Luxury travel to Titicaca
The sacred lake's Bolivian shores
Still home to the native pre-Incan Aymaran people, the lake is still very much their source and spiritual lifeline. Local communities, intimate and modest villages make the Bolivian shores a more rustic and peaceful place to stay than the Peruvian side.
As such we organise fascinating excursions to indigenous villages, farms and the Incan ruins on the Sun and Moon Islands all of which serve to illustrate a way of life that has remained unaltered for thousands of years.
We have also selected the best hotels on the lake’s Bolivian side from where you can enjoy the tranquil landscape perhaps only broken by the primal drawl of an Andean panpipe.
When to go
- There isnât a huge difference in temperatures throughout the year with an average of 12ÂºC / 53F
- February to November are generally considered to be the warmer months but remember there is almost always a chilly wind blowing off the lake
What to do
- Walk amongst the archaeological ruins and agricultural terraces of the Isla del Sol
- See river reeds harvested then made into traditional Tortoros
- The ancient city of Tiahuanaco
- Visit the markets and church of the lakeside town of Copacabana
- The floating Islands of the Uros People
- Aymaran villages and culture
- Getting to and from some of the 41 islands or even for a scenic crossing from or into Peru is easily done by hydrofoil
The guide we had at Titicaca, Julius, was the best I've been with anywhere. The interaction set up with the people on that island was really respectful, natural. It happened on the quiet side of the island, away from the more commercial restaurants. I learned a lot, and didn't feel like an intruder. All in all, it was a spectacular trip. Thank you!