PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Titicaca Lake Tours
Sun Island Overnight excursion
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for more information and for pricing.
||2 Days & 1 Night
||Daily departures from Puno Peru
||Motorboat excursion to the Sun Island
||Not included, available upon request
||Not included, available upon request
DAY 1: PUNO / SUN ISLAND
You will picked up from your hotel 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 of Bolivia. Thousands of pilgrims
visit the virgin of Copacabana every year. It is also known as the Native
Madonna. Later, you will visit the main square and the impressive Cathedral
(1/2 hour tour). You will arrive to the Sun Island after about an hour of a
spectacular catamaran cruise. 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 Incan Empire
, and the Incan couple Manco Kapac and Mama Ocllo appeared here and founded
the Sun Empire. For the following hour and a half, you will take the Sun
Island Tour (South side) where 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. It was the Inca retreat.
-The Inca Stairs: The Inca Steps were 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 water fountain was constructed by the Incas and is
supposed to be a source of eternal youth.
-The Sun Island Inti Wata Complex: This contains the largest amount of
archaeological items founded in the island and the largest demo variety of
Andean flora and fauna available in Bolivia. Sun Island North side Land Tour
-Challapampa native village and Museum: The most isolated and unspoiled
village in the Lake and the archaeological museum that displays ancient
spoons, blades, stone tools, etc.
-Chinkana Inca Holy Temple: The island's most spectacular ruins complex. The
main feature is the Inca Palace also known as "El Laberinto". This maze of
stone walls and tiny doorways overlooks a lovely white beach lapped by deep
-Sailing on a typical native fishing boat: These wooden boats are basically
used for net-fishing. They carry about 6 people and the native captain rows
or sails if it is possible. This is dependent upon on the weather
-The Sun Island Kallawaya Ancient Ceremony: Witchcraft, 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 take place in an
Incan altar at the top of the hill facing the temple and overlooking the
lake. Dinner and Sun Island native's folkloric demonstration on board.
Catamaran overnight. (L, D)
DAY 2: SUN ISLAND / PUNO
Next morning, Catamaran Cruise to Copacabana admiring the overwhelming
panorama. At the sanctuary free time to enjoy several religious
and archaeological sites, lunch and land transfer to Puno city.
We will arrive in Puno at 5:30 pm and that will be the end of the service. (B,L)
* Note : Departure from Puno might be modified to 06:00am due to
expansion in our services at Sun Island .
INCLUDES: Catamaran accommodations based on double or single occupancy
.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
$22 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