Cusco, Machu Picchu & Puno Tours
While exploring the mountainous terrain and the high plateaus of Peru, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca are both sites worth your time. These Southern areas of Peru are the most colorful and culturally rich. To visit each of these meccas, we’ve designed the two tours below just for you.
Puno, where Lake Titicaca sits, is the highest navigable lake in the world. Designated as Peru’s Folklore Capital, you are sure to be surrounded by a wide array of artisanal crafts, local festivals full of colorful costumes, traditional music and dances. Like the rest of Peru, Puno and Lake Titicaca expose ancient Incan customs and is very important to Incan history, as well as the beginnings of the Aymara Civilization.
The Mystical Lake Titicaca
Within the two excursions listed below you will have the opportunity to visit Lake Titicaca and the Island of Taquile in the middle of Lake Titicaca. Setting the record as the largest lake in South America, Lake Titicaca is believed to be the birthplace of the sun and moon and where the first Incan leaders were also born. One of the most impressive facts about Lake Titicaca is that it is still home to the Uru. The Uru continue to live using floating mats made of natural reeds found in the marshlands of the lake. This indigenous culture and others that continue to live on the lake also carry on with the practice of making balsas, or famous boats made of the same dried reeds bundled together. Amazingly, these boats still have the appearance of those made by the ancient Egyptians.