Advantages Local people, local culture, Tranquility, Beauty, Location, Adventure
Disadvantages Altitude sickness
Lake Titicaca is situated on the border between Peru and Bolivia and is famous for being (arguably) the highest navigable lake in the world (3812m above sea level). Even though that definition may be a tiny bit subjective, (there are higher lakes in the world and some boats can navigate in only a few inches of water), you shouldn't question that claim too loudly it if you visit - this lake is home to the flotilla of the Bolivian Navy (pretty impressive, given that Bolivia is landlocked!). Either which way, the lake is visually very impressive and immense, with a surface area of over 8000 ...
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Lake Titicaca spans the border between Peru and Bolivia and is one of (if not the) highest navigable lakes in the world at altitude 4600m (approx). It is also the largest lake in South America. The Peruvian side of Titicaca is better known for its "floating islands" but the Bolivian side has much to recommend it. It is very undeveloped by western standards - there are a few, well spaced restaurants and boats for hire, but nothing equating to mass tourism - yet. There are two sections to the lake - the more famous larger section contains the Isla del Sol - where it is possible to stay overnight ...