The Peruvian Altiplano is the area of the Andes above about 3500m in
. The altiplano stretches into neighbouring Bolivia and also
. The Puno region &
are considered to be the cradle of the Inca civilization.
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Puno is a port city at an altitude of over 3,800 metres, on the shores of
on the Altiplano of
The Uro Islands are floating islands made of reed, situated in
Isla Amantáni is an island on the
. It's a very peaceful place where times seems to have taken a halt a century ago.
Isla Taquile is an island in the
. It's slightly more touristic than its brother island
Sillustani is a tiny settlement some 40 km from
, in the
Altiplano. Hundreds of years ago, the ancient people from …
Cutimbo is a tiny settlement some 30 km from
, in the
Altiplano, mostly visited on a short daytrip.
Juliaca is a city in the
Altiplano. The airport in Juliaca has flights from Lima and you can then take a short bus ride to Puno on Lake Titicaca.
La Rinconada is a small city in Altiplano,
. It is known for being the highest permanent city of the world at a height of 5,100m.
Lampa is a city in the
Altiplano. By dirtroad from Juliaca or Puno city Impressive colonial church and catacombs with an exact replica of "La Pieta" of Michelangelo.
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