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US$ 369 Based on double occupancy in the La Estancia Ecolodge. All intermediate transfers and private tours are included. Airfares & hotels in La Paz are not included.
Duration: 2 Days
Destination: Lake Titicaca - Copacabana - Sun Island - Tiwanaku

2 DAY LAKE TITICACA TOUR & TIAHUANACO RUINS – OVERVIEW

The Lake Titicaca Tour allows you to see the contrast to the beliefs of the Aymara culture and the strong Catholic influences found in Copacabana. You can walk to Cerro Calvario to have a panoramic view of the lake, surrounding mountains, and the colorful Copacabana town.

Besides, you will visit the Sun Island, where there are several structures made by the Incas, like Pilkokaina palace, pre-Columbian terraces, and the Incas’ stairs. This legendary island is the birthplace of the Inca Empire.

Also, in this package, you will visit the majestic Tiwanaku Ruins. The remains of a once-powerful pre-Columbian civilization, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2 DAY LAKE TITICACA TOUR & TIAHUANACO RUINS – ITINERARY

DAY 1

Transfer & Tour of Copacabana on Lake Titicaca:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel in La Paz – booked on your own. Transport to Copacabana (duration: 3 ½  – 4 hours, altitude: 3,840m / 12,595ft).

At your arrival, visit the Basilica, a stark, white, Moorish-looking building decorated with Portuguese-style blue tiles and rounded domes. Inside is the Shrine de la Virgen de Copacabana — a statue carved in the 15th century believed to be responsible for countless miracles. People believe that if she’s removed, Lake Titicaca will rise in rebellion and flood the town.

We recommend you take an optional walk (duration: 1 ½ hours) through the 12 Stations of the Cross, as devout Catholics do during the Easter season. This great uphill walk will help you understand the layout of the town and the position of nearby islands. The views of Lake Titicaca, on the way up, are also worth the journey. It is worth noting that in contrast to the strong Catholic influences found in Copacabana, you will also find Yatiris (Aymara masters) performing spiritual cleanings called “challas” or coca leaf readings.

Boat Ride & Sun Island Tour:
After your tour of Copacabana, transfer by boat to the Port of Pilkokaina in the southern part of Sun Island on Lake Titicaca–legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire– where you will be welcomed by the Lodge staff. Here, you will enjoy a traditional lunch, in the open air, called Apthapi, before continuing on your tour.

After lunch, enjoy a smooth uphill walk with amazing views of the lake and a visit to the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina Palace along the way. The lodge is situated in the halfway up of the island and requires a smooth uphill walk with amazing views of the lake and a visit to the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina Palace along the way (duration: 45 minutes). From the lodge, behold an amazing sunset (duration: 8 hours approx.). Evening free.

Overnight on Sun Island.

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DAY 2

Escalera del Inca Tour (Sun Island) & Transfer to Tiahuanaco:
After enjoying breakfast at your lodge, walk down to the Port of Yumani and visit the Escalera del Inca, a stairway leading to the Inca Fountain, once believed to be a fountain of youth. This was a place where ceremonies dedicated to water and insemination of earth took place. After a short trek with wonderful panoramic views of Lake Titicaca, take a boat back to Copacabana (duration: 1 hour) to then be transferred to Tiahuanaco (duration: 3 – 4 hours).

Half Day Tiwanaku Ruins and Transfer to La Paz:
After lunch, visit the Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture, which includes beautiful monumental stone buildings that survive in the protected archaeological zones. See the Kalasasaya Temple (Sun), the legendary Sun Gate, the Semi-subterranean temple (Earth), the Akapana Pyramid, the Puma Punku ceremonial center, as well as the museums where you will enjoy an impressive collection of objects and tools of ancient civilizations in addition to monumental monoliths (duration: 1 ½ – 2 hours). Transfer to your hotel in La Paz – booked on your own (duration: 1 ½ hours).

Evening free.

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L Lunch.

D Dinner.

BL Boxed Lunch.

NOTES:

The 2 Day Lake Titicaca Tour & Tiahuanaco Ruins is customizable. If you prefer to add extra days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Notes section of  the Get Free Quote form. You can also fill out our Present Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

  1. This 2 Day Lake Titicaca Tour & Tiahuanaco Ruins is available every day of the year.
  2. Prices include sales taxes and credit card transaction fees.
  3. Also, you can customize this travel itinerary including the Uyuni Salt Flats and La Paz.  See our 5 Day Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats Travel Package for more information.

2 DAY LAKE TITICACA TOUR & TIAHUANACO RUINS – PRICES

Private Service

PRICE PER PERSON* - Utawasa

1 Person US$ 665
2 People US$ 369
3 People US$ 285
4 People US$ 245
5 People US$ 215
6 People US$ 195
7 People US$ 179

Price per person* - La Estancia Ecolodge

1 Person US$ 719
2 People US$ 399
3 People US$ 315
4 People US$ 275
5 People US$ 245
6 People US$ 229
7 People US$ 209

INCLUDED IN 2 DAY LAKE TITICACA TOUR & TIAHUANACO RUINS

Included in Tour Price

Hotel accommodations on Sun Island according to itinerary.

Meals according to itinerary.

Entrance tickets.

Tour and intermediate transfers.

All guided excursions in English in private service.

Embarkation fees (Lake Titicaca).

Not included in Tour Price

International and domestic flights.

Visas required to enter Bolivia.

Airport Taxes for international and domestic flights.

Alcoholic Drinks.

Tips.

Hotel accommodations in La Paz.

Travel Insurance

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