We will pick you up from your hotel in La Paz city starting from 06:45 a.m.. We will begin the tour at 07:30 a.m.
You will travel in a comfortable tourist bus accompanied by a tour guide towards Copacabana town.
About 70 kms from La Paz, you will start seeing the majestic Titicaca Lake. The bus will make a short stop so that you can take pictures of the lake and the beautiful andean landscape.
You will cross the Tiquina straight in a boat. The crossing takes about 20 minutes and the passengers must disembark from the bus and cross the straight separately for safety reasons. Please carry your wallet and identification with you.
On the way to Copacabana town, you will get even better views of Lake Titicaca, the local vegetation and the typical animals of the andean highlands. You will see scenic villages and the locals during their daily activities such as llama herding terrace agriculture.
After about a 3.5 hour trip, you will arrive in the mystical town of Copacabana, full of legends and indigenous as well as mestizo history. You will be accomodated in Hotel Rosario del Lago Titicaca and have lunch.
In the afternoon you will tarvel to the Sun Island (Isla del Sol) on a shared boat. The trip takes about 45 minutes. According to legend, the founders of the Inca Empire emerged from this Island sent by the sun god Inti to teach humanity civilization.
You will visit the Garden of the Inca and the Yumani stairs. On the top, you will find the three waters fountain, a testament to the hydraulic skills of the pre-hispanic people.
The main tourist attraction is the Pilcocaina palace where the Inca used to stay when he visited the island. All the openings in the construction are orientated towards the sunrise.
You will return to Copacabana and to the hotel Rosario del Lago Titicaca from where you can observe the beautiful sunset over Lake Titicaca.
The day begins with a delicios buffet breakfast in the hotel, made from typical andean ingredients to fill you with energy for the day.
First, you will visit Copacabana church, where the Candelaria Virgin also known as Morena Virgin is kept. This imponent basilica was completed in 1640 and is visited by thousands of pilgrims each year. You will walk the small streets of the town and visit the local market where you can buy the famous pasankallas, the sweet andean popcorn.
In the afternoon you will return to La Paz.
The tour includes:
- Shared tourist bus
- Entrance fees
- Shared boat
- Accomodation in Hotel Rosario Lago Titicaca
- Shared bus to La Paz
The rate does not include:
- Dinner on Day 1
- Lunch on Day 2
- Drinks during meals
- Personal expenses
- Visit Copacabana, a ceremonial place where ancestral cultures and devotees of La Virgen Morena meet!
- Navigate on the majestic Lake Titicaca, surrounded by snowcapped mountains!
- Visit the Sun Island (Isla del Sol), cradle of the Inca Empire!
- Tourist lunch in Hotel Rosario del Lago.
- Accomodation in Hotel Rosario del Lago
Please carry with you your passport/photo ID, hat, windbreaker, sunblock, small bag for trekking and comfortable walking shoes.
Location and Map
How to Get to La Paz city
Bolivia is landlocked by the Andes Mountain Range and due its particular geographic characteristics entry to Bolivia can be by air or land.
La Paz city is the political capital of Bolivia and considered the highest capital in the world. To get to La Paz city you have to travel by air or land.
El Alto International Airport (IATA: LPB): El Alto is the main gate to Bolivia, considered the world's highest international airport; at 13,313 feet/4,058 meters above sea level. It is almost half as high as a jetliner's cruising altitude and takeoffs take a bit longer due to the thin air.
Most South American airlines (TAM, LAN, TACA, etc.) serve El Alto Airport as well local airlines like BOA, TAM Militar, Amaszonas and Aerocon, all with domestic connections. Most international flights will make a stopover in Santa Cruzand Cochabamba to pick up or drop off passengers.
If you are in the USA
There are flights Miami - La Paz from American Airlines. AVIANCA, United Airlines, TACA, and LAN offer flights from Washington to La Paz as well.
If you are in Southamerica
You can find several airlines flying to Bolivia from more than a few southamerican countries: from Chile, LAN from Peru TACA, from Argentina Aerolineas Argentinas, TAM Mercosur from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires by Asuncion(Paraguay). Copa Airlines from Colombia, Gol from Brazil also make stops at El Alto International Airport.
If you are in Europe
Regular flights from Madrid (Barajas) to El Alto International Airport in La Paz are available from Aerolineas Argentinas. There are also less frequent flights to La Paz city from other European cities like London, Rome, Amsterdam and Berlin, all of them with stopovers in other cities to finally arrive in La Paz city.
The main bus terminal in La Paz city is located on Av. Ismael Montes, near the upper end of the Prado. Note that buses arriving from Lake Titicaca (the route for entering overland from Puno, Peru) terminate in a plaza near the City Cemetery farther to the west.
Buses leaving La Paz usually stop in El Alto to pick up more passengers. It sometimes takes almost an hour until you really leave the city.
- Seven or eight hours by bus from Cochabamba
- Three hours by bus from Oruro
There are also several bus options to reach La Paz city from Buenos Aires, Salta, Jujuy or La Quiaca in Argentina.
To reach La Paz city from Peru, there are daily buses that travel by Juliaca and Puno to Copacabana to finally arrive to La Paz city.
If you are going to start a journey by car from your country to La Paz Bolivia please consider that approximately 5% of the roads are paved, 4x4 cars are required.
To drive a car in Bolivia you will require an international driver's license to show in the several toll booths situated on the roads to charge you a fee for the road use.