For many Bolivians and Peruvians, “the lake” simply requires no additional explanation. The largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca is the source of many Andean beliefs and customs.
At a lofty 4000m above sea level, La Paz is a fascinating mix of cultures that live together in harmony, a morass of indigenous Aymaran customs and colonial Spanish practices.
The Bolivian Altiplano is the second largest mountain plateau in the world. Higher than many peaks around the world, the Altiplano is home to lifeless and surreal sceneries.
A quaint Chilean town in the Atacama Desert, San Pedro de Atacama is populated by mudbrick buildings no taller than two storeies. Steaming geysers, massive salt flats, and otherworldly rock formations can be found less than two hours away from San Pedro.
A melange of indigenous culture, colonial influences, and modern developments, from captivating landscapes to passionate and hospitable people, South America is wonderfully diverse and can offer vastly different travel experiences.