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Lake Titicaca (Spanish: Lago Titicaca, Quechua: Titiqaqa Qucha) is a large, deep lake in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. 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, with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft). The lake holds large populations of water birds and was designated as a Ramsar Site on August 26, 1998. Several threatened species such as the huge Titicaca water frog and the flightless Titicaca grebe are largely or entirely restricted to the lake.
On Lake Titicaca, one ancient people, the Uros, live on islands made of living reeds that float around the lake. The Uros people have been living on the lake for hundreds of years - they were forced to take up residence on the floating islands when the Incas expanded onto their land. In the shadow of the Andes, on the world’s highest navigable lake, they make their living from fishing and from selling their reed handicrafts to tourists.
Lake Titicaca Tours
The Titicaca, World's Highest Navigable Lake is part of the Titicaca National Reserve, and was created in 1978 to preserve 37,000 hectares of marsh reeds in the south & north sectors of the lake. Amantaní is an island on the Peruvian side of the lake. According to a 1988 census, it has a ...
A Tourist Bus Cusco to Puno: this trip is approximately 8 hours, leaving from Cusco and ending in Puno, during our tour we will have 4 visit stops by the most impressive and beautiful Andean landscapes: valleys, rivers, unique panoramas, and the flora & fauna of the great corridor of southern ...
The Uros is a pre-Inca people who live on 42 self-fashioned floating islands in the Titicaca Lake in Puno-Peru. They form 3 main groups: the Uru-Chipayas, the Uru-Muratos & the Uru-Iruitos. The latter are still located on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca and the Desaguadero river. The ...
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