Puno Holidays

Puno is often visited solely for its accessibility to mammoth attraction Lake Titicaca. Yet here you can find traces of both the Pukara culture, a pre-Columbian group that lived more than 3000 years ago and left stone pyramids and carved standing stones and the better-known Tiahuanuco culture, active between 800 and 1200 AD, which bequeathed its ... Read more
temple to the area. Day trips to the floating Uros islands and Taquile Island are just one of the surrounding attractions. The restaurants, mostly based around Calle Lima, serve mainly to bolster visits to the historical and natural points of interest, although many of them serve local delicacies like alpaca. Accommodations range from the basic to interesting, such as the relatively new lodging on the aforementioned floating reed islands.
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Things to see and do in Puno

  • Lake Titicaca
    9.120 reviews
    Outdoors, Lake, Scenic Lookout
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  • Floating Islands of Los Uros
    8.913 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature
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  • Fertility Temple
    8.73 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
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  • Isla de Taquile
    9.25 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature
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Puno reviews

  • 9.8
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 7.5
    Adventure Travellers
  • 7.5
    Backpackers
  • 6.2
    Students
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    Art & Design Lovers

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Stockholm

The city is very nice place for all people visit with friends and single trip.
We offering this place a lake higthland of the World: The lake Titicaca ... We recommendation for all people of the differents nationalities....

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Foster City

Interesting town to say the least. When we were there, the strikes were going on in and around Puno about the water cleanliness against the Peruvian government so lots of streets were blocked with stones by local protesters.

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Puerto Vallarta

This city in the gateway to Lake Titicaca, this spot is becoming an increasingly popular tourist stop.

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I wanted to like Puno more. Instead I found myself a bit bored by the town itself, as it didn't have much to offer. The main tourism here is the lake and Uros Islands, which are worth visiting. After hearing numerous cautionary tales about muggings and more, I decided on staying outside of Puno in a much quieter area.

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Anchorage

Puno was actually a lot better than what the guidebooks and reviews said. It's a lively town with lots of character. It felt great to be in the 'real' town with 'real' life. We got some great food near the market. If you are visiting Lake Titicaca, I recommend to stay in Puno at least one night for a full day of experience at the lake.

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Anchorage

Puno has a sort-of negative description in the guidebooks, but really it's not such a bad place. Sure some of the city is in disrepair, but the center is lively and packed with restaurants, shops, and pedestrians. While I was there, we saw 3 parades in just 36 hours. Puno is the place to base yourself while visiting the islands of Lake Titicaca.

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Menlo Park

Puno is the gateway to major tourist attractions in the area, like Lake Titicaca and the floating Uro islands. But this city is a worthy stop all on its own. An especially lively time to visit is during the Independence Day festivities on July 28 and 29, where visitors can see traditional dancing, catch a parade, and try local food, like thayacha de isaño, a frozen dessert made with a base of a potato-like tuber.

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São Paulo

There is nothing exceptional about Puno. It's a very poor city and it's only safe for tourists on calle lima and the guided tours to lake titicaca and it's islands, but worth the trip.

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Los Angeles

A small city on the edge of Lake Titicaca. Narrow streets means fun on tuk tuks! Do not leave without visiting the floating villages. May be gradually getting more commercialized, but still an amazing way to experience local Peruvian culture.

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Berkeley

Not much to do in Puno but it's definitely worth the trip to see Lake Titicaca!

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