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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 Titcaca, 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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Suggested itineraries featuring Lake Titicaca

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Lake Titicaca, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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.

    • Inca Utama Hotel & Spa, Huatajata

      Inca Utama Hotel & Spa

      Medium

      More than just a hotel, the Inca Utama Hotel & Spa is a cultural experience on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

    • Posada del Inca, Sun Island

      Posada del Inca

      Simple

      A rustic lodge on the sacred and serene Sun Island on Lake Titicaca.