Aymara women in the Plaza 2 de Febrero in Copacabana a town on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia near the border with Peru

- Image ID: AJRTBH
Aymara women in the Plaza 2 de Febrero in Copacabana a town on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia near the border with Peru
Ian Nellist / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: AJRTBH
Lake Titicaca is situated on the Bolivian and Peru border at the northern end of the Altiplano. At an altitude of 3810 metres above sea level it is the highest navigable lake in the world. The lake measures some 190 kilometre by 80 kilometres The area around the lake is the heartland of the Aymara. The Lake was also the centre of Inca religious beliefs and remains of the Incas civilisation can be seen on the Island of the Moon and Sun. Copacabana is a town a few kilometres from the border with Peru on the Bolivian side, it is home to the Virgin of Copacabana. It is a beach town with lots of excursions to the Islands of the Moon and Sun the Inca’s two sacred islands.