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Tour to Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca - the name just rolls off the tongue doesn`t it! No trip to Bolivia would be complete without visiting Copacabana and the Island of the Sun, on the shores of the highest Lake in the world. The natural beauty of these islands is impossible to describe; you simply have to visit them to appreciate it. The island is famous not only for its sacred Inca Ruins; it boasts breathtaking views of the Cordillera, the shores of Bolivia and Peru, and the Copacabana peninsula. Located in the southern side of Lake Titicaca (3810 meters above sea level), straddled between Peru and Bolivia, the island houses more than one hundred and fifty ancient settlements, and is shrouded in mystery and mythology. Starting in Puno/Peru you are driving across the Altiplano to the border and pass through immagration (please check visa requirements) walking over to Bolivia and by bus to enter village of Copacabana, the next morning you will travel by boat over to the Island of the Sun, where you can experience the exhilarating treks while visiting Inca ruins, temples and intriguing sights. Enjoy a night in the HI-hostel Inka Pacha with unforgettable sundown and sunrise, not to mention the delicious local food! The next morning, travel by boat back to Copacabana and you then have the option to travel by bus back to La Paz or onto Puno in Peru, armed with some cherished memories and show-off photos of your time on the sacred Island.

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  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 159010
  • Starts: La Paz, Bolivia
  • Finishes: La Paz, Bolivia
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Itinerary

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Day 1

La Paz - Copacabana
Get ready to start your Lake Titicaca adventure! You will be picked up at 07:30am and travel by bus from La Paz to Copacabana. After a morning of checking out the splendid views on the journey, we will arrive around 12:00 to check into your hotel and enjoy some free time to get refreshed and have lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Basilica of the Virgin of Copacabana, and crafts people, followed by a walk on the beautiful beach. In the evening, explore the bustling town with its bars, restaurants and souvenir stalls.

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Day 2

Copacabana - Isla del sol (Island of the sun)
Breakfast
After a wake-up breakfast, an 0830 departure set sail by boat to the Isla Del Sol (Island of the sun). Enjoy the morning cruising, admiring the island views and chatting to your fellow passengers and arrive around 11.30am in the northern Harbour into the community of Challapampa.
Disembark and visit the museum of the Inca Cultura and then enjoy a scenic walk for 1 hour up to `the Chinkana` (Labyrinth of pre- Inca ruins) and then a 3 hours trekking with many sights of the Incas presence, down to the South part of the island. Check in at HI Hostel Inka Pacha. Evening free to enjoy the tranquillity of the island - don`t miss the incredible sunset!

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Day 3

Sun Island - Copacabana harbour and options for ongoing bus to Puno - Peru or return to La Paz
If you can make the effort to get up early, you will be awarded with an incredible sunrise right from the hostel terrace - what a view! Tuck into a hearty breakfast, before saying your goodbyes and a walk down the `Inca Stairs of the Virgins` and see the clear holy water fountain. At 10am, board the boat and return to Copacabana, where the tour will end, or you have the option for a connecting bus to Puno (depart 1.30pm- arrive 3.30pm) or bus to La Paz (depart 13.30pm- arrive 7.00pm).

Inclusions:
    • All Transports La Paz - Copacabana - La Paz
    • Shared boat from Copacabana - Island of Sun and return
    • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
    Accommodation

      Hotel Perla del Lago, Copacabana
      This hotel is located in the heart of Copacabana. The rooms have panoramic views of Lake Titicaca and Copacabana. Perla del Lago has everything you need for a comfortable stay.
      HI Hostel Inka Pacha, Isla del Sol
      Hostelling International Bolivia presents the new HI-Hostel `Inka Pacha`. After a 30min climb to the famous Inca Stairs from the South Port, you get to HI-Hostel INKA PACHA. Come and enjoy the superb views and the delicious food in this new hostel. Rooms are well kept with choice of dormitory and double rooms, most of which offer a stunning panorama view over the Titicaca Lake and the snow peaked Andes Range. The host and his family serve breakfast; lunch and dinner, a must to try is the `Trout a la Romana`- fresh from the lake!

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Tour Highlights:
    • Check out the beaches and quaint atmosphere of Copacabana on the shore of Lake Titicaca.
    • Overnight stay on the sacred Isla Del Sol with its Inca Ruins, temples and breathtaking sunrises.
    • 2 nights in top-rated accommodation with breakfast included.
    • Round trip from La Paz, or option to travel onwards to Puno, Peru.