TITICACA LAKE TOURS
The City of Puno is Located in the
South East Corner of Peru, on the Shores of the
Magnificent Lake Titicaca and Only 126 Km From the
Frontier with Bolivia.
At 3,827m in Altitude, Puno is a Rather Cold and Bleak
Town Surrounded by the Desolate Altiplano (or High
Lake Titicaca is the World's Highest Navigable Lake and
the Center of a Region Where Thousands of Farmers Live
out Fishing in its Icy Waters, Growing Potatoes in the
Rocky Land at its Edge or Herding Llama and Alpaca at
Altitudes That Leave Europeans and North Americans
Gasping for Air. It is Also Where Traces of the Rich
Indian Past Still Stubbornly Clings, Resisting Time.In
the Past Centuries the Spanish Conquerors
AggressivelyTried to Erase the Inca and Pre- Inca
Cultures,and in Recent Times, he Attraction of
When Peruvians Talk About the Turquoise Blue Titicaca
Lake, They Proudly Note That it is so Large it Has Waves.
This, was the Most Sacred Body of Water in the Inca
Empire and Now the Natural Separation Between Peru and
Bolivia, it Has a Surface Area Exceeding 8,000 Square
kilometers (3,100 Square Miles), not Counting its More
Than 30 Islands.
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