Lake Titicaca Extension
Experience nature and culture in a mystical setting at the heart of Incan legend
Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake at 12,500 feet above sea level, spans the border between Peru and Bolivia. This vast body of sapphire-blue water holds sacred stature in Inca mythology: according to legend, this is where the world was created, when the god Viracocha emerged from the primal waters to create the sun, stars and first people. Our visit to Lake Titicaca and environs lends a sense of the mysticism the ancients felt as we discover its natural and cultural treasures. From our base at Titilaka Lodge, a multitude of options exists: row or sail among reed islands, ride bikes over the expanse of the Altiplano, explore pre-Inca ruins on Taquile Island and meet local people whose indigenous traditions have changed little over centuries.