Sitting at 3,820m above sea level, it is the highest navigable lake anywhere and to the people of Peru is a great source of pride.Being so high up, the air is incredibly clear and with the sunlight dancing off the water, it is a magical sight to behold.
With peaks of the Andes mountain range that top 7,000m down to a Pacific coastline, Peru is also one of the most varied of the South American countries.
You probably will not be able to cover both ranges of holiday in one go, so depending on what you want to do in Peru will determine at what time of year you visit.
Fortunately flights to Peru continue to land here all year round from all over the world so you can pick and choose.
Check out some of its 100,000 pre-Incan artifacts – there are ceramics, textiles, tools and ruins from as far back as 1,000 BC.
You will also visit the infamous catacombs underneath the San Francisco church.