Museum of Pucará,
- The Archaeological Complex of Sillustani,
- The Chucuito Peninsula,
- The Island of the Sun and among others.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LAKE TITICACA.
Lake Titicaca is the highest in the world, at more than 3800 meters high. As you know, it has a part in Bolivia and another in Peru, as well as several inhabited islands that can be visited.
On the Peruvian side, there are Los Uros Island, Taquile Island and Amantaní Island in Puno, three different places with an interesting, attractive and captivating culture.
HOW TO GET TO THE PERUVIAN LAKE TITICACA?
The only possible way to visit Lake Titicaca is to do it from the City of Puno in a boat.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.
Make your quotes and reservations by email [email protected], you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.
Phone – WhatsApp: +51 969 787 221
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HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR?
To start the reservation process, please send us the following information:
- Name and surname:
- Passport number:
- Date of Birth:
- Very important – We need the address and information about the hotel that you are staying at, in the city of Puno, to be able to pick you up at the time when the tour starts
To confirm reservations it is required to pay 50% in advance and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.
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- All rates for our Peru Packages are expressed in US dollars (subject to currency exchange rates) and are priced per person
- The rates for Peruvians only include VAT
- All our rates are subject to availability and circumstances
- Children under 2 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies) and are not permitted on this tour
- Children from 3 to 10 years and 11 months are considered DCC (child) and thus eligible for special rates and obliged to share the room with their parents
- Children over 11 years old are considered adults
- Minors must travel with an identity document
- Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas, or New Year