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Aymara Route Tour: Chucuito - Puno

Aymara Route Tour: Chucuito - Puno

If you’ve been following our Puno travel guide, you must already know that the region holds an extensive cultural expression in every corner. Puno is not only about Lake Titicaca but all the different attractions and things to do there that complement the overall experience in and out of the city.

highest navigable lake in the world certainly holds a majestic scenery on its waters, with pre-Columbian cultures that spreaded all across the region, diversifying it in such a way that must certainly be experienced first hand.

Make your way through the awe-inspiring scenery of the Andean highlands and rediscover a place full of mysticism and history that not many know about. Here you’ll get to know everything about the Chucuito Tour!

About Chucuito

If you’re eager to experience Puno’s culture at its fullest, there are different communities that have opened their doors to foreigners, where you can get involved in their daily life and activities. That way, you would immerse yourself in the lively heritage of these etnies that has lived on for centuries.

Puno offers the perfect setting for a more enriching travel experience, where traditions, natural wonders and mysticism overflow across the entire Andean highland. Likewise, there are not only experiential tourism options around the city but also in Lake Titicaca itself.

The town of Chucuito has a distinctive catholic religious setting since many Spanish Jesuits moved here during the 1500s. They constructed several temples in this region, leaving an important historical and cultural heritage in one of the most remote locations within the region. Here’s what to expect:

1. Temple of Fertility
Also known as Inca Uyo Archaeological Site, it is believed to have been an Inca ceremonial center, where they worshipped the Pachamama. Although some theories say that it may have been a center where women were "cured" of infertility.

2. Old Town of Chucuito
As we mentioned before, this small town has a distinctive architectural style which harmonizes Andean and Spanish techniques. Here you can appreciate this authentic urban scenery as well as learn a little more about the history of the place.

3. Aramu Muru
Also known as Wilca Uta, it is a mysterious door carved in a stone more than 7 meters high. Aramu Muru originated different theories about its use during Inca times, where all highlight this place as a portal to another dimension.

4. Juli
It is one of the most picturesque towns south of Puno, located 79 kilometers from the city. Juli is known as "Little Rome" because of its beautiful religious buildings.

We’ll also get to know other attractions along the route that you simply can’t miss. The Puno region encompasses much more than you thought, and we want to show you everything about it.

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How to Book the Aymara Route Tour?

As you may know, Chucuito is located in the Puno region, only 30 minutes away from the city. For that reason, it is an easy day trip from the Folkloric Capital of Peru. We highly recommend going on a guided tour so you don’t miss all the important details of this destination.

Luckily for you, our excursion will take you through the most beautiful natural scenery of the region, to later explore this mystical place.

To book the Aymara Route Tour, you just need to contact our team. We will optimize your time and adventure with a tailored-made travel itinerary for you.

Likewise, we care to provide the best experience to each and every one of our passengers, which is why we count with certified drivers, professional guides, and an all-time monitored car fleet with GPS tracking.

General Information:

Duration: 4 hours approx.
Entrance: Already included in the travel package.
Included: Transport, entrance tickets, english speaking guide, pick up at the hotel. 

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