Puno City Tours is one of the most important cities on the edge of Lake Titicaca, the highest and the world’s highest navigable lake. The city of Puno is considered the Folk Capital of America, because of its typical 300 dances. The Sikuri and dances are Diablada Interruptions during festivals like the patron saint of the Virgen de la Candelaria. This festival is held in February and attracts thousands of people. Puno is located in these cold plateaus at 4000 masl The city is also known as the land of camels, was the home of the Tiahuanaco culture, many thousands of years ago. This culture has some of the most beautiful legacies, such as Puerta del Sol (The Sun Gate link), a temple carved in stone.
During the Spanish times, Puno was very popular for its mines Laykakota. Centuries later, along with Puno Arequipa became the main textile center alpaca fiber. Many attractions around the lake and the city. One is Sillustani. This archaeological site is about 30 minutes from Puno, through Umayo lagoon, and is famous for its Chulpas towers – large coned CHAPED stone. Pomata Chucuito and cities are on the south side of the lake. Chucuito is also called the “City of Royal Houses”, there you can visit the temple Inkauyo or fertility. Pomata is also known as “La Sierra” and “Philosophical Balcony”. There you can see the colonial church of St. James (St. James), which is considered one of the finest works in South America and home to famous paintings th Cusco School. On the way to the north is Juliaca, Puno regions second largest city and the only city with an airport. Nearby is Pucara, famous for his miniature sculptures.
Enjoy dancing, lakes and beautiful landscapes of Puno, and do not forget to include in your itinerary Lampa city where you can visit queñua vast forests.
Your Location: 1,320 km. approx. southeast of Lima
Your Altitude: 3827 m.a.s.l.
Highlights: Juliaca, Sillustani, Azángaro, Drainage, The Floating Island of Uros, Taquile, Amantani, Llachon, Tikonata City Puno.