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Lake Titicaca Tours

Lake Titicaca, glistening atop the Andes Mountains, is a tourist attraction, spiritual oasis, and cultural hub all in one. It is also South America’s highest (at 12,507 feet/3,812 meters) and largest (at an astounding 3,230 square miles/8,366 square kilometers) lake, as well as the highest navigable lake in the world.

The Basics
The best way to explore Lake Titicaca is on its famed waters. Ride a boat out to the Uros Floating Islands to learn how the Uro people have lived on Lake Titicaca for generations; Taquile and Amantani Islands are particularly well known for their well-preserved cultural traditions and handicrafts, and they offer lodging and homestays. Active travelers can explore the lake on a kayak or paddleboard for a more adventurous outing. Most Lake Titicaca tours cover the basic attractions, while a private tour gives you more opportunity to customize your itinerary. Trips to Titicaca National Preserve, a protected section of the lake, offer opportunities to see 60 species of bird, such as the endemic Titicaca grebe, as well as fish and amphibians, including frogs weighing up to seven pounds (three kilograms). If you have more time in the region, multi-day tours often include visits to Machu Picchu, Lima, and Cusco.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Lake Titicaca is a must for nature enthusiasts and those wanting to learn more about native cultures.
  • The lake is split between Peru and Bolivia, and is accessible from both sides.
  • Be prepared for altitude sickness if you are not acclimated before arrival.
  • Dress in layers with sun protection for fierce sun, chilly afternoons, and cold nights.

How to Get There
The lake is divided between Peru and Bolivia, which bookend its beauty with the small cities of Puno and Copacabana, respectively. Both are fine bases to explore the lake’s amazing islands, replete with hotels and restaurant. Most travelers reach these cities by bus, though flights are available to the Inca Manco Cápac Airport in Juliaca, roughly an hour from Puno, and a train runs between Puno and Cusco. A few of the islands also offer lodging, though some are available only to travelers on tours.

When to Get There
For the most warmth and sunshine, visit Lake Titicaca from May through September, though temperatures are still chilly at night. Expect rain almost daily from October through March.

Sacred Waters
Lake Titicaca is thought to be the birthplace of the Andean peoples, where the Creator God Viracocha summoned the sun, moon, and first human beings from what is now called Isla del Sol. The Incas, Aymaras, Uros, and countless other indigenous nations thus hold this lake sacred.

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Uros and Taquile Islands by Fast Boat, Puno, null
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Uros and Taquile Islands by Fast Boat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Full day tours to Uros and Taquile on fast boat. Enjoy a beautiful day on Lake Titicaca visiting the two most impressive islands on there. Transfers, entrances ...  Read more

Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $74.90
Half-Day Tour of Lake Titicaca and Uros Floating Islands from Puno, Peru, Puno, Day Trips
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Half-Day Tour of Lake Titicaca and Uros Floating Islands from Puno, Peru

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You will be picked up from the hotel in the morning.  The boat departs from Puno city to The Floating Islands - a  group of around 70 small islands that are ...  Read more

Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $13.32
Private Tour: Taquile and Uros Islands by Kayak and Motorboat from Puno, Puno, Half-day Tours
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Private Tour: Taquile and Uros Islands by Kayak and Motorboat from Puno

Join this amazing private 10-hour kayak and culture adventure from Puno. Kayak about 6 mi/10 km from the peninsula of Capachica to Taquile where you'll enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Uros Kayaking and Taquile Island Day Tour, Puno, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Uros Kayaking and Taquile Island Day Tour

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On this amazing day tour, go kayaking on Lake Titicaca up to the Uros floating islands. Explore the islands and continue on to Taquile Island by boat. Get to ...  Read more

Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $146.00
Private Full-Day Tour to Titicaca Lake and Copacabana Village from La Paz, La Paz, Kayaking & ... 
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Private Full-Day Tour to Titicaca Lake and Copacabana Village from La Paz

Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, located at 3856 meters above sea level. Its shores and small islands are home to the Aymara and Quechua ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $220.00
8-Day Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca Tour from Lima, Lima, Private Sightseeing Tours
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8-Day Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca Tour from Lima

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore the best of the Andes on an 8-day tour of Peru departing from Lima. Visit the Sacred Valley including Ollantaytambo, the circular terraces of Moray and ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $1,623.75
Full Day Tour: Uros and Taquile Islands on the Titicaca Lake from Puno, Puno, Multi-day Tours
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Full Day Tour: Uros and Taquile Islands on the Titicaca Lake from Puno

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Uros floating Islands on the Titicaca Lake is located on the shores of Puno. Home to the legendary Uros people, who live on the floating reed islands and the ...  Read more

Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $50.00
10-day Tour from Lima: Amazon Jungle, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, Lima, Day Trips
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10-day Tour from Lima: Amazon Jungle, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

Explore Peru on a 10 day tour from Lima. Fly to the Amazon Jungle and see native wildlife in their natural habitat. Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 10 days (approx.)

From USD $2,041.00
Uros and Taquile Islands Day Trip from Puno, Puno, Multi-day Tours
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Uros and Taquile Islands Day Trip from Puno

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Discover two of Lake Titicaca’s famous islands on this full-day tour from Puno. Embark on a cultural journey and explore the islands of Uros and Taquile, and ...  Read more

Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.99
Taquile Island and Uros Floating Islands Day Trip from Puno, Puno, Day Trips
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Taquile Island and Uros Floating Islands Day Trip from Puno

Spend 8-hours with enclosed access to Lake Tititcaca and its people. Depart from the Puno's Pier heading to Uros Floating Islands, embodied by an amazing tribe ...  Read more

Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.90

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