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The Rising of Manco Capac: Celebrate the Founding Anniversary of Puno Peru

Each year during the final days of October and the first week of November, the small, dusty city of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca celebrates its founding anniversary. As can be expected for a city known as Peru’s … Continue reading

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How to Cross the Bolivian Border from Peru

Crossing into Bolivia from Peru is easy to do from Puno, but you’ll want to make sure that you have the most up-to-date information regarding transport prices and schedules as well as Bolivian entry requirements for different nationalities. Here, we’ve … Continue reading

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Reserve at Pirwa Puno Hostel & Save 25%

If you’re visiting Puno to explore Lake Titicaca and its unique islands, you’re in luck! Pirwa Puno Hostel, which moved to an even more central location last year, is now located just a few minutes’ walk from the city’s main … Continue reading

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Puno & Lake Titicaca: What to See & When to Visit

Travelers who enter and exit Peru by land generally do so vía Puno in the Peruvian highlands, at the edge of the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. Far from being a mere wayside stop, however, it’s a destination for thousands … Continue reading

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Live the Excitement of the Virgin of Candelaria Festival 2015 in Puno

The Virgin of Candelaria Festival in Puno is one of the most spectacular festivals in Peru and South America, and it’s no wonder: tens of thousands of folkloric dancers and musicians prepare for months, alongside equally high numbers of embroiderers, … Continue reading

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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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