Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca
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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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  • EMILIE K
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enriching experience on lake titicaca with Local Trekkers Peru
    My friends and I visited Lake Titicaca with Local Trekkers Peru, we did the 2 day one night tour, with one night in a local family on Amantani Island. The experience lived there with them was very enriching culturally speaking, above all it was a great contrast between them and us who come from big cities. We liked the fact that we ate the products that they produce on the land. They showed us their dresses, their customs, their dances, etc. we really learned a lot from them. For all those who like to live new experiences and learn about new cultures, this is the perfect tour. And of course, doing it with a genuine company like Local Trekkers Peru makes everything much more reliable.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 August 2023
  • TheExplorerFamily
    Somerset, New Jersey7,103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Lake at an High Altitude
    Lake Titicaca is a very large lake in the Andes mountains on the border of Peru and Bolivia. The western part of the lake is in Peru, whereas the eastern side is located in La Paz, Bolivia. It is at an elevation of 12507 feet, and is the highest navigable lake in the world. There are many smaller lakes around the world at higher elevations, but this one is the only one that is navigable to large shipping vessels. Five major rivers and 20 small streams feed into this lake. There is only one small outlet that lets water out in Bolivia, but most of the water is lost to evaporation is caused by strong winds and the intense sunlight at this higher altitude. We toured part of this lake to the Uros Islands by a private boat. Our guide had props and maps to help us understand the importance of this lake, and its attraction to tourists. Worth a visit to this pretty lake if you are in the Puno Region.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark5,319 contributions
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    Do you know the joke about Lake Titicaca?
    Lake Titicaca is divided between Peru and Bolivia. One of the locals here in Peru told me that the lake is divided right in the middle: Titi is in Peru and caca (poop) is in Bolivia. Ha ha! But aside from that, Lake Titicaca is a magical place on Earth. Beautiful like a dream, calm, and filled with birdlife (and they say fish too). Here in February, the water is warm enough (14 degrees Celsius) for a quick swim - and then you can boast about swimming in one of the world's highest lakes. We found a "hotel" (Uros Titicaca Lodge), which is located quite far out in the vast lake. There's nothing lovelier than waking up in your warm bed (the room is freezing) and looking out over the enormous water mirror, where the birds are starting their morning exercises. During the daytime, the weather alternated between warm sunshine and whipping rain showers, and that's apparently how it is around these parts. The lake is situated so high that your lungs just need to acclimatize to the thin air. But as long as you take it easy and drink plenty of coca tea (complimentary at all hotels), you'll be fine.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 February 2024
  • Wayne Centrone
    Portland, Oregon518 contributions
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    High Mountain Splendor
    The worlds highest navigable lake. And one of the most enchanting places I’ve ever been. I absolutely love the high Andes mountains and the antiplano. I especially love the mix of culture that exists in the Puno region, with the convergence of the Quechua and Aymara cultures. Puno is a place you can lose yourself. There are so many great hikes. A number of really interesting places to venture. And one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 12 March 2024
  • DanielMtz90
    Monterrey, Mexico459 contributions
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    Worth the time
    Lake Titicaca is truly a marvel of nature, renowned not only for being the highest navigable lake in the world but also for its immense size, which makes it the largest lake in South America. Our half-day tour, skillfully led by Vicky from Lima Tours, allowed us to soak in the panoramic views and understand the unique ways in which the local communities live around this vast body of water. The cultural insights provided by the guide, coupled with the serene and expansive natural backdrop, made for an unforgettable experience. This tour of Lake Titicaca is highly recommended as a fundamental part of any visit to Peru and Puno. Taking a guided tour enriches the experience, providing structured insights and safe navigation through the expansive waters, enhancing your appreciation of this significant natural and cultural landmark.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 April 2024
  • Lora
    6 contributions
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    Unique experience at home stay: Lake Titicaca
    Visited Lake Titicaca for a home stay. Great experience. Family was kind and provided a clean accommodation and meals. Boat took us to the Uros floating island then to the Amatani for an overnight. The next day visited Taquile. Taquile was the best island for hiking and shopping for crafts.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 June 2024
  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia24,421 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge, Huge Lake!
    I was completely surprised at just how big Lake Titicaca is! Didn't give it much thought beforehand I suppose. But we soon found out how big as we motored way off from Puno to visit the reed islands and an island community for lunch. Unfortunately, a phone service break meant when we got to lunch, they weren't open! Luckily, we had fat reserves to sustain us! But back to the lake with also serves as the border with Bolivia. It is mostly in beautiful clear condition the further you venture from Puno and there were some lovely villages scattered along the shoreline. The water was pretty cool so no dip for me, but it was tempting.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2024
  • RuthyGlasgow
    803 contributions
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    Fabulous historical lake Titicaca
    Great boat trip with guides giving talk on the history of the islands on Lake Titicaca and the peoples living on the islands. Seemingly there have been Incan artefacts and ruins found at the bottom of parts of this Lake and when you ask the older local people where do the Incas come from and they all say the Lake! So there are thoughts that the lake has engulfed where the Inca people first started out?? So many theories and it is just so interesting all of the Incan history and the other tribes, cultures and peoples?
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2024
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RuthyGlasgow
Glasgow803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great boat trip with guides giving talk on the history of the islands on Lake Titicaca and the peoples living on the islands. Seemingly there have been Incan artefacts and ruins found at the bottom of parts of this Lake and when you ask the older local people where do the Incas come from and they all say the Lake! So there are thoughts that the lake has engulfed where the Inca people first started out?? So many theories and it is just so interesting all of the Incan history and the other tribes, cultures and peoples?
Written 4 June 2024
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,421 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I was completely surprised at just how big Lake Titicaca is! Didn't give it much thought beforehand I suppose. But we soon found out how big as we motored way off from Puno to visit the reed islands and an island community for lunch. Unfortunately, a phone service break meant when we got to lunch, they weren't open! Luckily, we had fat reserves to sustain us! But back to the lake with also serves as the border with Bolivia. It is mostly in beautiful clear condition the further you venture from Puno and there were some lovely villages scattered along the shoreline. The water was pretty cool so no dip for me, but it was tempting.
Written 4 June 2024
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Lora
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Visited Lake Titicaca for a home stay.
Great experience. Family was kind and provided a clean accommodation and meals.
Boat took us to the Uros floating island then to the Amatani for an overnight.
The next day visited Taquile. Taquile was the best island for hiking and shopping for crafts.
Written 1 June 2024
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Andre W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The service provided by the company Terra Quechua Peru was exceptional, very attentive to the people, the guide very friendly, smiling, explains everything very well. We went to TITICACA LAGOON FOR 2 DAYS, the place where they took us for breakfast and lunch was more than excellent, it was a very nice house on the AMANTANI ISLAND. This was a wonderful experience, especially the Floating Islands of UROS, the attention was very good.
Written 24 May 2024
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Musicians Mum
1,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Uros Islands on the Lake.
Our boat stopped on the way over to Taquile Island.
Fascinating how the original islands were created by local tribes escaping invaders and that ,so many centuries later ,these are still maintained by descendants.
Obviously now reliant on mainly tourism, fishing and agriculture, and sadly ,mainly inhabited by the older generations (although about 1/4 are younger) it was so uplifting to find a group of super happy, simple ladies(and one man) happy to show off their way of life, crafts ,sing and dance and share their love of life and pride in family and achievements.
Also happy to pay(not a lot) for a ride in one of the colourful boats.
Not sure how they put up with the severe cold in winter .
I speak a number of languages and was so sorry that I lack the Spanish ,or Quecha or anything better than sign language to communicate with these lovely ladies
Written 1 May 2024
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DanielMtz90
Monterrey, Mexico459 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Lake Titicaca is truly a marvel of nature, renowned not only for being the highest navigable lake in the world but also for its immense size, which makes it the largest lake in South America. Our half-day tour, skillfully led by Vicky from Lima Tours, allowed us to soak in the panoramic views and understand the unique ways in which the local communities live around this vast body of water. The cultural insights provided by the guide, coupled with the serene and expansive natural backdrop, made for an unforgettable experience. This tour of Lake Titicaca is highly recommended as a fundamental part of any visit to Peru and Puno. Taking a guided tour enriches the experience, providing structured insights and safe navigation through the expansive waters, enhancing your appreciation of this significant natural and cultural landmark.
Written 20 April 2024
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Piotr M
Warsaw, Poland1,097 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This lake is really amazing - first it is so high and secondly it is so big, the water is cristal clear and the islands on the lake mysterious
Written 28 March 2024
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dennys34
Giessen, Germany5,402 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The lake is very big - lots of colors - to get their is very far either from Cusco 8 hours or la Paz 3 hours - you have to set over with a ferry - this is super cool
Written 26 March 2024
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Wayne Centrone
Portland, OR518 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
The worlds highest navigable lake. And one of the most enchanting places I’ve ever been. I absolutely love the high Andes mountains and the antiplano. I especially love the mix of culture that exists in the Puno region, with the convergence of the Quechua and Aymara cultures. Puno is a place you can lose yourself. There are so many great hikes. A number of really interesting places to venture. And one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Written 12 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark5,319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Lake Titicaca is divided between Peru and Bolivia. One of the locals here in Peru told me that the lake is divided right in the middle: Titi is in Peru and caca (poop) is in Bolivia. Ha ha!

But aside from that, Lake Titicaca is a magical place on Earth. Beautiful like a dream, calm, and filled with birdlife (and they say fish too).

Here in February, the water is warm enough (14 degrees Celsius) for a quick swim - and then you can boast about swimming in one of the world's highest lakes.

We found a "hotel" (Uros Titicaca Lodge), which is located quite far out in the vast lake. There's nothing lovelier than waking up in your warm bed (the room is freezing) and looking out over the enormous water mirror, where the birds are starting their morning exercises.

During the daytime, the weather alternated between warm sunshine and whipping rain showers, and that's apparently how it is around these parts. The lake is situated so high that your lungs just need to acclimatize to the thin air. But as long as you take it easy and drink plenty of coca tea (complimentary at all hotels), you'll be fine.
Written 9 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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