(Puno-Copacabana-Sun Island-Chua-La Paz)
|Departures||Daily departures from Puno Peru SEE THE MAP|
|Activities||Motorboat excursion to the Sun Island ending in La Paz|
|Airfares||Not included, available upon request|
|Puno Hotel||Not included, available upon request|
DAY 1 : PUNO / LA PAZ
You will picked up from your hotel in Puno Peru at 6:30 a.m. Land transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary. You will arrive into Copacabana after about 3 hours. Copacabana is the most important religious sanctuary in Bolivia. Thousands of pilgrims visit every year to admire the Virgin of Copacabana also known as Native Madonna. Next, you will visit the main square and the impressive Cathedral (1/2 hour tour). You will arrive into the Sun Island after an hour long spectacular catamaran cruise including lunch. This island has been identified as the birthplace of several revered entities, including the sun itself. A source of magnetic energy ,the vertex of the earth, the cradle of the Inca Empire , the Inca couple Manco Kapac and Mama Ocllo appeared here and founded the Sun Empire. During the 2 hour Sun Island Tour you will visit :
-The Inca garden, the island micro climate provides the ideal location for this garden that during Inca times was full of Andean flowers , water and trees.
-The Inca Stairs that was built by the Incas in order to reach the Inca Water spring
-The Inca water spring, a natural water spring with 3 different openings of different tastes, this Inca made water fountain is supposed to be a source of eternal youth.
-The Sun Island Inti Wata Complex, that contains the largest amount of archaeological items founded in the island and the largest demo variety of Andean flora and fauna available in Bolivia.
-The Sun Island Kallawaya Ancient Ceremony, witchcrafts, natural medicine, art, magic, and millenary traditions are part of the mystic world of the Kallawayas heritage. The purpose of this mystic ceremony is to purify the souls of the Chinkana holy temple visitors, this Ceremony takes place in an Inca altar at the top of the hill facing the temple and overlooking the lake.
You will then proceed back to Copacabana and you will then cross the lake arriving in Chua after about 2 and 1/2 hours of a spectacular cruise. At the Tiquina strait, cars, buses and trucks are loaded on wooden barrages and ferried across the strait. Two picturesque villages -San Pedro and San Pablo – are divided by the lake. We will travel by bus to La Paz, arriving at 19:30 hrs. and this will conclude all services for the day. (L)
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INCLUDES: All scheduled land and lake transportation. All transfers (*) . All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.
Accommodation, domestic airfares, extensions.
(*) NOTE: If the pickup is from one of the following hotels in Puno: Libertador Hotel, Posada del Inca, Casa Andina Private Collection, Jose Antonio, Mirador del Titicaca or Eco Inn there will be an extra charge of $12 per person
Visa Requirement for US Citizens to enter Bolivia
if you are a US Citizen or a citizen of the countries listed below and have decided visit Bolivia, you must be aware of this information:
On 2007, The Bolivian President Evo Morales suppressed by decree the right of US citizens to enter Bolivia country freely, in reciprocity of a similar measure taken by the US government.
Also the citizens of Angola, Bhutan, Republic of Chad, Congo, Ruanda, Somalia, Republic of Yemen, Indonesia, China and Taiwán have been affected by this decree
Please make sure to have all necessary documents before traveling
|Catedral of Puno||San Juan Church||Balcony of Conde de Lemos||Lake Titicaca|
|Uros and Taquile islands||Amantani Island||Sillustani Island||Restaurants in Puno|