Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca, Peru 400
Lake Titicaca, Peru
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Lake Titicaca is located right between Bolivia and Peru in South America. It is one of the most captivating lakes in the planet, and a trip to Titicaca will leave an unforgettable memory on any visitor. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake on earth, which is more than 3,800 meters above sea level. It is 196 kilometers long, extending from western Bolivia to southeastern Peru.

Lake Titicaca was a sacred place during the Inca period. It is believed that Manco Capac, the first Inca King, was born here. The place is worth the visit especially if you are curious about the culture, way of life, and beliefs of the ancient Incans. The Uros continue to live and make their living from the lake. The Uros are dependent on the lake, where they get their source of living through agriculture and weaving. Get to know them by visiting them by the lake.

When visiting this lake, the best place to stay is in the town of Puno, in Peru. The culture and folklore here is rich, plus it is close to other tourist attractions such as the town of Cusco and of course, Peru’s Macchu Picchu. If you want to explore the Bolivian side of the lake, you can visit the enthralling town of Challapampa, home to Chinkaka, the famous labyrinth. There is also the well-known Island of the Sun or Isla del Sol, home to over 180 ruins from the Incan period.

To visit this historical site, take a plane flight to Lima and to Arequipa. Once you arrive, it is recommended to relax for a few days, or else you may suffer altitude sickness. You can take a 7-hour trip to Cuzco. There are also trains to Cuzco, although they are more expensive and more infrequent.

3 responses to “Lake Titicaca”

  1. alex says:

    why is it called titicaca?

  2. Vinay From Bangalore says:

    Superb lake “””” Nature God’s gift” We have to save

  3. jocelyn says:

    when was it made

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