Lago Titicaca – Bolivia

My first travel post is dedicated to my beautiful country: Bolivia. It’s a throw back to almost 2 years ago, when I had the pleasure to go return to Lago Titicaca  (Lake Titicaca). It is one of the most fascinating lakes in the world and is located at extremely high altitude, well over 3,800 meters above sea level.

The day started quite early when our group meet in the offices of Crillon Tours (highly recommended) and took a bus to Copacabana. We made a stop there to see the famous Virgen de Copacabana, light a candle and make a prayer.

After that, we took a catamaran to Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun), where the hotel “Posada del Inca” stood stall on top of a mountain. Our hike began shortly after. A few llamas and people from the nearbypueblo helped us carry our luggage to the top.

When we finally got there, the hotel staff was waiting for us with some mate de coca, a hot tea made of coca leafs that helps handle the altitude.

The views are unbelievable, the lake is blue and on clear days you can see the Andes snow-capped mountain range behind it. It is easy to find peace in this place… you get disconnected of the rest of the world and forget about technology.  Food was incredible. One of the best local specialties is fresh-caught trucha (trout) from the Lake.

The hotel resists to technology and they do not have a webpage, but all arrangements were made by “Crillon Tours”. We had an awesome tour guide.

This place is magical. The lake is the main attraction, but staying in Posada del Inca Hotel is part of the experience.

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