Recent Searches
Clear
Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

Free admission
Puno

The Basics

The best way to explore Lake Titicaca is on its famed waters. Ride a boat out to the Uros Floating Islands to learn how the Uro people have lived on Lake Titicaca for generations; Taquile and Amantani Islands are particularly well known for their well-preserved cultural traditions and handicrafts, and they offer lodging and homestays. Active travelers can explore the lake on a kayak or paddleboard for a more adventurous outing. Most Lake Titicaca tours cover the basic attractions, while a private tour gives you more opportunity to customize your itinerary. Trips to Titicaca National Preserve, a protected section of the lake, offer opportunities to see 60 species of bird, such as the endemic Titicaca grebe, as well as fish and amphibians, including frogs weighing up to seven pounds (three kilograms). If you have more time in the region, multi-day tours often include visits to Machu Picchu, Lima, and Cusco.

Show all
Best of Peru 6-Day Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca Tour
Best of Peru 6-Day Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca Tour
star-4.5
$799.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Peru trip
Awesome vacation. Transportation and guides were prompt. Tours were very informational. Guides knew the history. Felt a little rushed during Machu Picchu tour but still great experience. All hotels were clean and in great locations for walking. Favorite was floating islands on Lake Titicaca and island of Tequile. Best trip.
Cruiser39519995137, Jul 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Puno

star-4
Great - for many
Andy-D, Aug 2021
Titicaca Lake 2 Day 1 Night from Cusco to Puno
Good - logistics were great and easy to follow throughout the trip - including many handoffs from one guide to another. The stops along the way were all informative and described thoroughly. The buses were very comfortable. I don't speak much Spanish and the guides were great translating Less good - The time on the boat is long with only two stops. If you like lake scenery and a lazy boat, a great trip. If you want more action along the way, Lake Titicaca may not be for you.
star-5
Lake Titicaca Tour
Meghan_L, Jun 2021
Titicaca Lake 2 Day 1 Night from Cusco to Puno
The tour was very well organized, and the guides were very attentive. It was an amazing experience to see how the communities lived on the floating islands, and the lunch was amazing. The buses were also very nice to travel on.
star-4
Not great, but no regrets
LeonineT, Aug 2021
Lake Titicaca Day Tour from Puno
The tour was very interesting. Boat was comfortable. And the tour of the islands was informative. Lunch with a local family/restaurant was very good - we even got a little bonus time to learn about their farming activities. Be aware - the walk around the island is steep - there were some older people in our group that were having a lot of trouble. Negatives: Bathroom situation was atrocious - no toilet paper or running water on the boat - and had to pay to use toilet on the islands. Pickup was scheduled at 6:40 - but they didn't come until 7:15, and then we sat on the boat for another 30 minutes before finally leaving.
star-4
Good value recommend
Kevin_H, Dec 2020
Lake Titicaca Day Tour from Puno
Lunch with family was enjoyable. The time on the reed islands where the people lived was educational. The boat was comfortable. The scenery was spectacular. Timing was great because the second biggest festival in South America is held at this time. Due to festival pick up was a little late, not operators fault.
star-4
Sites visited were very impressive.
imb, Feb 2020
Andean world: 7 days tour Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu,Lake Titicaca
The whole trip was very good. It was the slow season so very often we had private guides to explain things. The accommodations, meals provided and guides were very good. Everything was as described. There were no surprises. Would book through Viator again.
star-5
The best lake trip ever
ezkam, Nov 2019
Lake Titicaca Day Tour from Puno
The people who look after us during Lake Titicaca Day Tour were absolutely fantastic, Especially our tour guide. The local people from the Islands were friendly and the presentations they have given was very interesting and entertaining. The restaurant and the food was fantastic, We are totally happy and we will recommend this tour to our friends. Thank You
star-5
Wow
catherinehicks1004, Jan 2020
8-Day Peru from Lima: Cusco, Puno, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca
Fabulous trip, looked after by Lenin and the extended team of transport and hotel staff who were all caring attentive and professional. Even when my Sister was taken ill arrangements and hotels were changed to accommodate her without any fuss. The trips and Machu Picchu was out of this world. Definitely recommend this tour and thank you to all the team.
star-4
Jam packed
ryanw488, Jun 2019
Best of Peru 6-Day Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca Tour
Pros: we saw so much in 6 days, the guides were very knowledgeable, and the itinerary was well planned out. The hotels were all very nice and the included meals were delicious. Cons: we had different guides pretty much every day, sometimes felt rushed, and weren't given an option for lunch one day and had to buy the most expensive meal we experienced during our trip. Overall we were satisfied with our trip and would recommend to others.
star-4
Extremely long day
robertaZ130MR, May 2019
Full-Day Titicaca Lake Tour with Uros Island from Cusco
We knew when we booked this, that it was a long day. We found out later there was an easier way to do this with a flight from Cusco to Puno which is would suggest! It was a great day and the trip was amazing people friendly. The food was great and we love dressing up in costumes.
star-5
Best of Peru is a great description!
Travel42659853696, May 2019
Best of Peru 6-Day Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca Tour
Well organized, excellent , very knowledgeable guides, small groups, focused on the best and most interesting the Cusco and Puno regions have to offer
star-5
Lenin was amazing he organized...
Danine J, Nov 2017
8-Day Peru from Lima: Cusco, Puno, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca
Lenin was amazing he organized everything wonderfully! I will recommend to anyone personally. I was alone and worried about schedule, and places I would stay, but Lenin was reassuring, prompt, and organized. I had made a few changes during the trip and he was very accomadating. A++
star-5
This was a great trip, but quite...
yvonne, May 2016
Uros floating islands & Taquile island Titicaca Full Day
This was a great trip, but quite strenuous maybe there should be a note about this. We learned so much about the Uros and Taquile people. I', so glad we added Lake Titicaca to our Peru trip.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Lake Titicaca is a must for nature enthusiasts and those wanting to learn more about native cultures.

  • The lake is split between Peru and Bolivia, and is accessible from both sides.

  • Be prepared for altitude sickness if you are not acclimated before arrival.

  • Dress in layers with sun protection for fierce sun, chilly afternoons, and cold nights.

Show all

How to Get There

The lake is divided between Peru and Bolivia, which bookend its beauty with the small cities of Puno and Copacabana, respectively. Both are fine bases to explore the lake’s amazing islands, replete with hotels and restaurant. Most travelers reach these cities by bus, though flights are available to the Inca Manco Cápac Airport in Juliaca, roughly an hour from Puno, and a train runs between Puno and Cusco. A few of the islands also offer lodging, though some are available only to travelers on tours.

Show all

When to Get There

For the most warmth and sunshine, visit Lake Titicaca from May through September, though temperatures are still chilly at night. Expect rain almost daily from October through March.

Show all

Sacred Waters

Lake Titicaca is thought to be the birthplace of the Andean peoples, where the Creator God Viracocha summoned the sun, moon, and first human beings from what is now called Isla del Sol. The Incas, Aymaras, Uros, and countless other indigenous nations thus hold this lake sacred.

Show all