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Isla del Sol, Copacabana

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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 a centerpiece of your Copacabana vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Copacabana vacation route planner.
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  • We recently caught the ferry from Copacabana to the north of Isla del Sol and walked back to Yumani, staying over one night. We really enjoyed the walk, going from rain to sunshine to a full on lighte...  more »
  • Beautiful place to visit and stay for at least another day. We arrived at the northern part of the island and stayed there, in a hostel. You can also camp at the free beach.
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  • We just went as a partial day trip. The boats leave Copacabana at 8:30am and 1:30pm. The cost is 30 Bolivian and the ride is 1 1/2 hours. The boat seats are comfortable 3 x 3 and the scenery is stunni...  more »