Tag Archives: Puno

What to Do in Puno City Proper & How to Get There

Puno is a hillside city located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Travelers stop by Puno in order to visit the lake’s islands or to cross the border into Bolivia. You can reach the sacred pre-Inca Sillustani Chullpas, or burial … Continue reading

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Take Part in the Puno Anniversary Celebrations on Lake Titicaca this November

Next Tuesday, Puno will celebrate its 346th Founding Anniversary. As part of the celebrations, the city has released an official month-long program with more than a hundred activities; the best of which we’ve compiled here. The main parade will take … Continue reading

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A Bigger, Better, & More Central Pirwa Puno Hostel!

Pirwa Hostels is excited to announce that Pirwa Puno has recently moved to a larger, more central, building just two blocks from Puno’s main square! The five-story building boasts views of Lake Titicaca and Kuntur Wasi (House of the Condor) … Continue reading

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The Santa Tierra Festival on Lake Titicaca

In Andean myths, Lake Titicaca, the sun, moon and stars came out of Lake Titicaca, as did Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, the legendary founders of the Inca civilization. The lake and some of its islands are still considered sacred … Continue reading

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Crossing the Peru – Bolivia Border

Most travelers cross the Peru – Bolivia border by buying a tourist-class bus ticket from Puno to Copacabana. Almost all of these buses cross at the border town of Yunguyo and depart Puno daily, such as Panamericano and Tour Peru. … Continue reading

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Colca Canyon to Lake Titicaca

The route from Arequipa to Colca Canyon is marked by open plains surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes. Along the way, we make several stops: at the Pampas Cañahuas Reserve to watch the grazing herds of alpacas and vicuña, at the town … Continue reading

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Your Must-Do List for Puno Peru

Many travelers pass through Puno to visit the islands of Lake Titicaca or to cross into Peru or Bolivia in the most economical way possible. The city, its outskirts, and the lake are worth stopping to explore, however. In honor … Continue reading

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This Month: The Feast of San Santiago & Taquile Textile Fair on Lake Titicaca

            The Island of Taquile in Lake Titicaca has been inhabited for over ten thousand years, first by the Pukara culture before being integrated into the Tiahuanaco Kingdom and the Inca Empire. It has the … Continue reading

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Border Crossing: From Puno Peru to La Paz Bolivia

So you’ve been enjoying your stay Puno, visiting the Floating Islands of Uros and the Sillustani Burial Towers while relaxing in the evenings at Pirwa Puno Backpackers. Good times, but perhaps you’ve begun to set your sights on that promising … Continue reading

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Save Big in Puno with our Unbeatable Hostel Prices!

We’re offering 15% off for all room types at Pirwa Puno Backpackers! If you’ve been hoping to see the world-famous manmade Floating Islands of Uros and other traditional Aymara- or Quechua-speaking islands throughout the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, … Continue reading

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