Lake Titicaca is a high altitude lake in the Andes located on the border between Peru and Bolivia. It is the highest navigable lake in the world and is considered sacred by the indigenous peoples who live on its shores.
Puno is a city located on the south shore of Lake Titicaca, in the department of Puno in Peru. It is a major tourist city due to its proximity to Lake Titicaca and the variety of tourist activities that can be done in the area. Some of the things that can be done in Puno and around Lake Titicaca include:
- Visiting the floating islands of the Uros: These islands are home to an indigenous community that has built their houses and boats with totora, a local aquatic plant.
- Learning about the city of Puno: The city of Puno is known for its rich history and culture. It is home to several museums and cultural centers where visitors can learn about the region's history and traditions.
- Doing a boat tour of the lake: There are several companies that offer boat tours of Lake Titicaca, which allow visitors to see the islands and communities around the lake.
- Hiking in the surrounding areas: There are several trails in the area that offer beautiful views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
Why travel with us: Spider Travel
All our guides have many years of experience in the industry and come highly recommended. They are fully versed in the values and vision of Spider Travel and will provide a service inline with those values. Our guides are knowledgeable and passionate about Inca Heritage and culture and in Peru as a whole. They dedicate themselves to continuous professional development and growth to ensure that you receive the most recent accurate and recognized theories about Inca and Andean culture. They are well educated, usually holding a degree in more than one field of study and can therefore hold a conversation on a broad spectrum of issues. Finally, expect to have an amazing time while trekking, our guides are fun loving and great sportsmen.
Our porters personify hard work. We employ about 90 porters from local communities. They are mostly farmers by trade and are native Quechua speakers. They mainly come from the indigenous communities around the trail. We refer to our super porters as ¨Red Machine¨. This is because they work hard during the treks but carrying duffel bags, camping gear, and more! It is important to us that we employ porters from local villages because we are supporting them to become self-efficient and helping communities grow their economy to better the quality of lives.
We provide the following items to our porters and cooks for free: Working insurance, Jacket, sun hat, warm hat, t-shirt, pants, hiking boots, comfortable duffle bags, canteen, girdle for protecting their spine, sleeping bags, mattress.
Our porters are what make everything look seamless and smooth. They have your tent ready before your arrival in your tent and most importantly they significantly lighten that camping gear load.
The Best food on Inca Trail
This is where youth comes in handy. Our chefs are fully trained to provide the most scrumptious, abundant and simply mouthwatering meals in the outdoors with limited equipment. Our chefs prepare the best of fusion cooking that includes Peruvian and International dishes, using organic local and exotic ingredients. Our chefs are very versatile, serving even better specialty dishes for those with food allergies and specific dietary requirements. It has been a highlight for a majority of our hikers and we have yet to disappoint a trekker. Enjoy a complete and immersive culinary experience while trekking through the rugged Andes Mountains.
The Best Camping Equipment
Enjoy a good night sleep in our 4 season igloo waterproof, spacious and professional EUREKA tent. All our tents are 4 person tents. ONLY 2 people will sleep in each, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bag. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking poles so you don’t have to bring the dirt inside. We also bring our own portable camping toilet, so you can use our clean facilities instead of the ones provided by the government. Our dining tent is spacious, with room to hangout during meal time and get to know your fellow hikers and guide.