LAKE TITICACA & ISLA DEL SOL – 2 DAYS
OUR CLASSIC TRIP TO EXPERIENCE LAKE TITICACA & ISLA DEL SOL INCLUDING NORTHERN SIDE
Discover the allure of Lake Titicaca on this trip that takes you from La Paz to idyllic Isla del Sol (Sun Island) and back in two days. With the towering peaks of the Cordillera Real as a backdrop, the striking blue waters of Lake Titicaca will leave you in awe as you take in the views from the place deemed sacred in Inca history. This trip is not to be missed if you are a fond of jaw-dropping nature and authentic culture.
DAY 1: LA PAZ TO COPACABANA
Early pick up in La Paz (or Copacabana if you came from Peru). Private drive by minivan 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 (Royal Mountain Range).
Arrival in the town of Copacabana around 11 AM. Climb aboard our motorized boat and head for Isla del Sol traversing the scenic lake and enjoying the crisp air. Enjoy a tasty, traditional lunch with impressive views on the island upon arrival around 1 PM.
After lunch, explore the ruins of Pilcocaina – a modest Incan temple with a lot of history and impressive views. Later in the afternoon, make your way to the northern part of the island** to explore the ruins of Chincana and the Sacred Rock, believed to be the birthplace of humanity in Incan lore.
**At times when the northern part is not accessible due to weather conditions or social conflict as is the case beginning June 2017, we will visit the Moon Island instead.
Reach your accommodation by the early evening and enjoy a tranquil evening while having dinner.
DAY 2: COPACABANA – ISLA DEL SOL – LA PAZ
The second day of our trip will see us enjoying a moderate hike in the southern part of the island while we visit the Yumani village and its famous stairway. Home to the ‘fountain of youth’, the stairway provides unmatched opportunity to learn about ancient agricultural and cultural practices
Later in the morning, arrive in the village of Yumani in order to board our boat back to the town of Copacabana where lunch will be waiting around 12 PM.
After lunch, explore town around the main square where the impressive Cathedral of Copacabana lies. Learn about the fascinating history of town and the highly revered Virgen de Copacabana known for the miraculous powers attributed to her and for which hundreds of thousands of pilgrims flock to town from all over the continent.
Make your way back to La Paz admiring the natural beauty of the region on the drive back.
Arrive in town between 5 and 7 PM, traffic-dependent. We will drop you off back in your accommodation or your selected drop off location (excluding the southern district known as “Zona Sur”).
END OF OUR SERVICES
Private transport La Paz – Copacabana – Isla del Sol – La Paz
Bilingual, experienced guide
1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Accommodation according to your selected package
All admission fees
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Alcoholic and non-alcholic beverages
Onward travel to Peru (if applicable)