Lake Titicaca

Located between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and one of the most fascinating destinations in Peru. Situated at a very high altitude, at over 12,503 feetabove sea level, Lake Titicaca is considered a sacred place for the Inca civilization, as the Incan mythology says that the first Inca king, Manco Capac, emerged from this lake. You will have many places to discover on the shores of Lake Titicaca, as well as on the many islands that exist on the lake. A tour at Titicaca is definitely an unforgettable experience for any visitor.

Our Selected Itineraries for PunoConsidered the folklore capital of Peru, Puno is immensely rich in music, dances, customs and legends.One of the most symbolic celebrations in Puno is the Festival of the Virgin of Candlemas, which is held during the first half of February. Different groups of dancers compete in a colorful dance, the Diabladafamous for its costly masks and costumes.

Lake Titicaca Highlights

  • Uros: A native community that lives on the floating islands made of totora reeds on Lake Titicaca. These men called Kot Suns or Masters of the Lake live basically on fishing, hunting birds and vegetables they grow on the lake itself. When tourists visit the islands, the native children interrupt their schooling and greet them by singing well-known songs in different languages.
  • Design Your Trip to PunoTaquile: It seems that time has stopped on the beautiful island of the Lake Titicaca. Here you can see how they lived hundreds of years ago: the houses, the customs and language. Taquile is world famous for the quality of its exquisite textiles.
  • Sillustani: Mysterious circular towers of approximately 40 feet high made of stone by the pre-Inca Tiahuanaco civilization. Many funerary bales have been found inside them, which gives rise to two main theories: They were either tombs or places to live in. We still do not know the exact use made of these buildings since in ancient Peru, the people of the Andes buried their dead below their homes.