Uros. The city of sits on shores and the hub for most of the that occur in this area. is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world sitting at 3810m above sea level. It is famous for the various different communities that live on different islands from and islands to the famous floating islands of
You have the options of a day trip to visit the fascinating lifestyle developed on the before continuing onto famous for the men knitting as they wander around. If you want an overnight homestay these can be arranged either staying on the island of or in the village of on the peninsular of Capachica.
Around Puno there are the pre-inca ruins of though the main pre Inca culture prevalent was that of the culture which existed immediately prior to the Inca empire and some people believe were the forefathers of the Incas themselves.
Travel to Puno is either by aeroplane, train or car. The train trip from Cusco to Puno or vice se versa has been described as one of the top 10 train journeys in the world, alternatively you can fly there via the nearest aeroport at Juliaca a one hour drive away from Puno, the drive from Cusco to Puno it is about a 7 hours.