Start: Puno, Peru Finish: La Paz, Bolivia
Physical rating: Easy
Tour code: 55801
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Discover the world-famous Lake Titicaca and the historically rich island of Isla del Sol on this 4-day adventure starting in Puno and ending in La Paz. You'll discover Copacabana and sightsee around Sun Island, stay onboard a catamaran and meet local communities.
Transfer to Copacabana and Check inAt around 6:15am, transfer to Copacabana for a brief visit of the Sanctuary of Copacabana with your bilingual local guide. You'll then be taken to your hotel where you can check in and get settled. The afternoon will be free for you to spend as you please.
Location: Lake Titicaca
Excursion to Titicaca Lake (B/L/D)Today, you'll board the catamaran cruise ship to sail to Sun Island, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. On this legendary island you will visit the Inca’s Garden, Stairs and Fountain. The itinerary continues with a visit to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex which includes the Ekako Underground Museum, the Traditional Medicine and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders Display Centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca Terraces, a handicraft center, the Intica Lounge, and at the Manco Kapac gazer, the largest variety of Andean camelids. The visit to the Complex also includes a unique sailing experience on a huge Titikaka traditional reed vessel for a panoramic visit to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace. Afterwards, return to the catamaran to enjoy a buffet lunch on board overlooking the breathtaking Titicaca Lake. At night, you'll enjoy dinner and spend the night on board, in double cabins with an exterior view and private bathroom.
Location: La Paz
Visit local communities (B/L)After breakfast on board, continue enjoying the overwhelming panorama of Lake Titicaca and head towards the Andean communities of Pariti, Kalauta and Patapatani located on the shores of the smaller portion of the Lake known as “Wiñay Marca”. First we will visit Pariti Island. We'll board a small boat to access this island where we visit a typical local house that which will introduce you to the real livelihood of aymara people in the highlands. In this same island, local people started finding various ceramic pieces during their daily activities (digging for constructions, plowing to cultivate their products, etc.). This awoke curiosity among the villagers and archaeologists as well, so archaeological diggings started, and numerous pieces of fine ceramics dated to Tiwanaku culture were found. The ones that stand out are figures of wildlife such as tigers, monkeys, etc. which leads to think that Pariti was a ceremonial site visited by peoples from beyond the Andes. All these objects are currently on display at the Pariti Museum, which is part of the itinerary. Continue towards Kalauta on a typical fishing barge - a unique experience where rowing among the totorales (reed plants) offers a special sense of peace and mysticism unique to this pristine portion of the lake. In Kalauta, you can visit a great deal of funeral towers. Kalauta was once an ancient stone town and the largest prehispanic necropolis. We return in the same boats to board the Catamaran. Here you will enjoy a snack. Then, the navigation continues towards Pata Patani, we will reach the community in small boats where the community welcomes tourists at the port by handing them garlands made of flowers and inviting them to participate in their dances. This community is very rooted to ancient traditions and still makes a livelihood of fishing. A visit to the Pata Patani Museum is also in the itinerary; this museum shelters the oldest best-preserved Andean mummy called Tani. Afterwards, return to the catamaran to enjoy buffet lunch on board while sailing in the Titicaca Lake continues. End with a land transfer to La Paz.
Check out of accommodation (B)Your tour ends today once you check out of your accommodation. You can depart at any time - safe travels ahead!
Sightseeing as per itinerary
3 Breakfast(s), 2 Lunch(es), 1 Dinner(s),
Transport as per itinerary
Handy extras and accessories
English speaking guide in some activities
3N in hostel, 3-star or 4-star hotels and standard cabin
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