It’s no surprise that Lake Titicaca adventure tours focus on water-based activities. Many hotels have on-site amenities that will let you play on the water on your downtime. Talk to your Inca Expert travel advisor if you’d like to add a kayaking tour on the highest navigable lake in the world or try stand-up paddleboarding.
Our Inca Expert travel advisors will help you plan a trip that is perfectly tailored to your interests and preferences.
The Amazon Rainforest is the largest jungle in the world. You’ll see species of plants, birds, fish, mammals, and insects as you relax in a comfortable all-inclusive lodge near the Tambopata Research Center in Puerto Maldonado. Luxury Amazon River cruises from Iquitos are an alternative option for jungle exploration done in style.
Hike the famous Inca Trail to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu. This 26-mile hike through idyllic Peruvian landscapes only permits 500 people per day, so talk with your Inca Expert travel advisor today to book in advance.
Visit Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire and gateway to Machu Picchu. Tour through historical sights and Inca temples or delight in gourmet food at some of the top restaurants in Cusco.
Lake Titicaca is a cultural and natural wonder in Peru. For impressive sunsets, a visit to the Uros and Taquile floating islands, and relaxing luxury hotels, head to Lake Titicaca.
The Sacred Valley has unending sites to behold and things to do. Visit the Maras Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo ruins, Pisac market, begin the Inca Trail, or simply relax at your scenic Sacred Valley hotel with unmissable views.
It’d be a mistake to miss out on Lima’s top restaurants and UNESCO World Heritage sites. The capital city is home to the most exclusive restaurant in Peru: Central. You can also tour through museums, art galleries, and more in the vibrant city of Lima.
The mysterious Nazca Lines are giant geoglyphs drawn into the desert floor. Soar above them to see the hummingbird, the astronaut, the spider, and many more!
Arequipa is a refreshing mix of colonial architecture, Peruvian history, and natural beauty. Visit the historical center, Santa Catalina Monastery, or various lookout points in the city for views of El Misti Volcano. Then, spot Andean condors soaring through Colca Canyon as you continue your tour through scenic Peru.
"It exceeded my expectations and I loved the people I met there. The hikes were so well organized, food was amazing, and the guides were super caring even getting the cooks to make a cake for me on my birthday on the Lares trek."
Traveled to: Lima, Cusco, Lares, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain
"Based on the trip you organized, the historical knowledge, the people, the food, the culture and the natural beauty of Peru, it was simply the best trip I’ve ever taken. This trip will forever be in my memory."
Traveled to: Lima, Puerto Maldonado, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lares Trek, Machu Picchu
"We wouldn’t stop talking about how well executed and planned everything was. I personally loved the Inca trail addition and I am so glad you gave that to us as an option. The hike to Huayna Picchu was also a group favorite."
Natasha Mehta & friends
NY & PA, USA
Traveled to: Cusco, Lares + 2-day Inca Trail Trek, Machu Picchu
"All in all we had an absolutely amazing time and the trip completely blew my expectations out of the water. The hotels were all fabulous with beautiful views. Thank you sincerely for the trip of a lifetime!"
Traveled to: Lima, Paracas, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley
"Our trip to Peru was nothing short of magnificent. As for our favorite part, we loved it all. Machu Picchu was everything we thought it would be and more. We had a wonderfully successful trip to Peru!"
Traveled to: Amazon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco
Lake Titicaca sits at an astounding 12, 507 feet (3,812 meters) above sea level making it the world’s highest navigable body of water.
40-50% of travelers experience minor symptoms of altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness, like shortness of breath, fatigue, and dizziness when traveling in high altitude destinations in Peru such as on the Inca Trail, in Cusco, Arequipa, and Lake Titicaca. Symptoms of altitude sickness generally alleviate after 24-48 hours in altitude. Best practices for minimizing its impact on your trip include taking the time to acclimate, drinking lots of water, resting, avoiding alcohol, and eating light non-fatty foods upon arrival at altitude.
Consult with your doctor before traveling to high altitude destinations.
Allocate 3-days and 2-nights to include a visit to Lake Titicaca in your Peru itinerary. Your tour of Lake Titicaca will be a full-day excursion starting early and ending in the late afternoon. Arrival to Puno the night before and departure the day after your Lake Titicaca tour is needed due to tour times and flight, bus, and train schedules.
Yes. A tour of Lake Titicaca will take you on a cultural and historical journey through the Andean landscape that will complement the stories and knowledge of Peru you’ve learned so far. Impressive sunsets, panoramic views of the Lake, and the ethereal floating Uros Islands will make Lake Titicaca a unique destination on your tour of Peru.
The fastest way to get to Lake Titicaca is via flight. The closest airport to Lake Titicaca is the Juliaca airport, one hour outside of Puno. Flights from Cusco and Lima operate daily and are ~1.5 hours.
Alternatively, you can travel from Cusco to Lake Titicaca (and vice-versa) on a scenic train ride through the Southern Valley or via bus stopping at various archeological sites and museums along the way.
Bus routes from Lima to Lake Titicaca operate, but travelers should allocate 19-21 hours in travel time
Peak travel time to Lake Titicaca is between the months of June, July, and August, during the heart of the dry season when weather is least likely to put a literal damper on your trip. Shoulder seasons in April-May and September-November have pleasant weather and fewer crowds. If going to Lake Titicaca for it’s biggest cultural festival, the UNESCO-recognized Candelaria festival in Puno, travelers should visit Lake Titicaca in February.