HYDROFOIL IN LAKE TITICACA
01Day Puno – Sun & Moon Islands – La Paz
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 – SUN ISLAND: The town of Copacabana is located 150 km away from Puno Peru, 03:00 hour’s drive, with a population of 3000 inhabitants. In Copacabana there is a church built between 1601 and 1619. 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.
MOON ISLAND – COPACABANA – LA PAZ: 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. Finally a return trip to Copacabana. Land transfer to La Paz (Bolivia).
|01DAY HYDROFOIL IN LAKE TITICACA
|ROUTES & PROGRAMS||RATES||INCLUSIONS|
|01Day Puno / Sun & Moon Islands / La Paz
01Day Hydrofoil starting in Puno-Peru and ending in La Paz-Bolivia
|US$283.00||Early morning 06:00 – 06:30Hrs pick up from your hotel then land transfer Puno-Peru to Copacabana-Bolivia, hydrofoil to Moon & Sun Islands, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, buffet lunch at Uma Kollu restaurant (Sun Island), hydrofoil to Copacabana, and return transfer Copacabana / Huatajata / La Paz. In the evening around 19:30Hrs arrival in La Paz-Bolivia and then transfer to the hotel.|
|01Day La Paz / Sun & Moon Islands / Puno
01Day Hydrofoil starting in La Paz-Bolivia and ending in Puno-Peru
|US$283.00||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, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, buffet lunch at restaurant Uma Kollu (Sun Island), hydrofoil to Copacabana, and return land transfer Copacabana to Puno. In the afternoon around 17:30Hrs arrival in Puno-Peru 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, 01Day shared Hydrofoil Cruise to Sun & Moon Islands, insurance premiun, embarkation fees, English-Spanish speaking guide for 01Day, guided visit church in Copacabana, lunch at Uma Kollu restaurant (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.