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How much do things cost in Puno?
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre $269.34
Mid-range restaurant $26.85
Pack of cigarettes $2.51
Imported beer at restaurant $2.86
Taxi 1km $1.47
Rice (white) $1.16
Potato (1kg) $0.82
Combo meal at McDonalds $5.37
Taxi start $1.50
1 Pair of Nike shoes $81.60
* All price are converted to USD

About Puno

Cheap flights to Puno, Peru, will allow you to visit an area rich in natural beauty, as well as a city not far from the border of Bolivia. Puno is most famous for being the home of Lake Titicaca, where the Incans believe all life started, as well as its floating islands. It's also got a few lovely colonial era churches, and is an excellent jumping off point if you also want to later visit Bolivia.

With your airline tickets to Puno, Peru, you'll have the opportunity to visit Lake Titicaca was an extremely special place for the Incans, and where they believe the world began, with the birth of the sun, moon, and the first Incan King. Lake Titicaca is at 3,812 meters above sea level, which means it’s the highest lake in the world which is commercially accessible, as well as being South America's biggest lake. It's a simply stunning (and huge) blue-green colored lake, which is the perfect place to book a boat tour.

Cheap flights to Puno, will allow you to travel near Lake Titicaca is the Sillustani Burial Towers, the site where many pre-Incan kings were buried and a wonderful site for exploring ancient archeology and history. Sillustani is a great place to take various treks, to see Lake Titicaca from a different point of view, with photo opportunities nearly every place you go. There's also a very interesting native farm nearby, with alpacas, crops, flowers and equally stunning views.

Isla Taquile is accessible via a few hour boat trip, with excellent views, treks galore and friendly native inhabitants. If you travel with a company, you might be able to experience some local cooking, and get a chance to see native inhabitants making all sorts of artworks and crafts, like men knitting. It's a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty of nature, with plants, flowers and butterflies galore, and beautiful landscapes. You can experience the beauty of Isla Taquile with cheap tickets to Puno.

Suasi Island is another excellent travel option, with beautiful views of Lake Titicaca, stunning wildlife, flowers and foliage, and plenty of things to photograph here. The natives are incredibly friendly and welcoming, and it's a beautiful place to trek and spend the day. So slow down, catch your breath (due to the high altitude,) and enjoy the mountains, lake and wildlife.

With cheap flights to Puno, you will find that if you're interested in seeing colonial architecture, check out the Puno cathedral, constructed in 1757. The cathedral is a bit plain on the inside, but the outside is visually stunning with an ornate carved exterior, and was once the site of a visit from the Catholic pope, in the 1960's. Also check out the dark Jesus on a crucifix, inside the cathedral.

Want to take a short day trip from Puno? Located about a half hour's drive from Puno is the city of Chuchito, which was once the site of a fertility temple, during the time of the Incans. It also has an interesting trout farm and breeding facility at the Andean University, which is definitely worth checking out. So if you're in the mood to experience some ancient ruins and spend a few hours seeing something new, it's a good option.

For flights to Puno and hotels in Puno, don't forget that Flighthub offers the cheapest flights to Puno. Flighthub also lets you have access to expert travel advice, so you can effectively plan your trip to whatever destination you decide to visit next. So if you want to visit Lake Titicaca, the floating islands, or just want to stay in town and experience local Peruvian culture, you can do it all in Puno.

Information about travelling to Puno

  • Average temperature in summer for Puno
    15 °C
  • Minimum temperature during the year in Puno
    -17 °C
  • Average rain for this month in Puno
    36 mm
  • Currency exchange rate
    $1.00(PEN) = $0.28(USD)

Airports near Puno

Jorge Chavez International (Lima)