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Lake Titicaca:

the best attractions on the Peruvian side

Eduardo do Valle

Shutterstock; Illustration João Lauro Fonte

The place where the Inca civilization was born has a unique history and lifestyle. On a map, we created an itinerary in this region, at an altitude of 12,470 feet [3,800 m]

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1. Preserved history

A few miles from the airport in Juliaca, the only commercial airport in the region, is Lampa, a municipality known for its pink houses and the Temple of Santiago Apóstol, which dates from the 17th century.

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2. Ancestral stop

By the banks of Lake Umayo you’ll find one of the largest necropolises in the world, the Sillustani Archaeological Complex, with extremely well-preserved chullpas (rock towers).

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3. Handmade island

The descendants of a pre-Columbian civilization, the Uros are known for the artificial islands they built in Lake Titicaca using totora (floating reeds).

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4. Kayak trips up high

Leaving from the communities of Luquina or Llachón, you can go on a kayak adventure in the waters of Lake Titicaca. On the way back, local families welcome visitors with dinner.

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5. Top of the top

The experience of exploring the lake is complete with a visit to the islands of Amantaní and Taquile. While the latter is known for its handicrafts, the former offers a beautiful view of the mountains.

 

Download the full resolution map below.

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