Let´s talk about the highest navigable lake in the world and the second largest in South America. Impressive, right? Yes, the Lake Titicaca is at 3.800 meters above sea level, is one of the most ancient lakes in the world, with millions years old.
This is the second largest lake in South America, covering almost 8.372 km² and 190 km of distance in a northwest-to-southeast direction, located in the southeast Peru on the boarder with Bolivia. The lake is really deep, between 140 and 180 meters in depht, and can reach incredibles 280 meters in some places, with limpid and only slightly brackish waters, and colours from blue to índigo. A sacred site for ancient civilizations, some people say this is the place where that the Inca civilization emerged. Remnants of an ancient people, the Uros civilization, lives in the region and is responsible for the creation of the famous floating islands made of totora (a reed that grows in dense brakes in the marshy shallows).
Actually Lake Titicaca is part of an important nature reserve, called Titicaca National Reserve, with more than 37.000 protected hectares, where it cannot be built or deforested.
To be close to the Lake, the ideal place to stay is the town of Puno, an incredible city, the folklore capital of Peru and also has a lot of beauties . The town is easily accessible from other attractions in Peru, like Macchu Picchu or Cusco. Nowadays Lake Titicaca is one of the most top tourist attractions in the world, a unique place, where you´ll see awesome natural beauties, live an amazing experience, know the rich culture and stories of the region.
Certainly now you are even more interested about this place and willing to know it as soon as possible, there are a lot things to do there, and to help you to explore the beauties of the highest navigable lake in the world, check this itinerary of 7 days.
Day 1 – Arrival in Cusco – Transfer to the hotel.
DAY 2 – Archaeological city tour in Cusco.
DAY 3 – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes.
DAY 4 – Machu Picchu | Private guided tour – Cusco.
DAY 5 – Route of the Sun Tour – Cusco – Puno.
DAY 6 – Titicaca Lake – Floating Islands of Uros and Taquile.
DAY 7 – Transfer from the hotel to Juliaca’s Airport.
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