LAGO TITICACA PERU
Know Lago Titicaca Peru
The highest navigable lake in the world shares the border with Bolivia in Peru, where the city of Puno is located on the banks of its cold blue waters. The islands that are in the vicinity are a sample of the tradition and customs of the pre-Columbian towns that inhabited the zone.
The totoras that grow in their surroundings - a kind of flexible reeds - are a fundamental part of these cultures, since they have even achieved the creation of artificial islands, that are maintained in the same bottom of the lake.
The lake is located inside the Titicaca National Reserve, at an altitude of more than 3800 meters above sea level. This protected area seeks to conserve native species of flora and fauna, as well as supporting the development and economy of the populations living in this area.
Natural areas, archeology, pre-Columbian culture, crafts.
Cultural tourism, observation of flora and fauna, photography, archaeological tourism, gastronomy, ecotourism.
How to get there: Throughout the year.
When to go:
By air, through the international airport Inca Manco Cápac, in the city of Juliaca. From Lima, the flight takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
By land via the Lima-Arequipa-Juliaca-Puno route which comes to approximately 1300 kilometers. That is, one day of travel.
Weather: Cold and semi-dry.
Transportation, lodging, food.