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Isla del Sol

Located on Lake Titicaca, Isla del Sol is a major tourist attraction and featuring more than 180 ruins dating back to the 15th century, it's not hard to see why. The rumoured birthplace of the Incan civilisation, Isla del Sol (meaning Island of the Sun) is named so because it is believed to be the birthplace Inti, the Incan god of the sun. Visit the Chincana complex on the north of the island, the site of the sacred rock where the Inca creation legend began, explore the island via the maze of elaborate walking trails (but watch out for altitude sickness) and meet the locals in the villages of Yumani and Cha'llapampa.

Address: Lake Titicaca