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. Tour the Incan ruins on the islands and climb the 200 stairs of Yumani.
Visit Pikokaina Palace, the Inca's fountain and the 200 stairs of Yumani
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).
Enjoy the sunset on Lake Titicaca from La Estancia this evening.
Day 2: Moon Island | Copacabana
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, travel by boat to Moon Island where you will tour the Inca ruins of Inak Uyu on the northeast shore, which are believed to be the convent for the Virgins of the Sun. After visiting Moon Island, you will sail to Copacabana. Explore the cathedral with its dark Virgin of Candelaria statue and museum of European and local religious art, learning about the mystical spiritualism and religion traditions that take place here.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!