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Isla del Sol, Copacabana

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Explore Inca ruins and enjoy phenomenal scenery at Isla del Sol. A highlight of Lake Titicaca, this "Island of the Sun" is dotted with more than 80 ruins across its 70 sq km (27 sq mi) terrain. The rocky island has no roads or cars, so you'll have to hike or catch a boat to get from one side to the other. Whichever method you choose will be worth it, allowing you to discover the fascinating scenery the island has to offer. According to local legend, the sun was born here, and it definitely hasn't gone away yet. Bring water, food, and plenty of sunscreen before you set out on your journey. Also, make sure you carry some cash, as you'll have to pay local people a small toll for passing through their land. Make Isla del Sol part of your personalized Copacabana itinerary using our Copacabana trip planner.
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  • Wouldn’t recommend to do this, it’s a nice walk with some nice views, but you can get just as nice views from free hikes in Copacabana. Be prepared for very poor time keeping, from the boat, to the... 
    Wouldn’t recommend to do this, it’s a nice walk with some nice views, but you can get just as nice views from free hikes in Copacabana. Be prepared for very poor time keeping, from the boat, to the...  more »
  • We took the ferry from Copacabana to Yumani (30 Bs) and walked to Challapampa all the way in the North. It wasn't a problem at all (Saturday afternoon), a local even told is that the conflict is... 
    We took the ferry from Copacabana to Yumani (30 Bs) and walked to Challapampa all the way in the North. It wasn't a problem at all (Saturday afternoon), a local even told is that the conflict is...  more »
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  • 60 Bs daytrip. Boat takes you in 1.45 h to Isla del Sol. I took the north tour. Some hiked to the south port which is easy possible. But the north has better landscape and the inca ruins to visit ( 10Bs). I took a local guide, which gives additional information and easy to navigate (no sign where to go...)
  • Very calm and serene place. Lot's of places to discover and some hiking to do.😊

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