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Lake Titicaca

Presidente Rieco 5920, Peru
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Ranked #76 of 662 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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Glasgow
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We took a full day tour of Lake Titicaca in September. We first visited a floating island of Uros and existence of this people pre-dates the Inca Civilisation. The island is made of reeds growing in the lake and needs replacing a floor of the island each year. The head of this community, Claudio, demonstrated how the island is built,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Lake Titicaca was not originally on our Peru itinerary. But after we've make all our other arrangements we got interested in it (who can resist going to a lake called Titicaca?) so managed to squeeze in a day between the end of our Machu Picchu trip and a stopover in Lima. From Cusco, it was easy to take a bus... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This trip to PRE-INCA capital (PUNO) started with a great experience of visiting the Pre Incas FLOATING ISLAND located on Lake Titicaca and the “UROS “pre Inca groups island. People have been living on these islands for at least 1500 years. This lake is fed by the snow clad mountains in Bolivia. The lake itself is the size of Costa... More

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Fresno, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This lake is huge and beautiful. Be sure to visit the Uros Indians who live on Islands made of reeds. They welcome you to their island and their homes and show their simple way of life. They use the tortora reeds for everything. They live much as their ancestors did in little thatched huts. They wear their colorful clothing, with... More

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Troy, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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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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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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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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