Peru Rail | Blog

Puno: a city full of adventure sports

  • Published on Jun 26, 2017 Experiences
  • Comments
  • 2073 Views

Kayaking, diving and paragliding are just some of the extreme sports you can enjoy while being surrounded by Lake Titicaca

The beautiful scenery of Puno is a must-see destination for every tourist, but not everyone lives it the same way. If you are a traveler looking for new experiences and want to know the more adventurous side of Lake Titicaca and Puno, this note is for you.

An adventure by land

Bicycle Lake Titicaca PunoGroup of young people cycling around the Lake Titicaca in Puno.

Start the tour by bike, horse or trekking, on the white and sunny sands that surround the lake. There is a perfect route here, between the districts of Capachica and Pusi, where you can observe the daily life of the native people and the diversity of flora and fauna. A quiet route that has exceptional views of the mountain range.

An adrenaline dip

Foto 2_ Kayak Lake Titicaca Puno Practicing Kayak on Lake Titicaca under the sky of Puno.

Once you have skirted the lake, it is time to enter its cold waters. And what better way to do it than by kayak or sailboat. Two adventure sports that allow you to navigate the peaceful waters of the lake and get to know the Uros, the civilization that lives on the floating islands of Titicaca.

Foto 3_Diving waters Lake Titicaca PunoDiving the cold waters of Lake Titicaca in Puno.

After navigating the lake, it is time to immerse yourself in its deep waters that hide an underwater ecosystem. How? Diving. The purity of the air makes the lake transparent and the quality of the light, exceptional to be able to appreciate the Boga and the Umanto, two unique marine species in danger of extinction under the waters of the lake.

An experience in the clouds
Foto 4_Flying Over Lake Titicaca ParascendingOverlooking the sky of Lake Titicaca in Parascending.

Finally, fly high with Parascending: a modality that combines a parachute flight with a cruise on board of a boat through Lake Titicaca. The parachute is hooked to the boat with a long rope with which you ascend to touch the sky of Puno. The only way to appreciate the valley and the lake like a bird.

Tag
Travel recommendations
img2
Discover the magic journey on board the Vistadome Train
See more
img2
All the information you need to get your Machu Picchu train tickets
See more
img2
What you should know about Ollantaytambo Station in Urubamba
See more