LAKE TITICACA

Emerging from blue sapphire waters, the “Sacred Lake of the Incas” has always been one of the most important life sources of the Andes, impelling the development of many ancestral cultures. Legends, history and their own Cosmovision embrace themselves, under the frame of the gorgeous Royal Range of the Andes.  A most fantastic experience is to meet authentic cultures living as they did thousand of years ago, close to Mother Nature, without challenging or hurting it; to walk in the solitude of the islands; to enjoy the hospitality of the natives and to learn from their traditional life. The Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca is a promise to the future and a joy for everybody who explores its sacred waters and its hidden treasures.

SUN ISLAND:

The cradle of the Inca Empire, founded by Manco Kapac and Mama Ojllo, sent to earth by Sun God Viracocha. Feel the magic of the island, by tasting the water of the Sacred Fountain, which it is believed to grant eternal youth and happiness. To enjoy the serenity of the Island by night, as well as the pastoral panoramas, we have restored and old Colonial Hacienda and made it into the “Posada del Inca Eco-Lodge”, located on the top of the Island and the UMA KOLLO Restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Lake and the Royal Range on the Andes.

MOON ISLAND:

On this mystical island are the ruins of Iñak Uyu, -Sun Virgins Temple-. Here, the most beautiful maiden of the Incas were gathered to become the wives of the Inca nobles. The Virgins of the Sun were responsible of maintaining an eternal fire in devotion to the Inca God.

COCOTONI BAY:

A bucolic and untouched bay, with authentic pastoral sceneries where indigenous and nature seems to be one smooth synchrony of peace and freedom.

KALAUTA ISLAND:

A stone village and a large necropolis with mortuary towers of two and three floors. Experience an Aptapi, native picnic, while sharing unique moments with local natives.

URUS IRUITOS FLOATING ISLANDS:

Embraced by the magnificent snowed peaks of the Royal Range of the Andes, you reach the Urus Iruitos Floating Islands and the Quewaya Sustainable Tourism Project, the best living highlight on Lake Titicaca. It is impossible not to be touched with their authenticity and simple-but spiritually rich-way of life.

COPACABANA:

The Cathedral and the “Dark Virgin”, a picturesque town on the Lake, the most important religious shrine in Bolivia.

HUATAJATA:

The “Inca Utama Hotel & SPA”, is a different hotelier concept and the best cultural highlight on Lake Titicaca. The “Andean Roots Eco-Village”, introducing a factory of “chicha”, a local corn drink; the artisan’s village where they make ceramics, masks, native sandals and the bowler Indian hats; the Urus-Chipayas mud igloos; native woman spinning and weaving; elegant llamas, alpacas and vicuñas; the “Puya Raymondis”, which blooms every hundred and twenty years;  the native children’s park with traditional Andean games The Limachi Brothers, constructors of the RA II, Tigris & Abora II, The “Mystic World of the Kallawayas”; the “Alajpacha Native Observatory” and the “Altiplano Museum”.