A paved road leads north-east from Colca to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and mythical birthplace of the first Incas, Manco Capac and his sister Mama Ocllo. The islands of Taquile and Amantaní are a highlight, where the Aymara and Quechua-speaking inhabitants have developed ‘communal tourism’, continuing to preserve their unique traditions and way of life.
It is also possible to visit the small villages around the lake, or stay in a comfortable lodge on the quiet, remote island of Suasi.
Our preferred accommodation
means that the hotel is one of our Dream Destinations.
Amantica LodgeLodge/Hosteria - Amantaní IslandA 3 hour journey by boat from Puno takes guests to the remote island of Amantaní, where locals speak the native Aymara language and still wear their traditional dress - there is even a small Inca site. Guests have exclusive use of this luxury yet rustic property and all meals are prepared by a private chef.
Casa Andina Premium PunoCity hotel - Lake shoreA comfortable hotel about 20 minutes from the centre of Puno, with lovely views over Lake Titicaca, a pretty garden, and a bar and restaurant.
Posada del Inca PunoCity hotel - Lake shoreA comfortable hotel on the shores of the lake, away from the town, with its own pier. It has a bar and large restaurant that opens on to a terrace overlooking the water and the Yavari ship is moored at the end of their pier.
Suasi IslandLodge/Hosteria - Suasi IslandOn a private island near the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca, with stunning views and lovely gardens. The lodge is build with adobe bricks and thatched with local grass. The atmosphere is warm, friendly and very relaxing and they produce most of their own food grown in the herb and vegetable garden. All rooms have lake views and there are rose gardens, comfortable lounges and a library.
TitilakaLodge/Hosteria - Lake shoreA luxury hotel set on a private peninsula on the beautiful Lake Titicaca (around 45 minutes from the centre of Puno, 90 minutes from Juliaca airport). Spacious communal areas with wrap around terraces and wonderful views.