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LAKE TITICACA ADVENTURE

  LAKE TITICACA

Located between Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is one of the most fascinating lakes in the world. It is situated at a very high altitude, at over 3800 meters above sea level, and a tour at Titicaca is definitely an unforgettable experience for any visitor. When visiting Lake Titicaca, the town of Puno is the best place to stay, on the Peruvian side of the lake.

The town of Puno is an interesting place to visit as it is the capital of folklore of Peru. It also has a beautiful old cathedral, and it is close to many attractions of Peru like the Macchu Picchu or the town of Cusco.

Lake Titicaca is a sacred place for the Inca civilization, as the Incan mythology says that the first Inca king, Manco Capac, was born here. According to the Incan mythology, this is the place where the world was created from, when the god Viracocha came out of the lake and created the sun, the stars and the first people. You will have many places to discover on the shore of Lake Titicaca, as well as on the many islands that exist on the lake.

On the Bolivian side of the lake you will find the fascinating town of Challapampa , home of the famous labyrinth (Chinkana). Also on the Bolivian side, you can find the biggest island of the lake, Isla del Sol ( Island  of the Sun). While there are no roads on the island, making it not tourism friendly, the over 180 ruins from the Incan period are making it worth to visit.

WORLD HERITAGE

Lake Titicaca is the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest of the world's large lakes. Titicaca is one of less than twenty ancient lakes on earth, and is thought to be there million years old. Lake Titicaca sits 3 810 m above sea level and is situated between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east. Peruvian part is located in Puno department, in Puno and Huancane provinces-

 TOP ATTRACTIONS:

  • Uros Islands or the Floating Islands are man-made islands out of reeds. The reeds grow naturally on the banks of the lake; the Uros people take them and form islands out of them, by constantly adding reeds on the surface. These islands often float on the Lake Titicaca, that is why they are also named Floating Islands.
  • Amantani Island (Isla Amantani) is an island close to the Taquile Island. It is much more traditional than the later, and just as in Taquile, the elder people control the tourism too. If you will stay there overnight, you will enjoy the party that is organized there every night. You will get traditional dresses, and local people will help you learn their traditional dance.
  • Taquile Island is a very interesting island on the Peruvian side of the lake. Tourism is strictly controlled by the old people; they will redirect you where to eat and where to sleep if you plan to stay there overnight. As everything in Peru, accommodation is very cheap (about $3 per night).
  • Island of the Sun is the biggest island on Lake Titicaca. It is best reached from Copacabana, on the Bolivian side of the lake. Worth visiting on the island is the Gold Museum (which displays many Inca treasures), and the Fountain of Youth.
  • Puno Town Centre is worth visiting during your stay. The small town has many beautiful places to visit, especially the Puno Cathedral, built in 1757. Beware that the climate is pretty cold during the nights as the city is situated at over 3000m altitude.

 

 

 

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