GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Lake Titicaca is a large, deep lake in the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru. By volume of water and by surface area, it is the largest lake in South America. It is often called the "highest navigable lake" in the world.

FABIO'S REVIEW

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The Titicaca lake is the highest navigable lake in the world. I have been hearing this funny name for years (as a kid I called it Pipicaca, French readers will understand) and wanted to visit it for so long… so, after many hours of bus and boat trips from La Paz, I finally arrived, to discover that the Titicaca lake is, in fact, just a lake.

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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BOAT TRIP

The boats to the Isla del Sol and the floating houses depart every morning from the Copacabana pier; you can choose between a half-day and a full-day trip, and buy the tickets directly from the sellers at the pier.

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ISLA DEL SOL

The Isla del Sol is an island in Lake Titicaca. It’s crossed by trails and known for Inca sites like Pilko Kaina, with its ruined palace. The Roca Sagrada is a large rock said to be the birthplace of the first Incas.

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ISLAS FLOTANTES

The floating islands of the uros are a set of habitable artificial surfaces built of totora, an aquatic plant that grows on the surface of Lake Titicaca . The islands stand on a portion of the surface of Lake Titicaca, overlap with blocks of Totora roots on which are laid successive layers of woven totora or interlaced mats.

BOAT TRIP

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The boats to the Isla del Sol and the floating houses depart every morning from the Copacabana pier; you can choose between a half-day and a full-day trip, and buy the tickets directly from the sellers at the pier.

ISLA DEL SOL

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The Isla del Sol is an island in Lake Titicaca. It’s crossed by trails and known for Inca sites like Pilko Kaina, with its ruined palace. The Roca Sagrada is a large rock said to be the birthplace of the first Incas.

ISLAS FLOTANTES

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The floating islands of the uros are a set of habitable artificial surfaces built of totora, an aquatic plant that grows on the surface of Lake Titicaca . The islands stand on a portion of the surface of Lake Titicaca, overlap with blocks of Totora roots on which are laid successive layers of woven totora or interlaced mats.

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