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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 30, 2017
Puno, Copacabana or both  (1 Answer)

My plan is to do Arequipa to La paz route, in 3 full days(2 nigths).

1. Should I stay one night in Puno and one in Copacabana? What do you recommend?

2. Is this route doable in 2 days, 1 night? In this case, were should I stop during the night?

Thank you



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2016
Puno to La Paz by touring

We would like to tour the villages from Puno to the boarders with Bolivia and then take a ride to La paz. Do you think that hiring a taxi driver to get us to the boarders would be a good idea? Is it possible to catch a bus from Copacabana to La paz fromt the boarders? Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 15, 2016
Puno and Titicaca  (6 Answers)

Hallo my friends. I need an advice. We want to get from Cusco to Puno.
1. Do you think the 8 hour bus with sightseeing stops is a good idea?
2. We will only have one day in Titicaca. Which of the islands do you think we should visit?
3. On our way to the borders to pass to Bolibia we want to visit the villages of the lake to see the architecture and the churches. Do you think that doing this tour on our way to the borders is a good idea? Or passing the borders in the morning is better? And how do you suggest to make the tour? Rent a taxi for a day perhaps? Then shall we arange for a bus to pick us up from the boarders to get us to La paz?
Thanks alot.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2016
transportation to La paz  (6 Answers)

What is the best company to travel from Puno to La Paz? Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2013
meeting people to visit the city and around

Hi. I'm in Puno for 4 months and I d like to meet people to have a walk or visit the city and around, for the people who stay maybe more long term or so? or have a coffee or something? y mejorar nuestro espanol tambien!
let me know please. I'm easy going!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 15, 2012
Bus from Copacabana to Puno  (3 Answers)

Hello,
we are planning to travell around Bolivia and Peru in June/July. Unfortunately, we cannot find any info if there are any buses leaving Copacabana to Puno during the afternoon. We are going to Copacabana from La Paz, maybe there are some direct lines? Could you please help? Do you know any website or agency where we could find info about buses from La Paz/Copacabana to Puno? Thanks a lot.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2012
How is Train from Cusco to Puno?  (5 Answers)

Is it better to take a plain with 2 kids?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 14, 2011
How do I add a new hotel in the page from Puno?

How can i add a new "hotel" in the city of Puno adding information, photos, rooms, etc? Please... It's the first time I'm in this page, I found it interesting


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2011
Titicaca boats  (1 Answer)

Hi!
I plan a trip to Tiicaca Lake in mid Septemebr.
I will start in Puno, then the lake and Bolivia.
I want to see Uros, Tequile, Amantani and then Del Sol and Copacabana.
Do you know the schedule for boats in Puno?
Are there any boats apart from organized tours?
Can I go to Del Sol but visit all the islands on my way?
Do you know a schedule of boats from Del Sol to Copacabana?

Thank you so much for your tips!

Basia


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2011
how do I get to from puno to the many island of lake titicaca  (4 Answers)

I read from others that it is probably not a good idea to stay at puno long, but rather in one of the island, is that so?
how do I get to easily from puno to Taquile islands? should I stay overnight there and then go somewhere else (other island) later?
I also read Uros floating islands is not that great, it is best just to pass by
when I get to Taquile island will I pass by floating island?
I also read to get to Copacabana and maybe to the Isla del Sol is also worth it, but how do I get there, it is from Taquile island?

I read somewhere if I just get the boat to Taquile islands, I can easily find family housing there????


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2011
what bus company to use to get from cusco to puno, I do not want a tour bus

Just want to get from cusco to puno.
I read about imexso that is tour bus not just a travel from one point to another bus, then there are ormeno that is no good either read some bad report online.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2011
Titicaca trip  (3 Answers)

Hi!
We are seniors and we plan a trip to Peru in mid September.
How much time should we plan for Titicaca?
Should we stay in Puno or there are other nice places?
What’s worth seeing there?
Anything you can recommend?


Thanks so much!

Basia


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2011
Bus from Puno to La Paz  (4 Answers)

I am wanting to take an overnight bus from Puno bus station direct to La Paz - is this possible and what is the best company to do this with?

Many thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 28, 2011
not to sure  (3 Answers)

I don't no where to go i have this school trip and i we are going to Peru and i am not sure what we should do all i no is that we are going for 3 weeks and we are doing the sacred walk. i wanted to go to the floating islands but not to sure what we can do there.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2010
Cuzco to Puno  (1 Answer)

Two of us travelling from Cusco to Puno
What options are there and approx cost

Two days later moving on from Puno to Copacabana (hotel Rosario Del Lago again What best options?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2010
Puno To Copacabana  (6 Answers)

Hi There,

Can anyone tell me a safe and reliable bus company or other mode of transport for getting from Puno to Copacabana.

I arrive in Puno at around 6:00pm, should I stay a night there and get a bus in the morning or try and get to Copacabana that night?

Cheers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2010
Pls advice the bus from La Paz to Uyuni booking time?Also from Juliaca to La Paz.

Please kindly advice the bus information from La to Uyuni and Juliaca to La Paz. Many thanks!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 15, 2009
Tourist bus from Puno to La Paz  (2 Answers)

Can anyone suggest a reliable tourist bus company which would take us from Puno to La Paz allowing us to have a 2 night stay in Copacabana?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2009
Where to Stay  (1 Answer)

HI
Has anyone heard/stayed at Santa Maria in Puno? What hotels/hostels do you recommend that are clean and in a good location?
Thanks
Arly :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2009
Puno then Copacabana  (2 Answers)

Hi,
Hi i arrive from cuzco to puno and want to visit islands, and next day take the bus in the morning to copacabana.
Can i visit floating islands and taquile in one day?
Any other islands on the peruvian side i shouldn´t miss?
Since I leave next morning to Bolivia, should I spend night at Puno instead than at an island with a family?
Thanks :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2009
Bus from Arequipa to Copacabana via Puno  (8 Answers)

Hello,

does anybody know whether or not it is possible to travel in one day from Arequipa to Copacabana (via Puno)? We don't want to take a nightbus because they are not save.

thanks for your help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2008
Puno Bus Arrival & Island Boat Departure  (4 Answers)

If I arrive at Puno on a day bus from Cusco, arriving about 3-4 pm, is it possible to catch a boat to the islands for an overnight stay? Or do I have to stay overnight in Puno & catch a morning boat?

I greatly appreciate your insider's information.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2008
How many days in Puno  (7 Answers)

Hello,

I am looking to go to Peru in April. We are thinking of flying NY to Juliaca and then catching a bus to Puno to see Lake Titicaca.
----I was wondering- how many days are recommended to stay in this area? How much time is needed to see some of the islands on Titicaca? Is the overnight stay on an island worthwhile etc...??

Then we were planning to head to Cusco to see Machu Pichu and the Sacred Valley. I wrote Peru Rail and they said that there is no longer a backpacker class train to Cusco. The Andean Explorer costs143 for the one way trip. Can anyone else confirm that there is no longer a cheaper train ride to Cusco?

Thanks in advance for all of your help.

Any other info on Peru would also be appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2008
festival of the Virgin of Candelaria  (4 Answers)

Hi there!

I really want to get to Puno for the festival of the Virgin of Candelaria on February 2nd but can anyone tell me what time the main procession takes place and if I were to miss it is there plenty of other events of this festival to see (and which days are best?)

Many thanks x


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2007
Cuzco (Cusco) - Puno: bus vs train  (4 Answers)

I've seen varied opinions on traveling to Puno via bus or train. The railroad portrays the130 version as a great luxury tourist experience. Some say the20 backpacker ticket is a rewarding journey. Some say the train is always delayed and rocks have been thrown through the windows. Some say the bus is faster, cheaper, just as scenic, just as comfortable. Others say the buses are rundown, smelly, motion sickness generators.

Does anyone have recent personal experience with these options, with specific company names or similar? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2007
One-Day Tour in Lake Titicaca  (2 Answers)

Hi Everyone,

I will travel to Lake Titicaca in late July. I am looking for a one-day tour of the lake? Any recommendations as to tour companies or prices? I am planning to book the tour once I arrive in Puno.

Thanks,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2007
Visit to Puno in June  (1 Answer)

We will visit Puno in June. We will arrive Arequipa from Lima. Any one have information of overnight bus from Arequipa to Puno. We wish to stay overnight in one of the island and back to Puno in the evening of next day so that we can travel to Cusco by night bus or day bus. Any information aboout how to make a tour in Lake Titicaca and stay overnight. Any information about overnight bus to Cusco. Thanks a lot!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2006
Weather in Puno in November

I'm travelling to SA in Oct/Nov/DEc this yesr and would like to know what I will need by way of warm clothing ,shoes etc.I will be starting off Lima to Cusco then Cusco to Puno. Is it very cold at night will I need to bring a sleeping bag with me because for the rest of my trip arequipa, Tumbes, Quito, Panama city,Costa Rica I dont think I'll need one. I intend to bring a silk sleep bag only will this be enough?? Thanks for any replies


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2006
Boats from La Paz to Puno  (2 Answers)

I'd like to take a boat or ferry from La Paz to Puno. The only services I find is an escorted "tours". Does anyone know if there are local boat companies that service this route. If so, do you know how long it takes? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2006
Cuzco - Puno - Copacabana - La Paz route  (4 Answers)

Hello Everyone:
I am thinking about taking the Cuzco - Puno train that gets to Puno around
6-7PM. Then I need to make my way to La Paz to catch a flight to Buenos Aires:
I will really appreciate if I can get some info on items below:

1) After getting to Puno at 6:00PM, is there a way to get to copacabana, bolivia the same night. I need to meet up with a friend there that night. How long is the busride between puno and copacabana?
2) How long is the busride from copacabana to la paz.

I really appreciate any input.
Safe travels everyone.

Sinan (Istanbul)



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