LUXURY TRAVEL TO LAKE TITICACA

  • THE "SEA IN THE SKY" ON THE PERUVIAN SHORES
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Destination Puno & Lake Titicaca

The Altiplano is an amazing plateau between Bolivia and Peru nestled in the Andes Mountains at nearly 3,812 meters (about 12,507 feet). Which holds a special place in the ancient folklore of the Andes Culture because happens to be the birthplace of the leader of the Inca Empire, ancestors of the Inca civilization Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, sent by the Sun God Inti and rising for the water of the lake. That is why this enormous lake is shrouded in mystery and tales from Inca mythology.

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Attractions

Festival de la Candelaria

you will can find a lot of Catholic Churches in this town, the people of Puno celebrate their festivals with great devotion. One of the biggest La Candelaria, during the first two weeks of February and attracts up to 40,000 dancers and 5,000 musicians.

Sillustani Tombs

28 stone burial towers, called Chullpas, located 32 km. northeast of Puno, built by indigenous Qolla an Aymara-speaking people, overlooking the quiet and peaceful Umayo Lake.

Floating Islands of Uros

more than 40 floating islands woven by hand from dried Totora reeds that you will see everywhere. The Uru community, Andean people, have modest livelihoods based on fishing, fowl hunting, and egg collection. While a visit to the Uros Islands is a truly an unforgettable experience, it is important to respect the culture of the Uru community. To protect themselves for outsider influence, only 10 of the 42 Uru communities welcome tourists.

Taquile and Amantani Islands

First one by the Quechua community and second one by the Aymara community, both of them have a significant amount of Culture and Tradition that has been kept safe from the foreign Conquerors and they can still be appreciated today. Witnessing the breathtaking sunrise or sunset from these islands is a magnificent spiritual experience, observe, participate and engage with locals’ habitats and customs.

Suasi Island

Beautiful landscape of the island sits the quaint, eco-friendly Suasi Island Hotel and the secluded Andean Cottage. Offering spectacular panoramic views of the lake and tranquility, Suasi Island is one of the most romantic and peaceful getaways Lake Titicaca has to offer.

Spectacular Andean Explorer Train

Fascinating train ride crossing the Altiplano Andes Mountains received the prestigious World Travel Awards for Leading Luxury Train Travel in South America. Making a 10 hour journey at a leisurely speed in order for passengers to admire the spectacular views.

What to do?

Festivals

Every year, thousands of people visit the city to partake in the Fiesta de la Candelaria. Celebrations involve thousands of dancers, musicians and entertainers flooding the streets, endless parades, eating and drinking.

Island Tours

Every community of the Uros usually has some activities to share with you, between Taquile and Amantani you can see remarkable differences, and each one has their own particular way to life. Most tours leave out of the Puno harbor in the morning and last all day. Tours include to and from the Islands, interaction with the local people and opportunities to purchase authentic handicrafts.

Mingle with the locals

It is an opportunity for visitors and the local community to achieve the maximum benefit from tourism in such a way that enriches experiences while respecting the customs and environment of people who live in these destinations. Payments for accommodation go directly to the family or community depending on which island you choose to stay.

Lake Recreation

Some popular recreational activities include hiking to visit the ruins of Amantani and Taquile Islands, bike riding, horseback riding, kayaking on the lake, and stand up paddle boarding.

Travel tips

How to get to Lake Titicaca:

  • By plane: Inca Manco Capac Airport to 45 km or 28ml from Puno, you can a get flight from Lima and Cusco. By bus: The most economical way to travel to Puno, buses departs from Lima, Cusco and Arequipa, you get different kinds of service for all prices. You can take special service with a guide and lunch included which is a good option.
  • By train: The Andean Explorer Train is the most luxury and confortable way to travel (10 hours) considered one of the most scenic train routes in the World.

Safety

  • People of the Highland are warm and friendly. However, unfortunately petty theft is a common in the cities like Puno, Juliana and Copacabana. Therefore, it is best to keep your valuables hidden or simply leave them in the safe in your hotel room.

Lake and border crossing to Bolivia from Peru.

  • Since Lake Titicaca rests between Peru and Bolivia, years ago it was possible to cross into Bolivia on one of the iron steam ships such as the SS Inka or SS Ollanta, but due to increased border regulations, travelers must pass through Yunguyo, which is about 2.5 hours by car from Puno. From there, travelers can obtain a visa to enter the country, pay the Bolivian reciprocity fee, and continue on to Copacabana and La Paz.

Altitude Sickness

Soroche is common the first days in the highlands, drinking plenty of water, eating light food and drinking coca tea are the best remedies known, symptoms of altitude sickness include:

  • Nausea & Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite