The city of Puno is located in the southeast corner of Peru, on the shores of the magnificent Lake Titicaca and only 126km from the Bolivian border. The city was founded in 1668 following
THE CANDELARIA FEAST
In the city of Puno takes place one of the biggest catholic feasts in Peru, the “Candelaria”. During 16 days, from the 2nd to the 18th of February, the catholic devotion and the carnival spirit
The Chullpas were initially built by the Aymara-speaking Collas – a tribe that dominated the Titicaca region before the Incas. Afterwards the Incas also started building tombs in Sillustani.
THE TITICACA LAKE
Lake Titicaca was, according to Andean legend, the birthplace of civilization. Wiracocha, the creator god, brought light into a dark world by directing the Sun, Moon and stars to rise up out of the....
THE TITICACA LAKE ISLANDS
Uros Islands (3 hours tour from Puno) Although the Uros Indians of the floating islands have intermarried with Aymara Indians and no pure-blooded Uros exist, many of the inhabitants
The Capachica peninsula separates the Bay of Puno (or shallow section of the Lake) from the main Lake, or Lago Mayor.