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Titilaka

Infinite skies, snowcapped peaks and sapphire waters shimmering to the horizon will be your companions at Titilaka, a boutique luxury lodge on the otherworldly shores of Lake Titicaca, the cradle of Andean civilization and still home to some of Peru’s most traditional communities. Off the beaten track, Titilaka is a gateway to an unspoiled part of Titicaca that offers a magical blend of spectacular mountain landscapes, Inca and pre-Inca ruins, ancient trails, and vibrant indigenous villages where entire families still hand weave colorful folkloric textiles.

Titilaka means “puma tooth” in the Aymara language and the lodge takes its name from the local community with whom it shares a remote, private peninsula jutting spectacularly into the lake. Often described as “mystical”, the surrounding area is home to numerous Aymara and Quechua communities for whom Spanish is a second (and sometimes even a third) language and where Andean creation myths centered around the lake remain part of local custom and everyday life.

The lodge’s generous all-inclusive service covers its contemporary cuisine, created by Peruvian chef Maria Fe Garcia, and more than a dozen complimentary, highly flexible itineraries, led by our bilingual expert local guides. These include visits to picturesque markets, weavers’ homes, millenarian hikes, exclusive excursions to private parts of the picturesque Taquile and Amantani islands, mountain biking, birdwatching, road trips, visits to archaeological sites, and excursions into Bolivia.

Everyone who works at the lodge is committed to running it in a sustainable and responsible way. Three-quarters of our staff hail from local villages, boosting their economic development. Titilaka also works hand in hand with a nonprofit that supports communities around the lake. We make a payment on behalf of every guest, and you will also have a chance to give back personally, by making your own donation or visiting a local village.

Inside, the lodge has a modern, sophisticated feel with original décor featuring the craft products of local artisans. All 18 rooms look out on to the pristine lake.. The lodge also has its own boathouse, equipped with sailboats, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards for guests’ exclusive use. With its Relais & Chateaux service and comforts, Titilaka is the perfect base to explore the world’s highest navigable lake and its renowned Andean surroundings in grand style.