City Guide - Puno

City Guide - Puno, Puno, Peru (B)

Puno in Southern Peru is the gateway to the highest navigable lake in the world “Lake Titicaca”. Geographically, Puno is located between the shores of Lake Titicaca and mountains that surrounds the city. A regional trading hub, the city is also acknowledged as the “folkloric capital” of the country, owing to its traditional festivals featuring vibrant music and dancing.

TIP: Flights go to Juliaca from Lima and Cuzco. Consider booking on Avianca, using their Peruvian website in Spanish language. LAN requires that you have a Peruvian residency card for their cheapest fares, Avianca does not.

The cheapest options are available from Cusco, as of October 2016 Libertad offers tickets for the 7 hours journey for S/.15. (USD 4.5) (tickets can be booked only across the counter at the bus station) However tourist bus companies like Cruz Del Sur has tickets priced from S/.55 (USD 16).

There are frequent busses serving this route. The 10 hours ride is operated by Cruz Del Sur, Civa and Transzela and costs S/.30. (USD 10) ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: City Guide - Puno
Guide Location: Peru » Puno
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sreeram Hariharan
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Plaza De Armas
  • Cathedral of Puno
  • Carlos Dreyer Museum
  • Huajsapata Hill
  • Candelaria
  • Mercado Central
  • Pino Park
  • Pirwa Hostel
  • Hostel Aymarak
  • Hostal Duque Inn
  • Cozy Hostel