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Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

Situated in the high plains that separate Bolivia and Peru, it is a natural frontier between the two countries. It is the highest navigable lake in the world at 3,810 m (12,500ft) above sea level and is the biggest in South America, with an area of 8,300 square kilometers (3,200 sq miles). Lake Titicaca has become the main witness to the rise of the Incan Empire, and its waters hold the legend of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, who founded the Incan society high up in Cuzco, a task given to them by their father, the Sun. A story tells that the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th Century caused the indigenous people to hide their treasures at the bottom of the lake in desperation, just as there are rumors that some ruins of cities can also be found there. What is certain is that in the surrounding areas of Koa Island, to the north of Sun Island, they have found artifacts that, according to archaeologists, may indicate that there was a city below the water, but the evidence is too scarce to guarantee this. Not very far from there, in Copacabana, there is a festival that takes place in honor of the Miraculous Brunette Virgin. The immense, clear blue waters of Lake Titicaca are quite impressive.


La Paz
To the northwest of La Paz, in the heart of the high plains, in the border region of Perú.
When to go
Lake Titicaca, Isla del Sol, Isla de la Luna, Kalahuata, Suriqui, Tiquina Strait, Copacabana, the Basilica of Copacabana with its Moroccan style, Intikala or the Tribunal of the Inca.
How to get there
From La Paz you can get there by highway which unites the capital with Copacabana. From Perú you can take the highway that connects the town of Puno (Perú) with las Tierras de la Virgen Morena(Bolivia). 
Hiking, trekking, adventure tourism, sailing                              
Climate                                                                                                            Sunny during the day and low temperatures at night.                              Services
Accommodations, meals, transportation. 
Copacabana, Isla del Sol, Isla de la Luna, Ruins of Tiahuanaco.






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