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Puno

The city of Puno sits on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Puno was founded in 1668 as Villa Rica de San Carlos de Puno by Virrey Conde de Lemos. Before the arrival of the Spaniards, it was home to the Tiahuanaco, Pucará, Collas and Lupacas cultures.

Because of its artistic and cultural characteristics, Puno is considered the «folkloristic capital of Peru». The large number of native dances is particularly striking: 300 out of 1500 at national level.

Puno is the starting point for visiting the charming natural and artificial islands in Lake Titicaca with the peculiar habits of their inhabitants.
Puno
Population

About 140.800.

Altitude

3827 m.

Average temperature

January: 8 °C, February: 8 °C, March: 7,9 °C, April: 6,8 °C, May: 4,8 °C, June: 2,9 °C, July: 2,8 °C, August: 3,8 °C, September: 5,8 °C, October: 7 °C, November: 7,7 °C, December: 8 °C.

Average rainfall

January: 158,7 mm, February: 157,7 mm, March: 133 mm, April: 38 mm, May: 14,6 mm, June: 2,2 mm, July: 3,3 mm, August: 7,5 mm, September: 28,2 mm, October: 35,1 mm, November: 54,3 mm, December: 119 mm.

 

Average relative humidity

January: 67,7%, February: 70,1%, March: 68,6%, April: 58,8%, May: 51%, June: 45,8%, July: 46,9%, August: 49,9%, September: 51,9%, October: 50,7%, November: 51,6%, December: 60,2%.

Source of statistical data: Weatherbase.



Travel programs:
     
Titicacasee   PTW-PUN001

Citytour Puno

Half a day

Guided tour of the city: main square, cathedral, the house of Conde de Lemos, Arco Deustua, «Casa del Corregidor», Huaisapata hill.

     
Rundreise Erlebnis Peru   PTW-PER001

Experience Peru

12 days / 11 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

     
Erlebnis Peru + Manu   PTW-PER002

Experience Peru + Cloud Forest of Manu

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Manu mountain forest, Lima.

     
Erlebnis Peru + Tambopata    PTW-PER003

Experience Peru + Tambopata Rainforest

16 days / 15 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Tambopata jungle, Lima.

     
Erlebnis Peru + Paracas und Nasca    PTW-PER004

Experience Peru + Paracas and Nasca

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Paracas, Nasca, Nasca lines, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

     










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