Lake Titicaca straddles the border of Peru and Bolivia and, at 12,500 feet, is the highest navigable body of water in the world. The area is considered the cradle of Andean civilisation and is home to the Uros people.
Titicaca’s famous floating islands offer a fascinating perspective into the lives of Peru’s aboriginal culture. Here, the totora reed is sacred, used to build the islands, houses, boats and watchtowers. Even the Uros diet is dependent on the starchy, white heart of the reeds.
On Taquile Island, visitors can admire terraces of lima beans, maize and potatoes, and learn the origins of the islanders’ traditional dress and beautiful embroidery.
We have options at both ends of the spectrum, from lakeside lodges with spa treatments and hot tubs to homestays with local Uros families, where guests fish for their supper and learn to hand-loom textiles.