Get ready for a full day excursion on Lake Titicaca, world's highest navigable lake. First, you will sail to the floating Uros Islands. The Uros people are known as the "People of the Lake", and the islands were built out of reeds that grow about the lake called totora. They also built their houses using the same construction material. Following this unusual destination, you venture off to Taquile Island, where you will experience the islanders' customs and traditions, their colorful outfits that follow the designs of their ancestors, and the local art.
We arrive at Casa Andina on the private island of Suasi in the early afternoon.
In the northeastern region of Lake Titicaca rests Suasi, a private 43-hectare island where everything is different: dawn, rain, storms, twilight. Closer to the sun and the moon, Suasi offers a unique way to experience the Titicaca, a burst of magic inviting introspection.
The hotel is a peaceful viewpoint surrounded by flowers and gardens, rising below a sheltered hill on the northern side of the island. Built with local materials such as wood, stones and totora reed, our property runs entirely on solar energy.
The lake’s vastness can be contemplated through large windows and sunny
balconies in each of the 24 rooms in Casa Andina Private Collection Suasi. The most discerning travelers may choose the Andean Cottage, a private villa nesting on a small sandy beach.
In the evening we trek to Mount Itapilluni where you can find species of flora and fauna of the plateau, including camelids and vizcachas. From the highest point of Suasi, Cerro Itapilluni, we watch the sunset over Lake Titicaca; a truly mystical experience.