Handpicked by a Peru Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Things to do close to Puno'.

Puno, located in southeastern Peru, is a gateway to some of the most stunning natural and cultural attractions in the country. While Puno itself offers plenty to see and do, there are also many fantastic destinations nearby that are well worth a visit.

One of the most popular attractions close to Puno is Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Here, you can take a boat tour to visit the floating islands of Uros, where the indigenous people have lived for centuries. You can also explore Taquile Island, known for its traditional textile weaving and stunning views of the lake.

Another must-see destination near Puno is the Sillustani archaeological site. This ancient burial ground features impressive funerary towers called chullpas, which offer insight into the rituals and beliefs of the pre-Inca civilizations that once thrived in the region.

If you're a nature enthusiast, you won't want to miss the opportunity to visit the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. Here, you can go trekking, spot Andean condors soaring overhead, and soak in hot springs while surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

For a taste of local culture, consider taking a trip to the town of Juliaca, known for its vibrant markets and traditional Andean music. You can also visit the picturesque village of Lampa, home to the stunning Santiago Apostol Church and a charming central square.

Whether you're interested in history, nature, or culture, there is no shortage of amazing things to do close to Puno. With so much to see and explore, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience in this beautiful region of Peru.

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Peru.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Recommended Experiences in Peru

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to Peru with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


Mini Guides

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Peru is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

No results found

    Select Category first

    Select Category first


Events in Peru

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Peru