The name is no coincidence: the much more famous beach in Rio de Janeiro was named after the same virgin saint.

Lake Titicaca

In Andean belief, Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun. Set between Peru and Bolivia, it’s the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world. Bright days contrast with bitterly cold nights. Enthralling, deep-blue Lake Titicaca is the unifying, longtime home of highland cultures steeped in the old ways.

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Cusco, Peru - March 31 2019: Indigenous woman selling different types of potatoes at "Vinocanchon San Jeronimo" market. Poor Peruvian female peasant.; Shutterstock ID 1356423413; your: Ben N Buckner; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: PromPeru partnership

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