DAY 1: LA PAZ - COPACABANA - ISLA DEL SOL
Duration: Full Day- 7 am to 6 pm
Distance: 145km/ 90 miles (5,5hrs distance)
Elevation: 3600m (11,800ft) – 3950m (12,950ft)
Dificulty: Medium (moderate but altitude makes it difficult)
Welcome adventurer! We start our day picking you up from the hotel at 7 am. On the way, we will have a stop for a couple of minutes to enjoy a snack and appreciate the Cordillera Real, an interesting landscape that houses more than 30 snow-capped mountains. Continuing our trip we will discover Lake Titicaca where we will cross in a small boat (10min) to the side of the shore. After 1 hour we will arrive at the population of Copacabana.
First stop will be the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, a wonderful architectural work of Renaissance style, perfect to take a photo to remember. Then we will discover the central market of ‘pasank’allas’, a distinctly Bolivian snack made of corn and a lot of caramel (be careful, they can be addictive). All aboard! 12:00 we embark on our private boat trip to the Isla del Sol (1.5hrs) inside the island, visit the sacred house of the ñustas, an Inka temple where only women lived. We will return to the boat (30min.) To reach our main destination, Isla del Sol.
A local lunch awaits us! We will enjoy a typical dish called Apthapi, a delicious Andean mix-buffet.
Our real adventure starts here! First, we will discover the stairs of Yumani, an endless series of terraces surrounded by Inca terraces full of flowers, local people offering crafts and above all impressive landscapes of the lake. Then, our trek to the top lasts about 2 hours (worth every drop of sweat, do not worry) We arrived at the hotel around 5:30 pm. Free time to explore (appreciate the sunset for yourself). We meet again to enjoy our Dinner at 8 pm and make a short summary for the next day.