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Lake Titicaca

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This is the world's largest navigable lake to large vessels, which lies...

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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Uros and Taquile Islands by Fast Boat
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Uros Kayaking and Taquile Island Day Tour
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Private Tour to Aramu Muru Portal from Puno

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The huge lake and the landscape are amazing! We spent few days in Puno, visitng the lake and some of the isles. Everything is wonderful, but less authentic than I expected. It is... read more

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The huge lake and the landscape are amazing! We spent few days in Puno, visitng the lake and some of the isles. Everything is wonderful, but less authentic than I expected. It is very evident that most of the things are set for tourist.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Different and unique. Day trip by boat. Out to an island. Met the families that lived there. Learned about their way of life. Then they sell you things they have made. We enjoyed was worth the time.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent full day out.You need to book one of the many boats and if you have an individual guide even better.You visit the floating villages first and although these are geared to tourists,a local guide will take you to one of the smaller communities.Great fun with trips on reed boats and interaction with locals. Then of to... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A seven hour bus ride from Cusco, 10 hours on a pricey train or 6-7 hours on a bus to La Paz? Not with this group! Maybe a rental car? Nope we couldn't find any of those. We flew into Juliaca from Lima on Peruvian Airlines. We made arrangements for the private car transfer to Puno with Victoria at Great... More 

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Seoul, Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Titicaca was already world-widely popular place. It is so large that it looks like sea. In addition, it shows Inca lives on the lake. Uros and Taquile islands are unique. However, everything here are so commercialized. There seems to be nothing left really local. It is a pity. But I understand this change. Although people's lives here became touristic-centered, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved visiting this lake with a distinction of "Highest Navigable Lake in the World" - by no means the highest lake or the largest, this place has the intrigue and mystery of Pre-inca origins associated with it. We visited during our trip to Bolivia although majority may do so from the Peru side. We drove up from La Paz... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Inka Express bus from Cusco to Puno (about $50 one way, which also makes stops along the way). We joined a tour for a full day boat ride that explored the reed islands of Uros and Taquile. Luckily for me I had a Peruvian friend who knew a local guide and he helped book everything for us.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with All Ways Travel agency. Our tour leader has helped us throughout the day with Spanish and Aymara translation. It is amazing how Uros islander has lived their entire life on reeds. It has given us an eye opening of a new world.

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Buena Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world at 12500 feet. We sailed about 25 minutes and visited two of the 87 islands of the Uros people. The boat ride was smooth, so those who get seasick/motion sickness need not worry. The tour guide explained how the Uros retreated to Lake Titicaca when the Inca's people tried to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our introduction to Peru, and it was very interesting. Uros was quite commercialised with every opportunity to make money off the tourists taken, but if one bears in mind the lack of opportunities for commerce and the fact that some of their wares are charming, and can say no without feeling guilty, it was an interesting and fun... More 

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