Tour of the islands on Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake, which makes it a winner in our books, and that’s before you even explore the floating Uros Islands.

Ollie and Kate B are here to help give you the inside track.

Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

Dec - Jan

Flight from London London

12:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -5 hrs

These islands are made entirely from totora, an indigenous reed that grows in the lake's shallows and which has been used to create these extraordinary man-made islands and the boats the inhabitants use to navigate around the lake. Spend time with the charming locals and a guide who can explain their traditional way of life and customs.

Next stop is the island of Taquile, a more traditional (ie: static) island where the local Quechua people's traditions continue in much the same way they have for centuries. The locals, or Taquilenos, are expert weavers as well as exceptional hosts, and we defy you to come away without having bought some of their brightly coloured clothing. The island has additional appeal in the form of Incan terraces that are still in use today for crops as well as wild flower meadows.

The final island stop is Amantani, home to beautiful cantata flowers and a place of pilgrimage and worship since pre-Columbian times. Today Andean priests known as Pacos still perform ceremonies at the Pachamama and Pachatata sanctuaries, maling offerings to the earth and the sacred lake.

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Original Highlight

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Spend time on the extraordinary Uros floating Islands, which local communities originally built as defensive retreats but on which they now live permanently.

Saskia, Original Traveller

Where to stay

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Titilaka

Locations don’t come much more dramatic or isolated than Lake Titicaca, believed by the Incas to be the birthplace of the human race and at 12,500 feet the highest navigable lake in the world.

Isla Suasi

Isla Suasi

Situated on the only private island in Lake Titicaca, this solar-powered lodge has admirable ecological credentials.

Hotel Libertador Puno

Hotel Libertador Puno

Located on Esteves Island on the shores of Lake Titicaca, ideally located for views and exploring the region.

Casa Andina Private Collection Puno

Casa Andina Private Collection Puno

This hotel boasts one of the most privileged locations in Puno, just in front of Lake Titicaca with uninterrupted views across the waters.

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Ollie and Kate B are our Lake Titicaca experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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