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“A must do”
Review of Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca
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Tiwanaku and Titicaca Day Trip from La Paz
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Kayaking in Lake Titicaca from La Paz
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Private Tour: Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island from La Paz
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Copacabana
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This icy high-altitude lake is the legendary birthplace of the Inca civilization, and is also believed to hold precious Inca treasure. When Jacques Cousteau explored the lake for treasure, he discovered instead a large, colorful deep-water frog.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“A must do”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

The sheer size is the first thing that strikes you (traveled by bus from La Paz), a lake with horizon is a unusual site, you have to remind yourself it is not an Ocean. I would certainly recommend staying in Copacabana over Puno, I much nicer location. Travelling from La Paz we were lucky to have two boat trips across the Lake, once on the ferry & we then took a day trip over to Isla del Sol.

Visited February 2013
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“Stunning”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This has been a highlight of my trip so far. We stayed in both Puno and Copacabana, the latter is a much nicer town. We took a tour on the lake, the Uros are clerly maintained for tourists, but still intersting. The view here are among the best in South America.

Visited March 2013
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Edmonton
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“Calm, the boat trip to Isla del Sol was smooth.”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The lake itself is wonderful, large - sitting in a restaurant on the shore watching the boats is a great way to spend a few hours, The boat ride to the Isla del Sol was smooth and it's possible to sit outside and watch the scenery.

Visited March 2013
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bournemouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great lake”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

fantastic, just sat in a chair looking out over the lake with a beer brill.if this is your first stop take it easy as your fnd it hard just walking around

Visited January 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Amazing view!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Lake Titicaca is impressive. Looks amazing and it makes you start to understand why the incas considered that a sacred place. However, the lack of structure makes the rafts and other touristic attractions be literally in the middle of the garbage, so you may have to watch your step. The shore is not very well lit, so avoid walking after dark as there is literally not much light and it is easy to get lost when everything is closed.

Also, get used to the fact that it is common to be cold and a but rainy during mornings, but the sun seems to come out a bit after lunch, and then whole island will look like heaven on earth again.

If you can't make it to Uros but have some money to spare, do spend the 150 bolivianos - 100 if you bargain - and treat yourself getting a private boat to the Islas Flotantes. They are a smaller, more commercial version of the Uros islands, and basically, it is a restaurant floating on wood. But the fresh trout - trucha fresca - is caught in front of your nd served in a dish full of papas fritas, lettuce, tomato and rice for only 25 bolivianos. Amazing food, by far the best I had in my trips through South America! And the view is amazing!

Visited February 2013
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