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Lake Titicaca

Presidente Rieco 5920, Peru
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Ranked #83 of 655 Attractions in Peru
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bodies of Water, Islands, Lighthouses
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This is the world's largest navigable lake to large vessels, which lies more than 12,500 feet above sea level and covers 3,200 square miles in the... more » Owner description: This is the world's largest navigable lake to large vessels, which lies more than 12,500 feet above sea level and covers 3,200 square miles in the Andes Mountains between the border of Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east. « less
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Troy, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Lake Titicaca is the hightest navigatable lake at more than 13000 feet above sea level. Peru and Bolivia share the lake, 60% in Peru and 40% in Bolivia. The fascinatiing feature is the numerous floating islands built by Uros, indigenous tribes. The Uros live much like their ancestors did. They still follow their customs, language, food and culture. The floating... More

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Orange, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What are my GF and I doing sitting outside of a zooming boat on Lake Titicaca...It was the beauty of this mammoth lake, the turquoise water...and of course the destination of the tourist trap floating Islands...but all well worth the experience. The Uros islands are made of totora reeds found in the lake shallows, chewing these reeds also keep the... More

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A boat ride and visit into the homes or homestay of the locals on the Uros Islands is a must if you are in the area. As much as I enjoyed my visit to the lake, this was the least memorable part of my trip around Peru. The Andes and Amazon were a lot more spectacular.

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Artesia, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our Hotel Juan Antonio was overlooking the Lake Titikaka. We took the boat and headed to the Islands of Uros. The Floating Islands on the Lake. That was a different adventure. The lake is a sanctuary to lots of birds and fish.

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a Beauty this lake go here at sunrise and enjoy the view. Takeaboat a look at the the nature and his beauty. Avoid the pretend local family islands who are only for tourist attraction.

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

An wonderful day trip to Tacquile Island and the floating Uros Islands. A real privilege to peep into these wonderful people's isolated way of life for a little while. Nothing in material terms do they have, but are so happy and content with their simple ways they are to be envied. Their dancing and happy smiling faces will stay with... More

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Innsbruck, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I did a two days homestay tour around Lake Titicaca (with a homestay on Amantani island). The scenery was lovely. With sights like the Uros islands we didn't have the feeling it was "terrible" (like so many others in this forum) - but it was definitely very touristy. You get placed into a circle and someone explains... More

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Dorrigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Well worth visiiting,especially floating islands,even tho very touristy it was interesting to see how they were made and to experience a very short ride on a reed boat.

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Rochester, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lake Titicaca was another Inkan story. One of the Inca origin myths had it that the sun god Inti ordered Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo to emerge from the depths of Lake Titicaca and founded the city of Cuzco. We rode the bus from Cuzco, and it was a long drive to Puno. It took about 9 hours because we... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Certainly this location is worth the effort to visit. I went with a group of 11 and don't know the details about how it was arranged but enjoyed the visit. The visit was more like 2011 but that option wasn't listed. It was chilly.

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