Lake Titicaca, Puno

Lake Titicaca, Puno

At 173 km long, 57 km wide, and up to 900 feet deep, Lake Titicaca is not only the largest lake in South America but at 12,500 feet (3,810 metres) of elevation, it also is the highest navigable lake in the world. The scenic beauty, geographical uniqueness, and deep blue color of the lake contrasting with the surrounding, golden-colored fields make Titicaca popular with international travelers. There even is an entire, picturesque village of indigenous Uros Indians living in their homes all built on top of massive, floating reed beds cut and fashioned into a massive raft. This floating village even shifts positions with the winds.

The two most recommended methods of reaching the lake from Peru are: 1) flying on domestic jet flights to the Juliaca airport and driving 45 minutes to the city of Puno, which is located right on the lake, and 2) taking a very stylish train from Cuzco to Puno.

The train trip is often described as the most beautiful train trip in Peru and one of the most scenic in the world.

The western half of the lake lies in Peru, while the eastern half lies in Bolivia, and it is common for travelers to move between these two Andean nations by cruising on comfortable, dedicated, purpose-built tour ships. Lying at the eastern tip of this massive lake is both the most important archaeological site in Bolivia, the mysterious, pre-Inca “Tiwanacu”. and the bustling city of La Paz, the capital of Bolivia.

Both the Peruvian and Bolivian sides of the lake offer quite stylish, very scenic hotels with spectacular vistas. Ask our team about designing your visit to Titicaca to feature specific aspects that fit your particular interests in exploration.

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