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PUNO HALF DAY

 

DESCRIPTION

Puno city, located  3,855 m.a.s.l., is the major port on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

Puno is an important place to stop between Cusco and La Paz-Bolivia, and great place to spend a night. It has a fine main square and a beautiful Cathedral built in 1657. The market is always interesting, full of Indians, especially women behind piles of potatoes, fruits, and woolen clothes. Puno is also famous for its folk dances, the most colorful found in the Peruvian highlands; you can enjoy the magic folklore event, The "Virgen De La Candelaria".

Also, the Islands surrounding Puno are a great place to visit including the famous Uros Floating Islands and the Taquile and Amantani.

 

SILLUSTANI: 1/2 Day

UROS, TAQUILE, AMANTANI ISLANDS: 2 Days / 1 Night

 

NOTE: From Puno we can go to Cusco by train or airplane and to Bolivia by bus through Copacabana or Desaguadero. Travel via Copacabana it is easier and one can even spend the night there in order to visit the Sun Island, however going via Desaguadero, you can visit the famous ancient spot of Tiahuanaco.

 

 

Places To See In Puno And Surroundings - Sillustani, 1/2 Day

 

DESCRIPTION:

Between Puno and Juliaca is Sillustani (40 minutes by bus from each town), a site from the Pucara and Tiwanaku cultures, it sits on a hilltop overlooking Lake Umayo. Here you will find a large variety of flora and water fowl such as the Giant Andean Coot, the White Tufted and Silvery Grebes, the Puna Ibis, the Andean Goose, the black crowned Night-Heron, the Speckled and Puna Teals, the Yellow-Billed Pintail, the Andean Gull.

In Sillustani, we find hundreds of funerary towers called “Chullpas”, built by the Incas in the 15th century, when they occupied the area. Important people were buried in the towers, while lesser people were buried in similarly-shaped areas below ground.

There is also a small island in the lake which serves as a reserve with herds of llamas and alpacas.

 

ITINERARY:

If you are in Juliaca, you can visit Sillustani (on the way to Puno), but if you are already in Puno, we can organize a half a day tour for you there.

 

 

INCLUDED:

• Professional English Speaking Guide.

• Entrance fees.

• Transportation.

 

 

Uros Floating Islands, 1/2 Day

 

DESCRIPTION:

Uros Islands are native communities located on man-made floating islands in the Titicaca Lake, There the people live totally interwoven with the totora reed which grows abundantly in the shallow lake.

The Uros people are replacing the reeds continuously , from the top of the islands, so the reeds won’t rot away from the bottom.

The Uros Island inhabitants build canoes, made from totora reed, for transportation and fishing.

Also, you can take this kind of boat to the islands; just tell us in advance to arrange it for your trip.

 

ITINERARY

Transfer from your hotel to the Puno port, there we will take a motorboat to go to the islands (approx. 25 min. trip), there you will visit the islands with our guide.

After 2 hours, our boat will take you back to Puno.

 

INCLUDED:

• Professional English Speaking Guide

• Entrance fees

• Transportation

 

 

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