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Huatajata, Lake Titicaca
The Inca Utama Hotel and Spa started as a modest project in the early 90's and has grown into a tourism complex highlighting the Andean cultures.
Today it is a 65 room room hotel devided into two buildings - the original low slung main building housing reception, an elevator and rooms, and the new high-rise Colonial towers with accommdations and its own elevator as well. There is a fully equipped spa complete with saunas, massage, hydrotherapy, mud and salt baths and other traditional natural medicine of the Andes treatments.
The Sumaj Untavi Restuarant is one of the two restaurants of the complex, with nightly "Pena" folkloric presentations.
The other restaurant is the new Choza Nautica, in a thatched roof building built out over the water and offering spectacular vistas of the lake.
There is also a cozy bar-lounge complete with fireplace, over-stuffed chairs and couches and TV with educational video collection.
One of the highlights is a visit to the multi-faceted Andean Roots Cultural Complex, which includes: (in their own words)
Urus Chipaya Culture
traditional reed boat
|A multi-night stay and a free afternoon will
allow you time to partake of the Aptapi, a picnic with the local natives that highlights
the foods of the Altiplano and plenty of time to get to know the locals.
You can also make a visit to Kalauta Island with stone chullpas (mortuary towers) two and three stories high.It is a sacred place with the largest Necropolis in the area. You get there by crossing the lake and you approach the island through tortoro reed canals.