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Location Located in the Andean area, in the south of Peru above 3827 m.a.s.l in the Collao’s plateau.

Distances:
From Trujillo 1896 km From Lima 1335 km From Arequipa 325 km From Cuzco 389 km

Puno is undoubtedly one of the most attractive destinations in Peru and one of the most interesting on the continent: Few cities have the privilege of being located on the shores of a wonder nature as Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake world over 3800 meters above sea level.

Puno is considered the Folk Capital of Peru and America, Puno is immensely rich in dances, music, customs and legends, dances exceed 350. Puno is famous for the varied and colorful folklore, certainly the richest and dazzling the continent, whose highest expression is the Feast of the Virgin of Candelaria, held in February.
Puno has the richest and most dazzling festival of whole Peru: Virgin Candelaria festivity, held in February each year.

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Location The Uros Island are one of the most famous islands of Lake Titicaca, are located 7 km (30min approx. by boat) from the port of Puno.

The urban legend tell that islands floated magically by the blessing of the gods.

Magic hands have been building these islands from Pre-Inca’s times until today. Visit these islands made of reed roots in the highest navigable lake in the world!

Temperature during nights is between 0°-6°C, during the days is between 12°-20°C.

It is believed, that the Uros were one of the oldest ethnic groups that inhabited the region of the Andean plateau. Their survival depended on his skills as fishermen and bird hunters.

The urban legend assumes that the islands delos Uros floating magically blessing of the gods, no clutch is known that the islands float, are built on blocks roots of cattails, which when entering decomposition produce gases that get caught in the tangle of roots assist in flotation.
Above these root blocks, placed successive layers of dry reeds, which build their spare rooms with the same material.

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Location Taquile, 35 km of Puno, is the dream island, in this place you will not find hotels, asphalt, electricity, cars, bicycles or even noise, just a warm attention from the islanders that are characterized by their textiles.

Distances
From Amantani: 10km (1h by normal boat)
From Uros: 25km (2h30min by normal boat, 1h30min by speedboat)

The inhabitants of the island of Taquile on Lake Titicaca are of Quechua origin and are characterized by the pervasiveness of their traditions, customs and colorful costumes. Engaged in fishing, agriculture and the production of textiles.

"Taquile and its Textile Art" were honored by being proclaimed "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO

A curious fact is that we can distinguish the marital status of a resident (single or married), only by looking their clothes.

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Location Located 3,808 meters above sea level. 40 km of Puno (3 hours boat trip)

Amantani Island is more peaceful than its neighbor Taquile Island.

The island is located on the peninsula Capachica and is inhabited by 4000 people divided into ten communities. Its inhabitants are engaged in agriculture and handicrafts, whose objects include textiles and stone carvings.

The inhabitants work as a farmers and stickbreeders

The island was occupied by the pre-Inca and Inca cultures. As a result of the presence of these cultures we will see on top of the island's, archaeological remains temples (Temple of Pachamama and Pachatata), used for Andean rituals to the nature and earth.

This island has natural viewpoints and some archaeological remains: Pacha Tata and Pacha Mama, left by the Tiahuanaco culture as ceremonial centers and a cemetery of mummies. The island has two natural viewpoints and archeological sites, home Tiahuanaco.

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Capachica is located in the peninsula of the same name, province of Puno with an altitude of 3,880 meters. (12,729 feet). It is located 62 kilometers north-west of the city of Puno, 1 hour and 30 minutes by car.

Locality Distance (km) Time approximate(hour)
Puno- Capachica 62 1:20
Puno - Chifrón 66.5 1.25
Puno – Ccotos 69 1:35

Capachica have 16 communities:
Llachón, Yapura, Lago Azul, Toctoro
Ccollpa, Miraflores, Capano, Ccotos,
Siale, Chillora, Isañura, Escallani,
Hilata, San Cristóbal, Yancaco y Capachica
Population: Approximately 12,000 inhabitants. It has an area of approximately 117.06 square kilometers.

The word “Capachica” means the native biodiversity of flora and fauna. It comes from the Quechua root T'IKA (Flower) and QHAPAQ (richness, abundance).

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Llachón is located 75 km from the city of Puno, about 2 hours by car or motorboat. This community has 1,300 inhabitants scattered throughout the peninsula and they belong to the ethnic group of Quechua.

Its inhabitants agriculture and crafts wing engaged, whose objects include textiles and stone carvings.

Visit to this community include walking through the village, visiting the homes of local families, observation of work in their fields and work by tissues.

Enjoy beautiful beaches, sunsets and the original culture Llachón have for you!

The natural landscape is enhanced by the view of the mountains full of pre Inca terraces and eucalyptus groves surrounding community. This is the scenery where community members and commoner; they cultivate, fish, weave and do housework.

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Located 18 km (30min by car) from the city of Puno, it is located at 3875 meters.

Chucuito was the tax collection center during the colonial period. This town retains some of its original features, including stone houses, monogrammed arches and some carved lintels.

In Chucuito the sundial that marks time according to the shade covering the bottom, the famous temple of fertility where different stones are sown so manly bodies and fish farming where trout breed is.

Inca Uyo is an Aymara word that means (penis of the Inca)

Chucuito has the ceremonial temple of Inca Uyo, also called "'Temple of the Phallus", a temple that has between twenty and thirty phalluses embedded in the ground. It is believed that this temple is used for infertile women to give birth.

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Altitude: 3,830 m. Distance: 65 km (1h10min) southeast of Puno

Also called Hayu Marca or city of the spirits, a perfectly polished rock that was carved in ancient times on the sides to take the form of a huge "portal", which according to the beliefs of the Aymara culture, leads to the world of spirits.

Gate Hayu-Marca is called the threshold or entry Aramu Muru

According to a prophecy, the door will open one day become gods and their solar ships.

Legend has it that great heroes through the door to lead a glorious life of immortality. People put their hands on the door had visions of stars, columns of fire and strange music.
A huge mysterious door-like structure has been rediscovered in the mountainous region of Hayu Brand, southern Peru, near Lake Titicaca. Hayu Brand, 35 kilometers from the city of Puno has long been revered by local Indians as the "City of the Gods", and has never been fully explored because of the rugged mountain terrain.

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Altitude: 3,870 m.

Distance: 80 km (1h45min) southeast of Puno

Juli has four temples that compete in beauty and have given the nickname of "the Rome of America":

San Pedro church in Renaissance style, San Juan de Letran church has a big ship and cover large proportions of the sacristy. Santa Cruz Jesuit church of Santa Cruz is noted for its altar of three bodies.

Their amazing churches, their histories and details, make this place a lovely place for people who love art.

Juli has a cultural heritage 10,000 years old. Their testimonies are numerous, from cave paintings to the stone monuments Sillumocco, Tiwanaku and Inca cultures Lupaqa. Part of this heritage is represented by steles, monoliths, walls and Chullpas, as also the temples of San Idelfonso today Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Santa Maria Maggiore, today the Assumption of Our Lady, the Church of San Juan Bautista known as San Juan Lateran and St. Thomas Aquinas known as San Pedro Martir.

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Pomata: “The philosophical balcony of the high plateau”

Altitude: 3,845 m.

Distance: 104 km (2h10min) southeast of Puno

It is known as the "Philosophic Balcony of the Altiplano" for their viewpoints located in the city and because in this city were born many Peruvian noted thinkers.

In this town stands the church of St. James, considered one of the finest works in South America, dating from 1756, a mestizo exquisite style, built in red stone. The renaissance portico of this church is decorated with fruits and flowers.

We invite you to enjoy the countless wonders located throughout the Puno region.

A complex, full of detail and vivid nature, for enjoying with the highest quality, comfort and warm that can be offered, making a responsible and sustainable tourism to help the local people.

We hope your visit to Lake Titicaca, is the most pleasant you have during your stay in Puno and Peru.

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Tiahuanaco: “City of giants”

Tiahuanaco is located 35 kilometers away from the border Peru Bolivia (Desaguadero), on the paved road between the cities of Puno and La Paz; his name is also a culture that was characterized by its architecture decorated with reliefs and graphic designs on steles.

The Tiwanaku culture is called by the Bolivian historians as the "Mother Culture of Bolivia" (Maman Yachaymuruy).

The complex is composed of seven major architectural constructions: Kalasasaya, Semi-Subterranean Temple, Pyramid Akapana, Puerta del Sol and Puma Punku..

Kalasasaya: Pyramid used for astronomic purposes

Puma Punku (Gate of Pumas): Place where are located huge stones (+ 100 TON) perfect cut and carved.

In the city are Akapana pyramid, the Puma Punku, Kalasasaya, underground temple, Kori Kala and Putuni, but also has minor construction as Chunchukala, Laka Kollu and Karana.

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34 kilometers away from Puno, on the peninsula of Lake Umayo, Sillustani, is a cemetery that houses mysterious and impressive tombs or “Chullpas” with square shapes and inverted cones..

The graves, called chullpas, which are shaped like inverted cone trunks are fewer buildings that are also found in several other local highland, as Acora or wrench.

The story tell us that before being placed in “Chullpas”, the corpses were mummified in a fetal position (for reincarnation beliefs). Along the bodies, were placed his belongings, in some cases objects of gold and silver, ceramic utensils and food.

Built in Kollas and Incas times, these towers were built with stones of immense size, which fit perfectly between them.

Different types of burials are observed, from the most rustic, Pre-Inca mausoleums to the most sophisticated, with many stones perfectly fitted on the outside angles.

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Lampa is a city of the Department of Puno, Peru. Known as the "Pink City" or "City of the 7 Wonders" is located in the Department of Puno in southern Peru, is the capital of the Province of Lampa integrated department of Puno. The Province has 10 districts Lampa: Lampa, Cabanillas, Calapuja, Nicasio, Ocuviri, Palca, Paratia Pucara, St. Lucia and Vila Vila.

The graves, called chullpas, which are shaped like inverted cone trunks are fewer buildings that are also found in several other local highland, as Acora or wrench.

The chapel of St. James is another attraction, located in the temple of the same name. Pulpit, is said to be similar to that of San Blas of Cusco; while the canopy of the Immaculate Virgin is also considered as a replica of the Silver goes Virgen de La Macarena in Seville, which was presented by the renowned Enrique Torres Belon.

Leather Christ is an exceptional picture of Jesus Christ and it is believed that there are only two of this material in the world, one in Pamplona (Spain) and another in Lampa.

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Pucara is a district of the province of Lampa in the Peruvian department of Puno. In 2007 it had a population of 6060 inhabitants and a population density of 11.3 persons per square kilometer. It covers a total area of ​​537.6 square kilometers.

This place was also the scene where the Pucara culture developed, characterized by their large pyramidal buildings, forming a large pre-Columbian city. Their civilization noted for its architectural and hydraulic engineering expertise.

Pucara, which is known for its pottery. The most representative symbol of this area is the "Torito of Pucara", which are hung over a couple of driveways as a symbol of protection and prosperity. That's why, that Pucara is also known as the "Land of Torito".

Among the attractions you can visit the Lithic Museum is space where you can see stone sculptures. Safety pins are also other attractions such as the Archaeological Complex Kalasaya, the Ceramics Museum of Pucara and video room where the mythical side of the Torito of Pucara and its social use is explained, St. Elizabeth Church, Plaza del Torito.

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Tinajani Canyon is located in the province of Melgar Ayaviri district about 160 km from Puno, Puno overland route - Juliaca - Pucara - Ayaviri. Located 3,953 meters above sea level and an area of 250 hectares are broad and colorful landscapes Tinajani.

Tinajani is a cannon (also known as Devil's Canyon) and stone forest.

The rocks eroded to acquire suggestive ways, can reach fifty or more meters high, and walk among them is an experience. Each visitor to discover them different formations and mysterious symbolic projections data: human figures, lizards, granite ghosts, winged sphinxes.

The canyon is formed by a set of anthropomorphic stone figures with narrow ravines and small rivers running through its territory. The site also features ancient funerary chullpas of highland cultures.

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Moho It is a beautiful city located in the department of Puno, on the northeastern shore of Lake Titicaca, under the administration of the regional government of Puno. It limits the north with Province of Huancané, and east, south and west by Lake Titicaca.

The Province Moho Considered the "Garden of the Altiplano" for its warm micro climate and variety of roses, the town has several archaeological sites

It has the name of "Garden of the Altiplano" but in reality Garden is the word that has meaning Seed Seed has greater ontological content. The town of Moho has all the years of beautiful flowers for being sheltered by hills and favored by a temperate climate.

Like all people, the origins of its name is historically traced back to a place name, which characterizes as a sign of identity. There are several theories. However the nearest comes from the Aymara term "Muju" means just store seeds for different varieties of seeds then called Moho.

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