PUNO & LAKE TITICACA
Lake Titicaca, straddles the border between Peru and Bolivia high up in the Andes Mountains at an elevation of 3,812m. It is one of South America’s largest lakes and the world’s highest navigable body of water.
Said to be the birthplace of the Incas, it’s home to numerous ruins which can be explored from Puno and on the islands of the lake.
In addition to Inca ruins found on the islands and shore of Lake Titicaca, a temple structure was also recently found at the bottom of the lake.
Over forty islands are sprinkled throughout Lake Titicaca, a majority of them are inhabited. The largest is the Isla del Sol (island of the Sun) on the Bolivian side. On this one island alone you will find over 180 ancient Incan ruins.
The Uru people, descendants of a much more ancient culture than the Incas, continue to live on Lake Titicaca on floating islands. These islands, along with their homes and boats, are made entirely of reeds that grow along the shore of the water.
Serene, sacred, and steeped in rich cultures past and present, the beautiful Lake Titicaca is easily one of South America’s most beautiful destinations.
|Currency used||Peruvian Sol|