This three day extension allows travelers to spend two nights on Sun Island and visit Moon Island and Copacabana. Explore Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau. Lake Titicaca is South America's largest and the world's highest navigable lake. According to legend, the son of Inti, the sun god, emerged as the first Inca from the waters of Lake Titicaca.
Day 1 : Sun Island on Lake Titicaca Day 2 : Moon Island Day 3 : Copacabana | Return to La Paz
Explore the ancient sites on Sun Island
Hike to Challapampa to see Chinkana, a sacred Inca temple
Trek El Calvario for great views of Lake Titicaca and Copacabana
Early this morning, transfer by private vehicle with your guide to Copacabana. From here, board a boat and head toward Sun Island (1 hour ride). The Sun Island is worshipped as the birthplace of Manco Kápac and Mama Ocllo, the first founders of the Inca empire. With your guide, tour the Pilkokaina Palace, the Inca’s Fountain, and the 200 stairs of Yumani. Have a traditional atapi lunch (a picnic with local dishes) followed by an hour walk to the Estancia EcoLodge, your home for the evening. Enjoy dinner and the sunset on Lake Titicaca.
Hike to Challapampa on the north part of the island to see Chinkana (Labyrinth), a sacred Inca temple, and visit the community.
Then travel by boat to Moon Island. Visit the Inca ruins of Inak Uyu on the northeast shore, believed to be the convent for the Virgins of the Sun.
Return to Sun Island and la Estancia EcoLodge in the afternoon.
Day 3 Copacabana | Return to La Paz
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
This morning return by boat to Copacabana. Visit this picturesque town situated between two mountains on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Explore the Inca sites outside of the city as well as the cathedral with its dark Virgin of Candelaria statue and museum of European and local religious art. Travelers interested in a workout can climb El Calvario and enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Titicaca and Copacabana.
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.