The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Vacation

Though often overshadowed by Cusco and the Sacred Valley, the south of Peru has some of the most dynamic, jaw-dropping geography and exciting cultural attractions anywhere in the country.

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The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Hotels

Arequipa and Puno are overloaded with hotels. This is good for you, the traveler, considering that you reap the benefit of... read more

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The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Restaurants

You can find everything from cuy (guinea pig) to wood-fired pizza at the many excellent restaurants in Arequipa and Puno,... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Wild Rivers: Fantastic rapids and gorges make Colca Canyon and Cotahuasi Canyon the region's best-known kayaking and rafting... Read more

  • Crossing into Chile

    The border with Chile, about 40 km (25 miles) from Tacna or 440 km (272 miles) from Arequipa, is open daily and very easy to cross. All... Read more

  • Festival Time!

    Although any time of year is suitable for traveling to Puno and Lake Titicaca, visiting during a festival of dance, song, and parades is... Read more

  • On The Menu

    With its altitude and cool weather, southern Peru is famous for its hearty and savory soups. Quinoa and potatoes typically provide the... Read more

  • Canyon Life

    Quechua farmers once irrigated narrow, stacked terraces of volcanic earth along the canyon rim to make this a productive farming area.... Read more

  • Llamas, Vicunas and Alpacas

    Llamas, vicuñas, guanacos, and alpacas roam the highlands of Peru, but unfortunately not in the great herds of pre-Inca times. However,... Read more

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