Lake Titicaca

History

Lake Titicaca has played an important role in the history of Peru. The first inhabitants of Lake Titicaca and its surrounding areas were the Puraka people, which populated the area around the 2nd century. Afterwards, tribes such as the Aymara and the Colla people occupied the region, until they were absorbed into the Inca Empire. The descendants of these native populations, the Uros people, currently live on the Lake Titicaca. They have preserved their traditions and live on giant totora rafts built on the surface of the lake.

Geography

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable body of water in the world. This lake is located on the border of Peru and Bolivia, at an elevation of 3812 meters above sea level. Therefore, Lake Titicaca has a highland climate, with cold temperatures for most of the year.

Activities

The main attractions of Lake Titicaca are its numerous natural and artificial islands. The main ones are the Taquile, Suasi, and the Uros floating islands. The last ones are made up of totora, a native aquatic plant that grows in the lake.

Our Travel Packages

Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca – 8 Days

Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca – 8 Days

8 Days
Lima
Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca
Amazon Basin & Lake Titicaca – 12 Days

Amazon Basin & Lake Titicaca – 12 Days

12 Days
Lima
Madre de Diós - Cusco - Puno