Set high up at an altitude of 3,812 metres (12,507 feet) the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca form the world’s highest navigable lake. The lake is set so close to the heavens that it’s a deeply spiritual place for the indigenous population of Peru and the founders of the Inca civilisation are believed to have risen from the waters of the lake.
With the rarified airs and an expanse of calm blue water, it’s easy to see why this became a sacred place for the local people. The lake and surrounds are still home to deeply traditional and fascinating cultures, the most striking of which are Uros Indians, who build and live on islands that they construct from reeds.
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What to do
- Visits to the reed island communities of Uros and Taquile
- Boat trips
- Visits to communities on the islands and shores of the lake
- Cross over to the Bolivian shores to visit sacred Inca islands, temples and the lake city of Copacabana
One of the most famous lakes in the world, Lake Titicaca is must see when travelling to Peru. A great place to meet with local communities, visit ancient ruins and get active with walks or kayaking. You can also go bird watching on the shores and take boat trips out to the floating Uros Islands or pretty Taquile, with its beautiful woven handicrafts.
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