Kayaking Across Lake Titicaca

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Peru Puno and Lake Titicaca

Kayak in Lake Titicaca, a great experience! Do you imagine yourself kayaking in the turquoise and deep blue waters of the highest navigable lake in the world? Feeling a cool Andean breeze in your face and being warm up by the Sun God of the Incas?
Titicaca Lake is massive, with more than 8,400 km2, 170 kilometers length, cradle of prehispanic civilizations. Is considered as the highest navigable lake in the world and the second main tourist attraction in Peru. The fact of just getting to Puno – Peru at Titicaca Lake shores is an adventure in itself, then, you deserve a memorable experience.

This place has been considered sacred among the indigenous Andean people (the Quechua and the Aymara culture) as well as being the cradle of large pre-Hispanic civilizations. Such as the Tiahuanaco, Collas and Aymaras. It is also where the mythical legend of Manco Capac, the first Inca, and Mama Ocllo, his wife began. The legend say that they emerged from the water and under the orders of the Sun God, founded the Inca Empire in the neighboring region of Cusco.

Besides enjoying the great scenery of the lake and the Andean mountains, you will also visit the iconic Uros floating islands, an the Andean community of Luquina that have stand in the time in unique and idyllic. Don’t get discouraged by the altitude you will have plenty of time to make it at your own peace and enjoyment.

Why to choose Culturandes Travel & Adventure for this Kayak in Lake Titicaca ?

Are you looking for unforgettable memories for this adventure? Culturandes Travel & Adventure want you to have a hassle-free planning and an unforgettable travel experience without any stress and unexpected situations by the hand of its experts travel advisors and knowledgeable local guides providing you:

  • Reliable and high level services
  • Certified Peruvian tour operator
  • Safe transport according to the highest standards
  • Adequate equipment for the activity
  • Detailed and personalized information prior to the trip
  • 24 hour support during your trip
  • Excellent official local guides who will be the star of your trip

We are experts in private and customized tours all around Peru, ask our expert travel advisors to upgrade your experience with additional activities and extensions.

Group services versus Private services?

This is a question we all need to ask ourselves when planning a trip. The answer depends largely on the age, the particular interests of each person and, above all, the economy of each passenger. Below, we list the differences between conducting a group service versus a private service. It should be noted that, in either of the two modalities, you will receive top quality care from the entire team of professionals who will make your trip unforgettable.

Group Services

  • The driver follows the stops designated by the tour
  • Groups can have between 15 and 20 people
  • Guidance is simultaneous in English and Spanish for the entire group
  • The itinerary has to be strict to fulfill the daily plan
  • Guidance is available at the same time for the entire group
  • The main advantage of group services is the affordable price

Private Services

  • The driver will make the necessary stops where you indicate
  • Of 5 or more people, the private service has a similar price to the group service.
  • You own the time you want to have at each stop
  • Guidance is in only 1 language and at the passenger’s choice (prior consultation for rare languages)
  • The guide will be available only for you and attentive to your requirements
  • The travel experience becomes much more personal and deep in knowledge

We urge you to get in touch with us so we can design your trip to Peru together, probably combining some excursions in private and some in group services. Our team of experienced voyagers knows what it means to plan a trip of a lifetime as well as the investment that implies, therefore, we want everything to go perfect.



  • Paddle at the famous Lake located between the border of Peru and Bolivia at almost 4000 masl, considered the cradle of the Inca civilization and the highest traversable lake in the world
  • Enjoy the peace and beauty of places full of amazing Andean scenery and authentic culture
  • Be impressed by the inhabitants of the floating island of Uros, one of the most fascinating indigenous groups of the continent
  • Soak into some of the most important pre-Columbian cultures of America



This excursion begins with an early transfer from your Puno hotel to the port. Then you travel by luxury speed motor boat towards the peninsula of Capachica and after about 30 minutes of navigation you reach the Andean community of Santa Maria – Llachon. This is for sure one of the most scenic spots of Lake Titicaca, with an outstanding scenery and will be also the starting point of your kayak adventure.

In here you will meet the team and your certified kayak Guide who will give you a briefing on kayaking safety, basic paddling instructions and help you to properly put on the kayak gear, flotation device etc. (No previous experience is required, but good physical condition). You will then start paddling towards the tip of the Peninsula of Chucuito, seeing how the great Lake Titicaca opens and gets endless, it is possible to distinct the high Bolivian snow caped mountains at the other side of the Lake. Enjoying the cool lake breeze, and having as your only partner the quietness and immensity of the lake you will finally arrive to Taquile Island (6.2 mi/10 kms) home for an authentic community that conserves Incan laws and its social system.

It’s time to go back to the Andean community of Santa Maria – Llachon, where you will be greeted by friendly and smiling members of the community, dressed in gorgeous and bright, colorful clothing who will welcome you with some hot drinks sharing with them a cross cultural experience while savoring a delicious typical dish, the “Pachamanca” a traditional way of cooking meat and vegetables using underground ovens, making it one of the best exponents of the Peruvian cuisine. Enjoy this delicacy in a small, but very scenic, restaurant. After leaving Santa Maria, you will arrive at Uros Titino floating islands, located in a remote area of the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca, these are considered as the last authentic floating islands, less commercial and least visited. Stepping on them feels very much like a water bed. We see the houses, the islands and meet its friendly inhabitants. Uros people are descendants of one of the oldest South American groups. Rides on traditional reed boats can be arranged. At the end of the journey, return to Puno and transfer to your lodging.

Ask our experts travel advisors to complete your trip including a visit to the majestic Colca Canyon, the mysterious Nazca lines, the enigmatic jungle or the Kingdom of the Chachapoyas


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