07:00 The tour starts at Puno central Bus station, Titicaca Bolivia Bus office No. 17
We will travel from Puno to the border at Kasani. The travel time is about 4 hours. Your tour guide will assist you during the passport control at the border.
Upon arrival in Copacabana we will visit the Copacabana Basilica that boasts a mixture of renaissance and barroque styles. Inside, the main altarpiece is barroque style and behind it is the famous chamber of the Virgin of the Candelaria or Virgin "Morena", whose chapel is always open and is one of the most visited pilgrimage centers in Bolivia.
After a short stroll in Copacabana we will have lunch at Estelar Hotel restaurant and enjoy beautiful views of the Titicaca Lake.
Later we will take a shared tourist boat and travel about an hour and a half to reach the south side of the Sun Island (Isla del Sol). This mystic place was considered the cradle of creation by the Inca culture and their descendants. Legend tells that on this island Manco Capac and his wife Mama Ocllo initiated the Inca dynasties and from here they went on to found Cuzco.
During our stay at the Sun Island (Isla del Sol), we will visit the pre-hispanic ruins of the Pilkokaina temple and walk on a path that leads to Yumani Hill. We will climb down the Inca's stairs see the fountain of Three Waters (Tres Aguas) on the way.
From Yumani hill you can view the tacanas (agricultural terraces). The tacanas are a traditional method of cultivation used by the inhabitants of the Sun Island (Isla del Sol) since the time of the Incas.
After basking in the energy of the Sun Island (Isla del Sol), we will return to the town of Copacabana. You can choose to travel to La Paz city or to return to Puno.
The tour includes:
- Transportation by tourist bus Puno - Copacabana - La Paz or Puno
- Drop off to your Hotel in La Paz city (If you choose to end your tour in La Paz city)
- Shared boat Copacabana - Sun Island (Isla del Sol) - Copacabana
- Tour guide english/spanish
- Entrance fees
- Shared boat ticket to cross Tiquina strati (If you choose to end your tour in La Paz city)
The tour rate does not include: