Discover Lake Titicaca Peru

In the South of the country, the mystical lake Titicaca lies 3,800 metres above sea level. It is very much like an inland sea, with its vast size and never-ending banks of reeds. The quality of light is exceptional - the clouds are so low and the surrounding peaks so close that you could almost touch them!

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    Lake Titicaca

    The Uros, the people who have been living along the lake since Antiquity, use traditional techniques for working with totora, a reed they use to make floating islands and canoes.

    Rafal Cichawa / 123RF
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    Floating islands

    These islands are said to "float" as they can be moved at will. Uros is the best known of these artificial islands.

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    The women of Titicaca

    The Uros are a peaceful people. They moved to the banks of the Titicaca to escape from the war-mongering Incas.

    Terrance Klassen / age fotostock
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    Uros no more

    The pure lineage of the Uros disappeared in 1950. Now, the islanders speak a different language to that of the original settlers.

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    The banks of Lake Titicaca

    The lake can be crossed by boats which link the Peruvian port of Puno with the Bolivian city Huaqui.

    Edyta Pawlowska / 123RF
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    The reed canoes

    The canoes made of reeds are better known as "reed horses". They are used for fishing, the islanders' main activity.

    Rafal Cichawa / 123RF
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