02DAYS HYDROFOIL LA PAZ – SUN & MOON ISLANDS – PUNO
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02DAYS HYDROFOIL LA PAZ – SUN & MOON ISLANDS – PUNO
|BY HYDROFOIL||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
US$425.00 per person
ROUTE: La Paz / Huatajata / Sun & Moon Islands / Copacabana / Puno
|Inclusions: Early morning 05:30 – 06:00Hrs pick up from your hotel then land transfer La Paz-Bolivia to Huatajata port, andean roots eco village & museum, hydrofoil to Moon & Sun Islands, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, llama trek, accommodation & all meals at hotel Posada del Inca Ecolodge (Sun Island), hydrofoil to Copacabana, and land transfer Copacabana-Bolivia to Puno-Peru. In the afternoon around 17:30Hrs arrival in Puno-Peru and then transfer to the hotel.
Exclusions: Drinks, extras, tips and others not included in the program
|DAY 01: Pick up time from hotel: 5:30 – 6:00am. Then land transport to Huatajata (Bolivian time)
Arrival in Huatajata: 8:00am. Then Cocotoni typical community.
Hydrofoil to Moon Island & Sun Island: 9:00am. Visit to Iñak Uyo temple (moon island), pilkokaina temple + llama trek. Overnight at hotel + all meals
|Distance La Paz – Huatajata: 85km
Distance Huatajata – Moon Island: 49.50km
Distance Moon Island – Sun Island:
Places to visit on Moon Island: Iñak Uyo temple or palace of virgin
|DAY 02: Visit inca stairs, fountain of youth (sun island). Lunch included.
Hydrofoil Sun Island – Copacabana: 14:30pm.
Land transport Copacabana – Puno: 15:30pm (Bolivian time)
Arrival in Puno: 17:30pm (Peruvian time)
|Places to visit on Sun Island:
Pilkokaina palace, inca stairs, fountain of youth.
Distance Sun Island – Copacabana: 16km
Distance Copacabana – Puno: 143km
02DAYS LA PAZ – SUN & MOON ISLANDS – PUNO
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: LA PAZ – HUATAJATA – MOON ISLAND + SUN ISLAND: Early morning between 5:30 – 6:00am a driver & guide will pick you up from your hotel in La Paz (Bolivia), then you will be driven to Lake Titicaca, making stop at Huatajata village located at marker 87km, place where you will have the oportunity to visit the andean roots eco-village and museum. Then departure by Hydrofoil to visit Moon Island, also called Koati, located near the island of the sun. It is a small, rugged island, has an area of 105.1 hectares. Its topography is steep besides to be as a plateau. On the island there is a temple called Iñakuyu or Palace of the Virgins of the sun, inhabited by Virgins women, the site was an acllawasi (house of the women chosen) the women learned various trades, particularly the weaving. It is also said that they could be used for sacrifice, and only to the Inca emperor was allowed the entrance to the Island. Currently the Island is populated by few families of indigenous of origin Quechua and Aimara, who are cattlemen and farmers. We board hydrofoil to Sun Island, also called Titicaca Island is located in Lake Titicaca Bolivian side, which has a length of 9.6 km by 4.6 km wide and covers an area of 14.3 km ². Its first name was Titicaca Island which means Andean cat stone or puma stone. in Addition Pilkokaina temple, located in the sout side of sun island, from where we have llama trek to the lodge. Lunch at hotel (Uma Kollu restaurant). Afternoon free time to explore the surrounding area. Dinner included at hotel. Overnight at hotel Posada del Inca Ecolodge (Sun Island).
DAY 02: SUN ISLAND – COPACABANA – PUNO: Buffet breakfast included at hotel. Sun Island has a rugged terrain with many terraces that ancient people have used for cultivation. The island was the Inca sanctuary with a temple of virgins dedicated to God Inti (the Sun), inhabited by indigenous Quechuas and Aimaras, who are cattlemen and farmers. The Sun Island is surrounded by archaeological sites from Tiahuanaco era such as the temple of the sun, steps, agriculture terraces and paths. It also shows the Chinkana or underground labyrinth, in addition the archaeological museum of Challapampa. Yumani is another archaeological site where there are stone steps that lead to the top of the island, where exists water source. Lunch included at hotel (Uma Kollu restaurant), including visit the small handricraft market. Finally hydrofoil from Sun Island to Copacabana town, with a population of 3000 inhabitants. In Copacabana there is a church built between 1601 and 1619. Land transfer from Copacabana (Bolivia) to Puno (Peru), which is located 143km away from Copacabana, a car trip of 3:00hours, making stop at Kasani (Migrations office of Bolivia & Peru). Arrival in Puno (Peru), then transfer to hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Pick-up from hotel in La Paz-Bolivia, land transportation La Paz – Huatajata, visit to the Andean Roots Eco-Village, insurance premiun, embarkation fees, English-Spanish speaking escort guide for 02Days, Hydrofoil Huatajata – Sun & Moon Islands, entrance tickets, visit Iñak Uyo temple (Moon Island), Pilkokaina palace, inca stairs, fountain of youth (Sun Island), accommdation + all meals at hotel Posada del Inca Ecolodge on Sun Island, Hydrofoil Sun Island – Copacabana, besides guided visit the church in Copacabana village, land transportation Copacabana-Bolivia to Puno-Peru, transfer to hotel in Puno-Peru. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: In La Paz-Bolivia additional charge for pick-up from hotels located in the south area of La Paz city. In Puno-Peru additional charge for drop-off for hotels located out of Puno city. Drinks, extras, tips.
IMPORTANT: The Hydrofoils have 18, 28, 40 & 60 comfortable seats, velocity of 27 knots + GPS + radio communication + night navigation lights + compass + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + toilet + Carpeted floor + panoramic windows + cooler. Hotel Posada del Inca Ecolodge on Sun Island. Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
VISAS / PASSPORTS:
If you travel to Bolivia, visa is necessary for U.S Citizens and most other nationalities. If you hold a passport from another country, we will send all information necessary otherwise check with your local consulate or embassy about requirements for travel to Bolivia. All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. Please carry proper identification on you and do not leave in your suitcase or hotel room. In most of places like airports, train-bus stations, frontier or at any other check points you must to show passport, because some countries have laws that require you to carry your passport with you at all times and anywhere. If you are in any doubt please contact the nearest Bolivian Embassy.