LAKE OF THE INKAS
is the highest navigable lake in the world at 3,810 meters
(14,000ft) above sea level, and the largest in South America
with 8.300 Km2 .
It is known as the Sacred Lake of the Inkas, for it is told
that the two first Inkas, Manco Kapac and Mama Ojllo descended
on a golden disc onto the lake, and therefrom started to look
for the place to found the empire, which was in Cuzco. It
is therefore one of the most important pilgrimage places in
From the lake one contemplates the Andean Mountain Range,
framed by the deep blue waters of the lake and the extraordinary
blue of the highland sky.
It is a perfect place to meditate,
imbue oneself with new and powerful energies, and receive inspiration
to guide our lives.
Some of its outstanding attractions
Island of the Sun.- Here the Inka culture was born. There are important
archeological sites, including the "Chincana", a unique
laberinthine construction. Also, the palace of Pilkokaina, the stairs
of Saxamani which leads to the three fountains, a source of pristine
waters considered most pure and cleansing by the incan priestess
who inhabited the Island.
Island of the Moon.- Here are the
ruins of the Temple of the Virgins of the Sun, where the most beautiful
women of the empire where educated to be chosen as wifes for the
ruling Inka in Cuzco.
Copacabana.- A beautiful bay on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Here
is an Inka Astronomical observatory with beautiful rock formations.
Also Copacabana is home to the most sacred Virgin Sanctuary in the
region, Virgen de Copacabana, famed for being most miraculous.