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Lake Titicaca

Presidente Rieco 5920, Peru
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Ranked #75 of 630 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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Washington and Delaware, US
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We booked a 2 day-2 night trip from Cusco on the lake and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Peru. We worried that the tour would be overly cheesy based on the low price, but were pleasantly surprised. The vistas of the lake above Puyo are breathtaking and being on the lake was a childhood dream... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We booked the one-day Jumbo Travel tour through Llamapath (llamapath.com), with includes hotel pick-up and drop-off. My western conditioning would have appreciated a faster boat to get between sites, but that wasn't necessary. We were not rushed anywhere and we saw all that was promised in the tour descriptions. The guide was knowledgeable and interesting, and had an easy, complementary... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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389 reviews 389 reviews
205 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a day trip onto the floating islands it's at about 14000 feet so walking about it's even hard work, but just take it slowly, we met the local people and had to buy some the goods they sell which you can buy cheaper in town, but it's what it's about, had the passport stamped which was good, just... More

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

When arriving in Puno, be prepared to take your time to catch your breath as the altitude will most certainly affect you. The city itself isn't one that you'd walk around in, as a matter of fact, they discourage it. But the lake, well, that's a sight to behold. Staying at the Casa Andina Private Collection couldn't have been better.... More

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Kings Stanley, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fantastic scenery in the main part of the lake. On a clear day the views of the islands and the snow capped mountains in Bolivia are breathtaking. The floating villages are a bit of a tourist trap, but you have to go to get a view. All a bit staged in my opinion, however sill interesting.

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Arvada, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Huge lake! Wished we could have gone farther in/around it but time didn't permit. We did travel out to the floating islands so got a good look at the bay in Puno, then the immense reed fields. When we got past the reeds, the lake water was so clear and fresh looking. You can see across the lake into Bolivia... More

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Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We took the fast boat around the lake which simply meant less time scooting from place to place. We visited the reed island Uros, then Tiquilla island and the lovely residents and children. Amazing walking the hills, on a good walk way, to where the ladies do their weaving and the men do knitting. The quality of their crafts here... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Visited the Uros people on their man-made floating islands of Lake Titicaca (Puno, Peru) This is a DO NOT MISS attraction that leaves a lasting impression of the friendly, laid back lifestyle of these Peruvian families. When stepping onto the floating island, it felt very soft/squishy. We were informed as to the construction of these islands, which is in itself... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Lake Titicaca has a number of Island experiences on offer. Most leave from Puno, some leave from Copacabana in Bolivia. Amantaní Island on the Peru side offers overnight stays with a local family. You bring across foodstuffs from Puno with you and join them for meals and learn a bit of Quechua. For some reason tours all do a "play... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

You got to see to believe the colours of Lake Titicaca. With the reed islands dotting the lake, so picture perfect like a painted postcard. Have always dreamt of seeing it with my own eyes and it did not disappoint. What an experience stepping onto Uros Island, the feeling of each step sinking as you walk on the reeds -... More

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