PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Lake Titicaca Map
Our travel guide shows you the Lake Titicaca Map and some
general information about this natural wonder between Peru and Bolivia.
Lake Titicaca is located between coordinates 15 º 13'19 "and 16 º 35'37" south
latitude and between 69 º 33'36 "and 70 ° 02'13" west longitude.
Lake Titicaca is the highest lake in the world above 2,000 m, and is the highest
navigable lake (3.808 m) in the world.
It measures 194 km long and 65 km wide, occupying 8.710 km2 (5.260 in Peru,
Bolivia 3.450 in) and has a maximum depth of 281 m., One can hardly imagine it
takes at least a day to cross by boat.
At this point, due to the purity of air, the lake is particularly clear (65 to
15 m.) And the light quality is exceptional, the mountains seem very close are
actually 20 to 30 km.
Lake Titicaca offers an extraordinary fauna composed of ducks, fish such as
search, the capache and trout, as well as alpacas and llamas among others.
Major islands of Lake Titicaca in Peru Side:
Amantani Island (Peru), this island is 9.28 km2, making it the largest of
the islands in Lake Titicaca in Peru. It is located off the peninsula Capachica
in the province of Puno.
Uros Islands (Peru): A set of artificial islands made of a type of reed
called totora, inhabited by descendants of ethnic Uru one of the most ancient
peoples of the Americas, whose main activity is fishing and hunting.
Taquile or Intika (Peru): Located in front of the peninsulas and
Capachica Chucuito. It has 5.72 km2. Its shores are steep and its main town is
located 140 meters above the lake. It is part of the island district in the
province of Amantani Puno.
You can buy a Lake Titicaca tour with a travel agency and enjoy the wonderful
view and nature of this Lake.
Satellite View of the Lake Titicaca by NASA