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"Puno is a melting pot of Aymara and Quechuan Indian culture."stridetravel.com
"Puno is located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, which you'll explore in the coming days."stridetravel.com
"Puno is the stop on Peru's Gringo Trail most lacking in hostel options."alexinwanderland.com
"Puno is typically an essential stop along Lake Titicaca, so make the most of it."travelsewhere.net
"Puno is a fairly major travel destination for this corner of Peru."travelsewhere.net
"Puno is the gateway to the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca."probearoundtheglobe.com

Southeast Peru

Punos location

Puno at a glance

Culture
Nature
Historic
Alternative
Lake
Food
Very Touristic
Coast
Mountain
Activity
Cheap

117,000

Population

2-3 nights

Recommended

Cheap (2 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Puno

Airports:

Inca Manco Capac International Airport (JUL)

About Puno

Puno is a big city (Peru (more about Peru)) with 1,364,362 people. Furthermore, this big city is located in southwest Peru. The nearest big city of Puno is La Paz (visit La Paz itineraries).

Worth to visit

It is true that parts of the tour were touristy and tacky. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t have an incredible time visiting the lake, and that parts of my experience weren’t authentic. Maybe the villagers put on the dance and dress up for our benefit, but that doesn’t mean that before tourists came they didn’t engage ...

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General

For me, Puno was a one hit wonder. After visiting the floating islands, there was not much else that warrants one’s attention. I might have had some travel fatigue after months of traveling through South America, but there was nothing in particular about the city that stood out. The Plaza de Armas was under heavy ...

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The only effective protection against altitude sickness is the right approach to ascension. When climbing dizzying heights, do not go too fast to give the body the time to adapt to the changing conditions. That was not the case with me! Per day, not more than 300 to 500 meters of altitude should be overcome.

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Accommodation

After a quick visit to Uros we hopped back on our boat for the two hour trip across the lake to the island of Amantani. Unlike Uros, Amantani was formed by nature rather than man. It’s one of the few natural islands on the lake and a beautiful place to stop and ..

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Where to Stay in Puno?

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