Full-Day Copacabana & Sun Island

Full-Day Copacabana & Sun Island

Travel from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia to experience for yourself one of the most sacred sites of the Inca Empire, the site to which they traced their mythical origins, the Island of the Sun.

  • Duration1 Day
  • CategoryCultural
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Panoramic view from Sun Island of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia.
Woman looking over Lake Titicaca from Sun Island in Bolivia.
Inca Ruins on Sun Island in Lake Titicaca near Copacabana, B
Ritual offering at stone table on Sun Island in Lake Titicac
Panoramic view from Sun Island of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia.
View of the port of Sun Island in Lake Titicaca near Copacab
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Full-Day Copacabana & Sun Island
1 Day Program


La Paz / Copacabana / Sun Island / Copacabana / La Paz

We’ll stop by your La Paz hotel or hostel around 7:30-8:00am to pick you up and then set off by tourist-class bus for the city of Copacabana. During the next 3½ hours you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Andean Range known as the Cordillera Real, or Royal Range.

Arriving around noon, we’ll stop by the Copacabana hotel or hostel and accommodate our things before going for a tasty lunch characteristic of the area. After lunch, around 1:30pm, we’ll embark on our shared motorboat for the southern part of Sun Island, crossing the diverse waters of the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, for a 1½ hours.

Once we arrive at Sun Island it’s a short hike of about 20 minutes to the Pilcocaina Archeological Center, ruins of a mysterious sacred site devoted to the worship of Inti, the Sun God and supreme Inca deity. After a guided visit of the site, we’ll descend along an original Inca path, the stone steps of Yumani Stairway, to arrive at the Fountain of Youth.

Afterwards, around 4:30pm, it’s time to cross the lake again to return to the city of Copacabana. Arriving around 6:00pm in Copacabana, we’ll then grab our bus back to La Paz.

What's included on this day?

  • Roundtrip Tourist-Class Transport: La Paz – Copacabana
  • Roundtrip Boat Transport (Shared): Copacabana – Sun Island
  • Lunch
  • Professional Guide
  • Admission: Pilcocaina Ruins

What's not included on this day?

  • Drinks & Snacks
  • Discretionary Spending

Additional information of this tour

Tour Includes:

  • Tourist-Class Bus: Puno Hotel to Copacabana (Roundtrip)                    
  • Roundtrip Motorboat to Isla del Sol
  • Meals: 01 Lunch
  • Admission: Isla del Sol
  • Specialized Bilingual Guide

Not Included:

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Hotel in Puno
  • Discretionary Spending

Recommended for this tour:

Remember to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock for the afternoon sun and a warm jacket or windbreaker for the evening cold.

The tour can also begin and end in La Paz, which is only 99mi from Copacabana Sanctuary and is en route between Puno and La Paz.

Optional Addition: If you wish, you can add lodging in Copacabana or Sun Island at additional cost.

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