lake titicaca
lake titicaca
lake titicaca
lake titicaca
lake titicaca

Puno Titicaca Lake

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca–In Andean belief, Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun. In addition, it’s the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world. Banner blue skies contrast with bitterly cold nights. Enthralling and in many ways singular, the shimmering deep blue Lake Titicaca is the longtime home of highland cultures steeped in the old ways.

Pre-Inca Pukara, Tiwanaku and Collas all left a mark on the landscape. Today the region is a mix of crumbling cathedrals, desolate altiplano and checkerboard fields backed by rolling hills and high Andean peaks. In this world, crops are still planted and harvested by hand. Campesinos (peasants) wear sandals recycled from truck tires, women work in petticoats and bowler hats, and llamas are tame as pets. The Uros Floating Islands — where Andean communities consisting of just a few families construct tiny islands out of totora reeds. It might at first appear austere, but ancient holidays are marked with riotous celebrations where elaborately costumed processions and brass bands start a frenzy that lasts for days.

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world with extraordinary scenery wherever one looks. There are many islands in the lake some of them are larger and other smaller and all of them are inhabited by local Aymara people and each of which has its own unique history. This is a place of rich history and traditions. The lake is the legendary Inca creation site and is the birthplace of the sun in Incan mythology. It was here that the bearded white god Viracocha and the first Incas, Manco Capac and his sister-wife Mama Huaca (or Mama Ocllo), made their mystical appearances, later they moved toward the north to the valley of Cusco where the founded the Inca empire. Lake Titicaca Private Tours are perfect tours to experience all the treasure about this great lake.

Our tailor-made trip experts will work with you, offering guidance on the best time to travel at a pace that makes sense for you and yours. This tour is completely customizable, which means you can make your add-ons or focus on certain interests, where our private guides will offer you with more unique experiences, we will tailor this adventure to your specifications.

Highlights

 

 

  • Take in the scenic splendor of Lake Titicaca, travel by boat and see the sights from the water.
  • Marvel at the manmade floating islands of the Uros and mingle interacting with locals and learn more about life on the lake.
  • Enjoy the best of it on a private Lake Titicaca tour with a friendly and experienced local Peru Summit Adventures guide.
  • Perfect crafted itineraries, you can even customize your own Lake Titicaca tour and see and do exactly what you want, at your own pace.

Puno Titicaca Lake

2 Days from $ 285.00
Activity Type:
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Physical Grading:
Light-Moderate
Service Level:
Upgraded Comfort
Full Day from $ 190.00
Activity Type:
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Physical Grading:
Light-Moderate
Service Level:
Upgraded Comfort

Aditional Facts about this Trip

Did you know that Uros people live on 85 hand-made islands?

The UROS are indigenous people that live on 85 self – fashioned floating islands in Lake Titicaca near Puno. The UROS descend from people that spoke the Puquina language. They considered themselves the owners of the lake and water, according to the legend, Uros People used to say that they had black blood, because they did not feel the cold. They historically called themselves Lupihaques “Sons of the Sun”. Although most Uros languages have been lost, but maintain their identity and some old customs. The purpose of the island settlements was originally defensive; if a threat arose the floating islands could be moved… The Uros traded with Aymara tribe on the mainland, intermarrying with them and eventually abandoning the Uros language for that of the Aymara.

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