Early this morning, transfer by private vehicle with your guide to Copacabana. From here, we 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. You will have a traditional atapi lunch (a picnic with local dishes) followed by an hour walk to the Estancia EcoLodge, our 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.
We 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.
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.
Return to La Paz in the afternoon.
Alternatively, spend one night in Copacabana. Contact us for details.