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From La Paz: Titicaca, Copacabana, and Isla del Sol Day-Trip

1. From La Paz: Titicaca, Copacabana, and Isla del Sol Day-Trip

Depart from La Paz on a fully guided day-trip that sails on Titicaca Lake and visits Copacabana and Yumani as well as Isla del Sol. Enjoy a tasty lunch and discover the famous Inca Steps and the Inca Fountain. Leave La Paz at around 7 am and after approximately 3 hours you will arrive at Tiquina, the narrowest part of the Lake Titicaca. Cross to the other side by boat and continue the trip on a 30-minute bus ride to the town of Copacabana. Once there, have lunch and then head towards the shore to catch a boat to the Isla del Sol, where you will see the Inca steps and the Inca fountain, also known as the youth fountain.  This Inca fountain represents the 3 pillars of the Aymara Culture, Ama Sua, Ama Llulla, and Ama Quella, which mean, you shall not steal, shall not lie, and shall not be lazy. Afterward, visit the town of Yumani and then start heading back to the port to catch the boat back to Copacabana. Once in Copacabana, explore the church, main square, and the crafts market. By 6 PM you will catch the bus back to La Paz, where you should arrive back in the city by 10 PM.

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La Paz: Mountain Bike Down the World's Most Dangerous Road

2. La Paz: Mountain Bike Down the World's Most Dangerous Road

The dramatic and scenic “World’s Most Dangerous Road”, locally known as “Death Road”, “Camino de la Muerte” is a must-do adventure activity in South America. Your highly-trained English-speaking guides and mechanics will give you all the assistance you need to get down safely, comfortably, and with amazing time. Your guides have been riding this road for over 20 years, and know how to get it done with utmost safety and security. Drive up from La Paz, Bolivia, and begin biking at wind-swept La Cumbre at 4700 meters altitude. At this height, you’ll get fantastic views of a number of snow-covered peaks. From here, descend rapidly down a twisting asphalt road among mountain peaks, grazing llamas, alpacas, and tiny villages. Stop for refreshments, photos, and rests along the way, all the better to give you time to take in the scenery: towering cliff faces, dramatic drops and even greener vegetation. This will give you time to prepare yourself for the next breath-taking section of the ride. Descend even further, and after a brief undulating section of the road, you’ll enter the jungle itself and the most challenging part of the ride. This infamous narrow dirt road is cut precariously into the side of the mountain and descends 2000 meters in altitude. Ride on through mist, low cloud, and dust. As the end gets near, it gets progressively hotter and dustier. By the time you arrive at the bottom in Yolosa, you’ll be hot, dirty, and exhilarated, having conquered Death Road with no fear. Just around the corner, you’ll visit La Senda Verde Animal Refuge to enjoy a buffet lunch and take in the magnificent scenery and the animals of the Yungas. While there, have the chance to see some of the region's native animals, including hundreds of monkeys, an Andean spectacled bear, capibara, birds, and so much more. Your visit helps the refuge maintain their incredible work rescuing animals from the black market. Many happy riders have said this was the best experience of their trip to Bolivia. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, your guides, bike, and coaching will get you down safely and feeling amazing for having done it. There’s truly no downhill ride like this in the world.

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From Puno to La Paz: Copacabana and Isla del Sol Boat Tour

3. From Puno to La Paz: Copacabana and Isla del Sol Boat Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Puno at 6:30 AM for a quick transfer to the city bus station. Travel by road alongside Lake Titicaca towards the Bolivian side of the border until your reach Copacabana, admiring stunning shoreline views over quintessential Altiplano landscapes.  Make a brief visit to the beautiful Sanctuary of the Virgin of Copacabana before boarding a catamaran to begin your cruise to Sun Island, the cradle of the Inca Empire. Once at this legendary island, visit the Inca palace at Pilko Kaina, followed by the Inca Garden located on top of the Island. Continue to explore Inti Wata Cultural Complex, the main private tourist attraction in Bolivia, that includes the underground Museum of Ekako, various centers of traditional medicine, Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama Agricultural Inca Terraces, a craft center, the Intica lounge, and a vast array of Andean camelids in the Manco Capac lookout. While at the complex, you can take an optional sailing experience on a huge traditional Titicaca vessel and admire panoramic views of the Pilko Kaina Inca palace. Afterwards, board the catamaran once more and continue on to Copacabana while enjoying the majestic panorama of Lake Titicaca. Finally, board the bus and get dropped off in La Paz at around 7:30 PM.

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From La Paz: Lake Titicaca and Copacabana Private Tour

4. From La Paz: Lake Titicaca and Copacabana Private Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in La Paz, journey to the village of Copacabana with a professional guide and enjoy a small local snack on arrival. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, dedicated to the Virgen Morena. Meet regional artisans and learn about their local crafts. Then, make your way to Isla del Sol by private boat, where you will walk through the Inca Grand Staircase to see the Sacred Fountain, said to give eternal happiness. Break for lunch at an archaeological restaurant, and then visit the small handicraft market and ancestral places to discover more about the customs of the locals.

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La Paz: Catamaran Cruise on Lake Titicaca

5. La Paz: Catamaran Cruise on Lake Titicaca

After being collected from your La Paz accommodation, you will be transferred to Copacabana to make a brief visit to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Copacabana. From there you will board your catamaran cruise and will sail to the Isla del Sol, enjoying a snack on board. On this legendary island, the cradle of the Inca Empire, you will visit the garden, the stairs, and the Inca Fountain. Your itinerary also includes a visit to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex, the main private tourist attraction of Bolivia. This includes the underground museum of the Ekako, the traditional medicine and totora raft construction centers, the Pachamama terraces of Inca agriculture, an artisan center, the Intica refuge, and the largest variety of Andean camelids located in the "Manco Kapac" viewpoint. Your visit to the complex also includes the unique experience of sailing aboard a huge typical "Totora" raft, as well as making a panoramic visit to the Inca palace of Pilkokaina. You will later board the catamaran again before continuing to sail, enjoying a buffet lunch and the majestic panorama of Lake Titicaca. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred by car back to La Paz.

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From La Paz: Lake Titicaca Tour and Zip Line Experience

6. From La Paz: Lake Titicaca Tour and Zip Line Experience

Enjoy personalized service with pick up from your hotel in La Paz. Together with your guide, make your way to the town of Copacabana, where you can observe high Andean landscapes, flora, and fauna. Upon arrival in the village, you can visit the miraculous Lake Titicaca. Take a private boat to Sun Island, where you can enjoy a fresh local meal, prepared by the local inhabitants of the town. After lunch, take a 20-minute walk with your guide to the source of the spring. Visit the Island of the Moon to see ancient cultural relics and constructions that were witnesses to the great Inca Empire. The locals will be able to surprise you with the handmade crafts and the kindness with which they receive their visitors. Finish the visit to Lake Titicaca and return to Copacabana on your private boat. On the way back to La Paz, stop in the Estrecho de Tiquina, two villages that are separated by the waters of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy crossing the waters of Lake Titicaca by zip-line, a unique experience that you are sure to never forget. End your tour with transfer back to La Paz.

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What people are saying about La Paz, Bolivia

Nice day, good care by Johnny the driver, little care with us from start to finish. Just know that it's a big day, a lot of time spent in transport (car, boat) more than on the island. It's practical to see a lot of them in one day (we didn't have much time on LaPaz) but suddenly it's very rhythmic. It was still a great day.

Amazing day with fabulous guides!

We had the most amazing day! Very well organised, helpful and knowledgeable guides. We felt safe and looked after. The gear was all good quality. Really enjoyed lunch at the animal sanctuary. Nate and Garry- thanks guys, you were awesome! =)

It was very professional and everything was well organized. we had great fun.

Tthe tour is amazing and the guide is very professional