TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM LA PAZ TO PUNO

Bus Tickets Peru offers several bus travel options to make this journey:

  • Direct trip: You can travel directly from La Paz to Puno. The border crossing takes place at the Desaguadero migratory center. It takes about 2 to 3 hours from La Paz to the Desaguadero, after this the journey is direct to Puno without stops. The bus companies offering this service are: Trans Titicaca (normal bus), Tour Peru (Semi lie-flat bus), Nuevo Continente Internacional (lie-flat bus) and Trans Salvador (lie-flat 3 rows).
  • Trip with stopover: The other option is to stop in Copacabana on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca. There you can enjoy beautiful views from the Cerro Calvario, a 30 minutes walk from the town, visit the Basilica of our Lady of Copacabana, and eat some fresh fish from the lake by the waterfront. The bus companies doing these routes are Trans Titicaca, Turisbus, Vicuna Travel, Diana Tours, Huayruro Tours, Transzela.
  • Tourist bus: With Bolivia Hop, you also have the option to stop in Copacabana and visit the Isla del Sol, a 2-hour boat ride from Copacabana. You can spend the afternoon there and enjoy the spectacular sunset and local ruins. You can then resume your journey on to Puno.

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THINGS TO DO IN PUNO

  • Uros Floating Islands: Founded by the Uros people, the islands have been artificially made from the native totora reed. The Uros meticulously maintain their traditional homes and welcome visitors.
  • Amantani Island: Further away than the Uros Islands, Amantani Island provides a fascinating and authentic insight into local indigenous culture. Tourists can choose to spend a night there thanks to community-run initiatives which will allow you stay in a family home.
  • Taquile Island: Another island well worthy of a visit is Taquile, typically included on an Amantaní tour. Smaller yet more developed, the island is famous throughout Peru for its textiles. You can also visit archaeological sites and enjoy breathtaking views of the lake views.
  • Sillustani: Back on the mainland, Sillustani is an intriguing pre-Inca burial ground. The tombs, which are built above ground in funeral towers called chullpas, are the vestiges of the Qulla people, who are Aymara conquered by the Inca Empire in the 15th century.
  • Restaurants: Enjoy the fresh fish from the lake and Peruvian food from one of its many restaurants and cafes.
  • Accommodation: There are plenty of options in Puno to choose depending on your budget. You can also spend a night on Amantani Island in a family homestay.
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