A Lake Titicaca vacation package will be a very rewarding experience during your trip to Peru. At 3.860 meters above sea level. Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world on the frontier between Peru and Bolivia. and the largest lake in South America. Glacier waters travel to Lake Titicaca from the Andes mountains in Peru and Bolivia giving the lake its main source of water.
The name Titicaca was derived from local languages of Amayara and Quecha. which was a language spoken by the Incas. Today. Lake Titicaca is an important part of many tourist holidays to Peru. and vacations here always offer many wonderful sights such as Inca ruins and beautiful views of the lake. These of course include the famous sunset over Titicaca.
The western part of Lake Titicaca lies inside the district of Puno and. indeed. the largest Peruvian town on Lake Titicaca is Puno itself. Puno is a fascinating town with a vivid history: it was founded in 1668 by the Spanish but the Incas had occupied the region long before this. The town is full of good quality luxury hotels: some of the finest hotels in Peru. 3-star. 4-star and 5-star Hotel options are all available amongst a range of accommodations. From the 3-star hotel Casa Andina to the 5-star hotel Libertador. you can rest assured that your trip to Lake Titicaca and Puno will be in the highest comfort.
Holidays to Lake Titicaca will offer many memorable and exciting experiences: travelers can tour the Uros and Tacquile islands where indigenous peoples live on floating islands of reeds. These islands have become very popular. with tours leaving from Puno regularly to take a trip there. Lake Titicaca tours will travel around some of the 40 islands. allowing travelers to visit the floating reed islands and buy handicrafts from the markets there. Various pre Inca ruins can also be found on the island of Tacquile. meaning that the rich and varied history of Peru can be seen by any enthusiast of Inca architecture on a Lake Titicaca vacation. Indeed. Lake Titicaca is thought to be the birthplace of the Incas – the legendary Manco Capac arose from the Lake to found the famous Inca Empire.
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