Lake Titicaca

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Lake Titicaca, on the border between Peru and Bolivia in the Andes Mountains, is one of South America’s largest lakes and the world’s highest navigable body of water with a surface elevation of over 12,000 feet above sea level. The lake is believed to be the birthplace of the Incas and is home to numerous ruins. Its waters are famously still and brightly reflective and around the lake is the Titicaca National Reserve, sheltering rare aquatic wildlife such as giant frogs. The town of Puno is the best place to stay when visiting the area and there is also the fascinating town of Challapampa, home to the famous labyrinth Chinkana, on the Bolivian side of the lake.