A natural frontier between Peru and Bolivia and not far from La Paz, the enormous Lake Titicaca occupies almost 10,000 square kilometres in a huge Andean crater high in the north-western plains of the country. At its deepest, the lake is 283 metres. Lake Titicaca is also the world’s highest navigable lake and the birthplace of countless Bolivian legends.
Lake Titicaca with its clear blue waters has more than thirty (mostly uninhabited) islands.
Three of its main islands; Amantani, Isla de la Luna (the island of the moon), and Isla del Sol (the island of the sun) figure richly in archaic Andean myths and ruins of enigmatic temples are scattered throughout the hilly islands.
The Sun Island is one of the most sacred places in Bolivia. To visit the Sun island you arrive by boat and then have to walk up a few hundred Inca steps to reach the main part of the town.