ISLA DEL SOL
Know Isla del Sol
Also known as Titicaca Island, it is the largest island in the lake. Its name means "Puma de Piedra". It has archaeological importance, since during the time of the Incas the island was a sanctuary with virgins that were dedicated to the cult of the sun god, or Inti.
This is why it has several places to appreciate ruins such as the "Roca Sagrada" and the Chinkana, a kind of labyrinth. Also, the Yumani Steps, which allow access to the upper part of the island and a pre-Columbian water fountain can be very interesting.
In addition to this, the island has the Archaeological Museum of Challapampa in the north. From there you can access the Isla de la Luna by boat.
The island has several trails for trekking from north to south and basic services of accommodation and food. It is worth to know the Museo de Oro de la Ciudad Sumergida and move with patience, since the altitude of the island - more than 3900 meters of altitude - can cause discomfort.
Archaeological remains, trails, temples, natural areas, beaches.
Photography, trekking, ecotourism, sailing, cultural tourism.
How to get there:
Throughout the year.
When to go: By sea, by boat from the Copacabana Bay. The boats leave throughout the day, especially in the morning. The trip lasts two hours.
Services: Transportation, lodging, food.
Isla de la Luna, Copacabana.