01DAY SUN & MOON ISLANDS (BOLIVIA)
Tour starting in Puno & Ending in La Paz
BY PRIVATE MOTOR BOAT
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits Puno – Sun Island + Moon Island – La Paz, all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours. (P.T = Peruvian Time) (B.T = Bolivian Time)
01DAY SUN ISLAND (south side) + MOON ISLAND
|(TOURIST BUS & PRIVATE BOAT)
price per person
|(PRIVATE TRANSPORT & BOAT)
price per person
|US$160.00 (based on 02 persons)||US$251.00 (based on 02 persons)|
|US$114.00 (based on 03 persons)||US$169.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$91.00 (based on 04 persons)||US$128.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$86.00 (based on 05 persons)||US$121.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|On request 06 persons up||On request 06 persons up|
|AM: Hotel to bus station: 6:30am (P.T)
Bus Puno – Copacabana: 7:00am (Peruvian Time)
Arrival in Copacabana: 11:30am (Bolivian Time)
Boat to Sun & Moon Islands: 11:30am (Bolivian Time). Lunch at Sun island
|AM: Puno – Copacabana: 6:30am (Peruvian Time) in private transport
Arrival in Copacabana: 10:30am (Bolivian Time)
Boat to Sun & Moon Islands: 10:30am (Bolivian Time). Lunch at Sun island
|PM: Boat to Copacabana: 16:00pm (B.T)
Bus Copacabana – La Paz: 18:30pm (B.T)
Arrival at bus station in La Paz: 21:30pm (Bolivian Time)
|PM Boat to Copacabana: 16:00pm (Bolivian Time)
Copacabana – La Paz: 17:00pm (Bolivian Time) in private transport
Arrival at hotel in La Paz: 20:00pm (B.T)
01DAY SUN ISLAND + MOON ISLAND (Bolivia)
Tour starting in Puno-Peru and ending in La Paz-Bolivia
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: PUNO – COPACABANA – SUN ISLAND + MOON ISLAND – COPACABANA – LA PAZ: Early morning between 6:00 – 6:30am a guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel in Puno (Peru), to take you to Bolivia, making stop on the way at Kasani (Migrations office of Bolivia & Peru) in order to board the Hydrofoil to your next destination and that will assist you with boarding and luggage. Copacabana town is located 143 km away from Puno (Peru), 03:00 hour’s drive, with a population of 3000 inhabitants. In Copacabana there is a church built between 1601 and 1619. Depart by private motor boat to Moon Island, also called Koati, located near the island of the sun. It is a small, rugged island, has an area of 105.1 hectares. Its topography is steep besides to be as a plateau. On the island there is a temple called Iñakuyu or Palace of the Virgins of the sun, inhabited by Virgins women, the site was an acllawasi (house of the women chosen) the women learned various trades, particularly the weaving. It is also said that they could be used for sacrifice, and only to the Inca emperor was allowed the entrance to the Island. Currently the Island is populated by few families of indigenous of origin Quechua and Aimara, who are cattlemen and farmers. Then visit Sun Island, also called Titicaca Island is located in Lake Titicaca Bolivian side, which has a length of 9.6 km by 4.6 km wide and covers an area of 14.3 km ². Its first name was Titicaca Island which means Andean cat stone or puma stone. It has a rugged terrain with many terraces that ancient people have used for cultivation. The island was the Inca sanctuary with a temple of virgins dedicated to God Inti (the Sun), inhabited by indigenous Quechuas and Aimaras, who are cattlemen and farmers. The Sun Island is surrounded by archaeological sites from Tiahuanaco era such as the temple of the sun, steps, agriculture terraces and paths. It also shows the Chinkana or underground labyrinth, in addition Pilkokaina Palace and archaeological museum of Challapampa. Yumani is another archaeological site where there are stone steps that lead to the top of the island, where exists water source. Lunch or box-lunch during trip. Finally a return trip by motor boat from Sun Island to Copacabana. Land transfer Copacabana – La Paz, a car trip of 3:00 hours. Arrival in La Paz (Bolivia), then transfer to hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Pick-up from hotel in Puno-Peru, land transportation Puno-Peru to Copacabana-Bolivia, including stop at Kasani (Migrations Office of Peru & Bolivia), insurance premiun, embarkation fees, English-Spanish speaking escort guide for 01Day, private motor boat Copacabana – Sun & Moon Islands, entrance tickets, visit Iñak Uyo temple (Moon Island), Pilkokaina palace, inca stairs, fountain of youth (Sun Island), lunch or box-lunch, motor boat Sun Island – Copacabana, land transportation Copacabana – La Paz, transfer to hotel in La Paz-Bolivia. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: In Puno-Peru additional charge for pick-up from hotels located out of Puno city, In La Paz-Bolivia additional charge for drop-off for hotels located in the south area of La Paz city. Drinks, extras, tips.
IMPORTANT: The motor boat has 20 comfortable seats, velocity of 11 knots + night navigation lights + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + lifebuoy + toilet + Carpeted floor + reclining seats + panoramic windows. Also we offer to visitors accommodation on Sun Island. Besides La Estancia Ecolodge on Sun Island for your overnight. Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
LAND TRANSPORTATION (PERU & BOLIVIA)
MOTOR BOAT (BOLIVIA)
|In Peru: Minivan Hyundai H1 (05 seats) Sprinter Mercedes Benz (10-19 seats), Minibus Mercedes Benz (25-30 seats), Bus Mercedes Benz (40-44 seats)
In Bolivia: Van Toyota & Higer (05 to 12 seats), Minibus Toyota Coaster (16 seats) Minibus Higer (25 seats), Bus Higer & Nissan (35-40 seats)
|Technical specifications: Speed 11knots, night navigation lights, oxygen & first aid kit, life jackets, lifebuoy, panoramic windows, comfotable seats.
Technical specifications: Lenght: 11 meters, Beam: 2.80 meters. Wooden structure.
|Insurance policy: Our vehicles have National permit circulation and (Certificate of obligatory Insurance for accidents of transit SOAT, besides all vehicles have Insurance Policy to all risks in record) and oxygen on board.||Insurance policy: Our motor boats have (Certificate of obligatory Insurance for accidents of transit SOAT)|
VISAS / PASSPORTS:
If you travel to Bolivia, visa is necessary for U.S Citizens and most other nationalities. If you hold a passport from another country, we will send all information necessary otherwise check with your local consulate or embassy about requirements for travel to Bolivia. All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. Please carry proper identification on you and do not leave in your suitcase or hotel room. In most of places like airports, train-bus stations, frontier or at any other check points you must to show passport, because some countries have laws that require you to carry your passport with you at all times and anywhere. If you are in any doubt please contact the nearest Bolivian Embassy.