Lake Titicaca straddles the border between Peru and Bolivia. This is where the Quechua traditions meet those of the Aymara. The Incas originated from the islands on the lake, which they believed to be the birthplace of the sun, making a visit here a fascinating cultural experience. The area is particularly known for the floating reed islands of Uros, while Puno is regarded as the Folkloric capital of Peru.
Reasons to visit Lake Titicaca and Puno include:
Most people tend to avoid the worst of the rainy season from about November to April. For more information about when to travel in Peru, see our When to visit Peru page.
A simple island homestay on Lake Titicaca.
Belmond Andean Explorer is a luxury sleeper train operating between Cusco and Arequipa, offering excellent service and a gentle pace of travel.
Casa Andina Premium Puno is located by Lake Titicaca and has great views of the lake.
A wonderfully tranquil and comfortable eco lodge on a private 106 acre island near the remote northern shore of Lake Titicaca.
Both KLM and Iberia have flights to Lima via Europe, leaving the UK early in the morning to arrive in Lima in the evening. The flight time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly to Lima via America.
Language: Spanish and Quechua are the official languages.
Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.
There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.