South America, Peru
This is the highest lake in the world and the largest in South America. It is situated on the border between Bolivia and Peru and people can visit it from either country or both as each side shows different cultural aspects and offers different experiences. Lake Titicaca is rich in local, mythical history; according to Incan mythology, the god Viracoca rose from Titicaca to create the sun, moon, stars and first human beings.
If you are visiting from the Peruvian side a point of interest may be the Islas Uros, or “floating islands”, islands made out of totora reeds. Residents on the islands create their homes, transport and, often, their livelihood out of these reeds through creating and selling products to visitors.
Most tours also offer a visit to the island of Taquile. The local Taquileños live here, with a population of over 2,000 people. It is a beautiful island to walk around, as it is mountainous with some pre-Hispanic remains and rich with the local culture. Here you can by typical, hand-made textiles and local products to take back with you.
Wherever you choose to visit on your trip to Lake Titicaca you can be assured that you won’t leave disappointed. A place of more natural beauty and captivating history would be hard to come by!
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