Visit the cradle of the Inca civilization: Titikaka Lake, Copacabana, and Sun Island!
During this tour we will visit Copacabana, a picturesque little town by the shores of the highest navible lake in the world. Being in the town, we will get to know the famous Church of Copacabana and the "Virgen Morena", a beautiful madonna with local features. If you are interested in ancient ruins and like hiking, the Inca's Gallows will impress you with its history and great views of the lake, have a walk through this old little town.
Sun Island is located one hour by boat from Copacabana, while we navigate heading to the island, you will get to know more about Tiwanaku and Inca civilization, two great ancient cultures that dominated most of the big Altiplano territory.
Sun island is the largest island on the lake and also the perfect place to know and experience how the Aymaras live by the agriculture and tourism. You will also have the chance to see the original agricultural terraces, the Inca Palace "Pilkokaina", the Inca Fountain, experience to eat like a local, and enjoy great views and hikes!
After leaving La Paz, we will drive 4 hours to Copacabana through the El Alto city, then we cross the Altiplano with its beautiful landscapes and finally get to Copacabana; we will visit the market and famous church of Virgen de Copacabana, take the boat to Sun Island, have a delicious local lunch at a very nice and quiet spot on the island, then we'll hike up to the hotel, and have a time for relaxing and wait for the sunset.
Breakfast time, and then we will visit the interesting Moon Island where we find beautiful inca architecture, and where also the virgins of the Inca King lived. It will last until 13:00 driving by boat and hiking up, then a well deserved rest at the hotel or walking around until dinner.
We get breakfast, and then departure to La Paz; we will hike down to the port and get to see the Inca Fountain and the original Inca steps, then take the boat to go back to Copacabana, have lunch and drive to La Paz at aproximately 18:00 and take you back to your hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel, bus station or airport.
End location: I will take you back to your hotel.
Duration: 3 days
There could be delays due to heavy traffic.
Transportation by modern, air conditioned vehicle.
Private local boats with two engines.
Moderate uphill hikes.
My services as your private tour guide.
Private transportation from La Paz in an air conditioned vehicle.
Private boat transportation in Titikaka Lake.
Entrance fees to Sun Island, Moon Island.
Breakfast and lunch.
A bottle of water per person per day.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 BOB - Should you decide to purchase extra drinks, souvenirs.
Consider bringing loose change for the use of toilets along the way and trails.
Any personal purchases or souvenirs. Water is important due to the altitude, you can get stores to buy in Copacabana and Sun Island.
If your group is larger, please ask for a quote.
I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation with an experienced driver upon request.