Lake Titicaca

Roberto Olivo
Nuestra Senora de Copacabana
Claudia Coplan
Isla del Sol, Bolivia
Brian Morgan
Claudia Coplan
A local woman and livestock in Isla del Sol
Roberto Olivo


  • Any Day of the Week

Private Independent Travel

Two day extension with an overnight on Sun Island. Explore Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau and the world's highest navigable and South America's largest 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

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).  You will have an hour walk from the dock on Sun Island to the Estancia EcoLodge, our home for the evening. Sun Island is worshiped 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).

In the afternoon, hike to Challapampa on the north part of the island to see Chinkana (Labyrinth), a sacred Inca temple and visit the community.  Return to La Estancia for dinner and to enjoy the sunset on Lake Titicaca.

Day 2

  • Breakfast, Lunch


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.

In the afternoon, return to La Paz.

Tour Cost
Total Cost


$25 single supplement


  • 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • 1 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Lodge
  • 2 Days Private Guide Service


  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights
  • Bolivian visa

Recommended Budgeting

  • $50 Meals not Included
  • $31 Airport Departure Tax