Lake Titicaca and Puno, Peru is the highest navigable lake in the world and we navigated it to the floating islands of the Uros people. We arrived at Puno on the lake and immediately felt the altitude. At approximately 12,500 feet, it’s higher than Cusco was…. yet flat, unlike Cusco. The air was still thin however and the skies were some of the bluest we have ever seen. The thin atmosphere here makes for some beautiful clouds over the lake. The lake itself has large floating islands of reeds that the Uros people have created into homesteads. Now days they have solar panels and televisions, and much of their income and livelihood is based on of tours and trinkets. It was interesting to see the islands and walk on its spongy surface.
We also went to the Plaza de Armas, walked around the walking streets, and spent a morning on the swan boats on an inlet of Lake Titicaca near the port. There weren’t many swan boats, but there were dragons, puss-n-Boots, Disney characters and a weird-looking fish. We went for the fish. It was one of the only ones that actually had a tail. There were tons of water fowl and seagulls of every type and we loved paddling around the lagoon.
Lake Titicaca has a lot more to do, however much of it is touristic. We suggest spending some time in Puno, Peru. It’s normally a place people springboard from, and we liked its cheap digs, food and people quite possibly more than other parts of Peru. We also got to eat Guinea Pig finally. If you had any as pets, maybe you don’t want to see this gallery. 🙂