DISCOVER LAKE TITICACA PERU – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

DISCOVER LAKE TITICACA PERU – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

I guarantee you would have either heard of or seen pictures of Lake Titicaca Peru but you may not know too much about it. Well to start off with, Lake Titicaca is the biggest lake in South America and also the highest lake in the world! Pretty impressive right?

I spent one full day exploring as much of Lake Titicaca as I could and have put together this travel guide to help you plan your trip!

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WHERE IS LAKE TITICACA

Lake Titicaca is a lake between Bolivia and Peru, though mostly visited from a small city called Puno which is located on the Peruvian side of the lake. From Cusco to Lake Titicaca the journey is around eight hours.

If you are wondering about the Lake Titicaca Weather, the best time to visit is between February and November for moderate temperatures and minimal rainfall. December and January are the wettest months at Lake Titicaca Peru.

HOW TO GET TO LAKE TITICACA PERU

The easiest way to reach Puno Titicaca is by bus. The most reputable bus company in Peru that I discovered to be the most comfortable and reliable is Peru Hop. They offer many different bus routes and itineraries throughout Peru and Bolivia and I highly recommend travelling with them. For this particular trip, the Peru Hop bus departs from Cusco at 22:00 and arrives the following morning in Puno Titicaca at 06:00.

Click Here to visit the Peru Hop website for more information and to book your bus tickets online.

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LAKE TITICACA TOURS

The only way to explore Lake Titicaca Peru is by organising a Lake Titicaca Tour which can either be done in Puno at a tourist office when you arrive or by booking ahead of time with a tour company.

I personally booked my Lake Titicaca Tour with Madre Tierra Travel, an adventure tour company that offers dozens of tours throughout South America.

Click Here to book Lake Titicaca Tours with Madre Tierra Travel.

LAKE TITICACA FACTS

Before I tell you more about my experience on the Lake Titicaca Tour, here are some fun facts about Lake Titicaca Peru:

  • Lake Titicaca Altitude: 3,812 meters above sea level (highest lake in the world)
  • How Big Is Lake Titicaca: 8,372 kmsurface area, 191 km in length, 81 km in width
  • How Deep Is Lake Titicaca: 281 meters deep

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LAKE TITICACA ITINERARY

On this particular Lake Titicaca Tour, the places we explored are two of the most visited islands on Lago Titicaca – Islas Flotantes (the floating islands of Uros) and Isla Taquile (Taquile Island)

My friends and I were picked up from our hotel at around 6:45am and driven down to Puno harbour to where we jumped on board our tour boat for the day. The first leg of our Lake Titicaca Tour was a thirty-minute cruise out on to the lake and arriving at around 7:30am to Islas Flotantes, the famous floating islands of Uros.

These floating islands on Lake Titicaca Peru are constructed entirely from weeds that grow abundantly in the lake. Islas Flotantes is inhabited by the indigenous people known as Uros and up to six families live on one single floating island. When we visited, the Uros people showed us around their section of floating land, demonstrated how they make the islands by weaving the reeds and taught us a little about their culture and daily lives on the lake.

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LAKE TITICACA ITINERARY – CONTINUED…

From Islas Flotanates our Lake Titicaca tour continued to Taquile Island, which took around two hours across the lake on the boat. We arrived on the north side of Taquile Island at around 11:30am and followed the steep cobblestone path to the main village square.

Taquile Island is inhabited by the Taquileños people who are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing, which are regarded as the highest-quality handicrafts in Peru.

After wandering around some of the textile stores in the plaza we sat down to eat lunch in one of the restaurants. My friends and I ordered grilled fish and vegetables, sourced directly from Lake Titicaca and it was absolutely mouthwatering!

We then made tracks over to the southern side of Taquile Island which lead down through local villages boasting amazing views of Lake Titicaca and down to another port where the boat was waiting to pick us up.

The day was coming to an end by this stage and we made the two-hour boat cruise back to Puno, catching a beautiful sunset over Lake Titicaca Peru. Dusk had fallen by the time we had arrived in Puno and we were transferred back to our hotel.

All in all, a day tour on Lake Titicaca is a MUST and I highly recommend adding it to your Peru Itinerary!

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PUNO ACCOMMODATION

Puno has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favourite places to stay in Puno to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travellers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Libertador Lago Titicaca Puno

  • The only 5-star hotel in Puno! The Libertador offers panoramic views over Lake Titicaca, featuring a spa, hot tub, sauna, gym and free wifi. The rooms are air-conditioned with a private bathroom, tv and minibar. An in-house restaurant serving up Andean or international cuisine and breakfast is included!

Click Here to check availability and rates at Libertador Lago Titicaca Puno.

Mid Range: Tierra Viva Puno Plaza

  • Centrally located near Puno’s main square, the Tierra Viva Puno Plaza offers spacious rooms, stylish furnishing, private bathrooms and balconies. Perfect for couples and rated for the best value in Puno.

Click Here to check availability and rates at Tierra Viva Puno Plaza.

Budget: Puno Hostels

  • This 3-star hostel is perfect for backpackers on a budget. Puno Hostel has dorm rooms and private rooms available, a kitchen to do your own cooking and free bikes are available for guests to explore Puno city! This place really is bang for your buck!

Click Here to check availability and rates at Puno Hostels.

For all other accommodations in Puno, Click Here to search on Booking.com.

Airbnb Puno: Another option is to stay in an Airbnb, which has some great deals in Puno – Get your $40 Airbnb discount here!

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Thanks for reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Lake Titicaca Peru,  please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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