02Days Tour La Paz – Sun & Moon Islands – Puno
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: LA PAZ – COPACABANA – MOON ISLAND & SUN ISLAND: Early morning between 5:45 – 6:00Hrs a guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel located in La Paz-Bolivia, who will assist you with boarding and luggage, and then you will be driven to Copacabana. The village of Copacabana is located on shores of Lake Titicaca, to 150 km away from Puno Peru, 03:00 hour’s drive, at an altitude of 3,840 masl, with a population of 3000 inhabitants. There is a church in Copacabana which was originally of a Moorish style, then Renaissance style which was built between 1601 and 1619 and rebuilt in 1610 and 1651. 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 indigenous families of origin Quechua and Aimara, who are cattlemen and farmers. 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 farming terraces, where 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 south side is surrounded by archaeological sites such as the temple of the sun, steps, agriculture terraces and paths, besides the Pilkokaina Palace, and Yumani is another archaeological site where there are stone steps that lead to the top of the island, where exists water source from incan time. The north side of the island shows the Chinkana or underground labyrinth, the temple of the sun, in addition an archaeological museum of Challapampa. Overnight at Sun Island.
DAY 02: SUN ISLAND – COPACABANA – PUNO: Breakfast included at the Lodge. Afterwards a boat ride to visit the north side of the island, where is located Challapampa community, then hiking 1:00hour to the Chinkana or underground labyrinth, the temple of the sun, in addition an archaeological museum of Challapampa (ceramics, textiles and carved stones from incan times). Finally a return trip to Copacabana. Land transfer from Copacabana-Bolivia to Puno-Peru, which is located 142km away, including stop at border (migrations office of Peru & Bolivia). In the afternon around 17:30Hrs arrival in Puno and then transfer to the hotel.
|TOUR TO AMANTANI ISLAND + UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS
|02 persons||US$402.00||Inclusions: Transport from hotel to port, private luxury speed boat for 02Days, private guide, entrance fees, superior room & all meals on Amantani island, lunch on Taquile island, mineral water and wine in cooler, transport from port to hotel.|
|06 up||On request|
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The private tour INCLUDES land transportation from La Paz-Bolivia to Copacabana, tour guide for 02Days, entrance fees Sun Island US$1.50, Moon Island US$1.50, lunch on Sun Islands US$7.00, private semifast boat for 02Days, accommodation on Sun Island + all meals, land transportation from Copacabana-Bolivia to Puno-Peru. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Our semifast boat have 20 comfortable seats, velocity of 13 knots + night navigation lights + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + toilet + Carpeted floor + panoramic windows.
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with association of the tour guides – Puno. Our staff are some of the best paid in Puno & Lake Titicaca, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.