Fundo Chincheros is a late 19th century ranch that has been in the Pino Jordán family since the early 80’s. Recently, brothers Zeze and Mauro have converted the family ranch into a rural guesthouse to share the beauty of the Altiplano with visitors to this special place.
This is a small property with 5 guest bedrooms that can sleep up to 11 people and is definitely an experience rather than simply somewhere to sleep. Rooms are in the main house arranged around a colourful patio. The style is comfortable but definitely rustic with rooms decorated with antique furniture and farm items from the ranch itself. All bathrooms have been remodelled and boast Spanish showers and the Fundo Chincheros’ own range of organic amenities.
They have several different types of rooms available including twin and double rooms and an an inter-connecting family room. There are also several communal spaces including a lounge area with wood-fired stove and an outdoor BBQ area.
The thing that sets Fundo Chincheros apart for us when we visited is their focus on reconnection with nature. They have 125 hectares of land that is right next to the Titicaca Nature Reserve and they offer some interesting and very different activities for the Puno region that allow you to have a unique experience in nature.
A love of horses runs in the family and their beautifully cared for Peruvian Paso horses are the star attraction. They offer a series of different tours where you can explore the Peruvian Altiplano on horseback. Tours vary from one hour to full day rides depending on your level of experience. Other attractions include guided walking tours of their cactus forest trail, which after a short climb offers stunning 360° degree views of Lake Titicaca and a visit to the llama farm and their dairy.
The Fundo Chincheros is a great alternative to mainstream tours and activities in Puno and Lake Titicaca. Located just twenty minutes from the centre of Puno you won’t find busloads of tourists here but a haven of tranquillity that showcases a more traditional way of life.
While an overnight stay is ideal, it’s not obligatory, so, if you don’t have time to stay the night you can still try one of their tours. We guarantee that a night or even a few hours here will leave you feeling rested and refreshed for the next stage of your journey!
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- You can drop in and book tour to the ranch in the Casa del Corregidor Cafe in Puno city.
- If you have just a few hours to spare we suggest you combine a visit to the Fundo Chincheros with a half day Sillustani tour as they are on the same route. You can also stop off at the ranch on your way to or from Juliaca airport.