Trip Planner:   South America  /  Peru  /  Puno Region  /  Puno  /  Sightseeing  /  Pukara Archaeological Site
Pukara Archaeological Site, Puno
(2.9/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Pukara Archaeological Site showcases the ruins of the ancient Pukara culture from the early intermediate period. Situated in the vast altiplano highlands, the site features a small museum dedicated to the culture and its artifacts. View pre-Incan sculptures, ceramics, and other relics, or visit the picturesque town church. The village is known in Peru for its pottery, especially the small “Toritos de Pukara” (bulls) that are said to bring good luck. For Pukara Archaeological Site and beyond, use our Puno trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Puno vacation.
map
Create a full Puno itinerary

Plan your trip to Puno

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Puno by other users

25 days in Peru BY A USER FROM HUNGARY July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Peru BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Peru BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Peru BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Peru BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Peru BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 58 days in South America & Caribbean BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Peru BY A USER FROM PERU November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Peru BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, outdoors, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Peru BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Peru BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Peru & Bolivia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • place little known or promoted, are ruins in study, in the future you may visit, very old thousand years before incas can be seen now only in its Museum
    View original
  • The most interesting part is the little pre Inca art museum that contains some interesting exhibits of these civilizations. From the adjacent bar you can see the site of Pukara and its steps in the distance. Also a church (but was closed and you could just see it from the outside). Wherever these decorations with the bulls place symbol
    View original
  • The Cathedral and the Plaza are very nice, the site looks much poverty, hopefully with the tourism the economic level is improved
    View original