A solar-powered ecolodge on remote and uniquely beautiful Isla Suasi—the only private island in massive Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable body of water. Featuring panoramic lake views from every room, surrounded by terraced gardens and designed with native materials (stone, adobe and thatched roofs) to blend into the island, the lodge is committed to being green.
Suasi is a magical, and for many, mystical place to disconnect from the world. Spot rare vicuñas, hike to Itapilluni Hill to contemplate colorful high-altitude sunsets, paddle a canoe around the island, go on quiet nature walks, or visit the earthy spa for massages and steam saunas with eucalyptus leaves. With 24 well-appointed but appealingly rustic rooms and the Andean Cottage (a spectacular two-bedroom lakefront suite), a candlelit gourmet restaurant, bar and game room, the lodge is the perfect place to relax after a day of doing plenty – or doing nothing at all.
Isla Suasi is just 106 acres (43 hectares) – a mere speck in the midst of Lake Titicaca. It’s a serene, remote place with no automobiles, no electricity, no television – and no permanent human inhabitants or buildings of any kind except for the lodge. The main residents, in fact, are camelids: just 8 alpacas and 7 wild vicuñas! While guests can see forever across Lake Titicaca, they can also hike from one edge of the island to the other in just a half-hour. The lodge is located 3 hours by boat from Puno, at the northeastern edge of the lake – just 1 km. (0.6 mi) from the mainland.
The island is the perfect spot to get away from it all and relax in peace, but it also offers a wide range of activities for even the most active travelers, ranging from nature hikes, wildlife spotting, canoeing, boating and bonfires, as well as stargazing in the Southern Hemisphere sky and relaxing with massage & sauna at a rustic spa.
Although other islands in Lake Titicaca are inhabited, Isla Suasi is the only private island in the lake. The sociologist Martha Giraldo, a native of Puno, inherited the island from her grandmother and initially built a small, solar-powered ecological refuge. In 2003, Ms. Giraldo agreed to allow Casa Andina to administer and expand the lodge. Part of the original refuge remains, in the form of the Cultural Hut & Library, which gives guests an overview of the island’s flora, fauna and history.
This program includes :
0 2 night in the hotel
0 2 a la carte lunch
0 2 a la carte dinner
0 2 breakfast buffet per night in the hotel
Box lunch (last day)
Non-alcoholic beverages , wine and national beer included with meals
Entrance fee to Suasi Island (proceeds go to conservation purposes)
Ecotourism Activities (such as trekking, flora and fauna observation, canoe riding, walks along the beach and others)
It does not include :
- Transportation to Suasi Island or Puno (please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for special rates)
- Others not mentioned
3 Days / 2 Nights Program per person:
Double / Twin Room
3 Days / 2 Nights Program in Andean Cottage* per person:
RATES PER PERSON
Children aged 10 or younger are accommodated free of charge, if sharing existing bedding with parents. Only one child per room is permitted.
* The Andean Cottage is a cozy suite entirely built with traditional materials such as stone, wood and totora reed; it is located lakeshore, in a private beach of the island where the immensity of the great Titicaca can be observed.
Characteristics: 2 rooms; Private bathroom with bathtub; Living room with kitchenette; Chimneys in the living room and main room; Rooms with private terrace and unrivalled view to the lake; Private pier; Private butler service.