Isla del Sol, group tour or private tour
Normally both the north and south of Isla del Sol are visited during this tour. As the north of the island is currently not accessible due to disagreement between the two population groups, we only go to the south of Isla del Sol. Instead of going to the north of the island, we sail to and visit Isla de la Luna on the 2nd day.
If in the future it becomes possible to visit the north of Isla del Sol again, the tour will be as before and we will visit both the north and the south of Isla del Sol on the 1st day. In that case you can make a 3 hour walk from the north to the south of Isla del Sol and we will not go to Isla de la Luna.
Below is the description of the tour as it is currently being conducted.
The group tour starts at 8.00 hrs., the private tour at 8.30 hrs., when the guide comes to pick you up from your hotel in Copacabana.
You will go to the port to go on board of the public or private boat that brings you in 1½ hours to Yumani on the south side of Isla del Sol.
There you will see Inca ruins like the Inca Stairs (Escalinatas) of Yumani and the Fountain of Eternal Youth.
Your guide will find a nice spot to have a break to rest a while and to eat your pack lunch.
Then you will go to your hostal/hotel to check-in and store your luggage.
In the afternoon you will go for a walk of 45 minutes to visit the ruins of the Pilkokaina Palace. On the way you can enjoy the views of the Cordillera Real and Lake Titicaca once more.
Dinner and stay overnight will be in your hostal/hotel.
The next day you will descend to the port to go on board of the boat that sails to Isla de la Luna in 45 minutes to an hour.
On this island you visit the Inca ruins of El Palacio de las Vírgenes (virgins) del Sol or Inaj Uyo. The guide will explain you about a possible theory of the construction.
You will then return to Copacabana, where the tour ends around midday.
If you want we can include a bus ticket or a private transfer from Copacabana to La Paz.
Please note: it is recommended to take only small pieces of luggage to Isla del Sol such as a daypack or small backpack. You need to carry these yourself. You can leave larger pieces of luggage behind in storage in Copacabana to be picked-up on your return journey.
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