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Discovering the Inca ruins: Lake Titicaca

Recognized as the highest navigable lake in the world, with its more than 3500 meters high, the Titicaca lake It is one of the most impressive tourist destinations that hosts the continent of South America.

The Titicaca lake It is located in the Collao Plateau, between the Andean mountain ranges, on the border of Peru and Bolivia; and, it houses in its extension a wide diversity of islands where the Aymara and Quechuas inhabit, inhabitants that since ancestral times –Even before the stage of Inca empire– are the inhabitants of islands such as: Amantani, Esteves, Chirita, and Campanario (Peru); Bell tower, Pariti, Isla de la Luna, Cojata, and Chiquipa (Bolivia).

The Titicaca lake It is important for the ecosystem because it maintains the balance of the climate, enhances the agricultural activities, and houses the most important geoeconomic region for the Andes of the country, being the habitat, for example, of thirty percent of sheep, twenty percent of cattle, and more than fifty percent of alpacas of the entire Peruvian territory.

If we want to live a more inclusive experience we can visit the floating islands of Los Uros. In the small islands of Los Uros we can walk in the popular totora rafts and sleep on independent islets over the waters of the Titicaca lake. Also, at visit Lake Titicaca we must not stop acquiring typical crafts, textiles, or other representation of the textile art of Lake Titicaca, the same that since 2005 has the title of Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Finally, it is important to point out that if we have as next tourist destination to Lake Titicaca, we must not miss the islands of Lake Titicaca, the same that we can visit to live for two or three days among the inhabitants of the island and be part of their traditions. In addition, we must make specialized tourist routes in the Flora and fauna from the area, being from May to October the best time of the year to visit this destination.

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