Puno & Lake Titicaca
The surreal beauty and historical heritage of the Lake Titicaca region compete with that of Machu Picchu. For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have thrived on the shores and islands of this high altitude lake. Today, its mythical waters are home to diverse Andean communities and a hot-spot for some of the largest festivities in Peru.
Astonishment awaits on a trip to Lake Titicaca. In Andean mythology, the lake is the center of the cosmos which gave birth to the sun, the moon, the stars, and the first humans. Travelers today come here for an island-hopping experience without equal, including opportunities for cultural exchange with local families. Browse our guide below for essential facts, travel tips, and top attractions for a Lake Titicaca tour.
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Travel to Puno to explore the islands of Lake Titicaca and to visit pre-Inca archaeological gems such as Tiwanaku. Across the Andean world, Puno is renowned for its annual celebration, the Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria. Revelers from across Peru and Bolivia flock to the city for a month-long festival. Browse our guide below for essential facts, travel tips, and top attractions for a Puno and Lake Titicaca tour.
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Attractions Near Puno
Archaeological and cultural gems surround the city of Puno. Ancient Aymara-speaking civilizations inhabited the lands around Lake Titicaca long before the Incas and left behind evidence of their existence. From Puno, embark on a guided tour or independent exploration to experience the natural beauty and unique history of southern Peru.
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