Today we will embark on a full day excursion in Lake Titicaca. Emerging from blue sapphire waters, Lake Titicaca, the “Sacred Lake of the Incas”, has always been one of the most important life sources of the Andes, impelling the development of many ancestral cultures. A most fantastic experience is to meet authentic cultures living as they did thousands of years ago, close to Mother Nature, without challenging or hurting her; to walk in the solitude of the islands; to enjoy the hospitality of our natives and to learn from their traditional life. The Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca is a promise to the future and a joy for everybody who explores its sacred waters and its hidden treasures.
We will take a Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island. On this mystical island are the ruins of Iñak Uyu, Sun Virgins Temple. Here, the most beautiful maidens of the Incas were gathered and schooled to become the wives of the Inca nobles, after gaining valuable knowledge in agriculture and weavings.
Continue to Sun Island, the cradle of the Inca Empire, founded by Manco Kapac and Mama Ojllo, sent to earth by Sun God Viracocha. Feel the magic of the island, by tasting the water of the Sacred Fountain, which is believed to grant eternal youth and happiness.
We will lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant and visit the small handicraft market.
Finally, we will cruise to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once in Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Indian Virgin.
At the end of the day we will drive back to Huatajata.
This evening, enjoy a nocturnal visit to the Native Observatory Alajpacha. Learn about the Aymaras Worldview, an indigenous nation in the Andes and Altiplano regions of South America, and watch the southern constellations.