Take this tour to learn about modern culture around the lake as well as the fascinating history left behind by the indigenous people. This tour takes you to the many attractions on Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Sun God and the Inca empire itself. The first stop of the tour is at Copacabana, the main Bolivian town on the shores of Lake Titicaca, so make sure to bring your passport and a visa!
- 11 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:00 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
You’ll leave early in the morning, departing from your hotel in La Paz for the shores of Lake Titicaca where you’ll board a catamaran cruise. Take this tour to learn about modern culture around the lake as well as the fascinating history left behind by the indigenous people.
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. Then, you’ll make your way 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 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 return trip.
ROUTE: Puno - Copacabana - Sun Island (South) - Inti Wata Complex- Titikaka Lake - La Paz (or viceverse).
IMPORTANT: AMERICAN CITIZENS REQUIRED BOLIVIAN VISA.
Requirements for getting Bolivian Visa
- Hotel reservation
- Printed air travel ticket
- Bank statement or copy of credit card
- photo passport size
- Travel itinerary.
You can also obtain a visa from the Bolivian Consulate in Puno.
Address: Jr. Cajamarca N° 664, Puno - Peru
Operates: From 09:00 AM to 16:00
Cost for a Tourist Visa: USD 160.00 (subject to change).
Getting a visa takes around 1 hour.
You can get a visa the day before crossing the border.
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 Bolivian Visa.
Transportation, guided tour, and buffet lunch on board the catamaran.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
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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.
Lake Titicaca is an enormous lake with islands that are home to indigenous people. On this 2-day tour you will meet some of these natives, and even spend a night at the home of a family that lives on Amantani Island. On your tour of the lake, you’ll also learn about the history and mythology of Lake Titicaca.