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Take It Easy: You're on Top of the World

Puno's extreme elevation of 3,830m (12,566 ft.) is even higher than Cusco, so unless you've already spent time in the Andes, you'll almost certainly need to rest for at least a day to acclimatize.

Visitor Information

An iPerú tourist information office is located at the pedestrian-only main drag of Puno, Jr. Lima 549 (tel. 051/365-088; at Jirón Deustua, just off the Plaza de Armas). There you can pick up a map and get a couple of hints on sights in town. However, you're better off going to one of the travel agencies that organizes Lake Titicaca-area trips, such as All Ways Travel or Edgar Adventures, for information on Puno's most important attractions, all of which lie beyond the city.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.