“AN ACTIVE AND DIFFERENT WAY TO SEE THE “ISLAND OF THE SUN”
If the only thing you think of when you hear “Lake Titicaca” is “high-speed boats” or “fancy catamarans” then we need to have a chat. If you’re looking for a different, unique and hands-on way to experience the lake and Isla del Sol, this is what you’ll want to do, having a great time paddling on the azure waters of the highest navigable lake in the world. We’re pretty sure you’ll want to tell everyone back home that you did something that 99% of other travelers didn’t.
Early pick up from hotel/hostel in La Paz or Copacabana. Drive across the vast Altiplano en route to Lake Titicaca. On the way, enjoy scenic stops to contemplate the sapphire-blue waters of the lake and the snow peaks of Cordillera Real. Arrive in Copacabana after a 3.5-hour drive. After a short break in Copacabana, continue your drive along the shore of the lake for 25 mins to our launching site within sight of Isla del Sol (Sun Island). At this point, your guide will prepare the inflatable kayaks in order to paddle from here to the southern part of the island (1 hour approx). Arrive in the southern side of the island where a scenic, traditional lunch will be served. After lunch, explore the ruins of Pilcocaina – an Incan temple where priests would live in ancient times. Back in the water, continue paddling to another village called Yumani where the kayaking ends for the day. Climb the Yumani stairway where according to Incan legend, the human race began. Then, retreat to our scenic lodge for dinner and rest.
STANDARD: Basic lodge cabin-style.
Today we leave the paddles behind for a while and board a motor boat to head toward the northern side of Isla del Sol (Sun Island). Visit a different archaeological site with impressive views of the lake and more legends and stories about the past history of this region. There will be some more opportunity to hike moderately today and appreciate the beauty of the region.
Before the morning ends, board the motor boat once more and make your way back to Copacabana (where you first arrived the previous day) to enjoy lunch, have some time to stroll around town, do some shopping if wanted and in the early afternoon, drive back to La Paz to arrive in the early evening.
Meals included today: Breakfast, lunch.
Arrival in La Paz: 16:00 – 19:00 (Please note that traffic upon arrival in town is unpredictable. There is some distance to cover once arriving in the urban area which can significantly alter the arrival time but this is a safe estimate).
IN THE PRICE
- Bilingual, professional kayaking guide
- Private transport from La Paz (return)
- Accommodation one night (varies according to chosen package)
- 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
- All admission fees
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
IN THE PRICE
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Optional tips
- Anything not mentioned under What’s Included above