5 exceptional tours of Lake Titicaca in Peru

Lac titicaca Bolivie Pérou

Looking for some height? Discover the best tours for visiting the world’s highest lake, located between Peru and Bolivia.

Lake Titicaca is a landmark inSouth America. Located at 3812 m and covering an area of 8346 km², it is the highest navigable lake in the world and one of the largest on the continent. It lies on the border between Peru and Bolivia and is considered the cradle of Inca civilization. For this reason, it is surrounded by numerous pre-Columbian myths and legends.

It’s also a destination of choice for travellers in search of authenticity and adventure, as it allows them to penetrate the heart of an ancestral culture, as well as breathtaking landscapes. Here’s our selection of 5 Peru tours that take in Lake Titicaca and other must-sees, sometimes as far as Bolivia. Discover an exceptional heritage in this magnificent environment , thanks to the expertise of responsible agency Nomade Aventure. We’ll work with you to create the trip of your dreams, whatever your desires.

Private trip to the heart of the Andes between Peru and Bolivia

Salar Uyuni Sud Lipez

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  • Duration: 19 days
  • 💙 We love: discovering ancestral Quechua and Aymara cultures

Embark on a unique journey with your loved ones in the Andes, between Peru and Bolivia, by entrusting the organization of your tailor-made program to the pros. First, discover the heart of the Inca Empire, with its capital Cuzco, whose name means « the navel of the world ». Continue with a visit to the Sacred Valley, home to numerous archaeological sites in spectacular settings. You’ll then enter Machu Picchu, a must-see on any trip to Peru. You’ll also climb Palccoyo, a superb colorful mountain still little known to tourists.

Secondly, you cross the border into Bolivia. Here, you’ll discover the gentle lifestyle of Lake Titicaca. After treading its shores from the small town of Copacabana, you’ll take a boat to Isla del Sol. This island, where the Sun God is said to have lived, is inhabited by local Quechua and Aymara communities.

After this interlude, we head for the bustling city of La Paz. Despite its size, it’s not lacking in authenticity. Don’t miss its witch market! You’ll then head off to South Lipez, to discover some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. Comfortably seated in a 4×4, you’ll admire the famous Salar d’Uyuni, the world’s largest salt desert. At this high altitude, you’ll also see colorful lagoons and geysers.

Finally, your itinerary ends with a visit to 2 emblematic Bolivian cities: Potosi, an important mining town, and Sucre, a superb white city.

Peru through the Andes and the islands of Lake Titicaca

Lac titicaca Bolivie Pérou

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  • 👍 Number of participants: from 3 to 15 people
  • Duration: 15 days
  • 💙 We love: being warmly welcomed and hosted by local people

Destination the Andes with this itinerary in Peru, which will take you to the most beautiful spots in the south of the country. To begin with, you’ ll visit the pretty white city of Arequipa and its gigantic Santa Catalina convent. You’ll then make your way to the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world. After a short hike along the canyon trails, you can relax in the thermal baths.

Then, after watching the condors in the canyon in the early morning light, you’ll drive to the famous Lake Titicaca. Once at the lake, you’ll take a boat to the Uros islands, floating reed islets built according to ancient traditions. You’ll spend a night on Amantani Island before heading to Taquile Island, where you’ll hike through splendid scenery.

Then continue your discovery of the Inca Empire with Cuzco and the Sacred Valley. Between the beauty of the Altiplano, handicraft markets and ancient Inca sites, you’ll be in for a treat. Your guide will teach you all about the Maras salt flats, the circular agricultural laboratory of Moray and the fortress of Ollantaytambo. Finally, the tour ends with a visit to the emblematic Machu Picchu.

During your stay, you’ ll spend a few nights with local people to immerse yourself in the local culture, and the rest of the time in the simple comfort of hotels. Most meals are taken care of by Nomade Aventure for your peace of mind.

Trek in the wonders of the Andes

Vallée Sacrée Pérou Moray

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  • 👍 Number of participants: from 4 to 12 people
  • Duration: 15 days
  • 💙 We like: bivouac nights in unspoilt spots

If you think the best way to discover a country is to walk through it, this tour is for you. Not only will you explore Peru’s must-see sights, but you’ll also travel through breathtaking landscapes, all accessible on foot. First, you’ll get off to a gentle start with a visit to the ancient capital of the Inca Empire: Cuzco. Then you’ll embark on your first hike into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In this region, you’ll be able to admire numerous pre-Hispanic sites, including the curious circular terraces of Moray and the impressive Maras salt flats. You’ll then take the train to Aguas Calientes to visit the wonder of Peru: Machu Picchu.

Get your legs ready, because now the trek begins! You’ ll be trekking through the Ausangate mountain range, where sumptuous landscapes abound. In particular, you’ll see the magnificent Vinincunca mountain, also known as Rainbow Mountain. Despite its popularity, you’ll be able to enjoy it with complete peace of mind thanks to an off-the-beaten-track itinerary proposed by Nomade Aventure. But there are other spectacular vistas awaiting you on your journey, and there’s no end to the amazement you’ll experience. What’s more, during this 5-day trek, you’ll sleep in bivouacs, with all meals included.

Finally, you’ll end your stay on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, in the authentic village of Llachon, before taking a boat to the island of Taquile. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the way of life of the inhabitants and the local legends.

Peru’s must-sees at your fingertips in a tailor-made itinerary

Arequipa Pérou

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  • Duration: 12 days
  • 💙 We love: exploring the best of Peru and the possibility of creating a tailor-made itinerary

Discover the most beautiful places in southern Peru with this customizable tour, which takes you to sublime scenery and the best Inca sites. Your journey begins with Arequipa, nicknamed the White City. Admire its colonial buildings and impressive Santa Catalina convent. Then it’s on to the Colca Canyon. Here, you can meet local communities, bathe in thermal baths and observe majestic condors.

Then it’s on to Peru’s immense Lake Titicaca, where you’ll spend 3 days for a unique experience. You’ll discover local traditions on the floating Uros islands, built of reeds. You’ll reach other islands by boat: Amantani (where you’ll spend the night with a local) and Taquile.

Your stay in Peru will conclude with other must-see sights: Cuzco, the Inca capital, the Sacred Valley and, of course, the mythical Machu Picchu. During your trip, you’ll stay in simple, comfortable hotels. Most meals are on your own, so you can try out the local restaurants that are sure to please.

Peru’s most beautiful landscapes on foot

Trek Machu Picchu Pérou

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  • 👍 Number of participants: from 4 to 15 people
  • Duration: 18 days
  • 💙 We like: combining several treks to discover the variety of landscapes

Travel in a small group with a guide for the duration of your stay, covering the most beautiful treks in southern Peru, in the footsteps of the Incas. You’ll stay in a variety of accommodations: hotel, refuge, homestay or tent.

Start with a visit to the beautiful city of Arequipa, before moving on to the impressive Colca Canyon. This is where you’ll make your first trek. You’ll reach the bottom of the canyon, where you’ll spend the night. On the way back up, you can take a break in one of the thermal baths, set in a grandiose setting. Before leaving the canyon and heading for the altiplano, you’ll have the chance towatch condors in flight: a magnificent sight.

Your journey continues on Lake Titicaca, where you’ll walk through places where time seems to stand still. You’ll also reach several islands, including the Titinos Islands, built of reed like the Uros Islands, but far less touristy.

Your itinerary then takes you to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital. After exploring the city, you’ll head for the Sacred Valley. Here, you’ll discover a multitude of pre-Hispanic sites, before continuing your trek through marvellous panoramas, where you’ll meet Andean communities and numerous llamas. Finally, you’ll end your journey in style with a visit to the spectacular Machu Picchu.

Among these 5 tours proposed by travel specialists Nomade Aventure, there’s something for everyone! Would you like to discover Lake Titicaca on a trip to Peru?