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On the windswept Altiplano a short distance from La Paz, Lake Titicaca stretches out in a vast shimmer of fathomless blue.

The lake is sacred to Quechua and Aymara people and it is rumored that if someone drowns in the lake, they become an offering to the earth goddess Pachamama.

Exploring the islands

Lake Titicaca, PeruTo avoid being an offering to the gods yourself, stay out of the icy waters and instead take a hydrofoil to explore the islands of the lake and the towns along its shore.

Spend a relaxing day on the serene Sun Island, ambling along the paths past Inca fountains and grazing llama, visit the floating islands of the Uru-Iruitos community to learn about their sustainable tourism project, and explore the pilgrimage town of Copacabana where each Sunday, vehicles bedecked with flowers are blessed for the miles ahead outside the dazzling Moorish-style cathedral.

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Map of Lake Titicaca

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around Lake Titicaca

    Accommodation choices for Lake Titicaca

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Lake Titicaca. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Lake Titicaca

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Lake Titicaca, and which use the best local guides.

    • Sun Island Trekking
      Sun Island, Bolivia

      Sun Island Trekking

      Sun Island Trekking

      Sun Island is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Titicaca. There are a number of small ruins and tiny traditional villages on the island but with no vehicles, getting about is restricted to walking some of the lovely trails or taking a boat.

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