Ancient civilizations thrived on the islands of this high-altitude lake. Today, its mystical waters are home to various Andean communities that you can interact with during one of our Lake Titicaca tours.
Let's jump from island to island!
The islands on Lake Titicaca will leave you speechless. A perfect blend of natural and cultural remnants, Lake Titicaca is the ideal place to learn about the origins of ancient cultures and relax amid an exciting Peru vacation.
The floating islands of the Uros stand out above the rest of the attractions of Lake Titicaca. The Uros community built these artificial islands with the same supplies found in Lake Titicaca called reeds, as they have done for centuries. As you enter the floating islands, you will be greeted by its residents and educated on their way of life.
Taquile is a famous island in Lake Titicaca for its textile art. In 2005, Taquile was inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List for more than 500 years of textile history.
In February, the Festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria is celebrated in Puno, which lasts more than 15 days. This festival considered one of the largest in the southern region of Peru is full of colorful costumes, local Peruvian music, and exotic dances.
Sillustani is a cylindrical construction type located near Lake Titicaca on the shores of Laguna Umayo. This place was used for burials more than 500 years ago by the pre-Inca Culla civilization. The Sillutani ruins display carvings of sacred animals and the remaining upright towers are up to 40 feet tall.
Amantani is an island in Lake Titicaca that is home to ~800 families. Amantani is the perfect place to spend the night on Lake Titicaca where you can share with a local family and learn the depths of the local cultures of Lake Titicaca.
Cutimbo, similar to Sillustani, is an ancient burial site on the outskirts of Lake Titicaca. This archaeological site has impressive stone tombs, carvings, and cave paintings.
Pukara exudes a culture located 60 miles (100 km) north of Puno. Visit the Pukara Lithic Museum, which houses ancient weaving tools, decorated pottery shards, and many artifacts from the earliest populations of the northern region of Lake Titicaca who lived here between 550 B.C. C. and 200 d. c.
45-50% of travelers experience symptoms of altitude sickness, also known as mountain sicknesses, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and dizziness when traveling to high-altitude destinations in Peru, such as on the Inca Trail, Cusco, Arequipa, and Lake Titicaca. Symptoms of altitude sickness usually ease after 24 to 48 hours at altitude.
Check with your doctor before traveling to high-altitude destinations.
Within your program to Peru include 3 days and 2 nights to have a visit to Lake Titicaca. Your tour of Lake Titicaca will be a full-day excursion starting early and ending in the late afternoon. It is necessary to arrive in Puno the night before and depart the day after your Lake Titicaca tour due to tour schedules and flight, bus, and train schedules.
Yes. This destination stands out for having doses of culture and history through high-altitude landscapes that will complement the stories and knowledge of Peru that you have learned so far. Impressive postcards, panoramic views of the lake, and highlights of the floating islands of the Uros will make Lake Titicaca a unique destination on your tour of Peru.
Lake Titicaca’s fame is highlighted by its staggering height of 12,507 feet (3,812 meters) above sea level, earning it the title of the highest navigable lake in the world.
The easiest way to get to Lake Titicaca is by plane. Juliaca airport is one hour from Lake Titicaca, and one hour from Puno. Flights from Cusco and Lima operate every day and take approximately 1.5 hours.
If you are looking for something more adventurous, you can travel from Cusco to Lake Titicaca (and vice versa) on a scenic luxury train ride through the South Valley or via bus stops at various archaeological sites and museums that are distributed along the road.
Bus routes from Lima to Lake Titicaca operate, but travelers should allow 19-21 hours in travel time.
The peak season for Lake Titicaca tours is between June, July, and August, during the heart of the dry season, when the weather is less likely to ruin your trip. The seasons between April-May and September-November have pleasant weather and fewer crowds. If going to Lake Titicaca for its biggest cultural festival, the UNESCO-recognized Candelaria Festival in Puno, travelers should visit Lake Titicaca in February (keep in mind it’s the rainy season).
first of all machu picchu was amazing,but only can re-entry twice! wayna picchu was amazing too but there were only 2 slot of time 200 people can get inside each time, need to book the ticket before. My slot was 10-11 entry time, so we thought we could spend more time in machu picchu so we reached the entry gate at 11.
I recently visited Peru for a wedding in Lima…I took it upon myself to extend my trip by visiting Cusco so I could do some sightseeing and hiking. I researched and found Peru Wayna Picchu…reached out to them, told them when I would be there and what I wanted to do. They in return sent me a whole itinerary detailing each day. The trips were absolutely amazing, the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, personable and fun.
I have known and worked with Karen Lizbeth Espinoza Ovalle for over ten years on numerous travel plans. I have currently made sixteen trips to Cusco and she has been involved in every trip I have made. She is very professional and extremely courteous to work with. I would recommend using Karen for any travel plans! Not only that; but she is such a wonderful person to know.
What else to say about this beautiful, historic and amazing place. We hiked up the Wayna piccu to get an overlook on the maccu piccu and where lucky. It was absolutely breathtaking!
It was an incredible experience, the quality of service was exceptional, I loved it, I recommend it!!
It was an incredible experience!! I really enjoyed this trip, getting to know the wonder of the world, thanks to the guides, the logistics, the whole team in general, really exceptional!!
You’ll need to plan this at least 6 months in advance. I suggest the early time slot if you can. If you’ve acclimated in Cusco or the Inca trail this will be easier for you. Plan on a very steep and hard trek to the top. This is not for children. If you expect a nice path with easy stairs like you’ll find in Machu Picchu don’t waste your money. When you make it to the top, wow….
Our trip in May was my second to Cusco and the first one for my friend. I already had in mind to visit WaynaPicchu since I couldn’t do it in my first trip (my kids were too small for such a hike) and it was more than I expected. Maybe it was the anticipation, or maybe it was the hour hike it took to get there…
It was an awesome climb! And it was Not near as physically challenging as the four day Inca Trail. Looks intimidating but it was fairly safe for a 60+ year old (that is in good physical shape). It took my wife & I about 30 to 40 minutes to climb. It had steel cable handrails along the mountain side for many parts of the climb. You should be acclimated to the elevation prior to climbing. And train on hikes and/or stair master. Spectacular views. Worth the climb and price.