After the 10 day lodge to lodge trek to Machu Picchu, Bill, Kathy, Barbara and I continued to Lake Titicaca on a four day extension. The extension was also booked through REI.
From Cusco, we took a 10 hour train trip on the Andean Explorer to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The train trip was long but was quite luxurious and comfortable and very interesting.
From Cusco's elevation of 11,152', the train climbed to a summit at 14,200' where we took a short break, then continued over the vast altiplano to Lake Titicaca at 12,500'.
The scenery of the altiplano is stark and dramatic and unlike anything I have ever seen before.
After one night in Puno, we then took a 45 mile boat trip across Lake Titicaca stopping at Uros Isle to visit a floating reed village, a stop at Taquile Island to visit the weavers, and a final stop at Andina Lodge on Suasi Island where we stayed for two nights.
Our time on Suasi Island was very relaxing and gave us a couple days of recovery after the grueling trek over the Andes Mountains.
It was an ideal way to end our Peruvian adventure.
To view the Lake Titicaca album, click on "Lake Titicaca Extension" below the photo:
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