explore the bolivian territory
If wonder of the worlds excites you, if your interest lies in the unfathomable, if you wish to explore the most magical, mystical, and inconceivable, you have to explore the Bolivian lands. From the depths of water to the heights of mountains, find it all on a single landmass.
Lake Titicaca (Cradle of the World)
Land to the floating islands, Yes, floating! This landmass also holds the title of the highest lake globally, at the height of 12,500 feet above sea level, and the largest lake in South America. If this is not enough to urge you to look for Lake Titicaca flights, then perhaps the fact that Isla del Sol, the largest island on Bolivian land, houses roughly 180 Inca ruins can motivate you. This land that started with an earthquake 60 million years ago will sweep you off your feet.
Reaching the Lake
Since both Bolivia and Peru share this lake, you can pick where you want to start this journey, although 3,690 km square of the lake's surface area is on the Bolivian territory, out of 8,400 km square, leaving 4710 Km square to Peru. You can choose to travel from the town of Puno in Peru or Copacabana to Bolivian lands. The option to select the best Lake Titicaca flights is yours.
Flights to Lake Titicaca
The closest airport to Lake Titicaca is the Inca Manco Cápac International Airport. This airport is located in Juliaca(Peru), 44Km away from the lake. Since Peru shares most of the lake's surface area and is closest to Lake Titicaca, you should consider flying to Peru first. You can take a local bus ($5 per person) or a cab($20-$25 per trip) to the lake from the airport. So if you are traveling alone, a local bus is the best option, but if you are in a group, getting a cab will prove cheaper.
Now comes the question, which flights fly to Inca Manco Cápac International Airport?
Airlines offering Lake Titicaca flights are the following,
- LATAM Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- JetBlue Airline
- Aeromexico Airline
- Avianca Airlines
- United Airlines
Apart from this, some local airlines also provide the services, but LATAM Airlines offers the cheapest and shortest flights to Juliaca.
Flight duration to Lake Titicaca
Depending on which state you are flying from, the duration to Juliaca and from there to Lake Titicaca can range anywhere from 15 hours to 20 hours(point-to-point). The flights fly for over 15 hours from the U.S. to Juliaca. From Juliaca, depending on the mode of transportation, train, local bus, or a cab, it takes anywhere from 1 hour to 2.5 hours to reach the lake. The following list shows some expected Lake Titicaca flight time from the U.S.
- Miami : 15+ hours
- Atlanta : 14 50min+
- New York : 14+ hours
- Dallas : 14 hours 40min +
- Houston : 14+ hours
You can contact a travel agency and ask for discounts and a trip plan.
La Paz (The Highest Administrative Capital In The World)
La Paz is called the highest capital globally because it lies 3,500 meters above sea level. But being capital is not all that there is to this place; it holds the title of having the world's most extended and highest urban car cable network, a labyrinth of architectural style, dramatic street life, pan-cake flat Altiplano, urban skylines popping here and there in the middle of red brick buildings, and Bowler-hatted cholitas, this place is everything but dull. If you have not already decided to book La Paz flights, then the temptation to conquer the summit of Huayna Potosi should be reason enough. Offers such as beginners friendly climbs to experts only, the snow-capped mountains have every bit to offer.
Getting to La Paz
There are mainly two ways to get to the colorful capital of La Paz; you can either fly from the city of Mexico into La Paz, or you can choose to land in San José del Cabo and then travel north for two hours. Whatever feels beneficial and comfortable to you. Note that,
- Major cities in the U.S. that you can fly from offer cheap and expensive tickets. If you decide to fly from the U.S. to Los Cabos, the best La Paz flights can cost you $350 to $550.
- If you decide to fly out to Mexico first and then travel to La Paz, the flight price can go down to $200, but depending on external circumstances, this price can also go as high as $450.
- Once in Los Cabos, the connecting flight can cost you anywhere from $60 to $160.
Flights to La Paz
You have many options to choose from for airlines flying to La Paz. you can fly with,
- Delta Airline
- COPA Airline
- Alaska Airline
- United Airline
Flight duration to La Paz
The duration of a one-stop flight from the United States to La Paz can go from 8 hours to 15 hours. The La Paz flight time is shortest for Aeromexico flight flying out of San Francisco (8 hours) and longest for VivaAerobús flying out of Los Angeles international airport (15+ hours)
You can always check in with a travel agency to get the best price and make sure you cover all the desired locations within the decided time limit.