Fodor's Travel Talk Forums

Fodor's Travel Talk Forums (
-   Mexico & Central America (
-   -   why lake titicaca? very scenic, or historical? (

bodhijack Jan 4th, 2005 09:01 PM

why lake titicaca? very scenic, or historical?
in june trying to figure-out what the tourist-draw is at lake titicaca. is it drop-dead gorgeous?

hlphillips2 Jan 5th, 2005 06:58 AM

It's beautiful, but there are certainly more beautiful places and lakes in the world. In my opinion the surrounding altiplano area is more fetching than the lake itself. There is a bit of history there on the Peru side (islands of Uros, towers of Silustani) as well as the Bolivia side (Islands of the Sun & Moon have Inca ruins).


SharonNRayMc Jan 11th, 2005 08:49 PM

Also... Tiwanaku ruins, Copacabana in Bolivia...which are near Lake Titicaca.

Ray and I make our first trip in Feb. I'll post a trip report when you get back. We've been to Peru before and I will certainly second what Heather said about the antiplano being quite beautiful. The Andean lakes in this setting are simply spectacular.

Poppa Jan 12th, 2005 08:15 AM

If they still run the steamer ....

Don't bother the people who live in the "floating reed islands."

Tannis Jan 14th, 2005 06:43 PM

I visited the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca last August, after a 10 day trip to Peru. Titicaca's expansiveness is an incredible thing to experience. We went to The Island of the Sun, to sacred sites and ruins and also to Tiwanaku - which is an amazing ruin. There is a stark beauty to the Altipano. I was more moved by Bolivia than Peru and highly recommend seeing Lake Titikaka.

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:24 AM.