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Puno is a city in southeastern Peru, located on the shore of Lake Titicaca. It is the capital city of the Puno Region and the Puno Province with a population of approximately 149,064 (2014 estimate). The city was established in 1668 by viceroy Pedro Antonio Fernández de Castro as capital of the province of Paucarcolla with the name San Juan Bautista de Puno. The name was later changed to San Carlos de Puno, in honor of king Charles II of Spain. Puno has several churches dating back from the colonial period; they were built to service the Spanish population and evangelize the natives.


Puno in Peru offers a unique experience to travellers. A holiday in Puno can generally be of 1-2 days.

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  • Sillustani Tour from Puno
    Sillustani Tour from Puno New on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    The archaeological site of Sillustani is located 34 k.m away from the city of Puno (35 minutes drive) and at an altitude of 3...

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  • Save 7% Full Day Tour to Uros and Taquile (Titicaca Lake Islands)
    Full Day Tour to Uros and Taquile (Titicaca Lake Islands) New on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    The Titicaca Lake is the highest navigable lake in the world (3856 m.a.s.l.). Its shores and islands, such as Amantani a...

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  • Save 8% Full-Day Tour of Juli from Puno
    Full-Day Tour of Juli from Puno New on TripHobo

    Duration: 12 Hrs

    FULL DAY JULI RIDE - CHUCUITO - AMARO MURO (CUATRIMOTO,JET SKI AND ZIPLINE) The tour starts at 08:30 a.m. With the collectio...

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  • Save 6% Full day Tours Uros - Taquile
    Full day Tours Uros - Taquile New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    In this amazing tour where youll can explore the Lake Titicaca, first visit Uros Islands and after Taquile.  T...

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Facts and Stats for Puno*

  • Living in Puno - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 58.01 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Puno

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Puno

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 51.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.81 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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