02Days Hydrofoil La Paz – Sun & Moon Islands – Puno
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits from Puno to Sun and Moon Islands, every day. RUMBO EXPLORA offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours. All prices bellow include reservation fees.
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: LA PAZ – HUATAJATA – SUN ISLAND + MOON ISLAND: Early a driver & guide will pick you up from your hotel to take you Lake Titicaca, making stop at Huatajata village, located at marker 87km, place where you will board the hydrofoil to visit the islands of the lake. Sun Island: Sun Island or 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. It 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 Pilkokaina Palace and 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. The Island of the Moon 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. Overnight at Sun Island.
DAY 02: SUN ISLAND – COPACABANA – PUNO: Finally a return trip to the town of Copacabana, with a population of 3000 inhabitants. In Copacabana there is a church built between 1601 and 1619. Land transfer to Puno (Peru), which is located 142km 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.
|02DAYS HYDROFOIL IN LAKE TITICACA
|ROUTES & PROGRAMS||RATES||INCLUSIONS|
|02Days La Paz / Sun & Moon Islands / Puno
02Days-01Night Hydrofoil starting in La Paz-Bolivia and ending in Puno-Peru
|US$387.00||Early morning 05:30 – 06:00Hrs pick up from your hotel then land transfer La Paz-Bolivia to Huatajata port, andean roots eco village/cocotoni, hydrofoil to Moon & Sun Islands, overnight & all meals included at hotel Posada del Inca Ecolodge (Sun Island), english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, hydrofoil to Copacabana, and land transfer Copacabana to Puno. In the afternoon around 17:30Hrs arrival in Puno-Peru and then transfer to the hotel.|
| 02Days Puno / Sun & Moon Islands / La Paz
02Days-01Night Hydrofoil starting in Puno-Peru and ending in La Paz-Bolivia
|US$387.00||Early morning 06:00 – 06:30Hrs pick up from your hotel then land transfer Puno-Peru to Copacabana-Bolivia, hydrofoil to Moon & Sun Islands, overnight & all meals included at hotel Posada del Inca Ecololodge (Sun Island), english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, hydrofoil to Copacabana, and land transfer Copacabana / Huatajata / La Paz. In the evening around 19:30Hrs arrival in La Paz-Bolivia and then transfer to the hotel.|
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The prices INCLUDE round trip land transportation for all the group from Puno/Copacabana/La Paz, 02Days shared Hydrofoil Cruise to Sun & Moon Islands + llama trek, English-Spanish speaking guide for 02Days, guided visit church in Copacabana, insurance premiun, embarkation fees, entrance tickets, accommodation + all meals at Hotel Posada del Inca Eco-Lodge (Sun Island). Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. 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.
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.