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Explore the amazing sites as Puno, Sillustani or Kuelap, fly over the Nazca Lines, explore the Tambopata rainforest, navigate the Titicaca Lake or walk the Inca Trail. Practice your favorite outdoor activity. on the coast, rivers or mountains in Huaraz or city of Arequipa, or discover the wide variety of flora and fauna of the Peruvian Amazon jungle in Iquitos and Manu.

Information about Puno Peru

Puno is a pretty tourist city on the shores of Lake Titicaca on the Altiplano of Peru. It is also the capital and largest city of the Puno Region and the Puno Province. Puno is reflected by the importance on the connection with the Inca, in last times says that Manco Capac, the first Inca, who rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca, under the orders of the Sun God.

Puno is famous for its varied and colorful folk traditions, as it has some of the most dazzling and richest folklore ceremonies around of the continent.

Actually, Puno is an important agricultural and livestock region; particularly of South American camelids (Vicuñas, alpacas and llamas) which graze on its immense plateaus and plains.

Puno Location: South Andean zone, plateau, 12,555 feet (3,827 m) above sea level.

Distances to Puno city:
241.7 miles (389 km) from Cusco
201.9 miles (325 km) from Arequipa
817 miles (1315 km) from Lima
91,9 miles (148 km) from Desagüadero (frontier with Bolivia), and 69.6 miles (112 km) from Desagüadero to La Paz (Bolivia).

Festivals and legends in Puno

Puno Located on the Andean plateau, this region is dominated by Lake Titicaca, sacred place of the Incas and home to natural and artificial islands. There are pre-Hispanic archaeological sites with circular constructions that still go by their original name of “chullpas”. Its churches are characterized by their distinctive colonial architecture. Its inhabitants are proud of their Quechua and Aymara past, and their folkloric tradition that can be seen every year in the form of dances and rituals during the Candelaria festival. Puno is a legend, a multicolored festival, and home to natural and artificial islands. Puno is a legend, a multicolored festival, and home to natural and artificial islands.

Location: Located in the mountainous south of Peru, it shares a border with Bolivia. The land is more or less flat, because much of it is on the Collao plateau.

Attractions Beyond the Puno

Lake Titicaca Puno

Location : 11 blocks from the Plaza de Armas.
An important lake in Andean mythology, from which, according to legend, Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo, children of the Sun god and founders of the Inca Empire, emerged. Peru and Bolivia share sovereignty over this navigable lake, which is the highest in the world at 3,810 masl. It has an area of 8,559 km2 and has a maximum depth of 283 metres. The annual average temperature of its waters varies, from between 9°C and 15°C from October to May, and from -14°C to -2°C, June to September. The lake works as a temperature regulator for the area regulator for the area; if it did not exist, the chance of any type of life would be nil. The Peruvian side has various islands, including Amantaní, Taquile, Ticonata, Suasi, Soto and Anapia (natural islands) and the floating areas created by the Uros (artificial islands). Totora (cat-tail) reeds grow on its shores, in which various birds and fish like carachi, catfish and the suche (which is endangered) live. These are all native species, valued because they are very nutritious. They coexist with trout and smelt, both species that have been introduced into the lake.

Uros Floating Islands

There are approximately 63 artificial islands floating in Lake Titicaca (3,810 masl), each inhabited by between 3 and 5 Uro-Ayamara families, who build and roof their houses with reed bundles. The main islands include Kantati, Flamengo (Flamingo), Pachamama, Suma Wiljpa, Tupiri, Santa María, Tribuna, Toranipata, Chumi and Paraíso (Paradise). The Uros describe themselves as the Kotsuña, "the lake people", with origins that stretch back to pre-Inca times. They still fish in the traditional manner, especially for carachi and smelt, and they also hunt wild birds. The men are skilled sailors of totora reed rafts and the women are expert weavers. The cold and dry climate, typical of the region, is produced by bodies of water that are constantly evaporating.

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