Stretch your Classic Journey to the sky with a glorious visit to Lake Titicaca. Every grade-school student’s favorite geographic destination is a real find for travelers who love the thrill of exploring a place that’s not on everyone else’s radar screen. The world’s highest navigable lake, Titicaca is a vast blue reflection of the Andean sky. We love the endless zig-zag of the Andes. And our visits include awesome archeological ruins…as well as far more fragile manmade islands, woven from reeds. This extension is a startling, utterly South American experience and a fascinating contrast to Machu Picchu in every way.
Picture yourself...
  • Spotting wild vicuñas on a private island
  • Visiting the Uru people on floating islands made of reeds
  • Canoeing across the calm waters of Lake Titicaca
Itinerary at a glance
Continued from the last day of the main tour.
At the end of your Classic Journey visit to Machu Picchu, you’ll return to Cusco for a leisurely evening on your own.

A morning flight takes us to Juliaca in the Puno Region of southeastern Peru. En route to the lake, we stop to explore the tower-like chullpas, the pre-Incan stone burial towers that erupt from the high treeless plain. The day ends as we check into our hotel in Puno, a provincial capital founded by the Spaniards in 1668 and nestling on the shore of Lake Titicaca.

We head out into the shimmering waters with a scenic boat ride to Suasi Island. En route, we pause at the Uros Islands, floating manmade rafts of matted reeds. (Think of it like walking on a waterbed!) We’ll also go ashore at Taquile Island where the Quechua natives are known for their handwoven textiles, some of the finest handicrafts in all of Peru. Finally, we settle in for two nights on Suasi, the only private island on the lake. Our cozy eco-lodge offers fine water views from every room.

The island is a peaceful speck in the vastness of Lake Titicaca. Just 106 acres in size, it offers great walks—from end to end, it’s just a half an hour or so on foot. Along the way, you may spot the small herd of wild vicuñas that live on the island. If you prefer, hop into a canoe for a paddle in the calm waters. Or treat yourself to the sauna or a massage.
After breakfast, we return to the lake’s shore for a drive to Juliaca and our air connection to Lima. There, we’ve arranged a day-use room for your comfort as you await your flight home.
Lake Titicaca
5 Days / 4 Nights
Starting Point: Last day of the main Peru tour with overnight in Cusco

Ending Point: Lima Airport with room for day use at airport hotel

Let us create a special departure or itinerary just for you.
Guest Reviews
“Classic Journeys provides unbeatable access to experiences around the globe.”
Travel + Leisure Magazine

“Classic Journeys excels in providing exceptional guides familiar with the local area.”
Bert and Jo Ann E.

“Traveling with Classic Journeys is the ideal way to see and immerse oneself in the local atmosphere.”
Nancy R.

“Classic Journeys has turned out to be a fantastic company to travel with - one I highly recommend. I truly feel as if I have been on vacation this past week.”
Marcia B.

Lake Titicaca
5 Days / 4 Nights

We are running this trip privately for individual groups this year. If you would like us to organize a private trip for you, your family or friends, please call or email us to discuss your details.
Cusco / Juliaca and Juliaca / Lima flights are included in the price
Lake Titicaca
5 Days / 4 Nights
The weather in Peru remains remarkably consistent throughout the year. Generally, the highs during the day are in the 60s and the lows at night reach into the 30s. It’s important to bring warm layers, because even some of the finest hotels don’t have central heating.

Palacio Del Inka

A storied mansion dating back nearly five centuries, Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Directly across from the Koricancha, it is a five-minute walk from the main square and close to an array of museums, markets, and restaurants.

Hotel Libertador Lake Titicaca

Located on a private island, Libertador Lake Titicaca offers guests unforgettable sunrises and sunsets from every corner of the hotel. Each room has a combination of classic and traditional design, and panoramic views of the lake.

Isla Suasi

Isla Suasi is a solar-powered eco-lodge situated on a tranquil private island on Lake Titicaca. All rooms boast panoramic views of the lake and are surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens that blend into the natural landscape.

Wyndham Costa Del Sol

This 4-star hotel is connected to the Lima airport terminal by sky bridge. It is furnished in minimalist contemporary style. Guest rooms have flat screen televisions, and the property offers both a workout facility and spa.

Lake Titicaca
5 Days / 4 Nights