Lake Titicaca is the main tourist destination in the Puno region of Peru and plays a prominent role in the rich and varied cultural heritage of this region.
In a video posted on its official Facebook page, the Mincetur highlighted the puma shape of the lake, in addition to its mysticism and legends, among other elements.
Titicaca is the cradle of the ancient Aymara and Andean civilization. According to a legend, the founders of the Inca Empire Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo emerged from its waters.
It is a destination of captivating scenic beauty, enormous biodiversity, as well as cultural riches supported by the Aymara and Quechua communities that reside in its surroundings.
Inside the protected natural area are the ancestral use areas of 16 communities surrounding Lake Titicaca, with the presence of floating islands belonging to the Uros, Chulluni and Chimu communities, as well as the San Pedro de Ccapi-Uros Titino, whose members live on floating land. islands and devote part of their time to tourist activities.
The reserve has three community-based tourism enterprises: Uros Titino Floating Islands, Chimu Floating Islands and Yanico Birdwatching Route, which carried out their work with the official support of the protected natural area administration.