The floating islands of Lake Titicaca are located in the midst of the highest navigable lake in the world at 3.812 m above sea level. They are spread on the Peruvian and Bolivian territory and inhabit around 1,200 people on about 70 man made islands.
Constructed by the Uros tribe, they are still the main group of inhabitants. Originally, they were made to protect themselves against attacks from Incas and Spanish conquers. The advantage of the islands is that they are movable as desired when needed. Nowadays, the islands can be visited to learn more about their vital importance.
Stay overnight on the islands of Uros or Amantaní and explore more about ancient Andean mythology rooted from the area around the lake, like Taquile Island which is known for the beautiful and cultural weavings and the Pachatata mountain with its religious Incan ruin.
Today, the floating islands of Lake Titicaca are a popular tourist attraction, with visitors coming from all over the world to experience this unique and fascinating way of life. However, the Uros people face challenges in maintaining their traditional way of life in the face of increasing tourism and changing economic and environmental conditions.
Take your incentive program to the floating islands of Lake Titicaca with Pure! Travel Group.
About Pure! Travel Group
Pure! Travel Group is founded by Bram Evers from the Netherlands, who changed his home to Ecuador in 1997. The mission of Pure! is to become the leading DMC for all Andean countries; a multi-national company with a shared management, mission, vision, and values. Social and environmental responsibility is part of their DNA and they create unforgettable experiences with respect for nature, heritage, and local cultures.
Author: Deb Davad