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CATAMARAN CRUISE IN LAKE TITICACA
01Day Puno – Sun Island – La Paz

2017 DEPARTURES

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SHARED SERVICES

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: PUNO – COPACABANA:
 Early morning between 6:00 – 6:30Hrs a guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and then you will be driven to Copacabana including stop at border (migrations office of Peru & Bolivia) in order to board the Catamaran to your next destination and that will assist you with boarding and luggage.  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. Copacabana comes from two Aymara words, KOTA (lake) and KAHUANA (viewpoint of the lake) for that reason there is an Calvary on the top of the hill, where you will appreciate the shamans or Yatiris – Quechuas and Aimaras amautas who bless to the people. Thre 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. The image of the Virgin of Copacabana was carved in wood by Tito Yupanqui which has Indian features and very visited by Peruvians and Bolivians. Copacabana is today a center of pilgrimage of thousands of loyal. The port of Copacabana serves as a starting point to the island of the Sun and the Moon.
SUN ISLAND – CHUA PORT – LA PAZ: We Board the Catamaran to sail across the lake enjoying Buffet Lunch on board. We continue to Sun Island which is inhabited by indigenous Quechuas and Aimaras, who are cattlemen, farmers and also work making crafts. Sun Island has a length of 9.6 km by 4.6 km wide and covers an area of 14.3 km². It is the biggest island in the lake; its first name was Titicaca Island which means mountain cat stone or puma stone. Then we visit Pilkokaina Palace, unique construction for its characteristics, Yumani is another archaeological site that lead to the top of the island, where exists the Inca Garden, steps and the Inca fountain.  Sun Island has a rugged terrain with many terraces that ancient people have used for cultivation, according the locals the island was the Inca sanctuary with a temple of virgins dedicated to God Inti (the Sun). Continue to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex including 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 look out the largest variety of Andean camelids. Also, the Inti Wata Complex of Sun Island includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titicaca traditional vessel for a panoramic visit to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace. We board the Catamaran to Chua port. Land transfer to La Paz city. In evening around 19:30Hrs arrival in La Paz and then transfer to the hotel.

01DAY CATAMARAN IN LAKE TITICACA
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ROUTES & PROGRAMS RATES INCLUSIONS
01Day Puno / Sun Island / La Paz

Full day tour starting in Puno-Peru and ending in La Paz-Bolivia

US$293.00 Early morning 06:00 – 06:30Hrs pick up from your hotel then land transfer Puno-Peru to Copacabana-Bolivia, catamaran to sun island, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, snack and buffet lunch on board, catamaran to Chua port and land transfer from Chua Chua port, and return land transfer Chua port to La Paz. In the evening around 19:30Hrs arrival in La Paz-Bolivia and then transfer to the hotel.
01Day La Paz / Sun Island / Puno

Full day tour starting in La Paz-Bolivia and ending in Puno-Peru

US$293.00 Early morning 05:30 – 06:00Hrs pick up from your hotel then land transfer La Paz-Bolivia to Chua port, catamaran to copacabana + sun island, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, buffet breakfast and buffet lunch on board, catamaran to Copacabana and land transfer Copacabana-Bolivia to Puno-Peru. In the afternoon around 17:30Hrs arrival in Puno and then transfer to the hotel.

WHAT IS INCLUDED: The prices INCLUDES round trip land transportation for all the group from Puno/Copacabana/Puno, English-Spanish speaking guide for 01Day, guided visit church in Copacabana, insurance premiun US$3.5, embarkation fees US$6.5, breakfast on board, lunch on board, reed boat ride for all the group, 01Day shared Catamaran Cruise. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. The Catamarans have 60 & 80 comfortable seats as a day cruiser, velocity of 11 knots + GPS + radio communication + night navigation lights + compass + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + toilet + Carpeted floor + panoramic windows + cooler.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

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 – Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Peru & Bolivia, 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.

VISAS / PASSPORTS:
If you travel to Bolivia, visa is not 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.

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