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Yumani, Bolivia

Yumani, Bolivia

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La Paz: Full Day Trip to Copacabana and Isla del Sol

La Paz: Full Day Trip to Copacabana and Isla del Sol

Join a full-day tour of La Paz to Titicaca Lake, visiting Copacabana and Yumani as well as Isla del Sol. Enjoy the cobalt blue color of the water and the picturesque perimeter of snow-sprinkled mountains. Following pickup, stop at a Tiquinaviewpoint to get some of the best panoramic views of Lake Titicaca. Then hop on a ferry to explore the highest navigable lake in the world. Visit Copacabana, the main Bolivian town on the shore of the lake. Continue the day in Isla del Sol, considered by the Incas as the birthplace of their sun god. Later, head to the coast of Yumani on the south side of the island. Once there, marvel at the Sol Pilkokaina Temple and the details of Inca architecture. At the end of the tour, travel back to Copacabana by boat before taking the bus back to La Paz.

From La Paz: Titicaca, Copacabana, and Isla del Sol Day-Trip

From La Paz: Titicaca, Copacabana, and Isla del Sol Day-Trip

Depart from La Paz on a fully guided day-trip that sails on Titicaca Lake and visits Copacabana and Yumani as well as Isla del Sol. Enjoy a tasty lunch and discover the famous Inca Steps and the Inca Fountain. Leave La Paz at around 7 am and after approximately 3 hours you will arrive at Tiquina, the narrowest part of the Lake Titicaca. Cross to the other side by boat and continue the trip on a 30-minute bus ride to the town of Copacabana. Once there, have lunch and then head towards the shore to catch a boat to the Isla del Sol, where you will see the Inca steps and the Inca fountain, also known as the youth fountain.  This Inca fountain represents the 3 pillars of the Aymara Culture, Ama Sua, Ama Llulla, and Ama Quella, which mean, you shall not steal, shall not lie, and shall not be lazy. Afterward, visit the town of Yumani and then start heading back to the port to catch the boat back to Copacabana. Once in Copacabana, explore the church, main square, and the crafts market. By 6 PM you will catch the bus back to La Paz, where you should arrive back in the city by 10 PM.

From La Paz: 2-Day Tour to Isla del Sol & Lake Titicaca

From La Paz: 2-Day Tour to Isla del Sol & Lake Titicaca

Depart from La Paz on a guided two-day trip that includes a boat journey on Lake Titicaca and visits to Copacabana, Yumani and Isla del Sol, where you will be spending the night. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the cobalt blue lake and snow-sprinkled mountains as you explore the land of the Inca. The tour will depart La Paz early in the morning for Lake Titicaca. Your first stop will be at the Tiquina viewpoint, where you will get some stunning panoramic views of Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at an elevation of 3,812 meters. Next, take a ferry across to Copacabana, the main Bolivian town on the shore of the lake that sits right beside the border with Peru. From here you’ll travel by speedboat to the Isla del Sol, considered by the Incas as the birthplace of their Sun God. In the afternoon, you’ll have time to explore Yumani, on the south coast of the island, and marvel at the Sol Pilko Kaina temple and the details of Inca architecture.  After spending the night on the island, you’ll have the next day free until 15.30, giving you plenty of time to visit the northern side of the island, home to the Golden Museum and the Inca Fountain of Youth. In the afternoon, you’ll take the boat back to Copacabana, where you’ll have time for dinner before catching the bus back to La Paz where you will arrive around 23.00.

Titicaca Lake & Isla del Sol Catamaran Tour

Titicaca Lake & Isla del Sol Catamaran Tour

We will pick you up at the meeting point in Puno at the indicated time, we will head south until we cross the border with Bolivia to reach Copacabana. Before leaving for the Isla del Sol, we will go to the Copacabana Sanctuary to see it. In the port of Copacabana we will board a catamaran that will take us through the waters of Lake Titicaca to the legendary Isla del Sol. During the crossing, we will offer you a snack on board so that you can recharge your batteries. We will disembark in Yumani, at the southern end of the legendary Isla del Sol. We will explore this area considered the cradle of the gods responsible for the origin of the Inca empire. We will visit some of the archaeological remains of the Incas, including an impressive system of terraces known as the Garden of the Inca. We will climb the famous Inca Steps to reach the Sacred Fountain where underground streams of water of three different flavors converge, considered by locals as "the fountain of youth" for its supposed healing properties. Our next stop will be the impressive Inti Wata Complex, the main private tourist attraction in Bolivia, to which only tourists who visit the Isla del Sol have access aboard catamarans. This attraction includes the Ekako Underground Museum, the Centers for Traditional Medicine and the Construction of Totora Rafts, a craft center, the Intica refuge, a Botanical Garden of Inca agriculture and a variety of Andean camelids. Next, we will discover what ancient Andean navigation was like by strolling aboard a typical reed raft. From the boat, we will get an impressive panoramic view of the Pilkokaina Palace. After discovering the secrets and legends of the Inca civilization, we will return to the port of Yumani to board the catamaran again that will take us back to Copacabana. Afterwards, we will have a delicious buffet lunch on board. The meal includes quinoa soup, different salads, trout with Dijon or chicken in its sauce, with spring rice, sautéed potatoes or cooked banana, and dessert (ice cream or fruit salad). Once in Copacabana and with our energies recharged, we will head back to Puno, where we will arrive 11 hours after the pickup. Tour ending in La Paz When booking, you have the option to book the tour ending in La Paz. In this case, we will travel by bus from Copacabana to La Paz, ending the tour at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Titicaca Lake - Copacabana Full day desde La Paz

Titicaca Lake - Copacabana Full day desde La Paz

The tour to Copacabana and Isla del Sol offers a captivating journey through Bolivia's rich cultural and natural landscapes. Beginning in Copacabana, a charming town nestled on the shores of Lake Titicaca, travelers immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of local markets, colonial architecture, and the iconic Basilica of Virgen del Carmen. From there, the adventure continues with a boat ride across the azure waters of Lake Titicaca to Isla del Sol, the legendary birthplace of the Inca civilization. On this sacred island, steeped in myth and history, visitors explore ancient ruins, terraced hillsides, and breathtaking panoramic views of the lake and surrounding Andean peaks. Throughout the tour, participants have the opportunity to, savor traditional Andean cuisine, and experience the timeless beauty of Bolivia's high-altitude landscapes. With its blend of cultural immersion and natural wonder, the journey to Copacabana and Isla del Sol promises an unforgettable exploration of Bolivia's Andean heritage.

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Truly an extraordinary activity! Very well organized, interesting and with an unbeatable quality/price ratio! Alvaro, our guide, is knowledgeable, dedicated and friendly. He worked tirelessly from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This is worth emphasizing. One fact deserves to be underlined in closing. The ascent of Isla del Sol requires moderate physical fitness due to the altitude of 4000 meters where oxygen is scarce. However, an option is offered, which is to do this route by boat. In short, a highly recommended activity when in La Paz.

The guide Alvaro is a star. A professional, attentive and empathetic boy. We did not lack anything at any time. The views of the island of the sun are wonderful. It connects you with a distant past and with an interesting history. 100% recommended.

Really enjoyed the trip. Really great value for money. Very well organised and great opportunity to see lots in just one day. Our main guide Ambner was really helpful and informative -would highly recommend this trip!!

Our guide was very informative and easy going. He was patient when we needed many breaks throughout the day. The lunch was the best tour lunch I’ve ever had. Perfect day.

Apart from the amazing views, Luis, our tour guide did a great job in keeping everybody together and informed!