01DAY HYDROFOIL LA PAZ – SUN & MOON ISLANDS – LA PAZ
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits Hydrofoil La Paz – Sun and Moon Islands – La Paz, all year around. 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.
01DAY HYDROFOIL LA PAZ – SUN & MOON ISLANDS – LA PAZ
|INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS
US$330.00 per person
ROUTE: La Paz / Huatajata / Sun & Moon Islands / Copacabana / La Paz
|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 + cocotoni, hydrofoil to Moon & Sun Islands, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, buffet lunch, hydrofoil to Copacabana, and return land transfer Copacabana to La Paz. In the evening around 19:30Hrs arrival in La Paz-Bolivia and then transfer to the hotel.
Exclusions: Drinks, extras, tips and others not included in the program
|AM: Pick up time from hotel: 5:30 – 6:00am. Then land transport to Huatajata
Arrival in Huatajata: 8:00am. Then visit Altiplano museum, artisans village, mud igloos and the funeral towers of the Urus Chipayas.
Hydrofoil to Moon Island & Sun Island: 9:00am. Including the visit to Iñak Uyo temple (moon island), pilkokaina temple, inca stairs, fountain of youth (sun island)
|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
|PM: Buffet lunch: At Uma Kollu restaurant (Sun Island)
Hydrofoil Sun Island – Copacabana: 15:00pm
Land transport Copacabana – La Paz: 16:30pm
Arrival in La Paz: 19:30pm
|Places to visit on Sun Island:
Pilkokaina palace, inca stairs, fountain of youth.
Distance Sun Island – Copacabana: 16km
Distance Copacabana – Huatajata: 67km
Distance Huatajata – La Paz: 85km
01DAY LA PAZ – SUN & MOON ISLANDS – LA PAZ
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: LA PAZ – HUATAJATA – SUN ISLAND + MOON ISLAND – COPACABANA – LA PAZ: 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 85km. We visit the Andean Roots Eco-Village, the Altiplano Museum, the artisans village, mud igloos and the funeral towers of the Urus Chipayas. 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. 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. Buffet lunch at Uma Kollu restaurant (Sun Island). Finally hydrofoil from Sun Island to Copacabana town, which is located 152 km away from La Paz Bolivia, 03:00 hour’s drive, with a population of 3000 inhabitants. In Copacabana there is a church built between 1601 and 1619. Land transfer from Copacabana to La Paz (Bolivia). Arrival in La Paz (Bolivia) around 19:30pm, 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 01Day, Hydrofoil Copacabana – Sun & Moon Islands, entrance tickets, visit Iñak Uyo temple (Moon Island), Pilkokaina palace, inca stairs, fountain of youth (Sun Island), lunch at Uma Kollu restaurant on Sun Island, Hydrofoil Sun Island – Copacabana, besides guided visit the church in Copacabana village, land transportation Copacabana – La Paz, transfer to hotel in La Paz-Bolivia. 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 and drop-off for hotels located in the south area of La Paz 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. Also we offer to visitors Hydrofoil + Hotel service on Moon 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.