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Explore Lake Titicaca, Peru

Located between Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is the birth place of the ancient Inca Empire

Here'a video of Lake Titicaca, shot during our 14 'Jaguar' trip (the 'Jaguar' is now only 10 days, and no longer incorporates Lake Titicaca). However, our travel gurus are experts at putting together combination trips, so chat with us about combining more than one adventure.

Lake Titicaca was the most sacred body of water to the ancient Incas. It is believed the Sun God ordered the first Inca to rise from its waters to form the Inca Empire, and according to mythology the place where the world was created from.

Today, at 12,530 feet (over 3800 metres above sea level), it is the world's highest navigable lake. Separating Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the centre of a region where thousands of subsistence farmers make a living fishing its icy waters, growing potatoes in the rocky land at its edge and herding llama and alpaca at altitudes that leave travelers gasping for air. There are still traces of the Spanish conquistadors' aggressive campaign to erase Inca and Pre-Inca cultures and, in recent times, the lure of modernization beginning to touch its shores.

Lake Titicaca has a surface area exceeding 3,100 square miles, not counting its more than 30 islands, and is so large that it has waves. It is easily accessible from the quaint town of Puno, Peru or Challapampa from the Bolivian side. Top attractions on Lake Titicaca include Uros Islands or "Floating Islands" built of reeds, Taquile Island, the biggest island Isla Sol, Puno, and Amantani Island. If you're keen to see Lake Titicaca, and stay with a local Quechua Family, then check out our 'Chinchilla' trip.

Visit Lake Titicaca and stay on Amantani Island on the following Peru trips:

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