After spending five nights touring Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley, I was off again on the road to Puno, Peru, on Lake Titicaca.
I started off at before 6 am and would ride into the evening traveling over 550 miles (910 kilometers). I would sweep through cities and villages such as Andahuaylillas, San Pedro, San Pablo, Arequipa, Moquegua, Cutimbo on my way to my final destination on Puno, Peru
While it was a long days ride, it was very enjoyable, again going high up into the Andes and back down into the gorgeous valleys of Peru.
All in all a fascinating, but tiring day!
Yacht Lago, Lake Titicaca, Puno Peru
Yacht Lago Titicaca is a nice little hotel nestled on a hilltop overlooking Lake Titicaca. The Hotel has spacious, yet the rooms were a little dated with comfortable bedding, with a nice bathroom and good running water.
You also get a balcony that wraps around the front of the property with expansive views across Lake Titicaca. The WiFi is very basic and good for only rudimentary browsing with 1.5 Mbps download and 0.8 Mbps upload. This needs to be improved for tourists.
The Hotel has a decent priced restaurant, and breakfast is included. In the morning I watched fisherman bring in a huge haul from a fish farm in a small dinghy!
Puno is a city in southern Peru on Lake Titicaca, one of South America’s largest lakes and the world’s highest navigable body of water. A regional trading hub, the city’s also considered Peru’s “folkloric capital” owing to its traditional festivals featuring vibrant music and dancing.
Landmarks include the Andean baroque-style Puno Cathedral and the Yavari, a 19th-century steamship (now bed and breakfast). From Wikipedia
Lake Titicaca, straddling the border between Peru and Bolivia in the Andes Mountains, is one of South America’s largest lakes and the world’s highest navigable body of water. Said to be the birthplace of the Incas, it’s home to numerous ruins. Its waters are famously still and brightly reflective. Around it is Titicaca National Reservation, sheltering rare aquatic wildlife such as giant frogs. From Wikipedia