Straddling the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lago Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world.
Due to its isolation, travelers to this high plateau often have the place to themselves, with the notable exception of the flamingoes that flock to feed here.
Perfectly framed by the imposing Osorno Volcano to the east, the lake is one of the most picturesque places in Chile.
The last of our piedmont lakes, this “silver lake”, is one of a chain just beneath Torres del Paine National Park, and is a must-see for those visiting Patagonia.
Outstanding views can be had from El Peñón, a rocky inselberg that stands 200 metres above the lake on the southern shore.