Next we caught a slow wooden boat to Isla Del Sol – 1½ hours across the Lake. According to the Inca´s and pre Inca civilizations this island is the birthplace of the sun and of their civilization.
It’s easy to see why they thought it was mystical. The atmosphere is so thin up here that the sun shines with an amazing brilliance onto the lake. The waters are so calm and clear and in the distance you can see a the Cordillera Real`s white mountain tops. The island is small and covered in walking trails, Inca staircases, terraces and ruins. Although the main town is a bit touristy, once out of there the tiny villages consist of mud brick huts, llamas, donkeys and campesinos working the land.
Feels a million miles away from civilization.