Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America, spreading across the border between Peru and Bolivia. The lake features a number of islands of interest, including several artificial islands made of floating reeds that draw a lot of attention from tourists. Ker and Downey partners with innovative properties and guides that can help you fully explore the lake, avoiding the crowds.
Other islands on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca include Amantaní and Taquile, both of which can be visited by boat from the beautiful lakeside city of Puno. The islands and much of the surrounding area are dotted by Incan ruins, with the island of Taquile also scattered with a number of pre-Incan sites as well. Prepare for some of the most picturesque vistas of your trip, not only on the lake, but among the people. The colorful and photogenic communities are very accommodating to visitors.
The nearby cities of Puno and Juliaca offer a number of excellent sightseeing opportunities for visitors to the area. Puno, located right on the shore of the magnificent lake, is known as the “folkloric capital of Peru”, and here, you can experience many amazing examples of cultural expression, including art, dance, and music. Juliaca is famous for the pre-Incan Sillustani tombs, which are considered the most well-preserved examples of their type of architecture in the Altiplano.
You’ll want to allow plenty of time at Lake Titicaca, and it’s wise to visit after another high altitude stop, such as Cusco. At 15,000 feet, you’ll need to start slow and enjoy the views while you acclimate. All of our guides are equipped with oxygen and high altitude first-aid, with the know how to make sure you are not only safe, but comfortable as you take this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Lake Titicaca is an extraordinarily beautiful and fascinating location in Peru. Let your Ker & Downey travel expert help you to incorporate a visit to the area into your unique, customized itinerary.