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]
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.