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Visiting Lake Titicaca from Puno

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December 13, 2022
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Maybe you have asked yourself, how to visit Lake Titicaca from Puno? Well, this paradisiacal place has several tourist destinations, but what surprises and enchants tourists the most is the huge Lake Titicaca, which shares its waters between two countries: Peru and Bolivia.

It is located about 3810 m.a.s.l. being the highest navigable lake in the world, so it is recommended to visit it and go on boats on its calm waters, of course, after having acclimatized before in Cusco and then enjoy this incredible destination.

The Titicaca Lake has two legends that are well received throughout the southern region. It is said that from these waters emerged two great characters; the legend tells that the first one that emerged was the God Viracocha or Wiracocha who gave origin to the current life that we know, besides he gave origin to remarkable creations that in the Andean world are known as killa (moon), inti (sun) and chaska (stars).

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On the other hand, the other legend that we are told is that from the same waters of Lake Titicaca emerged the descendants of the god Wiracocha, who are known as the founding fathers of the Inca empire Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo.

Beyond all its history, it is currently considered one of the best tourist attractions of Puno, where you will find several indigenous communities and meet the Uros Island, Taquile, Amantani that will make you live their culture, language and traditions.

How to get to Lake Titicaca from Puno?

To get to Lake Titicaca, you have to have a touristic tour before, because you will necessarily have to have a navigation permit, usually you will find several agencies in Puno that will offer you a tour around this paradisiacal place.

Being in Puno, you will find a variety of tourist agencies to visit, it is recommended to know more of Lake Titicaca should make a full day that starts from 7 am to 5 pm on average.

The tour guide starts from the port of Puno and leads you directly to the islands of the Uros, where you will meet the locals who will explain all their culture, their way of life and also know the material of which the houses are made and continue with the other islands.

Lake Titicaca stands out for its abundance of totora reeds, so to visit the other islands you will do it in boats made of totora reeds that will make you live one of the best and unique experiences. It is up to you how long you want to do it.

How long is it from Puno to Lake Titicaca?

From the dock in Puno to Lake Titicaca has an arrival time of 1 hour, first you will arrive at the floating island Uros, then you will continue traveling by boat to Amantani Island where you will have some time to share experiences with the people of the island.

And in the afternoon you will be driven to the highest point "Pacha tata" to see the sunset and take the best pictures of the memory. The next day we continue the visit, but this time to the island of Taquile, where you can learn about their textiles and culture, and then return by boat to the city of Puno.

There are two options to do this tour, the first one is to do a two days and one night visit with the option to spend the night in the floating islands and the second one is to do a short tour with return to the dock in Puno.

Ways to get to Lake Titicaca from Puno

To visit Lake Titicaca you can do it through a tourist agency that will offer you several options of guided tours and your return to your hotel.

The other option you can leave from the pier in Puno and hire a boat transfer at a considerable cost, these options depend on your time of visit and guided. However, many domestic and foreign tourists prefer the option of hiring an agency that will give you a complete tour of the floating islands that lie between Peru and Bolivia.

Now that you know how to get to Lake Titicaca from Puno, you just have to get your tickets and hire an agency to visit one of the best destinations in Peru.

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