Lake Titicaca Tours

titicaca-cruiseLake Titikaka, the most attractive sight of Bolivia; is a must for any visitor. The Sacred Lake of the Incas, with its unusual deep blue color and a fascinating view of the Andes, is the birthplace of many ancient civilizations. Lake Titikaka, is one of the most enigmatic places in the world, is the highest navigable lake, it combines beautiful sights, culture and history.

sun-islandSome of the highlights of the lake are the Cradle Of The Inca Empire - Sun and Moon Island . According to the legend the Sun God Inti sent down to earth his son Manko Kapak and daughter Mama Ocllo in order to improve the life of the Andean People. After descending on the Sun Island they founded the Inca Empire. The Islands of the Sun and the Moon represent two of the greatest natural and cultural monuments of South America. Located in the southern side of Lake Titicaca (3810 meters above sea level), the islands house more than one hundred and fifty ancient settlements. During the Inca occupation of the region (around A.D. 1470 - 1532) these islands were the final destination of ritual pilgrimages from all around the empire. However, recently recovered archaeological evidence indicates that the sacred nature of these islands extends back at least to the Tiwanaku Empire (A.D. 600 - 1100). Prior to this time, humans first occupied the islands as early as 2000 B.C., and have continuously lived there for millennia.

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Sun Island: Upon arriving at our Yumani harbor you walk up the Inca steps and enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake and the Royal Range of the Andes. From Pilcocaina harbor, you visit the ruins of the Sun Temple and enjoy a panoramic trek with llamas on a real Inca Trail. Additional programs are available, such as: panoramic trek to Chincana Ruins and the Sacred Stone located on the northern side of the island and/or the visit to the local village or relax enjoying the sunrise on the Andean Mountains or the sunset into the lake.

Overnights are available at the Posada del Inca Eco Friendly Lodge, an authentic colonial hacienda turned into a most cozy lodge powered by sun energy. The colonial furniture, the overwhelming panoramas and our native neighbors take you to a past of pastoral and relaxing environment. In Posada del Inca, you can sleep on the top of an historical island and imagine a glorious pre-Hispanic period. Dine at the Uma Kollu panoramic and archeological restaurant. One of the interior walls was built by the Incas and our local "Cholitas" waiters are adding a special color to your lunch or dinners. Next to the restaurant you can visit a small handicraft market. While overnighting at the Posada del Inca you can enjoy the following attractions: The sacred water spring. Pilcocaina and Chincana ruins, different soft treks and interacting: with the direct descendents of the Inca kings.

Moon Island. This visit is exclusive of our operator because they own the only harbor on this island and also due to the speed and seaworthy capability of their hydrofoils. The visit includes the "Inak Uyu" Sun Virgin temple where the most beautiful maids of the Incas were sent to maintain an eternal sacred fire and eventually become the wife of the Inca nobles.

  • We can offer programs starting in La Paz, Bolivia and ending in Puno, Peru or vice versa, 

  • or you can do roundtrips from either of those cities.

Here are a few examples:

One Day Tours

La Paz to Puno or Reverse - Full day - 2015 price = US$287 per person - minimum of 2 people

titicaca-boatOverland journey from Puno to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once in Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Indian Virgin. Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”. Continue to Sun Island. Visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain; taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant; Visit the small handicraft market. Hydrofoil cruise back to Copacabana and overland journey to Huatajata. On arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri. Overland journey to your hotel in La Paz

From and To La Paz - INCA JOURNEY ........
Daily departures - 2015 price = US$320 per person

Overland journey from La Paz to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once in Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Indian Virgin. Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”. Continue to Sun Island. Visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain; taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant; Visit the small handicraft market. Hydrofoil cruise to Huatajata. On arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri. Overland journey back to your hotel in La Paz.

 

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LOCAL HYDROFOIL CRUISES FROM/TO LA PAZ OF 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT


FROM SUNSET TO SUNRISE.. Daily departures - 2015 price = $441 for 1, $400 per person for 2 or more

Day 1 - Overland journey from La Paz to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once in Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Virgin. Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”. Continue to Sun Island. Visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain; taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant; Visit the small handicraft market. Hydrofoil cruise to Huatajata. On arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri. Audiovisual and night experience of "The Mystic World of the Kallawayas", natural healers of Bolivia. They believe that you first have to heal the soul in order to heal your body. Tata Benjo, -our Kallawaya- will bless visitors and answer questions by casting his sacred coca leaves. Welcome drink and Candlelight dinner By night, visit the Native Observatory Alajpacha. Learn from the Aymaras Cosmovision and watch the southern constellations. Overnight at the Inca Utama Hotel & Spa

Day 2 - Overland journey back to your hotel in La Paz

 SUN & MOON ISLAND ESCAPE .....Daily departures - 2015 price= $475 for 1, $410 per person for 2 or more

urus-iruitos-islandsDay 1- Overland journey from La Paz to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once in Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Virgin. Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”. Continue to Sun Island, to visit the Pilcocaina Sun Temple. Enjoy a “llama” trek to the hotel. Lunch upon arrival. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the surroundings. Dinner and overnight at the Posada del Inca Eco Lodge

Day 2 - The morning is at leisure. Around noon visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain; taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant; Visit the small handicraft market. Hydrofoil cruise to Huatajata. On arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri. Overland journey back to your hotel in La Paz.

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LOCAL HYDROFOIL CRUISES FROM/TO LA PAZ OF 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS


MAGIC TITICACA & ANDEAN LEGACY....... Daily departures - 2015 price = $820 for 1, $610 per person for 2, $566 for 3 in triple

Day 1- Overland transfer to the archaeological site of Tiwanaku (1.580 BC-1.000 AD); this magnificent ruins of Bolivia belong to one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. The Sun Gate, the Temple of Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are the sample of a glorious past. Tiwanaku culture was an agrarian based economy with an estimated population of 115.000 inhabitants. Box lunch is included. Continue to Huatajata. Upon arrival, Hydrofoil cruise to the Kalauta Island. Visit the ruins of an ancient stone Village and one of the largest necropolis in the area with its mysterious Chullpas mortuary towers; some of them with 2 and 3 floors. Enjoy a navigation on Lake Titicaca, swinging among totora-reed canals to reach the Urus Iruitos Floating Islands & Quewaya Sustainable Project, a rescue of an over 5.000 years old culture and a social project created to assure their survival. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Royal Range of the Andes. Return to Huatajata. Audiovisual and night experience of "The Mystic World of the Kallawayas", natural healers of Bolivia. They believe that you first have to heal the soul in order to heal your body. Tata Benjo, -our Kallawaya- will bless visitors and answer questions by casting his sacred coca leaves. Overnight at the Inca Utama Hotel & Spa

Day 2 - Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”. Continue to Sun Island. Visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain; taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant; Visit the small handicraft market. Hydrofoil cruise to Copacabana; visit to the shrine and the Dark Virgin. Overland journey back to Huatajata .On arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri. By night, visit the Native Observatory Alajpacha. Learn from the Aymaras Cosmovision and watch the southern constellations. Overnight at the Inca Utama Hotel & Spa

Day 3 - Morning at leisure to enjoy the SPA; overland journey back to your hotel in La Paz

GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF LAKE TITICACA..... Daily departures - 2015 price = $607 for 1, $516 per person for 2

Day 1- Overland journey from La Paz to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once in Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Indian Virgin. Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”. Continue to Sun Island, to visit the Pilcocaina Sun Temple. Enjoy a llama trek to the hotel and lunch upon arrival. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the surroundings. Dinner and overnight at the Posada del Inca Eco Lodge

Day 2 - The morning is at leisure. Around noon visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain; taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant; Visit the small handicraft market. Hydrofoil cruise to Huatajata. On arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri. Audiovisual and night experience of "The Mystic World of the Kallawayas", natural healers of Bolivia. They believe that you first have to heal the soul in order to heal your body. Tata Benjo, -our Kallawaya- will bless visitors and answer questions by casting his sacred coca leaves. By night, visit the Native Observatory Alajpacha. Learn from the Aymaras Cosmovision and watch the southern constellations. Overnight at the Inca Utama Hotel & Spa

Day 3 - Overland journey back to your hotel in La Paz


Top Altiplano Highlights (from Puno)

Day 1 - depart Puno Peru overland to Copacabana Bolivia. Hydrofoil cruise to Moon and Sun Islands. Visit Pilcoaina Sun Temple and experience a LLama trek on Inca Trails. Overnight Posada Del Inca Eco Lodge. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 2 - breakfast, then descend and visit the Inca Steps and Sacred Fountain. Lunch. Hydrofoil cruise to Huatajata to visit the famous totora-reed boat builders and Andean Roots Eco-Village. Overnight at Inca Utama Hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 3- breakfast, then overland to La Paz. City and Moon Valley tour

Day 4 - Land Rover Jeep transfer from La Paz to Oruro and Huari 4.5 hours on asphalt road, then continue 2.5 hours on dirt road to Jirira. Free time to explore the area before you enjoy the unique sunset on the shores of the lake. Accommodation in deluxe tents with heaters, electric blankets, beds and private bathrooms. All meals included.

Day 5 - breakfast, then full day excursion to the Isla Pescado and the Incahuasi Island. Lunch in the middle of the salt lake. Return to La Paz, to arrive by 8pm and overnight.

Day 6- breakfast, then city and Moon Valley tour before being transferred to the airport.

2013 price per person in US$:
with 2 people = $1590 in tourist hotels, $1618 in superior hotels.
with 3 people = $1334 in tourist hotels, $1362 in superior hotels
Single supplement = $118 in tourist hotels, $133 in superior hotels

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