Lake Titicaca By Catamaran – 1 Day (Puno/La Paz O La Paz/Puno)

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Lake Titicaca By Catamaran – 1 Day (Puno/La Paz O La Paz/Puno)

Puno is situated between the shores of Lake Titicaca and the mountains surrounding the city. There is less than two miles of flat land between the shores and the foothills, which has caused the growing city to continue to expand upwards onto the hillsides. As a result, the town’s less developed and poorest areas, which are high on the hillsides, often have very steep streets, which are generally unpaved and cannot be accessed by automobile.

The city sits in a bowl surrounded by the high mountains of the altiplano. As it grew, the city of La Paz climbed the hills, resulting in varying elevations from 3,200 to 4,100 m (10,500 to 13,500 ft). Overlooking the city is towering triple-peaked Illimani, which is always snow-covered and can be seen from many parts of the city, including from the neighboring city of El Alto. As of the 2008 census, the city had a population of 877,363.

Location: South America (Peru – Bolivia)
Altitude: 4000 m.a.s.l.
Duration: 01 day

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Puno – La Paz

Early in the morning we will collect you from your hotel to take you to the Sanctuary of Copacabana where we will board the catamaran cruise boat. We will enjoy a light snack on board during our journey to the Sun Island. On this legendary island we will visit the garden, the stairway and the spring of the Inca. Next the itinerary includes a visit to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex, the main private tourist attraction in Bolivia, including the subterranean museum of the Ekako, the traditional medicine centres and the construction of totora rafts, the Pachamama terraces of Inca agriculture, a handicrafts centre, the Intica refuge and a great variety of Andean camelids at the Manco Kapac mirador. Also, the Inti Wata complex of the Sun Island includes a ride on a huge typical Titicaca raft to get a panoramic view of the Inca palace at Pilkokaina.

Afterwards we board our catamaran again to go to Chua port to enjoy a buffet lunch. Transfer by land to La Paz.

La Paz – Puno

Early in the morning we will collect you from your hotel to take you to Lake Titicaca where we will board the catamaran cruise boat. We will be served breakfast during our trip as we head towards the Sun Island, the birth place of the Inca Empire. On this legendary island you can visit the gardens, stairway and spring of the Inca, then the itinerary includes a visit to the Inti Wata Cultural Centre, the main private tourist attraction in Bolivia. Here we see the subterranean museum of the Ekako, the traditional medicine centres and the construction of totora rafts, the Pachamama terraces of Inca agriculture, a handicrafts centre, the Intica refuge and a great variety of Andean camelids at the Manco Kapac mirador. Also, the Inti Wata complex of the Sun Island includes a ride on a huge typical Titicaca raft to get a panoramic view of the Inca palace at Pilkokaina.

We then board our catamaran again and head towards the Sanctuary of Copacabana while we enjoy a buffet lunch on board. In Copacabana we take a bus to Puno.