In order to travel from Arequipa to Puno by bus you need to go to the Terrepuerto Internacional de Arequipa or to the Bus Terminal. There is a distance of 297 kilometers between Arequipa and Puno. Buses leave from the bus terminal in Arequipa.
The trip from Arequipa to Puno by bus takes about 6 hours, and goes through the towns of Imata, Cruce Alto and Santa Lucia before arriving in Puno.
Puno is located on the
shore of Lake Titicaca, one the largest lakes in South Ameruca and the world highest navigable body of water. The city is also considered the folkloric
capital of Peru, owing to its traditional festivals featuring vibrant music and
dancing. Landmarks include the Andean baroque-style Puno Cathedral and the
Yavari, a 19th-century steamship which has now been turned in a bed and
breakfast. From Puno you can also visit the famous Urus floating islands and the
islands of Amantani and Taquile.
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Arequipa to Puno Bus Timetable
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TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM AREQUIPA TO PUNO
Tickets Bolivia offers several bus travel options to make this journey:
Direct trip: There are direct buses from Arequipa to Puno. It takes about 6 hours from Arequipa to Puno. Buses leave from the main bus terminal located on Avenida Arturo. The bus companies offering this service are: Tour Peru (semi lie-flat bus), and Transzela (lie-flat bus).
Tourist bus: For a more integral experience you can travel with 4PM Express, a tourist bus company. 4PM Express picks up passengers from their hotel in Arequipa. The bus then stops in Pampas Cañahuas and Lagunillas to allow passengers to take pictures of the wildlife and scenery. Snacks and coca tea are provided, and the guides speak English and Spanish.
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SOME TOURISTIC INFORMATION THAT CAN BE OF INTEREST
Uros Floating Islands: Founded by the Uros people hundreds of years ago, the islands have been artificially made from the native totora reed. The tours last about 3-4 hours and leave 3 times a day.
Amantani Island: Further away than the Uros Islands, Amantaní Island provides a fascinating and authentic insight into local indigenous culture. Tourists can spend a night there in a family home.
Taquile Island: Another island well worthy of a visit is Taquile, typically included on an Amantaní tour. Located 25 kilometers from Puno, it is famous for its fine textiles.
Sillustani: Back on the mainland, 34 kilometers away from Puno, Sillustani is a pre-Inca burial ground. Here, a series of funeral towers, known as chullpas, were built to house the deceased families of community nobles.
Catedral de Puno: This 18th-century Baroque cathedral towers over the city center.
Casa del Corregidor: This 17th-century colonial building is supposed to be one of the oldest in the city. Nowadays, it hosts a small fair trade artisans store as well as a café.
Museo Municipal Carlos Dryer: The museum holds a solid selection of regional artefacts and textiles, including a collection of mummies with deformed skulls.
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.