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Cradle of the Inca Empire

Peru

3 days

Summary

Let us take you high in the Andes where the secrets of the Inca Empire are revealed. Navigate through Lake Titicaca’s pristine glacier-fed waters to beautiful Sun Island where you will learn about this incredible culture.

Highlights

  • Navigate through the highest lake in the world and visit Sun Island, cradle of the Inca creation myth.
  • Visit the famous church and Virgin of Copacabana, the patron saint of Bolivia.
  • Visit the Inca stairs and the Water of Eternal Youth.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Puno/Sun Island

Depart Puno by road for the Bolivian town of Copacabana. Visit the famous church and Virgin of Copacabana, the patron saint of Bolivia. Take a motor boat to Sun Island, cradle of the Inca creation myth. At Huacani you will have a traditional Aptapi lunch and then continue to Pilkokaina Inca Temple. From here it’s a gentle one hour walk to the Ecolodge la Estancia where you will overnight.

Day 2 Sun Island

Don’t miss a spectacular sunrise over Lake Titicaca this morning. After breakfast, you will hike down through Yumani, visiting the Inca Stairs and the Water of Eternal Youth. From Yumani , travel by boat to the north of the island to visit La Chincana Ruins and the Sacred Rock. A short hike will take you to the pretty village of Challapampa. From here you can either hike or take the boat back to the lodge.

Day 3 Sun Island

Hike back down to Yumani this morning and take the boat to the Island of the Moon to visit the Iñak Uyu Inca Temple. Continue by boat to Copacabana and then by road to La Paz, or return to Puno.

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