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The award-winning Titilaka, is an Experience Lodge located on a private peninsula on the shores of Lake Titilaca, providing sophisticated travelers a luxurious refuge to explore the treasured natural, cultural, and historical resources of this remote mystical region.
A stay at Titlika includes:
US$1= 2.67 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
DINING Comfortable and inspiring dining room for 28 270 degree views of the lake Contemporary Peruvian dishes with fresh local ingredients Full breakfast is served from dawn until noon Lunch and appetizers are served from noon until 3pm The cocktail hour starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 7:30 pm. Dinner is served from 7 pm until 9pm. Complimentary bar service available throughout the day Complimentary in-room mini bars The hotel bar and cellar, with regional selections, are fully stocked. Certain liquors and special wines are available at additional cost.
Puno is easily accsible from most of Peru´s major attractions. From Cusco: 30-minute flight (two flights daily); 6 hours by car/bus; or 10 hours by train on the Andean Explorer on alternate days. From Lima: 80-minuteflight (four flights daily) From Arequipa: 30-minute flight (two flights daily); 6 hours by car/bus From the Bolivian Border: 2 hours by car Titilaka is reached by car in 40 minutes from the Puno Train Station or 90 minutes by road from the nearest airport in Juliaca (JUL). Early arrivals arrive to the lodge on a scenic route by car and boat. This transfer is more of a two hour excursion that takes you on the Capachica peninsula and across the lake visiting the Uros Titino Islands and the National Reserve by boat. Travel times from around Peru to either Juliaca Airport or Puno Train Station. Titilaka is located on its very own private peninsula with 4 acres of grounds , 20 miles (36 kilometers) from the bustling commercial center of Puno. This makes the Titilaka a tranquil oasis on Lake Titicaca, surrounded by the natural wildlife of the lake. As the lodge is next to the peaceful agrarian hamlet that shares its name, guests are able to witness the traditional lifestyles of the region´s local villagers. Titilaka is your base for exploring the diverse ecological and culture that characterize this region. Set between the rich contrast of dramatic red cordillera mountains, crisp skies and the intense lake, the Titilaka is a photographer´s paradise. Colorful sunsets, dramatic sunsets and crisp starry nights complement its unique location. Lake Titicaca is a key highlight of the Andes and easily complements visits to some of the other regional destinations, such as Cusco and Arequipa.
Spanish is the local language. Titicaca combines words from the local languages Quechua and Aymara.English might be understood by youth in Lima and to an (even) lesser extent in tourist centers like Machu Picchu. Outside of that, you'll need Spanish. If you learn languages easily, try to learn Quechua, the language of the Incas. It will be highly appreciated in the countryside of the Sierra, where many indigenous speak it as a first language, though most also speak Spanish. On the Altiplano, the unofficial language Aymara is widely spoken. Aymara was the language of the Tihuanacu culture.
The lake is located at the northern end of the endorheic Altiplano basin high in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. The western part of the lake lies within the Puno Region of Peru, and the eastern side is located in the Bolivian La Paz Department.
Though the city is the country's capital of folklore, there's not a whole lot happening in Puno after dark. Outside of festivals, nightlife is pretty much confined to a single street, consisting of a handful of bars and discos strung along (or just off) the pedestrian mall, Jirón Lima. My favorite watering hole, just off Jirón Lima, is Kamizaraky Rock Pub, Pasaje Grau 148 (no phone). A cozy and cool hangout with a loft space, it looks like a graffiti-filled mountain cabin and serves excellent cocktails to a young, gregarious clientele (with occasional live rock music). Along Jirón Lima itself, the jungle lodge and reggae-themed Positive Vibrations (no. 378; no phone) and Apu Salkantay (no. 425; tel. 051/363-955) are among the bars worth a stop for some decent music and hot drinks. La Hostería (no. 501) and Ekeko's (no. 355, 2nd Floor; tel. 051/365-986) often have live bands, and the latter has a large-screen TV showing soccer or videos, and a small dance floor. Kusillo's Pub, Libertad 259 (tel. 051/351-301), has a nightly happy hour and reggae, jazz, and blues, as well as occasional folklore shows. Shaman, Jr. Puno 505 (on the Plaza de Armas; no phone), is a second-floor bar that has free Internet access, pizzas, and drinks.
Luggage and bags: Small rucksack for your day trip in the rain forest Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring light cotton cloths, good walking shoes, slippers for the beach and a raincoat during the rainy season. Don't forget your sunglasses and head protection. Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect repellant with DEET, good protection for the intensive sun (factor 20). Medical precaution: hepatitis A and B. We didn't bring anything against malaria. Photo Equipment: Bring lots of films or memory cards and a big zoom lens (min. 300mm or 10x optical zoom) for those wildlife shots. Don't forget your video camera for all those rain forest sounds and active wildlife. Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring a flashlight because at night it sometimes happens that there is no electricity for short periods Miscellaneous: Bring an adaptor if equipment is not 110 Volt and american standard. Make a copy of your passport and drivers licence and keep the originals in your hotel safe during day trips.
Kayak around the hotel Enjoy kayaking at 3800 meters above sea level. Discover some of the coasts near Titilaka. Paddling towards the lake will get you great views of the hotel’s remote location and private peninsula. Rowing on the reeds Take a paddle boat excursion through the totora reeds near the hotel. You will learn about the totora reeds, that offer a unique ecosystem for birds such as wrens, grebes, moorhens and egrets. Walking along the shores of Titikaka A brisk walk, past the hotel’s peninsula and along the lake’s shores, is one of the more scenic and pleasant activities available. Pass sandy beaches, thick reeds and lush marshes to reach a local community or countryside. Visit to the weaving community of copamaya Understand the lifestyles of typical weavers, on this excursion that combines a cultural visit with a brisk hike. Descend to appreciate the region’s rural way of life. Visit to Lampa; the pink city of the altiplano Lampa is a jewel of colonial architecture reflecting its historic role as center of culture, power and tradition during colonial times.. Exploration of the Chullpas of Sillustani Enjoy a guided excursion to Sillustani, a spectacular peninsula facing the Umayo lagoon, this site was a burial ground for the Pucara, Tiahuanaco and Ccolla pre-Inca cultures. Appreciation of the local flora and fauna of Chucuito bay Take advantage of the inherent naturalist background of Titilaka’s guides when you venture out of the lodge on a small motorboat. Visit to the Uros floating islands You will visit the legendary islands of Uros and meet one of traditional families that live there. The Uros Floating Islands are located near the protected National Reserve of Titicaca. Visit to the authentic Taquile Depart from Titilaka’s pier and travel by boat for about an hour to Taquile. Taquile Island is a living museum, a secluded island of weavers whose textiles have been hailed as heritage masterpieces by UNESCO. Mountain biking along the Altiplano This active excursion, lets you bike along dirt roads on the plateau (altiplano) near the hotel at your own pace. The ascent up the Inca Trail is challenging, but the prize is the privileged view. Visit to the churches of Juli and Pomata Visit the beautiful colonial churches of Juli and Pomata, which during colonial times were centers of power and commerce, between Cusco and the important mining city of Potosi. Amantani An hour long boat trip takes you to Peru´s largest island on Lake Titicaca. Enjoy stunning views and meet local fishermen and farmers. Exploration into Tinajani Canyon A five-hour ride into a national reserve situated between Cusco and Puno. Tinajani Canyon, which features enormous rock formations, with umber and sandy sedimentation scatted with traditional alpaca farms Tiahuanaco Enter Bolivia to see Tiahuanaco, a major settlement form 500 to 900 AD. Visit the citadel and on-site museum that features ancient artifacts an
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Tourists from North America, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the European Union (and many others, check with the nearest Peruvian Embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for most updated information, although in Spanish) receive a visa upon arrival for up to 180 days.
The cold sources and winds over the lake give it an average surface temperature of 10 to 14 °C (50 to 57 °F). In the winter (June–September), mixing occurs with the deeper waters, which are always between 10 to 11 °C (50 to 52 °F). Lake Titicaca has an Alpine climate with cool to cold temperatures for most of the year. The average annual precipitation is 610 mm. Winters are dry with very cold nights and mornings and warm afternoons. Below are the average temperatures of the town Juliaca in the northern part of the lake.
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