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Copacabana, Bolivia
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Full Day tour to sun island from Copacabana

ID: ES082
  • Description

    In this tour to the Sun Island, we collect passengers between 8:00 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. from your hotel in Copacabana, then, we will leave from Copacabana to Isla Del Sol (approximately 2 hours trip), we arrive to Challapampa community, where we will receive a warm welcome by the local Community Tourism Association. We started with a tour of the community where you can learn more about their system of organization, continuing with a 1 hour walk to the archaeological sites: "Chinkana", Sacred Rock and the famous "Footsteps of the Sun".

    We will need energy for the return journey, so, enjoy a traditional Afternoon Andean meal (Apthapi) where we can share more closely with the locals and return to Copacabana enjoying the sunset on the lake, filled with ancient spirits of energy. We will be returning at approximately 4pm.

  • Itinerary


    • 08:00 – 08:15AM Pick up from hotel to the port of Copacabana.
    • 08:30AM Departure from Copacabana to Isla del Sol (travel approximately 2 hours).
    • 10:30AM Community outreach, registration and welcome by the local community tourism association.
    • 11:00AM Guided (Spanish) tour of the community and introduction to organizational system. 1 hour walk to the archaeological site “Chincana”, the sacred rock and the famous world spread "Footsteps of the Sun".
    • 12.30PM Andean meal (Apthapi) and integration activity with locals.
    • 01:30PM Return to Copacabana.
    • 04.00PM Arrival in Copacabana and end of tour.
  • Include


    • SHARED BOAT Copacabana – Isla del Sol (Community of Challampampa) - Copacabana.
    • English speaking guide
    • Andean meal (Apthapi: Ocas, beans, potatoes, Chuño (freeze-dried potato), corn kernels, cheese, and roast beef).
    • Entrances fees to Sun Island.


    • Meals not specified in the program.
    • Entrances fees to the museum of community (Bs 15 per person).
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Sun and moon island tour 2d1n from Copacabana to Lake Titicaca

ID: ES083
  • Description

    We leave Copacabana in shared boat to the moon island (About 2 hours of travel) where we will be welcomed by members of the community. Then, visit the archaeological site "Iñac Uyu" or Temple of the Virgins by a local guide; this place was a cult site for women sacrificies in honor to the god Sun.

    After visiting this interesting site, we enjoy a traditional Andean lunch (Also known as Apthapi). We will walk along the ritual path of Aymara women "Warmi thakhi" that leads us to the community of Coati. Then we will take a boat to Sun Island, where the community will give us the welcome and will have the afternoon free to enjoy the community and its inhabitants, and we will be able to see the beautiful scenery and how the energy is emanated by the Sacred Lake.

    Finally, we enjoy a delicious typical dinner followed lodging at a local inn.

    We start the day with an energizing Andean breakfast and then, we will walk the Andean path "Pacha thakhi" to reaching the inca ruins known as "Chinkana", a complex of pre-Columbian ruins where we can appreciate the mystical genesis of this ancient culture with a local guide. Finally, we will recover energies with a singular typical snack, surrounded by the spectacular view of the lake before returning to Copacabana and finish this wonderful experience.

  • Itinerary

    Fist day

    • 8.00 hrs Pick up from hotels located in the center of Copacabana
    • 8: 30 hrs Departure by shared boat to the Moon island (about 2 hours of travel.).
    • 10:30 hrs Reception and welcome by the Community of Coati.
    • 11:00 hrs Guided walk from the “WARMI thakhi” path to the archaeological site "Acallawasi or Iñac Uyu" or temple of the virgins.
    • 13:00 hrs Lunch - Apthapi (typical andean food)
    • 15:30 hrs Transfer in private boat to Sun Island community of Challapampa.
    • 16:30 hrs Reception and welcome by the Community of Challapampa – north side of Sun island Free afternoon
    • 19:00 hrs Dinner in community restaurant
    • 20:30 hrs Overnight on Sun Island

    Second Day

    • 7.30 hrs Breakfast
    • 8:30 hrs Guided walk through the Sun island. Until we reach the Inca archeological site known as “La Chinkana”.
    • 12:30 hrs Lunch at a local restaurant
    • 13:30 hrs Return to Copacabana.
    • 16:30 hrs Arrival to Copacabana and end of the tour.
  • Include


    • Pick up at hotel in Copacabana
    • Shared and private boat Copacabana – Moon Island – Sun Island - Copacabana.
    • English/Spanish Speaking guide
    • Meals (2 lunchs, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
    • Basic lodging on Sun Island
    • Entrances fees to Sun and Moon Island.


    • Extra charges like drinks, handicrafts and Other expenses not mandatories
  • Information

    Additional information 


    In this program you sleep by default on Sun Island; but it is also possible to sleep on Moon Island; the difference is that, on the Sun Island, the facilities are better, you will have a comfortable room with hot water and comfortable beds and solar panel electricity; however, on Moon Island, the conditions are very basic: no shower, no hot water, no electricity (only candles on rooms)

    If you want to sleep on Moon Island, it should be expressly order before booking or paying the tour.

    Otherwise, you’ll sleep on Sun Island

    It is noteworthy that both islands have the same view of Lake Titicaca and the Andes Mountains.

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  • Recomendations


    Take Mineral Water with you, cause long walks. You can buy it on the main dock; as well on the islands (but the price increase on the islands). After drink them, please keep the plastic bottles on the boat that will bring again to Copacabana, don’t leave them on the islands.

    Take flashlights, in Sun Island most of the streets don’t have streetlights.

    We recommend carry:

    • A light 2days pack to carry your necessary things (cleaning supplies, camera, external batteries chargers, etc)
    • Money for snacks and souvenirs in Soles. (preferable 20–soles bills, avoid to bring 100-soles bills)
    • In general: trekking shoes, hat, sunscreen, trekking poles (optional), binoculars, pen/notebook, medical personal medicines, electronic entertaining devices (cellphone, kindle)
    • Extra energy bars, because you will need extra calories for trekking parts

    Optional: if you desire, you can take some fruits to the families for sharing (you can buy them in the same port)

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