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Discover rural life, traditional boat building techniques and pre-Columbian heritage on a visit to Lake Tititcaca.

The small village of Huatajata is located in an area is rich in agriculture, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. It is around an hour drive from La Paz. The altitude and the humidity of the lake allow the locals to grow quinoa, potatoes, oca, lima bean and barley in abundance, with countless fields resting in the shadow of the Andes Royal Range towards east.

On your trip out of the capital you will also visit the small house of Paulino Esteban, one of the constructors of the RA II Expedition by the Norwegian Thor Heyerdal. Here, you can appreciate the technique use by the local people in the use of the totora reeds to build their boats.

The trip can be extended to a full day excursion, visiting Wiñaymarca, a small archipelago with many islands. You will take a boat to visit Pariti and its museum, Khala Uta and its ruins and also see many tombs of pre-Columbian cultures.



Some of our favourite places to visit and things to do around La Paz
Full Day Excursions from La Paz

Copacabana & Sun Island

Head to Lake Titicaca to visit the birthplace of the Inca Empire and one of the country's most important churches.

Tiahuanaco Ruins

Visit the ancient pre-Inca ruins of Tiahuanaco near Lake Titicaca, among the oldest and most mysterious in the world.

Los Yungas, Coffee Plantations & Wildlife Refuge

Enjoy stunning views of this subtropical region and visit a thriving wildlife refuge on the edge of the Amazon Rainforest.