3 Days / 2 Nights
Shared / Private
Every Day of the Year
English / Spanish (Bilingual)
First Night: Hostel in the Island of the Sun
Second Night: Hotel in Copacabana
07:00–07:45 AM – Personal pickup from your hotel in the center of La Paz to start the trip to the peninsula of Copacabana via an asphalted highway; Copacabana is located 151 kilometers outside of the city of La Paz and the trip is approximately 3.5 hours long. The trip is taken along the border of Lake Titicaca with an impressionable view of the Andes mountain range.
Upon arrival to Copacabana, we will find accommodation in the selected hotel.
Afternoon Tour to the Island of the Sun:
After lunch, we will start our tour to the Island of the Sun (Isla del Sol in Spanish), crossing the lake and arriving to the island approximately 1 hour later. Upon arrival, we will visit the archaeological sites of the religious center, Pilkokaina – the Temple of the Incas; afterwards, we will take a walk through the stairs of Yumani (created literally by the steps of our ancestors) until we reach the sacred Fountain of Youth (called Fuente de la Juventud in Spanish) where it is believed that a drink of sacred water from the fountain can purify one’s body and cause one to regain their youth; within the garden of this fountain, one can enjoy the Inka beauty which is found within. Once we have visited the Fountain of Youth, we will continue walking until we have arrived to the indicated hostel which is found in the southern region of the island.
Hostel in the Island of the Sun: Provides a hotel room with private bathroom + breakfast.
Included: Shared touristic bus (La Paz – Copacabana), lunch, Tour to the Island of the Sun, (shared boat, tour guide, entrance fees) + hostel on the Island of the Sun.
After breakfast, we will descend to the boat to embark to Challapampa where we will walk an easy walk of 50 minutes until we arrive to the complex archaeological site of the sacred Temple of the Chinkana, as well as the Sacred Rock (Roca Sagrada in Spanish) – the most spectacular site in the Island of the Sun. These sacred sites have related to them many different myths and legends; the truth is that it is believed that, from these sites, there were born the Astro Sol (Star Sun in English), the founders of the Imperial Inkan Empire, Manco Kapac and Mama Ocllo – as well as the empire of Qosqo (Cusco). It is from these sites that the Inkan Empire was also cultivated. Afterwards, we will descend to the boat to continue to the Island of the Moon (Isla de la Luna in Spanish). In the northern region of the island, we will find the archaeological site of Iñac Uyu – the designated temple to the cults of the Moon; the temple is also recognized by the name Ajllawasi – or, “House of the Virgins of the Sun.” Afterwards, we will return to Copacabana and find accommodation in the selected hotel.
Hotel in Copacabana: Provides a hotel room with private bathroom + breakfast.
Included: Boat, tour guide, entrance fees, lunch + hotel in Copacabana.
After breakfast, we will have approximately 2 hours to visit Copacabana; we will visit the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Copacabana, the local market – and, afterwards, we will ascend the stairs of the Calvario where we can appreciate the Yatiris, Amautas, Aymara people, and Quechua people who bless and invoke protection to every family.
At noon we will have lunch before taking the bus back to the city.
13:30 pm – We will take the touristic bus back to La Paz or continue to the city of Puno, Perú.
Included: Breakfast, visit to Copacabana, lunch + shared touristic bus (Copacabana – La Paz/Puno).
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