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Address: Peru
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This is the world's largest navigable lake to large vessels, which lies...
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.
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Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Catamaran Cruise from Puno

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Beautiful Lake Titicaca

Had a grimpse of Lake Titicaca on arrival in Puno from our Hotel. It was no doubt beautiful. The next morning, we went from Puno to Copacabana to cross the Peru - Bolivia border... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had a grimpse of Lake Titicaca on arrival in Puno from our Hotel. It was no doubt beautiful. The next morning, we went from Puno to Copacabana to cross the Peru - Bolivia border in order to take the 2-Day-1-Night Titicaca Catamaran Cruise. It was an interesting experience to cross the border there, as it was literally a chain separating... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We booked a local cultural tour with Inca Lake and it was fabulous. We joined our tour guide (local person who lived on the islands) in a small boat and wove our way through the Reed Reserve. We then went to his families are on the island and learned how they lived, how the children went to school and generally... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We turned up at the dock in Puno one morning and organised with a person in the Amantani office for an overnight stay on the island. This also included a visit to the floating islands on the way and a stop on Taquile island on the way back. You are in for a slow boat ride so be warned. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lake Titicaca is one of the places I always wanted to visit. Its position, history connected to it, people living on floating islands... everything is very fasinating. Our tour guide explained us how is it to live on those islands, because he grew up on one of them. This place was right as I expected, very misterious, but somehow calm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a place , the floating Islands were fascinating and the people that live there although a tourist attraction still have to live on a hay island. Took some pencils and paper for the children which were recommended to us by our hotel instead of sweets , good to see people living in a different era but seemingly happy ,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Lake Titicaca is in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. By volume of water, it is the largest lake in South America . With a surface elevation of 3,812 meters (12,507 ft.).Because it is on the highland, we suffer the high altitude while enjoying the lake trip to see the local native tribes live on the Floating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Went here through Gate 1 travel....long trek and very high but absolutely worth it. The entire trip with Gate 1 exceeded my expectations and this was no exception. To see how the Uros people live and work and experience their lifestyel was a real oportunity. They are very welcoming and happy to have us there. This entire trip was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Mystery Peru, Floating Islands Tour: I’m sure we paid more for this trip by booking it online. It is possible to get a taxi to the port and buy your own ticket. However we were picked up from the hotel by Miriam from Mystery Peru, who took us straight onto the correct boat and ensured that we were settled in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Everyone enjoyed our visit to one of the or so floating islands. It is amazing how the island is constructed entirely of reeds and those that live on the islands just keep renewing their island with new reeds. The ground is spongy and bouncy. We were told that usually three families live on each island. One of the times when... More 

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Bogota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Got up super early to visit the Lake, took a little boat, nothing crazy in the beginning, when we got there, is an unknown world..60 floating little islands made by their habitants, they showed us their school, houses, crafts and took us for an amazing ride around the lake. Weather change in Peru every minute, carry your sunblock, light rain... More 

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