Puno lake Titicaca
This mystical lake is the place where according to an oral tradition, the first Inca Manco Capac and his companion Mama Ocllo, sent by their God: The sun came out to found the Tahuantinsuyo which was divided in four regions. Puno is located in the collasuyo, the Collao Plateau, which is actually between Peru and Bolivia.
FLOATING ISLANDS OF THE UROS:
People of Taquile are renowned for their waving and handicraft. They have a folklore museum and one of ancient textiles; these people continue to live according with old Inca traditions and laws.
Although there are no hotels available in Taquile or Amantani islands, their communities are rather well organized as to provide visitors with suitable lodging in their homes.
CHULLPAS OF SILLUSTANI:
At 34 km (21 miles) from the city of Puno, provide some of the best necropolis in the region. These consist of circular stone towers, the Chullpas which overlook a small lake, are huge funerary monuments built by the Collas to keep their mortal remains. These circular structures exceed the 12 meters high (40 ft), and the way they were built challenges the laws of equilibrium since they have a smaller diameter in the base than they do at the top.
During Spanish times they were destroyed because they were associated with idolatry.
Altitude: Puno 3870 m.a.s.l.
By land, there are roads communicating Puno with the cities of la Paz (Bolivia), cusco, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna.
And Railroad service From Puno to Cusco.