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Llachon

Practical information on Llachon

  • Family
  • Encounters with locals
  • Viewpoint
  • Countryside
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Handicraft
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Unesco World Heritage
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2 hours from Puno by minibus (collectivo)
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Llachon

Gaelle Vincent Seasoned Traveller
17 written opinions

Llachon, a peaceful village on Capachica Peninsula is starting to develop little by little to welcome tourists in search of authenticity.

My suggestion:
Chose the option of staying with a host family, as there are no restaurants and the shops are pretty basic. You will not regret it: a warm welcome and a chance to share heartfelt experiences await you. And if you are fond of food, you will be thoroughly satisfied!
My review

After my huge disappointment with the Uros islands, which I found to be a complete rip off, I set off on my journey to Llachon, off the beaten track, to visit Lake Titicaca.

Though taxis seem cheap, I would advise you to use "collectivos" to get there: an authentic Peruvian experience, if there's any such thing, and all for next to nothing! These minibuses stop in villages along the way, taking on board locals in a riot of colour and gorgeous hats worn proudly by the women.

Llachon is a small rural village with a spectacular view of Lake Titicaca. Use this opportunity to stay with a host family and enjoy eating fresh trout fished from the lake; for me, this was a great moment of intimacy shared with the locals. A lovely path leads up to a splendid view, but I would advise you to take your time climbing up, as at that altitude, you can rapidly become short of breath. In my opinion, this stop-over is a must on any trip to Peru.

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