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Lake Titicaca is considered the highest navigable lake in the world and is situated on the border between southern Peru and the northern border of Bolivia. The Peruvian town of PUNO sits on the northern border of the lake and most of the hotels in the town boast of spectacular lake views. Be sure and ask for a lake-view room. A little to the north, in Peru, the town of Juliaca has an airport, and is the air flight connection between the Lake Titicaca area and Lima, Cusco, or Arequippa as well. Daily tourist buses connect Cusco to Puno and the lake, and there is also a Peru rail service that connects Cusco to Puno. The typical tour to Lake Titicaca is usually two or three nights, however, longer tours are available with lake crossings by boat across the lake to Bolivia. On the Peruvian side of the lake you can see the fascinating floating villages of Uros as well as the colorful island village of Taquile. Historians trace the mythical origins of the Inca Empire to the this area of the lake, called the Sun and Moon Islands. Visitors should keep in mind that the altitude here at the lake is high, above 12,000 feet above sea level....even higher than Cusco.

To the south of Cuzco, lie the ruins of Piquillacta, and the beautiful colonial Andahuay lillas Church (named the Peruvian Sistine Chapel). Further south is the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" which is filled with colorful Andean villages and several hotels. One of these villages is Pisac, with its stately ruins and colorful Indian Market Fair and the famous Ollantaytambo Inca Fortress. Picchu, called the "Lost City of the Incas", was discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, and is actually lower than Cuzco. The beautifully preserved ruins consist of an enormous stone city hidden by a spectacular terraced green mountain plateau surrounded by three towering peaks.

Lake Titicaca Travel Map

Classic tour to Peru's Lake Titicaca

  • 3 Days / 2 Nights - Daily Departures
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  • Day 1Cusco / Puno - Lake Titicaca

    Transfer to the bus or train station in Cusco for the bus or train to Puno, located on the lake shore. The route by bus or train takes all day with arrival to Puno in the early evening. Meet with our local guide and transfer to your hotel for two nights. A delicious buffet breakfast is included at the hotel dining room each morning.

  • Day 2 lake titicaca / taquile island / uros floating islands

    Meet in the hotel lobby in the morning for a full day tour of the lake shore as well as a boat excursion across the lake to the Uros Islands and the island of Taquile. The floating islands of Uros are reed constucted villages that float on the lake, and are the homes of the local Uros tribal people. Their homes are actually floating reed villages. A delicious lunch is served by the staff followed by a visit to the lake island of Taquile to see this colorful Peruvian lake village with an opportunity to do some shopping. This tour is in a small group setting with transportation by shuttle bus and motor boat. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner in the evening at your leisure.

  • Day 3 puno / juliaca / lima

    Our local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for a transfer to the airport at Juliaca for your flight back to Lima. Assitance at the airport in Lima, for your international flight to Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, or home.

hotels in the area of puno and lake titicaca

Puno Hotels in Peru near Lake Titicaca

Hotels in Puno(In Peru)

There are a number of great four and five star hotels in the Puno area of Lake Titicaca. These hotels are all located on the lake shore with great views of Lake Titcaca.

Puno Hotel Libertador on the lake with views of Lake Titicaca

Hotel Libertador (In Puno, Peru)

This hotel is in the town of Puno with a great view of Lake Titicaca. It has a commanding view of the lake. Be sure and request a lake view room. This hotel is in the four to five star category for comfort and service.

Hotel Accomodations Puno Peru and Lake Titicaca tours

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Call for details on great hotel accommodations at or near Lake Titicaca in Peru. Most hotels have lake views and easy access to the tours to the Uros Floating Islands or the Island of Taquile.