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Machu Picchu tours - Puno day trips and short tours - Peru

Puno Tours

City Tour of Puno
You’ll sing the praises of this fascinating city tour! Puno has been deemed the "folkloric capital of South America" because of its colorful folklore and music. (3h.)

Uros Indians
This half day excursion will take you to the highest navigable lake in the world to the floating islands of the Uros Indians. Local legend has it that these "Lords of the Lake" had black blood because they did not feel the cold of the lake and the winter. (3h.)

Sillustani Burial Towers
Visit burial towers known as chulpas, ancient and impressive tombs from the pre-Inca period. They were built from a mixture of stone and adobe and served as burial places for chiefs and other high ranking members of Inca society. (4h.)

Uros and Taquile Island
Visit to the Uros Indian and Taquile Island at Lake Titikaka - This full day excursion will take you to the highest navigable lake in the world, to visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians, considered themselves Lords of the Lake, and they were convinced they had black blood because they did not feel the cold of the lake and the winter. Continuing to Taquile where a native community of about 400 families still lives with the traditions of the XIV century that respect the principals of an Incan way life. Taquile is a very important site on Lake Titikaka for its a archeological remains, the sacred and ceremonial sites, the festive activities, their rituals and for the daily life of the inhabitants which is dedicated to farming, textile production and fishing. (9h.)