Deep into Inca history
Above all it is important to remember that Lake Titicaca is a sacred part of land much treasured by Bolivians. Considered by the Incas people to be the birthplace of the sun there are over 180 ruins scattered around the landscape and even recently one was found at the bottom of the lake.
Visitors to Lake Titicaca and the surrounding region will be pleased to know that the area is a prime hiking location. There are a number of trails that circle the lake that offer a varied view of the surrounding mountainscape. There is also the possibility to kayak or paddle-board across the bright blue waters of the lake. At the nearby village of Yumani, travellers will find the Escalera del Inca, 206 steps that lead to the famous ‘Fountain of Youth’. Boat trips to the surrounding islands are encouraged to discover more about the various different indigenous cultures and how they lived.