Lake Titicaca

Peru

High up in the Andes shine the waters of what is believed to be the birthplace o the Incas, Lake Titicaca. Home to unique islands, one of the main ones is Taquile, which is recognized for its textile art and was named one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritages of Humanity by UNESCO. The floating Islands of Uros are a group of around 44 manmade sub-islands, and are a sight not to be missed while in Peru.

Fun Facts

• Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. 

• The annual festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria, held in the town of Puno, stands with Carnival in Rio de Janeiro and Oruro as one of the three largest festivals in South America.  

• Lake Titicaca is the natural border of Peru and Bolivia and is located in both countries.

Exclusive Experiences

• The manmade islands of Uros are made of totora, a local cane-like plant. Make your way from one floating home to the next on a local totora-made kayak for a first hand experience and insider look of this unique way of life.  

• Sail the waters of the lake, which is so large that there is no end in sight.  

• On the island of Taquile you can spend the night in one of the actual homes of the Taquile people.

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