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Getting Around Puno

Getting Around Puno

Few guests stay in Puno for more than a day or two (unless they attend a festival), and the only way to travel around town is to walk or take a cab to your accommodation. The small downtown center is quite easy to explore on foot, while some of Puno's better hotels are several kilometers distant on the beaches of Lake Titicaca. 

Titicaca Lake’s harbor is only approximately ten streets east of the Plaza de Armas in the heart of town. Jirón Lima, the primary pedestrian route, links Plaza de Armas with Parque Pino. Organized tours provide the most convenient way to visit Lake Titicaca and its islands, as well as the ruins on the outskirts of town, remember that Viagens Machu Picchu offers tours to Puno and different cities in the country.

Taxis are widely available, reasonably priced, and most convenient to use at night or for commuting between the hotels along the beaches of Lake Titicaca. They may be simply called on the street. The majority of town trips only cost S/3 or less. Additionally, taxis may be rented for half or full days, as well as round trips to neighboring sites. 

Tip: Consider that in Puno are illegal taxis since most of them don’t display a sticker on the window and don’t have documents or licenses. Registered taxis must have a vehicle registration number inside and outside the taxi. 

Another point to consider is to bargain before getting into the cab, some drivers may take advantage of foreigners overcharging the fee when arriving at the destination you want.

Unless you are staying at one of the hotels on the shores of Lake Titicaca, several kilometers from the town center, Puno is tiny enough to be explored nearly exclusively on foot.

In case you want to take a boat, you may rent boats on your own to go on Lake Titicaca, although it's easier to register for affordable group cruises to the islands.

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