Lake Titicaca - Bolivia - Totora Reed Boat Builders

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Totora Reed Boat Builders

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(63 reviews)
Titicaca National Reserve, Lake Titicaca - Bolivia, Bolivia
60 mins

About the tour

On the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca, the inhabitants of the island of Suriki, in Huatajata, a population settled on the shore, preserve the tradition of building totora rafts (a very resistant vegetable fiber), which have allowed them for centuries to navigate the waters of the river. lake. These builders managed to navigate the Pacific and Atlantic oceans together with scientist Heyerdhal

Meet Renan Ibanez

Renan Ibanez

Renan is a well known local guide in Bolivia. He has lead many group tours all over his country since 2002 showing its beautiful landscapes and history. He has contact with the deep native people from his country. History, Culture and Tradition are his areas of expertise, making him a perfect host of Bolivia. He will take us to places like La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and maybe even the famous salt flats! Join him to share his love for his mother country, enjoying knowledge and his sense of humour!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Lake Titicaca - Bolivia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Lake Titicaca - Bolivia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Yolanda I.

27 August 2021

Renan's tours are always so interesting! He is also a very friendly and nice person.

Ronda S.

27 August 2021

Such an exciting tour. We weren't able to take a boat ride due to the wild winds, however it did not mane the tour any less enjoyable. Great views and tons of knowledge was shared.


26 August 2021


Liz (IOW, UK) 🇬🇧 B.

26 August 2021

Great to see the lovely reed boats, thank you. Beautiful scenery.

Wanderer F.

26 August 2021

Thank you for braving such wind for us Renan :) Great to learn about other culture and their expeditions <3 It was amazing to see a small live demo of how they work with totora plant to make the boat <3 Thank you :)

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