This wondrous deep-blue lake is the largest in South America and the highest commercially navigable lake on earth. Steeped in tradition and culture, legend has it that this is the birthplace and cradle of the Americas. Here the Prince of the Sun, Manco Capac, was born, and together with Mama Ocllo formed the Inca Empire.
More than 25 rivers merge into Titicaca , giving it a spectacular diversity of marine and bird life, making this a must-see destination for nature lovers. Within its waters, divided between Peru and Bolivia, lie 41 islands, including the Islands of the Moon and the Sun (Isla de Sol y de la Luna) on the Bolivian side. These unusual islands make for an extraordinary and mystical journey. The setting off point for the Bolivian islas is Copacabana, a quaint place by the lake that has managed to retain its small town feel despite the many tourists that visit it throughout the year.