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Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Overnight Catamaran Cruise from Puno

2 Ratings
  • E-Ticket
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • 48 hr

Explore Lake Titicaca and Sun Island on an overnight cruise from Puno! After hotel pickup, head to Copacabana and board a catamaran to begin your adventure through Peru’s Lake Titicaca, one of the largest lakes in South America. Visit Sun Island and the town of Challapampa, where you’ll discover the rich history and legacy of the Inca culture. Visit the Inca temples Chincana and Pilko Kaina and learn about the importance of these ancient Inca structures. This overnight tour is perfect if you're looking for a mix of history and beauty while visiting Peru.

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Day1

Stop At: Isla del Sol, Copacabana Bolivia
Day 1:
Early land transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary for a brief guided visit. At the Copacabana harbor you will board the Catamaran cruise ship to sail to Sun Island, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. In this legendary island you will visit the Inca Garden, Stairs and Fountain. The itinerary continues with a visit to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex which includes two underground Museums of Archeology and Anthropology, the Traditional Medicine and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders Display Centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca Terraces, a handicraft display, the Intica Lounge and at the Manco Kapac gazer a variety of Andean camelids. The Inti Wata Complex is the main private tourist attraction in Bolivia, available only to Catamaran Cruise Ship clients and includes a unique sailing experience on board a huge Titicaca traditional reed vessel for a panoramic visit to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace.

Afterwards, board the Catamaran cruise again to sail while enjoying a buffet lunch. During this navigation you will be able to admire the Andean Mountain Range which on the Bolivian side of the lake is breathtaking.

Then the Cruise crosses the Tiquina strait overlooking the native made pontoons used to transport vehicles.

Once the Cruise arrives to Chua harbor, the itinerary continues with a short walk and visit to a typical house inhabited by an indigenous couple appreciating the livelihood of Aymara people in the high plateau. Later at night, dinner will be served on board and afterwards enjoy an indigenous folkloric performance. Overnight on board, in double cabins with exterior view and private bathroom.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day2

Stop At: Puno, Peru
Day 2:
After buffet breakfast on board, continue navigation enjoying the overwhelming panorama of Lake Titicaca towards the islands of Pariti and Kalauta and the Andean lake community of Pata Patani.

Pariti Island was supposed to be a ceremonial site, visited by people from beyond the Andes. There is a museum with archeological pieces dated to Tiwanaku culture.

After Pariti the itinerary continues to Kalauta Island navigating in typical fishing barges that will allow a unique experience rowing among the totorales (reed plants) giving a special sense of peace and mysticism that this pristine area of the Lake provides.

Kalauta is known for its funeral towers and it was once an ancient stone town considered an important prehispanic necropolis.

The itinerary continues through a large amount of Totora reeds to finally reach again the Catamaran Cruise Ship. Aboard the Catamaran enjoying a lunch on board, we reach the isolated indigenous community of Pata Patani. In this community, visitors have the opportunity to appreciate the lifestyle, traditions and daily activities trough an agreement of Community Tourism with Transturin. The community welcomes visitors at the port with flower garlands and makes them actively participate in their dances to the sound of typical instruments. This community is very rooted to ancient traditions and still makes a livelihood of fishing. A visit to the Pata Patani Museum is also in the itinerary; this museum shelters the oldest best preserved Andean mummy called Tani.

Afterwards, the Catamaran Cruise takes you to Tiquina strait to then by land reach the city of Puno.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.