01DAY HYDROFOIL SUN & MOON ISLANDS
Starting in Puno & Ending in La Paz
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits Hydrofoil Puno – Sun and Moon Islands – 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.
01DAY HYDROFOIL PUNO – SUN & MOON ISLANDS – LA PAZ (Superior Service)
|INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS
US$297.00 per person
ROUTE: Puno / Copacabana / Sun & Moon Islands / La Paz
|Inclusions: Early morning 06:00 – 06:30Hrs pick up from your hotel then land transfer Puno-Peru to Copacabana-Bolivia, hydrofoil to Moon & Sun Islands, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, buffet lunch at Uma Kollu restaurant (Sun Island), hydrofoil to Copacabana, and land transfer Copacabana – Huatajata – La Paz. In the evening around 19:30Hrs arrival in La Paz-Bolivia and then transfer to the hotel.
Exclusions: Drinks, extras, tips and others not included in the program
|AM: Pick up time from hotel: 6:00 – 6:30am (Peruvian time)
Departure Puno – Copacabana: 6:30am (Peruvian time) + stop at Migrations Office
Arrival in Copacabana: 10:30am (Bolivian time)
Depart to Moon & Sun Islands: 11:00am (Bolivian time)
|Distance Puno – Copacabana: 143km
Distance Copacabana – Moon Island: 22km
Distance Moon Island – Sun Island:
8.50kmPlaces to visit on Moon Island: Iñak Uyo temple or palace of virgins
|PM: Buffet lunch: At Uma Kollu restaurant (Sun Island)
Sun Island – Copacabana: 15:00pm (Bolivian time)
Copacabana – Huatajata – La Paz: 16:30pm (Bolivian time)
Arrival in La Paz: 19:30pm (Bolivian time)
|Places to visit on Sun Island: Pilkokaina palace, inca stairs, fountain of youth.
Distance Sun Island – Copacabana: 16km
01DAY PUNO – SUN & MOON ISLANDS – LA PAZ
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: PUNO – COPACABANA – SUN ISLAND + MOON ISLAND – HUATAJATA – 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 hydrofoil 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 at Uma Kollu restaurant on Sun Island. Finally a return trip by hydrofoil from Sun Island to Copacabana. Land transfer Copacabana – Huatajata – La Paz, a car trip of 3:00 hours. Arrival in La Paz (Bolivia) around 19:30pm, then transfer to hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Pick-up from hotel in Puno-Peru, land transportation Puno-Copacabana, including stop at Kasani (Migrations Office of Peru & Bolivia), insurance premiun, embarkation fees, English-Spanish speaking escort guide for 01Day, besides guided visit the church in Copacabana village, Hydrofoil Copacabana – Sun & Moon Islands, entrance tickets, visit Iñak Uyo temple (Moon Island), Pilkokaina palace, inca stairs, fountain of youth (Sun Island), lunch at Uma Kollu restaurant on Sun Island, Hydrofoil Sun Island – Copacabana, land transportation Copacabana – Huatajata – 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 Hydrofoils have 18, 28, 40 & 60 comfortable seats, velocity of 27 knots + GPS + radio communication + night navigation lights + compass + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + toilet + Carpeted floor + panoramic windows + cooler. Also we offer to visitors Hydrofoil + Hotel service on Moon Island. 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.
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.
VISAS / PASSPORTS:
If you travel to Bolivia, visa is not 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.