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Amazon Rainforest Animals
The Amazon Rainforest is home to more than 10,000 species of mammals, with a great majority comprised by bats and rodents. Bats account for about 950 of the mammal species. …
The Amazon Rainforest
For centuries the Amazon rainforest has been cleared of plants as soon as humans come in contact with it, be it because of slash-and-burn farming, oil drilling, mining or cutting …
Facts about the Amazon River
According to the U.S Geological Survey the length of Amazon River is 4,000 miles (6,437 km).
The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world after the Nile River …
The Colca Canyon is located 160 km or about 100 miles northwest from ; about 3 hours and 45 minutes by bus. It is an enjoyable ride where one can …
El Niño effect and biodiversity on the shores of Peru – The Anchovy case
Thanks to the Humboldt Current also known as the Peruvian Current the waters adjacent to the is one the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. This 200 nautical …
Trekking the Andes
is without doubt the most popular trekking route in South America, but due to its popularity it does not offer a genuine wilderness experience. This trek involves walking from …
Lake Titicaca Islands
Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It has a surface elevation of 3,812 meters or 12,507 ft. Lake Titicaca and its islands play an important role in Inca mythology. It is the birth place of the Inca Empire and it is where the mythic journey to Cusco starts. The unique Uros Islands of Lake Titicaca are a group of 41 manmade floating islands located just 5km east of Puno’s harbor. They are the top tourist attraction as there is nothing like them to be found anywhere else in the world.
Lake Titicaca history
Lake Titicaca is a geological wonder formed during the pre-ice age about sixty million years ago. The lake was formed when massive earthquakes shook the Andes Mountains splitting the range in two and forming a hollow that eventually got filled with water from the melting glaciers, creating bodies of water and ultimately rivers and the immense Lake Titicaca.
Lake Titicaca Facts
Largest lake in South America in terms of volume.
Highest navigable lake in the world
It is Located at an altitude of approximately 12,500 feet of 3,810 meters above sea level.
It covers an area of 8,300 sq km or 3,240 sq miles.
It extends for 190 km or 118 miles in length and 80 km or 49 miles in width.
It has a maximum depth of 284m or 931feet with the average being 106m or 350 feet.
Lake Titicaca, Peru is located in the department of Puno bordering Bolivia in the Andes Mountains, its surface is evenly distributed between Bolivia and Peru.. According to Inca religion it is where the first humans emerged to create the Inca empire. The lake is located on a high plateau ranging from 3,657 to 4,000 meters or 11,200 to 13,100 feet above sea level. Lake Titicaca is known for the deep blue beauty of its water.