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Lake Titicaca Tours

Situated on the border between Peru and Bolivia, the surreal beauty and historical heritage of Lake Titicaca make it one of South America’s most rewarding destinations. Ancient civilizations thrived on the shores and islands of this high elevation lake for thousands of years. Today, its mystical waters are home to diverse Andean communities that you can engage with during one of our Lake Titicaca tours.

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Puno and Lake Titicaca is 12,500 feet (3,800 meters) above sea level. Located in the Andes mountains between Peru and Bolivia, it is the world’s highest navigable lake. At this elevation, you are very likely to experience symptoms of altitude sickness.

3 days and 2 nights. Lake Titicaca tours start early in the morning meaning you’ll need to arrive into Puno the afternoon before. It’s best to arrive after having already spent a few days at high elevation destinations like Arequipa or Cusco so that you’re well acclimated. The tour of Lake Titicaca is a full day tour which means you’ll need to do another overnight before heading to the airport or bus station the next morning.

Yes, Lake Titicaca is worth visiting if you are looking for cultural experiences, enjoy physical activity and have time in your Peru itinerary. The landscape is literally breathtaking, and a sunset at Lake Titicaca will surely be a highlight of your trip. The local communities on the Uros floating islands, Taquile and Amantani still practice traditions passed down through generations. Some say Lake Titicaca is too “touristy” as you will locals selling their craft throughout your tour. However, many visitors rave about their Peruvian souvenirs.

The best Lake Titicaca tour for couples is to combine your Lake Titicaca boat tour with an overnight stay on Isla Suasi or Titilaka. Both are private islands on Lake Titicaca and are perfect for a honeymoon or couples getaway.

The Lake Titicaca boat tour suitable for older children. However, the high elevation can make this destination difficult for families with young children who may need to be carried during a tour.

There are a few ways to get to Lake Titicaca from Lima and from Cusco. Flights operate daily from Lima and Cusco to the Juliaca airport an hour away from Puno and Lake Titicaca. PeruRail offers a train ride from Cusco to Puno that passes through the scenic Southern Valley. Bus tours from Cusco to Lake Titicaca offer transit with stops at museums, ruins and historic sites along the way. A 19–21 hour bus ride is possible from Lima to Puno.

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