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LAKE TITICACA: SUN AND MOON ISLANDS

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Duration: 2 Days 1 Night

 / It is called the "Sacred Lake" due to its great importance for ancient cultures such as Inca and Tiwanaku, the Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna (Sun and Moon Islands) are located in this lake, representing the male and female balance from the Andean Cosmovision (world view).

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DAY 1        LA PAZ – COPACABANA – SUN ISLAND
We will pick you up from your hotel between 07:00 and 07:30 hrs (only hotels from the center of the city) and we begin our trip to the Titicaca Lake, we will travel through the Altiplano (High Plateau). After a 2 hour trip we arrive to the narrower section of the lake: the Strait of Tiquina, we will cross it  in a the rudimentary local ferry along with local people,
Arrival to the town Copacabana at 12:00 and we will get on board of our boat to travel through the Titicaca Lake to the Sun Island, at its south part we will visit the inca’s archaeological site of “Pilcocaina Palace” an ancient palace built exclusively for the inca. Later we continue to Yumani, there we will visit “Escalinata Del Inca” (Inca’s stairs) which leads us to the “Fuente de las 3 aguas” (the Fountain of the 3 Watersheds). 
You will have some time to take pictures of the lake and the astonishing Royal Range of the Andes in the background of the landscape and we begin walking uphill the island to our accommodation, 1 hour of a moderate difficulty walk. 
Includes:1 night of accommodation at the chosen hotel or similar in the Sun Island, Bus La Paz-Copacabana, Touristic shared boat, Bilingual guide service (English-Spanish), Entrance tickets to archaeological site
Meals: Typical Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2        SUN ISLAND -  MOON ISLAND - COPACABANA - LA PAZ
After breakfast we go downhill to the port of the island to get back on our boat, this time to Moon Island also named Coati, where we will visit the archaeological site called “Templo de las Escogidas” (Temple for the chosen ones), women in this island learned diverse occupations like the production of Andean textiles and where kept virgin to be the Inca´s wives. 
After the visit we return to Copacacabana, there we will make a quick visit to the town, enriched by the combination of the Andean and the Christian points of view. For our last activity we will visit the religious sanctuary in honor of Candelaria Madonna, an important pilgrimage site for Bolivians and walk by the town and its handicraft stores. 
Bus to La Paz city at 13:00, arrival to La Paz bus station at 17:00 approximately, where our transportation will be waiting to take you to your hotel.

  • Copacabana
  • Sun Island
  • Moon Island

Important information:

  • You must carry your personal document to cross the Strait of Tiquina
  • This program can begin or end in Puno
  • Departures everyday
  • Not included: Accommodation in La Paz, Beverages in restaurants and hotels, Extra expenses, Insurance, Tips 

Route

  1. La Paz
  2. Copacabana
  3. Isla del Sol
  4. Isla de la Luna