This tour takes you to the many attractions on Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Sun God and the Inca empire itself. It starts out at La Paz and ends at Puno, so make sure to bring your tourist visa and passport.
- 11 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:00 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The Inti Wata Cultural Complex is also a good place to see Andean flowers at the Inca Garden, where you’ll see plants that grow in the island’s micro-climate. Your guide will take you to a set of Inca stairs that leads to a fountain — the fountain of youth, according to legend. Explore more of the Inti Wata Cultural Complex and learn more about traditional medicine. There’s also a stop at the the Ekako Underground Museum where you can observe a mummy and other interesting artifacts. Your guide will also take you to the Manco Kapac lookout, where you can see a large variety of Andean camelids.
Next, you’ll take time to get to know the natives at the Titicaca Reed Shipbuilders and handicraft center. Locals make ships out of the strong reeds that grow from the lake bed, and a visit to the Inti Wata Complex includes a sailing experience on board a traditional vessel. This sailing trip makes for a scenic visit to the Pilkokaina Palace.
On board the catamaran cruise, you’ll have a buffet lunch while you’re sailing on Lake Titicaca. Your tour also makes a stop at Copacabana, the main Bolivian town on the shores of Lake Titicaca. From there, you’ll make the final leg of the trip on a bus to Puno.
ROUTE: La Paz - Titikaka Lake - Sun Island (South) - Inti Wata Complex- Copacabana - Puno
IMPORTANT: AMERICAN CITIZENS NEED A BOLIVIAN VISA.
Requirements Bolivian Visa:
- Hotel reservation
- Printed airplane ticket
- Bank statement or copy of credit card
- Passport size photo
- Travel itinerary
You can obtain a tourist visa at a Bolivian Consulate.
Cost for a Tourist Visa: USD 160.00 (subject to change)
What to Bring
Money for tips and personal expenses, comfortable clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, valid passport (valid for six months after arrival date), and Visa if it is required.
IMPORTANT: American citizens require a visa.
Transportation, guided tour, and buffet lunch on board the catamaran.
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