Catamaran Puno – Copacabana – Sun Island – La Paz (1D)
This tour begins at 6:30 a.m. pick you up from the downtown hotels in Puno and transfer by road to Copacabana (Bolivia). Brief visit to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Copacabana, then board the Catamaran Cruise enjoying a snack on board while sailing to Sun Island, cradle of the Inca Empire.
In this legendary island you will visit the Garden, steps and fountain Inca, then the itinerary includes a visit to the Cultural Complex Inti Wata, the main private tourist attraction in Bolivia, includes the underground museum Ekako, centers of traditional medicine and construction of reed rafts, the Pachamama agricultural Inca, a craft center, the Intica’s lounge and the largest variety of Andean camelids located in Manco Capac terraces.
The visit to Inti Wata Complex of Sun Island includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titicaca traditional vessel for a panoramic visit to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace.
Board again the catamaran and then continue with the trip to Copacabana enjoying a buffet lunch and the majestic panorama of Lake Titicaca is addressed again. Arrival and transfer to your hotel in La Paz.
|06:30 a.m. (HP)||Pick up from the downtown hotels of Puno and travel by bus to Copacabana (Travel time by bus 3 hours).|
|10:30 a.m. (HB)||Copacabana Tour through the village (Visits: Cathedral, Main Plaza).|
|11:00 a.m. (HB)||Copacabana – Sun Island by Catamaran (Refreshments on board).|
|12:00 p.m. (HB)||Visits to Sun Island (South Side), Visits (Exclusive) Places lake as: Garden of the Inca, Tiers of the Inca, Inca Sacred Source and Inti Wata Complex Sun Island.|
|01:30 p.m. (HB)||Sun Island (South Side)|
|02:00 p.m. (HB)||Catamaran Sailing Sun Island – Chua and Buffet Lunch on board (3 hours trip by Catamaran)|
|05:00 p.m. (HB)||Chua – La Paz (2 hour travel by Bus)|
|07:00 p.m. (HB)||Arrival and transfer to your hotel in La Paz.|
THIS TOUR INCLUDES:
- Advice one day before the tour.
- Buffet lunch on board.
- Personalized assistance
- Short visit to Copacabana.
- Catamaran Copacabana – Isla del Sol – Chua’s port (4 hours trip by Catamaran).
- Snack on board.
- Land transport Chúa’s Port – La Paz.
- Land transport Puno – Copacabana.
- Exclusive vist to Inti Wata.
THIS TOUR DON’T INCLUDES:
- Others not mentioned in the program.
- Drink on board.
- Premium ensurance $3.50 US per person.
- Embarkation tax $6.00 US per person.
Consider that you can take:
- Camera, Toilet paper and extra batteries.
- A bottle of water (a liter).
- Personal backpack with everything necessary for your tour.
- Glasses, hat and sunscreen.
- Lightweight and warm clothing.
- Trekking shoes and extra stockings.
* Autumn and winter: cold and wind (wear light coat). Spring and Summer: rain (raincoat and umbrella)
Keep in mind:
- Carry your documents carefully.
USD 40.00 / per person
Ask for our offer prices for 5 or more people.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT:
THE ISLAND OF THE SUN:
Isla del Sol is 9.6 km long by 4.8 km. wide and is considered a sacred place, it is said that this place was where God Viracocha came from and created humanity after the great flood.
The island is divided into three communities: “Yumani” in the south, “Challa” which has a white sandy beach on the east central coast and “Challapampa” near the north end of the island, the latter is the gateway to the Andean origins.
The southern part is more visited and there are the most important archaeological ruins such as the Pilkokaina Temple and the Inca stone staircases, which lead to the source of Life. In this part there are various lodges, restaurants-cafes and pizzerias.
The northern part can be accessed by boat from Yumani to Challapampa, or walking 3 hours by a pre-Columbian trail that crosses the island. There are the archaeological sites of La Chincana (the labyrinth of stone walls), the Temple of the Sun, the Sacred Rock and the Table of Ceremonies. There is also an interpretation circuit and an archaeological museum.
Copacabana is a small town and municipality in Bolivia and one of the main riverside towns of Lake Titicaca. It is the capital of the province of Manco Cápac, located in the department of La Paz. It is located 155 km from the city of La Paz. It is a pilgrimage center because it is the image of the Virgin of Copacabana, the most widespread Marian invocation in Bolivia.
The city, built between the hills Calvario and Niño Calvario (or Kesanani), has about 6 thousand inhabitants. The capital of the homonymous Municipality is constituted, which includes 33 original peasant communities, with a total approximate of 15 thousand inhabitants. However, the urban population of Copacabana is only about 3000 inhabitants, which means a rural population of 12,000 inhabitants. Copacabana is famous throughout the country for its religious celebrations, its cultural heritage and its traditional festivals.