on the edge of Lake Titicaca,
is reached by train or bus from Cuzco or a flight into Juliaca.
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world,
is home to the fascinating cultures of the Uros Indians
and the weavers of Taquile Island. Our cultural and scenic
adventures begin in Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Visit the floating reed islands and gain insight to the
vanishing culture of the Uros Indians. A tour of Taquile
Island will introduce to you the agriculture of the Quechua-speaking
Indians. Stay at the Libertador
Esteves for day trips to the Lake and for those wishing
to travel further south, Lake Titicaca is a gateway into
via hydrofoil or catamaran.
The coastal desert area of Ica
is where the pre-Inca Nazca, and Paracas civilizations
once thrived. Our starting point for this dry, arid region
is Ica, Peru's wine-making capital. The Regional Museum
houses mummies, pottery and textiles from the Paracas
and Nazca Cultures. A short drive away is the Huacachina
Lagoon, a lush oasis in the dunes. Paracas
Hotel and Las
Dunas Resort offers swimming, horseback
riding and sand surfing on the giant dunes. Marvel
at the centuries-old Nazca lines in the sand that resemble
huge birds and animals or view wildlife on a yacht cruise
to Ballestas Islands in Paracas Bay.
also known as the white city for the stone that the buildings
are crafted from, is an important colonial city and a
jumping off point for excursions to the Colca Canyon.
In the Colca Canyon stay at El
Parador del Colca for breathtaking views of the canyon
where you can opt to hike
or take a whitewater
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