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Lake Titicaca

Presidente Rieco 5920, Peru
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Ranked #70 of 671 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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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We took this tour with Edgar Adventures in early October. Although you pay more than you would for a regular tour it is worth every penny! And part of it goes to support the local communities. The boat is comfortable and fast.The service was very professional and the guide Percy was amazing. You get to see less touristy places and... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a magical morning stepping back in time as we experienced the Uros Islands (Floating Islands) made of reeds on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Highly recommend this experience. We got to learn how the islands are made; see some of their local crafts; and view the inside of their grass huts (homes).

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lake Titicaca is located at more than 12500 ft elevation near Puno, and borders Peru and Bolivia. We drove from Cusco to Puno crossing the highest point on the highway where we could see both the Andean glacier and the origin of Amazon river. From Puno,we took a power boat to reach the floating islands where the native Uros have... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've never been there, but I am aware of the Aymara Indians through Weston A Price's D.D.S. 1939 book "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration," In addition excellent dental health, they were extremely robust being able to carry loads on their back 200-300 lbs. They also suffered from none of the chronic diseases so common to the white man such as tuberculosis.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Lake Titicaca and Uros Island were so peaceful and and a serene respite on a very hectic tour. We had gone to Machu Picchu, from Cusco....which was 2 hours by combi, 2 on the train and another half hour to get to the site. Machu Picchu was a 2 hour tour and took another hour and then some to get... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Pristine clear lake with wind and sun and bays. Only thing missing? People. Anywhere else in the world this lake would be full if boats and tourists. Originally sea water. Uplifting of the mountains brought this lake to high elevation (about 12,500 ft above sea level) And rain water eventually replaced the salt water to make it "sweet". Interesting birds,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Lake Titicaca is at some 15,000 feet so it is often included in tour itinaries so that participants can acclimatise to the altitude. A word of warning, two people on our tour had serious problems with altitude and one was hospitalised for 4 days before being flown back to Lima and this was the end of their tour. The other... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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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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