Lake Titicaca

Local nameLago Titicaca
LocationAndes

Lake Titicaca is a large, deep, freshwater lake in the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru, often called the "highest navigable lake" in the world. By volume of water and by surface area, it is the largest lake in South America.Lake Titicaca has a surface elevation of 3,812 m. The "highest navigable lake" claim is generally considered to refer to commercial craft. Numerous smaller bodies of water around the world are at higher elevations. For many years, the largest vessel afloat on the lake was the 2,200-ton, 79 m SS Ollanta. Today, the largest vessel is most likely the similarly sized train barge/float Manco Capac, operated by PeruRail.

Other cultures lived on Lake Titicaca prior to the arrival of the Incas. In 2000, a team of international archaeologists and divers found the ruins of an underwater temple, thought to be between 1,000 and 1,500 years old, most likely built by the Tiwanaku people.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Titicaca

Official Website http://www.sernanp.gob.pe/sernanp/zonaturismoi.jsp?ID=9%3Bhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.alt-perubolivia.org%2Fweb%2F

Address Peru

Coordinates -15°53'4.025" N -69°20'56.123" E

Tours and activities: Lake Titicaca

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from 239 USD

Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Catamaran Cruise from Puno

from 299 USD

Lake Titicaca Full-Day Tour: Uros and Taquile

from 39 USD

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