Graeme and Janine travelled with their good friends, Tim and Sarah, on a month long adventure to Colombia and Peru earlier this year. Please see their feedback on the places and logistics of the trip below.
Puno and Lake Titicaca
An insider's guide to Puno and Lake Titicaca featuring hotels, reviews, rates and activities to do.
Tim and Sarah travelled with us to Colombia and Peru to see some of South America's more and less visited sights over a month...what a trip! Please take a look at their feedback below to get a feel for how everything went.
Inez and Lucas took their third trip with the company, this time to Peru to discover the many wonders this excellent country has to offer such as Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Amazon Rainforest. Please see their feedback below and the following photos!
An 18-room luxury hotel tucked away on a private peninsula on the banks of Lake Titicaca and around an hour’s drive from the nearest town, the Hotel Titilaka is quite simply a world away from the large chain hotels in Puno.
Located just outside of town on the banks of Lake Titicaca, the Sonesta is another good-quality option for those spending one or two nights in Puno to visit the Lake and surrounding islands. The hotel’s glass-fronted restaurant is its most impressive feature and offers sweeping views out towards the Lake and gardens.
This is a cosy and inviting hotel at the banks of Lake Titicaca, offering uninterrupted views of the lake and a convenient base from which to explore the surrounding area. Part of the Casa Andina group it forms part of one of Peru’s most well-established hotel chains.
A large and modern hotel just outside of Puno, the Hotel José António is a great choice for those spending a night or two at Lake Titicaca and not wanting to break the bank. Popular with groups, the hotel offers simple accommodation and a good range of facilities. While it won’t blow you away, it is perfectly adequate for an overnight stop.
Without a doubt our pick of the hotels in Puno, the Hotel Libertador is located on its own private island and offers unparalleled views over Lake Titicaca. Service is helpful and attentive and the hotel has a wide range of facilities, including a beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the lake.
Puno and Lake Titicaca
Connecting the Incan folklore of Cusco and Machu Picchu with the actual tribal heritage of the floating tribes of Lake Titicaca is well worth considering and, while the transfer time to get down here is around 10 hours, it is one of the best, scenic train rides we have ever experienced and thoroughly enjoyable! Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at around 3,900m, is a true site to behold and it feels like you are ticking off one of those big ticket items by coming here.