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Lake Titicaca

Presidente Rieco 5920, Peru
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Ranked #80 of 641 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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Rochester, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bear, Delaware
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This very large lake is home to the Uros Indians where they have built floating islands that they live on. You can take a boat ride over where they will talk about their lifestyle. When you walk around its a bit eery because it springs under your feet and its hard to believe you are walking on water but they... More

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Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

if you go to cusco macchu picchu you must see titicaca too; it's spell like titihaha.you can go by bus or train from cusco,it takes about 10 hours . but you can take touristical tours ;that stops at cathedrals n historical areas on the way.you must bargain about price 80 -50 dolars,in some tours including lunch.it takes a half day... More

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The lake was beautiful and still, however the man made islands that were made of reeds were amazing!!.The natives constructed & build the island and their homes out of reeds which grow naturally in Lake Titicaca. And they live on the reed islands!!. Our ride on the reed boat around the reed islands reminded me of the Contiki expedition. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took one of the touristic buses Inka Express leaves Cusco 7 in the morning to Puno and paid around $70 that includes 5 historical sites, lunch and guided bus with a hostess that serves refreshments on the way. It was excellent way to use the day seeing more places very in expensive way. The bus arrives to Puno at... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We visited the Lake as part of our tour. It was a magical experience... We went to one of the islands The tour guide and members of the families that lived there explained their way of life... So different... So worth listening independently of age... I really recommend this place to any family visiting Puno... It was one of my... More

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Washington
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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12 helpful votes 12 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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104 helpful votes 104 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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