In the southernmost part of Peru on the border with Bolivia is the natural wonder of Lake Titicaca. The lake is one of the highest lakes in South America. There are many things that attract people to Lake Titicaca but the lake itself is a sparkling jewel high in the Andes mountain range. On seeing the lake for the first time you will be amazed at how the lake looks like a mirror from the sky. There are many Lake Titicaca tours that you can enjoy while traveling in the Lake Titicaca Peru area.

marvelus lake titicaca tours that you can do

A day out on the lake is the number one thing that you should consider doing while in Puno, which is the town on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Puno has many features and here is where you will stay on your trip. The town itself has an attractive Plaza de Armes with a colonial church which attracts locals who spend time sitting on the stairs.

Just outside the town of Puno is the ruins of Sillustani, on the shores of Lake Titicaca the site is the home of a series of towers that once was used as a burial site, but the spectacular location is what you should look forward to seeing.

part of lake titicaca tours is this mysterious place

Without a doubt the most famous thing the lake is famous for is the Uros Islands, if you have not heard of these islands let us go into some detail. Many centuries ago, the Uros people were caught in the middle of warring tribes on the mainland. They decided to leave the mainland and create their own islands in the middle of the lake and from what did they make these islands? They made them from the reeds growing on the shores of the lake. The islands are anchored down and the local people replenish the reeds by placing a new layer every six months.

When you visit the islands and walk on these islands, the effect is like walking on a waterbed. The population still live on the islands today, but the numbers are lowering as the young people leave to pursue other lives. Today the people live off tourism with only a few islands open to tourists this leaves the rest to the local communities. The islands have a primary school for the children, which they attend every day. The locals commute from island on handmade boats, which also are made from reeds. They are mostly self-sufficient, growing food to feed the population, the diet features a lot of fish making the people for the most part very healthy. The houses are made also from the reeds and there is even a hotel where you can spend the night.

typical houses in uros island, lake titicaca tours

Also situated on the lake is the rock islands of Taquille and Amantani. Both islands are available to visit and are necessary see on your visit to Puno. Taquille Island is a wonderful place to spend a day. This quiet community spends their time with their livestock and interestingly enough the men of Taquille spend their time knitting fine woolen handy crafts. They also grow their own food and cater for the tourists by selling handicraft to the tourists, which is their main source of income. You can stay overnight on the island in very basic accommodation. You will eat a lot of seafood and there are basic restaurants.

men knitting fine woolen for crafts, lake titicaca tours

The other option for Lake Titicaca tours is Amantani Islands, located not far from Taquile; Amantani has some ancient sites to visit. The island has no cars and the local people are a quiet gentle people who are dedicated to farming and tourism. As on Taquille you can stay overnight at one of the many homestays that are on the islands.

There are many opportunities to take a Lake Titicaca Luxury tour. On a luxury tour, you can take a private boat out on the lake and enjoy your tour at your own pace. Have lunch on one of the islands where the fish is fresh and delicious. Spend the day cruising the wonderful Lake Titicaca and experience all the lake has to offer.

women wearing their traditional dress, lake titicaca tours

Another question that you may be asking is where is Lake Titicaca located, the lake is on the border between Peru and Bolivia. The largest part of the lake is in Peru but also on the Bolivian side of the lake, there are some interesting things to see. From the lakeside town of Copacabana you can take tour to the Sun and the Moon Islands. Here are some of the best ruins on Lake Titicaca. You can take tours from Copacabana and you can stay overnight if you wish. The town of Copacabana itself is a little town, which features a large white church on the hill, which dominates the town.

There are many opportunities to take a Lake Titicaca Luxury tour. On a luxury tour, you can take a private boat out on the lake and enjoy your tour at your own pace. Have lunch on one of the islands where the fish is fresh and delicious. Spend the day cruising the wonderful Lake Titicaca and experience all the lake has to offer.

Another question that you may be asking is where is Lake Titicaca located, the lake is on the border between Peru and Bolivia. The largest part of the lake is in Peru but also on the Bolivian side of the lake, there are some interesting things to see. From the lakeside town of Copacabana you can take tour to the Sun and the Moon Islands. Here are some of the best ruins on Lake Titicaca. You can take tours from Copacabana and you can stay overnight if you wish. The town of Copacabana itself is a little town, which features a large white church on the hill, which dominates the town.

Take a tour to Lake Titicaca and Puno one of the highlights of your tour to Peru. Why not book your tour today.

 

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