The famous Lake Titicaca in Puno is one of the most beautiful and important world natural heritages. Located at an altitude of 3810 meters above sea level, this lake is the highest and most navigable of the world. The lake has held significance for Peru since ancient times. According to legend, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, children of the Sun God, emerged from the depths of Lake Titicaca to later found the powerful Inca Empire.
It is located on the Collao plateau in the Central Andes, an area shared by Bolivia (La Paz) and Peru (Puno).
Lake Titicaca and its surroundings are perfect for long walks, since you can move about beautiful Andean landscapes and always with a fantastic view of the lake.
Community-based rural tourism
On the shores of Lake Titicaca lies the famous Uros Islands, a group of islands made by hand, where you can interact with the natives, sailing and fishing.
Puno is an excellent starting point to go to the imperial city; from there you can take 10 of the 14 routes of the Inca trail, a road system known as Qhapaq Ñam.
- Lake Titicaca is the second largest lake in South America.
- In 2002, Peruvian Navy divers found remains under the waters of the lake, of which could be a lost city.
- The waters of Lake Titicaca bathe and preserve an indigenous population that still keep their Inca traditions.
- Weather in Puno is cold and dry, temperatures can reach a low of 3° C and a high of 14° C