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Lake Titicaca

Address: Peru
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Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Catamaran Cruise...
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Ranked #63 of 655 Attractions in Peru
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Lighthouses, Bodies of Water, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This is the world's largest navigable lake to large vessels, which...
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Type: Islands, Lighthouses, Bodies of Water, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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 Andes Mountains between the border of Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east.
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San Jose, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

“Uncover Latin America” is the way to go in Peru. Chris Mahoney did a fabulous job arranging our travels to Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca. We had numerous transfers from airports, hotels, tours etc. Everything went off without a glitch. The tours were wonderful. All but one were with a smaller group (and a couple were private!).... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We have just spent two days at Lake Titicaca and are glad we did! The lake is beautiful. We took an all day boat tour yesterday, stopping at the Uros Islands and Taquile Island. The Uros Islands are floating islands made from reeds and it was fascinating to find out about life on these islands. On Taquile island we took... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I've been to the Amazon, Machu Picchu, the desert, hiked a lot of the peaks, and Lake Titicaca is my personal favorite. I understand it's not for everyone, but I found it extremely peaceful and serene. The water is so clean and clear, and the views from Taquile Island are phenomenal. The floating Uros Islands blew my mind. I had... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This has to be one of the most amazing experiences, to travel on the world's highest and largest body of fresh water. It's like a high altitude sea. The reed settlements and the reed boats are extraordinary, as are the indigenous Aymara people, the women with their colourful costumes, vast wide flared skirts, jaunty little bowler hats and long plaited... More 

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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We did a 2 day 1 night homestay tour on Lake Titicaca, in some respects it was great to get up and personal to the locals but they have so many guests, it is a well oiled machine. in hindsight we would just do the floating island day tour which were great.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our trip from Puno to La Paz incorporated an overnight trip on Lake Titicaca in a catamaran. The tour company for the Bolivian leg of our South American trip was Transturin and they were excellent. Lake Titicaca is an incredible place, the sheer size of the lake is mind boggling. The trip included excursions to Sun Island and involved visiting... More 

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Podgorica, Montenegro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Maybe because we expected much more of the Lake but we ended the tour rather disapointed. Prior to tour, we check some pictures on the internet and read some comments and conclude that Titikaka is must spot on our tour trough South America. But we were wrong. First of all, Puno is very ugly town but we could take this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Peruvian and Bolivians live self contained on beds of reeds in the lake! Crossing from Bolivia to Peru by bus is an experience, all the humans on to one barge while the bus goes on another (very dodgy) barge! We spent the entire crossing waiting for the boat with the bus to sink and take all our worldly possesions... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We made our reservation the day before by walking down to the pier in Puno and finding the local tour collective. I would 100% recommend going with the local company, there are tons of companies down on the pier so ask around to find the right one (it was a while ago and I can't remember if they had a... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Just some advice from my perspective: Your guide makes all the difference. Research a good one and don't cheap out. Go to a small island, not the big tourist trap ones. Go to Taquile Island with a good, local guide. A good tour will start at about 8AM and you'll be back at the dock by about 5. The lake... More 

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