Welcome to Lake Titicaca


Set between Peru and Bolivia at 3808m, the 8400 sq km lake offers enough activities to keep you busy for at least a week. There are trips to the many islands that speckle the shoreline, hikes to lost coves and floating islands, parties in the tourist hub of Copacabana and encounters with locals that will provide insight into the traditions of one of Bolivia’s top attractions.


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$383.40 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Overnight Catamaran Cruise from Puno

Day 1: (L,D)After morning pickup from your Puno hotel, enjoy the drive to Copacabana and set sail on Lake Titicaca. Enjoy gorgeous views of the lake as you make your way to Sun Island, the lake’ s largest island and home to over 180 Inca ruins. Upon arrival to the small island town of Challapampa, head over to a local museum to discover the Inca culture. See artifacts and unique exhibits displaying the rich history and culture of the Inca civilization. Then, visit the Inca site Chincana, a labyrinth of stone once used to store food. Nearby, see the Sacred Rock, where it's believed that mankind was created for the second time after the area’s great flood. At the end of the day, watch an authentic Kallawaya Andean ceremony. After dinner on the catamaran, the rest of the night is yours to enjoy on the boat. You'll feel at home on the docked boat as you enjoy a good night's rest in a double-bed room with a private bathroom.Day 2: (B,L)Begin your second day with breakfast on board the boat before heading to the Inca ruins of Pilko Kaina, located on the southern end of Sun Island. Then, visit the cultural complex of Inti Wata, where you'll see pre-Inca agricultural terraces and native high-plateau plants and animals including llamas, alpacas and guanacos. After touring Inti Wata, boat back to Copacabana, where you’ll board the coach back to Puno.

$280 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour 2 Days, Lake Titicaca and Sun Island from La Paz, English Guide

1ST DAY: At 7:30am we'll pick you up at your La Paz hotel and begin our 2-day Lake Titicaca tour, heading out with your private guide and driver. First we'll head to the community of Copacabana (3 hour drive). Here you'll learn from your professional guide about the local Andean culture of the Quechua and Aymara people. After enjoying a delicious, local lunch, we'll visit the Basilica of the Virgin where you can observe its peculiar domes and blue tiles. In the interior, we'll observe the Dark Virgin of the Lake, which is believed to have caused many miracles. According to local legend if it is removed from the cathedral, the lake will rise and the city could be flooded. In the afternoon, after a short break in our 3 star Hotel, we can walk lightly through the streets of the city, observing handicrafts and local sales. If you're up to it we can take a short but difficult walk to Cerro Calvario, a traditional place that's important to many religious beliefs. From here we can observe beautiful views of the sunset on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Upon returning to our lodging, we can enjoy a private dinner. 2ND DAY: We'll get up early to enjoy breakfast at our hotel and enjoy a walk to watch the sunrise over Lake Titicaca. From there, your guide takes you to a private boat for an hour walk to Sun Island. Sun Island is considered the birthplace of the Inca civilization. In Yumani, on the south side of the island, climb the stone steps built by the Incas that lead to the Fountain of Life. Stroll through the archaeological ruins of the Pilko Kaina Inca Temple and observe how the locals still use pre-Inca farming methods on steep agricultural terraces.  If you are up for it, walk a trail that crosses over the ridge to the north side of the island. Visit the native village of Challapampa and its museum with Inca artifacts. Our tour continues with a visit to the Chincana labyrinth of stone. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we'll embark on our private boat to return to the town of Copacabana, enjoying wonderful landscapes made by nature to our delight. Here we'll depart by private transfer back to La Paz .

$108.70 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour of Tiwanaku Ruins from La Paz

The tour begins with your pick up from your Hotel in La Paz, in your private, comfortable and fully equipped transportation and your expert guide, to be able to travel to the town of Tiwanaku, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, on the way we can see Andean landscapes Very picturesque, animals, flora and much more.Arriving in the village after a 2 hour trip, we visited the most important and mysterious archaeological museum, one of the oldest civilizations in America. We visited a ceramic Museum, Litic Museum, Akapana Pyramid, Kantatalite, Semisubterane Temple, Kalasasaya Temple (Puerta de Sol), Putuni Temple, Moon Gate, Pumapunku Pyramid, the visit to this archaeological site will be told in its history and all about this culture by its expert guide, who will accompany him throughout this tour, Finds pyramids built on volcanic rocks and forms and very attractive figures in the same material.After finishing this tour of approximately two hours, we will enjoy a typical lunch of local food, and after a short rest we climb on our private mobility to return to the city of La Paz and leave it at your hotel or place of preference.

$350 Day Trips & Excursions

2-Day Private Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Tour from La Paz

1ST DAY: At 7:30am we'll pick you up at your La Paz hotel and begin our 2-day Lake Titicaca tour, heading out with your private guide and driver.First we'll head to the community of Copacabana (3 hour drive). Here you'll learn from your professional guide about the local Andean culture of the Quechua and Aymara people.After enjoying a delicious, local lunch, we'll visit the Basilica of the Virgin where you can observe its peculiar domes and blue tiles. In the interior, we'll observe the Dark Virgin of the Lake, which is believed to have caused many miracles. According to local legend if it is removed from the cathedral, the lake will rise and the city could be flooded.In the afternoon, after a short break in our 3 star Hotel, we can walk lightly through the streets of the city, observing handicrafts and local sales. If you're up to it we can take a short but difficult walk to Cerro Calvario, a traditional place that's important to many religious beliefs.From here we can observe beautiful views of the sunset on the shores of Lake Titicaca.Upon returning to our lodging, we can enjoy a private dinner.2ND DAY: We'll get up early to enjoy breakfast at our hotel and enjoy a walk to watch the sunrise over Lake Titicaca. From there, your guide takes you to a private boat for an hour walk to Sun Island.Sun Island is considered the birthplace of the Inca civilization. In Yumani, on the south side of the island, climb the stone steps built by the Incas that lead to the Fountain of Life. Stroll through the archaeological ruins of the Pilko Kaina Inca Temple and observe how the locals still use pre-Inca farming methods on steep agricultural terraces. If you are up for it, walk a trail that crosses over the ridge to the north side of the island. Visit the native village of Challapampa and its museum with Inca artifacts.Our tour continues with a visit to the Chincana labyrinth of stone. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.After lunch, we'll embark on our private boat to return to the town of Copacabana, enjoying wonderful landscapes made by nature to our delight.Here we'll depart by private transfer back to La Paz.

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Shared visit to the Ruins of Tihuanaku with Bilingual Guide

The tour begins with your pick up from at 7:00 am. from  the Hotels in La Paz (only downtown hotels), in your  comfortable and fully equipped transportation and your expert bilingual guide, to be able to travel to the town of Tiwanaku, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, on the way we can see Andean landscapes Very picturesque, animals, flora and much more. Arriving in the village after a 2 hour trip, we visited the most important and mysterious archaeological museum, one of the oldest civilizations in America. We visited a ceramic Museum, Litic Museum, Akapana Pyramid, Kantatalite, Semisubterane Temple, Kalasasaya Temple (Puerta de Sol), Putuni Temple, Moon Gate, Pumapunku Pyramid, the visit to this archaeological site will be told in its history and all about this culture by its expert guide, who will accompany him throughout this tour, Finds pyramids built on volcanic rocks and forms and very attractive figures in the same material. After finishing this tour of approximately two hours, we will enjoy a typical lunch of local food, and after a short rest we climb on our mobility to return to the city of La Paz and leave it at your hotel or place of preference.

$57 Food, Wine & Nightlife

La Paz Food and Markets Small-Group Tour with Local Guide

Meet your guide in front of the large book statue in Plaza Murillo then walk to a local restaurant, admiring the colonial architecture around the plaza as you go. At your first destination, try a traditional potato soup, a popular dish that has been warming the Bolivian people for decades. Listen as your guide provides an overview of the ingredients and flavors of Bolivian cuisine. Continue on foot to Camacho Market for a fresh fruit salad, selected from a range of colorful, organic fruits. Then have another type of sweet treat at a Bolivian chocolate factory. Sample different types of chocolate confections and learn how they are crafted from local cacao. After your sweet tooth is satisfied, hop on public transportation to reach a restaurant that serves fresh fish from nearby Lake Titicaca. The fish dishes are accompanied by a famous potato stew for a quintessential Bolivian meal. Next, follow your guide as you head towards downtown, walking through several marketplaces along the way. If you still have some appetite, try local nibbles and drinks such as api (a thick corn drink), the pork dish chicarron, and a puffed corn snack called pasankalla. Your local guide makes sure that you get to try the delicious Bolivian foods sold in the markets. End your sampling of classic treats with a cup of the famous beverage known as sultana tea, brewed from lightly-toasted dried berries of the coffee plant, accompanied by cinnamon sticks. The sweet drink is also reputed to help digestion!Wrap up your food tour by watching the sunset from a gorgeous viewpoint overlooking the city. After snapping photos, return to Plaza Murillo in the early evening where your food tour ends. Please note: It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing to keep warm in the cool evening hours. A small umbrella or rain poncho is also recommended as the weather is unpredictable in La Paz.

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