Holidays in Lake Titicaca

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Lake Titicaca - Puno which includes a lake or waterhole, general coastal views and landscape views

Sacred temples and pre-Incan ruins, highland cultures and fascinating floating islands await at the world’s highest navigable body of water.

Lake Titicaca captivates with its archaeological ruins, breathtaking landscapes, centuries-old cultures and vibrant festivals. Visit altiplano towns, rural villages and islands, spot free-roaming llama and exotic birdlife and mingle with farmers dressed in traditional clothes and bowler hats.

Lake Titicaca straddles the Peru-Bolivia border and is set high up in the Andes. It is the world’s highest navigable lake and also a place of great spiritual importance. In Andean mythology the lake is the birthplace of civilization, where the Incan god Viracocha rose from the water to create the sun, moon, stars and all living beings.

A collection of interesting towns spreads around the shores of this glistening deep blue lake. Bustling Puno is the main hub and a town famous for colonial architecture and folkloric music. Marvel at the 500-year-old chullpa temples that dominate the skyline of Sillustani. Browse the ceramic and pottery galleries of Pucará and relax amid the pink-colored cityscape of Lampa. Wander the picturesque villages of the Capachica Peninsula.

There are approximately 40 islands on the lake, which you can discover on sailing, sea kayaking and island-hopping tours. Meet Quechua-speaking people and discover pre-Incan sites on Isla Taquile. Learn about ancestral Aymara customs on Isla Amantaní. Stay at the eco-lodge on Isla Suasi, home to pretty gardens and secluded swimming spots. Don’t miss the floating Islas Uros, where locals live in cane huts, hunt for wild birds and practice age-old fishing methods.

Placid in appearance, Lake Titicaca bursts to life with raucous music and flamboyant parades during celebrations of ancient holidays. Time your visit to coincide with February’s Festival de la Virgen de la Candeleria, the pre-Lenten Carnival and November’s Puno Week.

Lake Titicaca is a 20-hour bus ride from Lima. Organized tours from Puno are the most convenient way to visit the lake’s attractions. Save some time to discover the treasures on the Bolivian side of the lake. Delve into the culinary scene in Copacabana and visit villages and temple ruins on the mystical Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna.

191 Cheap Hotels Near Lake Titicaca

Tierra Viva Puno Plaza
Tierra Viva Puno Plaza
3.5 out of 5
Calle Grau No. 270, Puno, Puno
The price is AU$88 per night from 22 Feb. to 23 Feb.
Located in the heart of Puno, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casa del Corregidor and Lake Titicaca. Carlos Dreyer Museum and Puno Plaza de Armas are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (581 reviews)
"Truly excellent in every way. Very attentive staff, clean rooms, great water pressure and temperature, full breakfast, and centrally located. I would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 24 Jan. 2022

Tierra Viva Puno Plaza
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Lake Titicaca - Puno
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Lake Titicaca - Puno
3.5 out of 5
Sesquicentenario 610, Sector Huaje, Puno, Puno
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The price is AU$103 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Situated on a lake, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Bahia de los Incas Boardwalk, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Puno Port and Naval Museum. Arco Deustua and Puno ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (260 reviews)
"Lake front Beautiful view"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2021

Sonesta Posadas del Inca Lake Titicaca - Puno
GHL Lago Titicaca Puno
GHL Lago Titicaca Puno
4 out of 5
Isla Esteves SN, Puno
The price is AU$132 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lake Titicaca, Bahia de los Incas Boardwalk and Universidad Nacional del Altiplano. Puno Port ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (20 reviews)
Nice view from the lake.
"The hotel is located in a privileged location in Puno with a clear view of the Uros and lake. The room are clean and the Covid measures from personnel are great. Water comes from the lake, therefore a little smell when you the tap, but it disappears just after that. The breakfast is good as well ..."

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2021

GHL Lago Titicaca Puno
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Top Lake Titicaca Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Uros Lake Titicaca Lodge
Uros Lake Titicaca Lodge
3 out of 5
Titicaca, Puno, Puno
The price is AU$75 per night from 24 Feb. to 25 Feb.
Uros Lake Titicaca Lodge
Tierra Viva Puno Plaza
Tierra Viva Puno Plaza
3.5 out of 5
Calle Grau No. 270, Puno, Puno
The price is AU$88 per night from 22 Feb. to 23 Feb.
Tierra Viva Puno Plaza
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Lake Titicaca - Puno
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Lake Titicaca - Puno
3.5 out of 5
Sesquicentenario 610, Sector Huaje, Puno, Puno
The price is AU$103 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Lake Titicaca - Puno
GHL Lago Titicaca Puno
GHL Lago Titicaca Puno
4 out of 5
Isla Esteves SN, Puno
The price is AU$132 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
GHL Lago Titicaca Puno
Casa Andina Premium Puno
Casa Andina Premium Puno
4 out of 5
Av Sesquicentenario 1970 - Sector Huaje, Puno, Puno
The price is AU$166 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
Casa Andina Premium Puno
Hacienda Plaza de Armas
Hacienda Plaza de Armas
3.5 out of 5
Jr. Puno 419, Puno, Puno
The price is AU$77 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Hacienda Plaza de Armas
Titicaca Marka Lodge
Titicaca Marka Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Isla Flotante Los Uros, Puno, Puno
The price is AU$251 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
Titicaca Marka Lodge
Casa Andina Standard Puno
Casa Andina Standard Puno
3.5 out of 5
Independencia 143, Puno, PUNO
The price is AU$91 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Casa Andina Standard Puno
Royal Inn Hotel Puno
Royal Inn Hotel Puno
3.5 out of 5
Jr. Ayacucho No. 438, Puno, Puno
The price is AU$154 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Royal Inn Hotel Puno
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