What To Expect
According to the Inca Mithology, from Titikaka's lake, the god Viracocha created the sun, the stars and the first people: discover this magical place and prepare to live a memorable full day! With a millenarian history, the lake and the Sun Island conserve its ancestral traditions from the Inca period. Take a Cruise and live with locals the best of their incredible culture.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Puno, and we will go to the dock of Copacabana to take the cruise. We will visit first Copacabana Sanctuary, an important spiritual place for locals, a very devoted population. Admire its simplicity and its charming beauty, in the calm and lovely town of Copacabana.
Cruise to Sun Island's isolated Challapampa Village, while enjoying lunch on board. Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with one of the most unspoiled indigenous Titikaka villages through an innovative program organized with the local community visiting their own museum, chapel, school, a typical house, sailing in their vessels to an Inca holy temple and walking through Inca trails.
Then you will have a delicious dinner in the catamaran, where you will spend the night in cabins that have view to the monumental lake and private facilities.
After breakfast in the catamaran, we will visit the the Inti Wata Cultural Complex and the Ekako Underground Museum. Marvel at the incrediblly blue water of the titikaka lake, and walk through the same places that served once to the Inca: the views are amazing whereever you look!
Take a look around the traditional medicine plants, which show the wisdom of the ancestral Inca culture, and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, vestiges of the ancient and smart Inca agriculture system, showing theirs incredible ability to take advantage of such a particular environnment, more than 4 thousand meters above the sea level.
See also the Intica lounge and at the Manco Kapac look out where you'll see the largest variety of Andean camelids. Finally, we will enjoy a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titikaka traditional vessel for a breathtaking panoramic visit to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace. Beauty and calm, like nowhere ealse.
At the end of the tour, we will sail to Chua, where we will take our bus to La Paz city.
Bus transfer from your hotel in Puno to Copacabana
Copacabana land tour, with visits to Cathedral and Main Square
Catamaran transfer from Copacabana to Sun Island
Catamaran tour from south to north Sun Island with lunch on board
North Sun Island land tour and visits of Challapampa native village, Challapampa museum, Chinkana Inca Holy Temple, and Inca Sacred Rock
Boat tour on a typical Sun Island wood vessel
Kallawaya ancient ceremony
Soft trekking through the Inca roads
By small groups, exclusive music and garland welcome by Challapampa natives
Wishing of visitors and offering to the sacred lake
Catamaran transfer to South Sun Island with buffet breakfast
South Sun Island land tour and visits to Pilkokaina Inca Palace, Inca Garden, Inca Steps, and Inca Water Spring
Ancient sailing demonstration using reed vessel replica
Catamaran transfer from south Sun Island to Chua, with lunch on board and a passage by Tiquina Strait
Hotel pick up from Puno
Catamaran lake crossing
Bus transfers from Chua to La Paz
1 night accomodation on board
Snack day 1 and 2
Lunch day 1 and 2
Dinner day 1
Breakfast day 2
Visit of Copacabana's sanctuary
Mentioned land tours in sun island
Exclusive sailing on a typical Sun Island wood vessel
Tips and gratuities
For 1 to 11 participants, the tour of Sun Island Inti Wata Complex will only be conducted in English. For 12 or more, any required language will be offered only after an advance notice. Please inquire.
Posada del Inca Hotel
Eco Inn Hotel in Puno
Departure from Puno might be modified to 06:00 due to expansion in our services at Sun Island.
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