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Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Lake Titicaca Bolivia

Not far from La Paz lies the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca. Sky blue hues hit the depths of the lake while the white snowy mountains merge hazily with the dusty dry shores of this legendary lake.

Evidence of its religious importance to both the Inca and Aymara Indians abound and include a sacred fountain, the Inca steps and religious sites on both the Sun and Moon Islands. Between La Paz and Lake Titicaca are the remarkable ruins of Tiahuanaco. Believed to be the cradle of the American civilisation dating back to 1,600 B.C. this ceremonial complex was at one time, the ‘largest city in the world’.

Accommodation

Below is some of the wonderful accommodation to include on your journey.

Inca Utama Hotel & Spa £££££

  • Bolivia
  • B&B, Motel and Guesthouse

Inca Utama is on the edge of Lake Titicaca. As well as being a hotel, it also offers a cultural experience with an Andean village complete with Urus-Chipayas mud igloos where many native arts are demonstrated. The hotel comprises of 67 lake view rooms and suites complete with electric blankets. There is an overwater restaurant to take dinner and the panoramic views of the lake and mountains.

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Hotel Rosario del Lago £££££

  • Bolivia
  • B&B, Motel and Guesthouse

Hotel Rosario del Lago is on the shores of Lake Titicaca in the small town of Copacabana. The hotel is full of stylish Bolivia character, with many local fabrics and art work throughout the hotel. All 28 rooms are individually furnished and have lake views, and the majority have a small balcony also. The restaurant has wonderful views and serves delicious traditional food with a modern twist.

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Posada del Inca Eco Lodge £££££

  • Bolivia
  • B&B, Motel and Guesthouse

Posada del Inca is a restored rustic stone house on the Island of the Sun; it overlooks Lake Titicaca and the snow-capped Cordillera Real. There are 20 simple and cosy rooms with heating and electric blankets. Some rooms also have small terraces. There is a restaurant on site serving simple home-cooked food. Views are fantastic, not least the regular nighttime vista of the Milky Way.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

James Armitage

Hot, steamy and lush, James has explored the extremes of this fascinating country including the resting place of Che Guevara and where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid where purported to have been shot

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I can only say it was the most incredible adventure from beginning to end and every single day offered something totally new , exciting and different. All the accommodation was fabulous and again all very different and unique. Loved loved every moment of every day. You did a fantastic job putting it all together.

Destination: Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

Overall another amazing trip from Steppes Travel. We saw so many different sights and had so many new experiences. Would always highly recommend Steppes.

Steppes Travel

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for looking after us so well! Who could have foreseen electric storms (according to the locals in Buenos Aires – the worst in 10 years!) and the civil unrest in Chile.  You couldn’t have looked after us better if you had been on the spot! We had an AWESOME adventure – your advice and suggestions were bang on the nail every time. Each hotel was better than the next and the cruise was FANTASTIC, the scenery throughout the trip was amazing!

Destination: Argentina & Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

We left Uruguay feeling like we had really had an insider's experience. James sent us to some of the highlights destinations, but also to some lesser-visited spots where we came across no other tourists.

Destination: Uruguay
Travel Expert: James

We knew we wanted to visit Suriname, but we didn’t know where to start and couldn’t find many resources. John put us at ease immediately, and we knew that we were in safe hands with his expertise.

Destination: Suriname
Travel Expert: John

Paul put together a spectacular trip through the highlights of Peru, and no detail was missed. His recommendations for acclimatising were particularly helpful, and something no one else I spoke to had mentioned.

Destination: Peru
Travel Expert: Paul

Sailing around the Rosario Islands was not something we had even considered, but we are so grateful to John for putting this enchanting archipelago on our radar.

Destination: Colombia
Travel Expert: John

John put together a phenomenal itinerary to Colombia that included the Colombian Amazon, a place that we understand to be little visited. What a trip it was – you have made Steppes clients out of us, John.

Destination: Colombia
Travel Expert: John

Paul created an itinerary that perfectly suited our interests, and we were particularly impressed with the properties that he selected for us. Thank you for recommending we visit the Atacama Desert, which we hadn’t even thought of visiting, but which turned out to be the highlight.

Destination: Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

We could tell from the offset that James had a knowledge of Bolivia that was unmatched – far superior to anyone we had spoken to prior. James understood what we wanted and ensured the itinerary was interspersed with incredible experiences.

Destination: Bolivia
Travel Expert: James

James, you have made Steppes travellers out of us. From ensuring acclimatisation time was built into our schedule to suggesting we stay in a hotel made from salt, you created an itinerary that was far more detailed than anything we could have imagined.

Destination: Bolivia
Travel Expert: James

Paul did everything from making dinner reservations in Buenos Aires to booking specific rooms in the Lake District that he knew would give us the best view.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: Paul

Paul listened carefully to what we wanted from our travels in Argentina and put together a really special itinerary that was perfectly tailored to us.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: Paul

Thanks to James for planning this trip of a lifetime through Argentina, a place we have always wanted to see. We were able to visit everywhere from Patagonia in the south to the Iguazu Falls in the north, and all with very little effort on our part.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: James

Roxy was excellent at knowing what we needed from our family trip to the Galapagos Islands. Despite booking it with little time to spare, everything was seamlessly arranged with very little effort from us.

Destination: Galapagos Islands
Travel Expert: Roxy

John at Steppes has been excellent, brilliantly helpful, so knowledgeable and always happy to answer questions. He was brilliant at really listening to us in our first conversations, and tailored a trip that suited us perfectly.

Destination: Galapagos Islands
Travel Expert: John

What a wonderful trip. I especially enjoyed snorkelling with playful sea lions, swimming with penguins, seeing a huge manta ray and spotting the occasional shark.

Destination: Galapagos Islands
Travel Expert: Roxy

As usual all aspects of this trip went like clockwork, even thought we were in South America where timings can be different to other parts of the world! This we put down to the work done by Paul and his knowledge of the country.

Destination: Ecuador
Travel Expert: Paul

Roxy did a truly wonderful job at arranging our itinerary, which was very unique.

Destination: Brazil
Travel Expert: Roxy

Paul excelled himself in putting together our unusual itinerary to the Amazon Rainforest. He was conscientious, listened to what we liked and made excellent suggestions.

Destination: Amazon
Travel Expert: Paul

Roxy recommended that we should add on a trip to the Amazon ahead of our Galapagos Islands journey, and what a brilliant addition it was. We loved every moment of our time in both places, and were impressed with Roxy's advice.

Destination: Amazon & Galapagos Islands
Travel Expert: Roxy

Once again, I would like to thank James for organising our trip. Our visit to Peru was perfect. Each of the expert guides in Peru made the whole thing run like clockwork, and I cannot thank all of you enough.

Destination: Peru
Travel Expert: James

We would recommend Steppes for anyone travelling to the Galapagos Islands- they are lovely company to deal with from start to finish, and James not only listened but went out of his way to accommodate our requests. Thank you!

Destination: Galapagos Islands
Travel Expert: James

Our trip to Colombia and Peru, organised by James, exceeded all of our expectations! We travelled initially to see our eldest son who lives in California and then decided that (while close by) we would "nip" to Peru with the aim of visiting Machu Picchu, and onward to Colombia. A spectacular and memorable trip of a lifetime.

Destinations: Colombia & Peru
Travel Expert: James

James put together what proved to be a fabulous itinerary in Chile. We were slightly concerned that with 11 flights in 3 weeks we might be overdoing it, but the experiences in each location more than justified the travel, and James's first-hand experience proved invaluable.

Destination: Chile
Travel Expert: James

What excellent service from James - he was very knowledgeable and booked the perfect trip for us to Brazil.

Destination: Brazil
Travel Expert: James

What a fantastic trip to Argentina, Chile and Brazil superbly organised by James.

Destination: Argentina, Chile & Brazil
Travel Expert: James

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