Why visit Lake Titicaca - Peru
The dramatic mountains of the Cordillera Real make for an impressive back-drop to one of the most stunning lakes in the world, Lake Titicaca. Stunning, but also an essential source of life for the people who inhabit its shores and islands, and whose ancient cultures have remained alive today, despite the passage of time and the encroachment of modernity.
About Lake Titicaca - Peru
At 4,000 metres altitude, Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, it is also one of the most beautiful as deep blues and bright whites cut cleanly through the icy air. The lake is also sacred to the Aymara and Quecha people who inhabit its shores and islands and to walk along the lake edge, sail its waters or stay on the islands, is to reconnect with an unchanged past. Puno is the departure town for boat trips to the floating Uros Islands, Taquile and Amantani Island and Bolivia, but also for the thrilling Andean Explorer train journey across the altiplano to Cusco.
- Enjoy an excursion on a boat made entirely of reeds
- Admire the beautiful handmade, colour-rich fabrics of the people of Taquile Island
- Take a boat trip to Amantaní, one of Lake Titicaca's most beautiful islands and a centre of mystical ceremonies since pre-Incan times