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$145 Tours & Sightseeing

Best of Barbados Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Harrison's Cave, Saint Thomas Parish, BarbadosThe spectacular HARRISON'S CAVE in Barbados is geographically located in the centre of the island, a natural phenomenon unique to the tropical world. Specially designed transport takes you down through the underground tunnels to a sight so beautiful, that few can compare. In the specially lighted caverns at Harrison's Cave, view the majestic stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing from the floors and ceilings for many centuries. Cascading through the caves, the crystal blue waters form magnificent pools and waterfalls, filling the senses with sights and sounds of such pure wonder.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Welchman Hall Gully, Saint Thomas Parish, BarbadosWelchman Hall Gully is located in the center of Barbados. This tropical hideaway is home to wild monkeys, majestic rainforest trees and delicate native plants.Walk along its shaded path. See Barbados as it appeared to the first settlers.Enjoy a spectacular view of the east coast and marvel at the abundance of life tucked away inside this collapsed cave.Watch monkeys feed on a specially built platform, swing from vines and groom each other in the trees.The gully and its occupants have fascinated tourists for hundreds of years.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish, BarbadosCarlisle Bay is named after the Earl of Carlisle who stole Barbados away from Sir William Courteen in the Great Barbados Robbery.Today Carlisle Bay has the whitest sand in Barbados & the mostbrilliant turquoise sea.The Carlisle Bay Marine Park has 6 shipwrecks in close proximity. The great diversity of brilliantly coloured marine life include, turtles, star fish, sand dollars, rays and more. You wil be visiting Copacabana on Carlisle Bay and joining Tranquility Cruises for a Turtle & Shipwreck Adventure in carlisle BayDuration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Copacabana Beach ClubCopacabana Beach Club is a great beach club located on the beautiful Carlisle Bay. This is where you will have lunch on your tour before you board Tranquility Cruises for your Turtle & Shipwreck Snorkel AdventureDuration: 1 hourStop At: Tranquility Cruises, Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish, BarbadosJoin us aboard Tranquility Cruises The boat has 2 washrooms on board, a bar and an upper and lower deck with lots of seating. There is a glass bottom area for those who prefer to stay on board and enjoy the sights bellow. Tranquility is also equipped with life vest, snorkel and mask for those who wish to get wet and explore a shipwreck or swim with turtles and fish. An extra treat for kids on board is the boats waterslide.Our Turtle and Shipwreck Cruise is 1 hour and 30 minutes long. On most days Carlisle Bay boasts calm turquoise waters with no undertow, delicately lapping on the soft white sand. This bay draws both locals and tourists alike with its breath-taking beauty above water, but also its’ thriving marine park that is enjoyed by scuba divers and snorkelers alike. Under the surface of the sea Carlisle Bay comes alive with vibrant tropical fish in abundance, sea horses, sea turtles, octopus, rays, and much more! This unique array of marine life is due in part to the six different ship wrecks in the water as shallow as 12ft. The wrecks are obviously another important contributor to the popularity of Carlisle Bay. For those seeking an adventure, you will not be disappointed with the sight of these sunken treasures.​Please note that the sea life seen from day to day varies.​Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Glory Tours, Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish, BarbadosTour operator

$239 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island Tour from La Paz

Your Lake Titicaca tour begins early at your hotel in La Paz, where your guide will be waiting for you with a private vehicle. The three-hour drive to Copacabana flies by with the guide’s engaging narratives of local Andean culture and history. Soon, the guide’s words take a backseat as the gorgeous Lake Titicaca comes into view.One of the largest lakes in South America, Lake Titicaca sits on the Altiplano, a high plateau of the Andes. According to legend, the pre-Incan sun god arose from its depths and created the first humans. You also can’t miss the awesome granite peaks of the Cordillera Real (Royal Range of the Andes). Stop at a lakeside village, and watch the indigenous Aymara practice the age-old tradition of building boats and baskets out of totora reed, an aquatic plant found nearby. To get to Copacabana, join locals on a ferry. Visit the Basilica of the Virgin, a popular pilgrimage site, and note its Moorish-style domes and blue ceramic tiles. Inside, behold the Dark Virgin of the Lake, believed to have brought about many miracles. After the basilica, stroll along a walkway of artisan stalls, and stop and talk to the locals about their craft. At the end of the walkway is a lovely lake waterfront, where you can purchase a drink or snack. When it’s time for lunch, expect to enjoy a local restaurant carefully selected by your guide. This three-course meal typically includes an appetizer, main course of grilled meat or fish (vegetarian option available upon request), and dessert. You can purchase drinks and other Andean cuisine.Afterward, join your guide on a privately chartered motorboat that takes you to Sun Island. Arrive about an hour later on the island said to be the birthplace of Inca civilization. In Yumani, on the south side of the island, walk in the footsteps of the Incas by climbing over 200 steps they had built leading up a fountain of youth. Wander through the ruins of Pilko Kaina, an Incan temple. Observe how locals still use pre-Incan farming methods on the steep agricultural terraces.After Sun Island, your guide takes you back to your hotel in La Paz as the sun sets over the Altiplano. With advance notice, you may instead opt to be dropped off in Puno for an additional fee.

$270.69 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Catamaran Cruise from Puno

Depart from your Puno hotel and cross the border into Copacabana, Bolivia. Take a brief sightseeing visit of Copacabana's main square before heading towards the marina. Board the impressive catamaran, specifically built for your enjoyment, and depart on your relaxing cruise. Some of the amenities include an outdoor deck, a fully stocked bar, panoramic windows and a TV lounge. Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake and stands at an impressive 12,500 feet (3,800 meters) above sea level. According to legend, it was on this lake that the Sun God commanded his children, Mama Ocllo and Manco Cápac, to birth the Inca civilization.Cruise across Lake Titicaca and dock at Sun Island (Isla del Sol) to explore its pre-Columbian remains. The Inti Wata complex boasts a fascinating underground museum site, agricultural terraces, Inca remains and various indigenous species of flora and fauna. Enjoy free time on Sun Island to explore the area's high-plateau plants, llamas, alpacas and guanacos. On your way back to Copacabana, enjoy a delicious lunch aboard the catamaran before being transported back to your Puno hotel.

$80 Day Trips & Excursions

La Paz to Copacabana and Sun Island Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Leave La Paz at around 7 am. After aproximately 3 hours you will arrive to Tiquina, the narrowest part of the lake, where you will cross to the other side by boat and meet the bus on the other side to continue with the trip, after another 30-40 minutes you will arrive to the town of Copacabana.  Once there you will have lunch and then head towards the shore to catch a boat to the Sun Island, in the south part of the Island you will see the Inca steps and the Inca fountain, also known as the youth fountain, this 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.  Afterwards you will visit the town of Yumani and then start heading back to the port to catch the boat back to Copacabana.  Once in Copacabana you will visit the Church, main square and crafts market and by 6 pm you will catch the bus back to La Paz, you should arrive back in the city by 10 pm.

$189 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Adventure

Day 1: La Paz - Copacabana - Sun Island (Isla del Sol) (L)The adventure begins with a 7am pickup at your La Paz hotel or hostel, where you'll board a bus for a shared transfer to the town of Copacabana. Arrive around noon in time for a traditional Bolivian lunch, and a short visit of the church and main plaza before cruising to Isla del Sol. After the ferry ride across tLake Titicaca, you'll hike to the top of the island on a journey up the Escalinatas de Yumundi—a traditional Inca stairway that seemingly climbs all the way to the sky. Pass by the fountain of eternal youth to sip on fresh water from the natural spring that comes right out of the mountain. As you walk along the top of the island, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the shimmering lake and shoreline below, as well as the snowcapped Bolivian Andes that rise from the distant horizon. Finish the day with dinner (which is at your own expense), before enjoying a peaceful, restful night's sleep on the quiet Bolivian island. Day 2: Isla del Sol - Copacabana - La Paz (B/L)After enjoying breakfast with a view, depart for a 2-hour, guided walk to reach Pilkokaina Temple, before boarding the boat back to Copacabana for lunch is the bustling port town. With one final glance at Lake Titicaca you'll then board the bus for La Paz, where you'll arrive at close to 5:30pm and bring the adventure to a close. For travelers heading into Peru, you can also arrange for a bus that takes you to the Peruvian town of Puno.

$402.57 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Puno to Lake Titicaca and Sun Island: Overnight Catamaran Tour

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.