Forming the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca sits at an elevation of 12,507 feet (3,812 meters), making it the highest navigable lake in the world. According to myth, the founders of the Inca Empire, Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo, first emerged from the icy depths of the lake. Explore the lake’s many islands and participate in an overnight stay to make the most of your visit.
At an altitude of 12,507 feet (3,812 meters), you’ll want a good place to rest your head at night so you can spend the daytime hours admiring Lake Titicaca’s beauty and soaking in the myths and traditions of the fascinating cultures that live there. Fortunately, there are plenty of great and unusual options, such as a home stay with one of Lake Titicaca's indigenous families - a great way to understand what life on the Lake is like.