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Titilcaca Lodge

Titilaka, Titicaca

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The contemporary, urban styled exterior belies the warm, bright and inviting interior at Titilaka, an all-inclusive experience lodge which enjoys splendid isolation atop a remote peninsula on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca. The 18 sumptuous lake-view rooms are perfect for retreating to after a day spent enjoying the menu of excursions and activities on offer. It's undoubtedly a luxurious base from which to explore the treasured natural, cultural and historical resources of this mystical region. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the hotel was designed to integrate with the environment and pay homage to the cultures of Lake Titicaca and it does this very succesfully - we love the eco-friendly credentials and the social projects they run with the local community, all of which you can experience as a guest. 

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Titilcaca Lodge
  • rooms

    Titilaka features 18 lake-facing rooms positioned over 3 floors and connected by central hallways. All enjoy exceptional views and have an open format, equipped with a full bathroom and furnished along contemporary lines with local textiles and fresh flowers providing thoughtful touches. The 4 King Rooms are located on the first and second floor featuring one king-sized bed and sofa-bed as well as a bathroom (shower only). The Dawn Rooms on the second and third floor face east. These rooms have an open format, integrated bathroom separated by a curtain with private toilet and oversized bath. The Dusk Rooms are the same format but with - not surprisingly - dusk views! 

    Each room is fully equipped as standard with blackout curtains, heated floors, individual down duvets and extra pillows, fully stocked mini-bar, ipod dock, personal safe, organic bathroom amenities and telephone. There are no TVs in bedrooms, but these can be requested; there’s also a TV lounge on the ground floor.

    Additionally, 4 spacious Wabi-Sabi style 'domes' will be added from April 2020. Constructed using natural materials, soft colours and textures they will feature twin beds, a separate bathroom with lake-view bath. An extra bed can be added to accomodate 3 people making them a great option for families.

  • facilities & activities

    The hotel is designed as an 'experience lodge' with a rich menu of activities and tours that allow you to explore the wonderful location and life on the water. A booking at Titilaka includes all meals, drinks and excursions.The interactive nature, social and conservation programs include two daily outings with a choice of 14 excursions within Peru and 2 excursions into Bolivia - everything from short paddles in a kayak, to day-long birding trips and boat rides to the lake islands. There is also a fully equipped excursion centre with kayaks and bicycles, private vehicles for land transfers and row boats to access the nearby islands and reef. 

    The hotel itself is a wonderfully peaceful base to return to post excursion -  inside there are cosy sitting areas, 3 lounges, a recently updated main dining room and fully stocked bar with regional wine cellar. The media and reading room with satellite TV, books, games and DVD´s is perfect for relaxing downtime and if you're after a little souvenir there is a boutique, located off the lobby lounge. For an added treat post excursion massages are avilable in a separate treatment room. Outside the 4 acres of grounds and 2 private beaches are all positioned on a private peninsula with its own jetty and landing dock - all accessible via the outdoor wrap-around terraces, an overwater deck and boardwalks. The latest addition to the hotel's range of facilities is the new, ultra-relaxing hot tub - offering guests the chance to restore body and soul as they soak up the incredible Lake views.

    On a practcal note, there is 24-hour room and laundry service and full connectivity, including an International phone service, complimentary wireless internet access (satellite connection) as well as mobile phone coverage. As the location is classed as high altitude there is also a nurse on call, and access to oxygen and first-aid around the clock. 

  • dining

    Guests can dine in their room, in the main dinning room, on the terraces or picnic-style on outings. The menu is centred around fresh, wholesome, local ingredients including lake trout, with an emphasis on Andean-contemporary fusion dishes using local spices - perfect for an energy top up pre or post excursion. There are daily specials and a selection of a la carte options.

    Breakfast is on offer from dawn until noon, and includes local breads, cheese, fruits and egg options. Lunch and appetizers are served from noon until 3pm, and afternoon tea is offered prior to the excursions. Cocktails and dinner are served from 7pm with sundowners in the lounge, on the beach or on excursion depending where you are!

    Bar service is available throughout the day although you might want to capitalise on happy hour which runs from 6:30pm – 7:30pm!

  • family

    The hotel is welcoming to children and works to ensure the range of fabulous activities and excursions are age-appropriate and offer plenty of learning opportunities. Due to the location and nature of the experience though, the hotel is not recommended for children aged under 5 although they can be accommodated with cots and a nanny service available upon request.

  • location

    Titilaka is located in a rural community south of Puno (the main city on the Peruvian shore of Lake Titicaca), surrounded by the small hamlets of Quechua and Aymara cultures and just 1-2 hours from the border with Bolivia. The lake itself is the world’s highest navigable lake at 3,810mabsl and covers some 3,200 sqm with a depth of 107m. Titilaka is reached by car (40 minutes) and/or by boat, from Puno train station or 90 minutes by road from the nearest airport at Juliaca (JUL). Visitors often compare the setting with the Scottish highlands or Patagonia.

    There are flights from Lima to Juliaca 4 times daily (110 minutes) and from Cusco once a day (40 mins). Some guests like to combine a stay here with a visit to Arequipa/ Colca  which is 7 hours away by road. Another popular option is the train from Cusco, which runs once a week on a a Tuesday departing Cusco at 11.00am and arriving into Puno at 8am from where you will be transferred to Titilaka. The actual travel time is 9 hours but this is not just about logistics - it's far more of an experience.  

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