Peru: Lake Titicaca

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Peru

Lake Titicaca

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A vast expanse of water along the border with Bolivia in southeast Peru, ocean-like Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake at 12,500 feet. Its deep waters, coveted and conquered by the Incas and the Spanish, seem to meld with the deep blue of the sky, fringed by the snow-capped Andes. Your base for exploring its islands, waters, and Quechua and Aymara villages, is an intimate, luxurious lakeside lodge, with myriad inclusive activities and meals. An incredible collection of active adventures awaits: boat excursions to floating reed islands and Incan ruins, a home visit to a legendary weaving island, kayaking, birding, and sailing the lake’s crystalline waters, and walking or biking its shores, past villages and farmed terraces, immersed in Peru’s rural altiplano culture throughout.

 

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Juliaca Airport, Peru
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Juliaca Airport, Peru
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4 days, 3 nights Trip Includes 

Trip Includes

  • Accommodations for 3 nights in lake view suite (spa bathroom with tub and rain shower)
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 afternoon teas, 3 cocktail hours (including mini-bar consumption but excluding premium brands)
  • Boat excursions to Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island
  • Bike ride in the fields of Plateria
  • Walking excursion to Socca Beach
  • Half-day activity of your choice: kayaking, bicycling, bird-watching
  • Titilaka Arch walk or sailing excursion (weather permitting)
  • Guided excursion to Sillustani peninsula and archaeological site
  • Basic travel insurance coverage
  • The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the CW staff
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*Surcharges may apply for New Year’s, Christmas, or other national holidays

Call 800.234.6900 to book this trip.

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Itinerary and Accommodations

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Day 1

Lake Titicaca

Arrival; Uros Floating Islands excursion; Bike ride in the fields of Plateria, easy

You are welcomed to the Lake Titicaca region at the Juliaca Airport and proceed directly to the lake port for a boat excursion to the Uros Floating Islands. An amazing archipelago of more than 40 man-made reed islands, the group of several hundred inhabitants are the descendants of the ancient Uros people, who developed their isolated lake culture to escape the Inca and the Spanish. You learn about their incredible reed vessels and islands, fishing methods, and trading practices. After the visit, you continue to your lakeside boutique lodge, Titilaka.

Upon arrival you are greeted with lunch, and after, a siesta and plenty of liquids are recommended to acclimate to the altitude, followed by afternoon tea. Rested and fortified, a late afternoon bike ride takes you through the fields of Plateria, an easy route following country roads along the lake shore through villages and farms. Later, you enjoy a cocktail in the hotel’s striking lounge and proceed to dinner, where local ingredients fuse Peruvian cuisine with a light Mediterranean touch. After dinner, the convivial atmosphere inspires sharing with your fellow guests and hosts.

Titilaka Lodge

Titilaka Peninsula, Lake Titicaca, Peru

An exquisitely designed contemporary boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca with just 18 lakeview loft-style rooms, surrounded by wrap-around decks, landscaped grounds and walkways, two private beaches, inviting lounges, common rooms, dining room, and private dock. Fine dining includes three full meals plus afternoon tea and evening cocktail. Inclusive activities include walking, kayaking, bicycling, bird watching, and sailing (weather permitting).

Day 2

Lake Titicaca

Morning excursion to Taquile Island; Afternoon walking excursion to Socca Beach

A full day of exploring the lake awaits as you awaken to a healthy breakfast on the terrace with a variety of fresh fruit and local cereals. This morning you embark on an excursion to Taquile Island, a 45-minute boat ride across the lake. The Taquile people, of Quechua origin as opposed to the majority of the region’s locals who are of Aymara origin, are weavers, whose textiles have been declared UNESCO heritage masterpieces, and continue their traditional way of life on the approximately 3-mile long and half-mile-wide island. You are welcomed into the home of a Taquile weaving family and walk the island’s paths through its crop fields and pre-Inca ruins. Returning by boat to the lodge, you soak in magnificent views of Bolivia’s snow-capped Cordillera Real mountains.

After lunch, an afternoon siesta, and tea, you depart from the hotel on foot to Socca, a rural community east of the lodge, following along the broad sandy shores between wetlands and farms, an easy pace lets you further soak in the local scenery and culture as dusk approaches. Later, you partake in a cocktail and delightful dinner at the lodge.

Titilaka Lodge

Titilaka Peninsula, Lake Titicaca, Peru

An exquisitely designed contemporary boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca with just 18 lakeview loft-style rooms, surrounded by wrap-around decks, landscaped grounds and walkways, two private beaches, inviting lounges, common rooms, dining room, and private dock. Fine dining includes three full meals plus afternoon tea and evening cocktail. Inclusive activities include walking, kayaking, bicycling, bird watching, and sailing (weather permitting).

Day 3

Lake Titicaca

Morning activity of your choice offered from lodge: kayaking, bicycling, bird-watching; Afternoon activity: sailing, Titilaka Arch walk.

After two days exploring Lake Titicaca, today choose how you would like to spend this full day—perhaps indulging in breakfast in bed or a magnificent sunrise at dawn. You may choose to kayak in the clear waters and rocky shoreline near the hotel (with safety instructions provided), or take out one of the bikes again, or perhaps join a local birdwatcher guide in a row boat, learning about the unique totora reeds and spotting, Andean seagulls, flamingos, and grebes near the quiet community of Perka. You return to the lodge for lunch and a rest. This afternoon, after teatime, you could enjoy a sailing trip on the world’s highest navigable lake (weather permitting) with a sunset cocktail. Or, for a panorama on the entire lake and surrounding region, hike nearby to an ancient Incan arch, which again takes you through small villages and farms, letting you see the rural lifestyle of the Peruvian altiplano, and here enjoy a sunset toast. Returning to the lodge, you celebrate your final evening in this exceptional setting.

Titilaka Lodge

Titilaka Peninsula, Lake Titicaca, Peru

An exquisitely designed contemporary boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca with just 18 lakeview loft-style rooms, surrounded by wrap-around decks, landscaped grounds and walkways, two private beaches, inviting lounges, common rooms, dining room, and private dock. Fine dining includes three full meals plus afternoon tea and evening cocktail. Inclusive activities include walking, kayaking, bicycling, bird watching, and sailing (weather permitting).

Day 4

Lake Titicaca

Departure; optional Sillustani excursion en route (depending on departure flight time)

After breakfast, a transfer is provided to the Juliaca airport or train station. Depending on your travel plans, you may have time for a guided excursion to Sillustani, a spectacular peninsula facing the Umayo lagoon and home to the area’s best-preserved archaeological remains. This unique geologic site was a burial ground for the Pucara, Tiahuanaco, and Ccolla pre-Inca cultures, long predating the Inca expansion. Their tower-like Chullpas tombs were later copied by the Inca, and the differences in period and culture can be seen in these stone structures.

Note: The itineary can be customized upon arrival and sailing is available weather permitting.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Bear in mind that this is a typical itinerary, and the actual activities, sites, and accommodations may vary due to season, special events, weather, or transportation schedules. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary since tour arrangements are made up to a year in advance, and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve the tour and your experience. If you are currently booked on a CW adventure, an itinerary has been sent to you for your exact departure date. Please call CW at 800.464.9255 if you have any questions about the exact itinerary or hotels selected for any of our tours.

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