Puno & Lake Titicaca travel & tours
The jewel of the altiplano, or puna as it is called, is Lake Titicaca, 3,822 meters high. This region is spectacular with its stunning backdrop of snow-capped Andean peaks, superb railway line to Cusco, deep blue of the lake, fascinating archaeological ruins such as the Chullpas of Sillustani, and rich indigenous culture. Puno, capital of the department, is known as the folklore center of Peru.
We have several trips which spend time visiting Puno and Lake Titicaca, and longer stays can of course be arranged. This region deserves a leisurely approach if you can spare the time. For a complete break, consider staying a few nights in the exquisite boutique hotel on Suasi Island, where the beauty and remoteness of Lake Titicaca can be really appreciated.
And for a marvellous way to travel between Cusco and Puno, consider taking the Orient Express Andean Explorer train. Although taking a full day, time will fly as you watch the stunning scenery, visit the observation carriage, and enjoy the comforts for which Orient Express are reknowned.