Day Trip from Puno: Explore Sun Island and Copacabana

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Visit the Isla del Sol and contemplate its magnificent Inca-era gardens, an Inca fountain of youth and terraces awaiting your exploration.


  • Experience a journey aboard a motor boat to Sun Island.
  • Marvel at remarkable archaeological complexes.
  • Explore the Bolivian town of Copacabana and enjoy a lunch break there.


This tour will allow you to visit the Basilica of the Virgin Candelaria of Copacabana and the Island of the Sun, located in Copacabana (Bolivia) at a distance of 142 km from the city of Puno. This place was the center of origin of the Inca Empire, visiting this place will allow you to discover archaeological centers dedicated to the cult of the Sun god or Inti. Itinerary: - We begin with the pick-up from the hotel at 7:00 a.m. near the main square of Puno and later to the terminal station, from where we will go to Copacabana by excursion bus. - Later we will arrive at the Peru-Bolivia border (Cassani) where we will carry out the procedures to enter Bolivia. - After completing all the procedures, we will travel to Copacabana, approximate arrival time: 12:00 Bolivian time. Here we will have lunch and visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Copacabana. Then we will go to the dock to take the boat that will take us to the Isla del Sol. We will cross Lake Titicaca until we reach the south side of the Isla del Sol, where we will visit the archaeological site of Pilkoken (Temple of the Sun). During the way to the Isla del Sol, we will go down the Umani stairs from the Inca era and, among other things, we will visit the Eternal Fountain of the Incas, where you can taste the holy water. - Finally, we will take the boat back to Copacabana, arriving at approximately 5:00 p.m. Once back in Copacabana, we will have free time before taking the bus back to Puno, arriving at approximately 9:00 p.m. Finally we will transfer you to the hotel in Puno.


Pick up from the hotel in Puno. Transfer from the hotel to the bus terminal in Puno. Tourist bus round trip Puno – Copacabana (vice versa). Visit to the Basilica of the Virgin of Copacabana. Private bilingual guide (English – Spanish). Entrance tickets to Isla del Sol. Tour to the Island of the Sun. Boat (shared boat). Copacabana tourist bus – Puno or La Paz. Transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel in Puno. 1 Lunch in Copacabana.

Important Information

  • Please put your contact number correctly with your country code and have Whatsapp. For last minute reservations, please check availability with the supplier by e-mail before booking. You will need to climb for 40 minutes to reach the summit of Sun Island, there is no elevator. Travelers from the USA must pay for the visa to enter.

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