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 .
Tours to Isla del Sol
Private Tour: Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island from La Paz BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $239
Duration: 12 hours
4 Days Bolivia Private Luxury Tour with English Guide from La Paz Bolivia BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $919
Duration: 4 days
Isla del Sol Reviews
Très bel endroit où nous avons eu droit à une cérémonie d'un chamane. Attention la ballade à pied est assez dûre du fait de l'altitude. more »Very nice place where we were treated to a ceremony of a shaman. Be careful the walk is quite due to the altitude.
We arrived in the port and followed a man who sit there and asked us if we need acomodation. He brought us to his cabans (cabanas de Juan). First it looked nice and he was friendly. We booked with him... more »
Beautiful place but only 1/4 of the island, namely the Southern part, is accessible to tourists right now due to an ongoing conflict between two communities on the island. You can't walk past a barrier that is protected by a guard. Ridiculous. Most of the ancient sites cannot be enjoyed.
The islands are indeed beautiful, but be warned if you’re taking a day tour the boat drifts along at a snails pace. Of our 8 hour tour, almost 5 were spent on the boat with no information provided by the guides or driver. Pack a good book.
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