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PUNO - LAKE TITICACA

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Lake Titicaca, Puno
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Lake Titicaca, is undeniably an impressive sight. A National Reserve since 1978, it has over sixty varieties of birds, fourteen species of native fish and eighteen types of amphibians. At 3820m (12,530ft), is the highest navigable lake in the world. At over 170km (105mi) long, it is also the largest lake in South America. Its altitude means the air is unusually clear and the azure waters particularly striking. Interesting boat trips to outlying islands can be made from Puno, the major port on the lake. The area is also known for its folk dances and huge herds of alpacas and llamas.

Curious Inca-built Chullpa burial tombs circle the lake and man-made Uros Floating Islands are fascinating. These islands have been inhabited for centuries since their construction by retreating Uros Indians. More powerful and self-determined are the communities who live on the fixed islands of Taquile and Amantani, often described as the closest one can get to heaven by the few travelers who make it out this far into the lake. There are in fact more than seventy islands in the lake, the largest and most sacred being the Island of the Sun which is at the Bolivian side of the Lake.

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Tours & Packages

City tour Cusco
Lake Titicaca 1 Day in Puno Lake Titicaca 1 Day in Puno
Lake Titicaca is undeniably an impressive sight. A National Reserve since 1978, it boasts over sixty varieties of birds...
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City tour Cusco
Lake Titicaca 2 Days 3 Nights in Puno Lake Titicaca 2 Days 3 Nights in Puno
Lake Titicaca is undeniably an impressive sight. A National Reserve since 1978, it boasts over sixty varieties of birds...
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Puno and Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca & the Candelaria Festival Lake Titicaca & the Candelaria Festival
The city Puno which is located at the banks of the Titicaclake at 3,870 meters above sea level and is during 18 days ...
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Puno and Lake Titicaca
Sillustani Sillustani
Sillustani is an impressive complex of funerary tombs dating back to the 12th Century.  They were built by both the Kolla and Inca...
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Peru News

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(7 December, 2016)

At this year´s World Travel Awards, Peru was named the #1 culinary spot for the 5th consecutive...

Earthquake in Puno

(6 December, 2016)

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(6 December, 2016)

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