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.
Day 1 : Sun Island on Lake Titicaca Day 2 : Moon Island | Copacabana
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.
The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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.