Private Tour: Lake Titicaca, Copacabana And Sun Island From La Paz

Copacabana, Bolivia

Experience Rating
    
icon10 to 12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Overview

Absorb the elevated majesty of Lake Titicaca and its sublime surroundings on a full-day private tour from La Paz. Accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide, venture to the world’s highest lake to marvel at the cobalt blue color of the water and the picturesque perimeter of snow-sprinkled mountains. Absorb the sacred atmosphere of a 16th-century basilica in Copacabana; enjoy an authentic Bolivian lunch on the waterfront; and discover the natural splendor of Sun Island, an enclave considered to birthplace of Inca civilization. Enjoy the undivided attention of your expert guide on this private tour, the commentary of which can be tailored to suit your interests.
  • Full-day tour of southern Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island, from La Paz
  • Soak up views of Lake Titicaca and the Andes
  • Learn about local Andean culture and history from your friendly guide
  • Visit the Basilica of the Virgin and local artisan stalls in Copacabana
  • Ride a privately chartered motorboat to Sun Island and wander through Incan ruins
  • Lunch on the waterfront, entrance fees, transportation and hotel pickup and drop-off included

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Lunch
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from any hotel in downtown La Paz

Departure Time

7:30 AM
Emerge early and depart from your La Paz hotel in a spacious, private vehicle. During the 3-hour drive to Copacabana, listen to engaging narratives of Andean culture and Incan legend as you pass some of Bolivia’s most spectacular scenery.

Feel your excitement heighten as Lake Titicaca, one of South America’s largest lakes, creeps into your periphery. Stop at a quaint lakeside village and see indigenous inhabitants practice the ancient tradition of boat-building using totora reeds, then board a ferry departing to Copacabana. 

On arrival, head straight to an ancient basilica shrouded in mystery and legend; the popular pilgrimage site harbors the Dark Virgin of the Lake, a statue reputed to be responsible for many miracles. Next, browse a selection of artisan stalls for special souvenirs then feast upon a fulfilling 3-course lunch in a restaurant specially recommended by your guide. 

Revitalized, climb aboard a private chartered motorboat and cruise to Sun Island, an exquisite land mass said to be the birthplace of Inca civilization. Disembark on the south side of the island and follow in the footsteps of ancient Incas by climbing 200 steps to the reputed fountain of youth. Wander past the atmospheric ruins of an Incan temple then return to the mainland for the journey back to your hotel in La Paz. 

With advance notice, you can disembark at Puno rather than La Paz for an additional fee.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lake Titicaca
Our accredited guide will meet you at your hotel in downtown La Paz and will accompany you on this private tour. You will travel across the Altiplano towards Lake Titicaca.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Estrecho de Tiquina
Cross the strait of Tiquina that divides Lake Titicaca on a local ferry. Look for crafts and souvenirs at lakeside villages on your way to Copacabana.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana
For centuries, Copacabana has been a popular pilgrimage site. Note the Moorish-style domes and blue ceramic tiles of the colonial basilica and look for colorful crafts and stalls on the waterfront of Lake Titicaca.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Isla del Sol
From Copacabana, embark on a local boat and explore the Sun Island where legend has it the Inca Empire was born. Learn about the history of Andean cultures as you hike the island. After Sun Island, your guide takes you back to your hotel in La Paz as the sun sets over the Altiplano. With advance notice, you may instead opt to be dropped off in Puno for an additional fee.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: for travelers heading to Peru, you can be dropped off in Puno for an additional US$95 per person. Please contact the local operator after booking in order to make the appropriate arrangements
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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