West of the city, sprawling out over the ephemeral Altiplano is the Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. Copacabana, is the town that accesses Sun Island, one of the Inca’s holiest sites and where they believed the sun was born. But well before the Incas, this region was home to some of the most important ancient civilizations in the world, whose traditions still live on in the rich cultural heritage of the region.
This is Bolivia most important archaeological site, located only a couple of hours from the city. This archeological site is among the oldest ruins of the Andean cultures and it is very impressive with its monumental structures, carvings and architecture built with a perfection that still stumps the world’s greatest archaeological minds. This ancient site is of an historical importance which far outweighs that of sites such as Machu Picchu and for those interested in culture, history and ancient civilizations this is a must see and can be done in just half a day from La Paz.
Lake Titicaca is immense and mysterious and is one of the most popular destinations in Bolivia. This lake was revered by the Inca culture as the birthplace of not only their empire, but of mankind and Inti (the Sun God). Today, Aymara communities around the lake continue these ancient traditions and maintain the sacred sites on the lake’s shores and islands. Here visitors can enjoy the magnificent scenery, history and archeological sites, which make it easy to understand why the Incas and previous cultures considered these places holy sites.