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Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake lying 3100 m above sea level.It is also South America's largest freshwater lake located in the border between Peru and Bolivia."The Altiplano is like a giant cup, and Titicaca is the deepest point in the vast plateau, so most of the precipitation in the Altiplano drains into the lake," says Stanford geologist Robert B. Dunbar, one of the authors of the Science study.

Straddling the Peru Bolivia border, it covers an area of about 8370 sq km. It's a remnant of the ancient inland sea known as Lago Ballivian, which covered much of the Altiplano before geological faults and evaporation caused the water level to drop.Titicaca reciving water by rainfall and meltwater from glaciers on the sierras.

The lake is a brilliant splash of clear, blue waters amid the sere no man's land of the Altiplano. According to ancient legend, the sun was born here, and the Inca believe their first emperor rose from the rock called Titicaca, or 'rock of the puma,' on the northern tip of Isla del Sol. The lake is still revered by the Aymara who populate its shores and the whole area pulsates with energy.This lake having more than 40 artificial islands and attracts visitors all aroumd the world.Uros,Isla Del Sol,Taquile and Amantaní are the major attractions.a small number of people from the Uros tribe still live a very basic.The Bolivian military uses Titicaca to carry out naval exercises, maintaining an active navy despite being landlocked. On the Bolivian side of the lake you can find the city of Copacabana from where it is convenient to visit Isla del Sol - the most sacred place for the Ayamara people, who believe that the sun was born in this place.

Titicaca Hotels

Alojamiento Aroma
Alojamiento Kotha Kahuafia
Alojamiento Bolivar
Residencial Solar
Residencial La Portefiita
Residencial Aransaya
Residencial Copacabana
Hostal Utama
Residencial Brisas del Titicaca
Hotel Ambassador
La Ctipula
Hotel Playa Azul

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