The water truly sparkles here in the clear air of the Andean altiplano, and the panoramic views seem to stretch forever. The lake is surrounded by the ancient ruins of funerary towers and colonial churches.
Titicaca is also dotted with islands, including the artificial islands of the Uros people. Known as the Islas Flotantes, the islands are made of reeds and are still lived on today. Island hopping and spending a night or two on the lake with the locals is the best way to explore Titicaca.
Another island well worth visiting is Amantani, where visitors can join in nightly festivities and don traditional dress.
Tours & Tickets
Explore Lake Titicaca on a full-day catamaran cruise from Puno! First, travel across the border into Bolivia where you'll board a catamaran that will take you ... Read more
Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
Enjoy Puno with a home-stay on Lake Titicaca and by interacting with local people and families to give you a taste of the real daily lives on the high islands. ... Read more
Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 4 days (approx.)