Inca legends say Manco Capac, the first Inca, rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca. He was destined to build the great Inca Empire whose powerful capital would reside in the neighboring region of Cusco. Nowhere can one feel the influential presence of Titicaca more than amongst the local cultures of Puno and its surrounding regions. The city of Puno is the starting point for the many travelers who wish to cross the waters of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at 12,507 ft. They do this to explore the floating islands of Uros, as well as other islands steeped in unique culture and traditions. The shimmering, blue waters of Titicaca are also known as being the birthplace of the sun, according to local legend.
Today, Puno is known as the “folkloric capital of Peru” for its wealth of its artistic and cultural expressions, particularly dance. Celebrations like the Feast of the “Virgen de la Candelaria” and the Regional Competition of Autochthonous Dances take place here annually.
Most places around Peru are showing different territories and history. Like Puno´s know mythical history on how the Inca Empire was founded, the territory of Puno’s importance to the vast Inca Empire was reflected in a legendary connection. Inca tradition has it´s Manco Capac, the first Inca, rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca, under the orders of the Sun God, to start the Inca Empire, which would be centered in the neighboring region of Cusco City.
In 1668, viceroy Count of Lemos established San Juan Bautista de Puno as the capital of the province of Paucar Colla. Later, it was called San Carlos de Puno, in honor of the ruling king, Charles II of Spain. From that moment, the town began to change physically, as the Spanish priests, in their eagerness to evangelize the natives, built the churches which still stand today. Puno has been named the “Folk Capital of Peru”; (folkloric capital of Peru) from the wealth of its artistic and cultural expressions, particularly dance. They are most notable during the celebrations of the Feast of the “Virgen de la Candelaria”; and the Regional Competition of Autochthonous Dances.Share the traditions with Bolivia know by the Pre-Inca territory that shares with Puno most of the traditions same as the ancient language,
Puno Titicaca Lake Largest Lake in South America Lake Titicaca highest navigable Lake in the world Titicaca located in the heart of the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes over 3,840 meters or 13,800 Ft. In the region of Puno highest Elevation City one of the most Important Cities in Peru based in the Pre – Inca Culture and Inca Culture.
Puno Titicaca Lake Peru Tours organize to explore local communities on the islands such as Uros Floating Island, Taquile Island, and Amantani Island. Lake Titicaca 2 days 1 night Tour with overnight in Local Family homestay to enjoy our traditions and customs. The best of peru consists of several things including: Machu Picchu Traveling, Lake Titicaca, taking a flight from Cusco to Puno 45 minutes arrive into Juliaca airport the nearest town of Puno, Peru. You can also take a 30 minutes’ drive to Lake Titicaca. Puno Hotels are located in the shore of the Lake Titicaca. Enjoy the most beautiful Sunrise and Sunset. Cusco to Titicaca Lake has another transportation option by shuttle bus with many stops on the way called the Sun Route start in Cusco or Puno at 06:30 am arrive either way at 05:00 pm buffet lunch on the way and Guided Tour. Start the tour in Cusco at 3,400 meters or 1,100 Ft. to get acclimatizing with activities like the Cusco City Tour, Private Sacred Valley Tours, Machu Picchu Full day Tour, or Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. However you travel, continue your Peru Vacation Tours.
Lake Titicaca Tours range from several days to full day tours. We offer tours which consist of visiting the Floating Island. From Puno you drive for 6 hours. This drive consists of driving over the Alti Planes flat highlands you can connect to Colca canyon. Checking out Arequipa, the deepest Canyon in the World. We will see the Condors the biggest flying birds in the world, considered by our ancient cultures as a Sacred Bird for spirituality and constellate world. Luxury and basic hotels are located in Colca Canyon Arequipa Peru with a relaxing Natural Volcanic Hot Springs; once you finish the tour. Most flights are available from Arequipa To Lima.
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