Located between Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca, at over 10,000 feet above sea level, is the highest navigable lake in the world. Lake Titicaca was a sacred place for the Inca civilization, as it is here that the Sun God was born. This extraordinarily beautiful lake is a stunning sight with its bright blue waters stretching towards snow capped peaks on the horizon only interrupted by small islands and peninsulas with indigenous settlements.
Puno is worth exploring and its beautiful old cathedral should not be missed. Close to Puno are the unique man-made reed islands of the Uros Indians. The islands of Amantani and Taquile, where the local population still lives a traditional way of life, now welcome visitors. Over the border in Bolivia are the islands of the Moon and Sun, which is the largest island and has many Inca ruins to explore.