Puno is the capital and largest city of the Puno Region and Province in Southeastern Peru.

It is located at the edge of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest commercially navigable lake, at 3,860 m (12,421 ft) above sea level, on the Peruvian Altiplano.


Puno is an important agricultural and livestock region of Peru; particularly of South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) which graze on its immense plateaus and plains.


The city of Puno, Peru is a popular tourism and traveler’s destination for a few reasons, the most obvious being the fact that it’s located on the shore of world famous and fascinating Lake Titicaca.

The other reason Puno sees a lot of travelers is because it offers relatively easy border crossing choices to Bolivia- which is just on the other side of the lake.

Many Peruvian travelers use Puno as a basecamp to a Bolivian vacation.