Copacabana: Lake Titicaca

Sunset over Lake Titicaca

After the Amazon, my last stop in Bolivia was Copacabana on Lake Titicaca. My first day there I spent the morning relaxing and organizing for the next portion of my trip. That afternoon I walked around the peninsula for a while and then went up to Cerro Calvario to watch the sunset. The view was amazing and it was a great place to relax and enjoy a beer as well as my last night in Bolivia.
The next morning Guillaume and I booked a tour of the moon and sun islands. The boat left at 8:30am and it took 2 hours to reach the moon island. The island was quite small and we had an hour to explore. There were Incan ruins and great views on the island but there wasn’t a ton. Unfortunately, I was up with a fever the night before to this was not my best travel experience but it was only $20 bolivianos so it was still worth it. After the hour on the moon island we spent 30 minutes going to the sun island.
Currently there is a conflict going on between the tribes in the north part of the sun island and the south so the northern part isn’t open to tourist. However, there was still an option to leave the boat and walk an hour and a half to Yumani port or you could stay on the boat and go directly to town. Since I wasn’t feeling well I opted to stay on the boat but Guillaume went on the walk. Once I arrived in the main port I went to one of the terrace restaurants for a bowl of soup and to enjoy the sunny day. Luckily after eating something I started to feel better.
Terraces on the Sun Island
After lunch I walked to the Fuente del Inca and met the two cutest girls selling souvenirs. I talked with them for a while and bought a Pachamama (mother earth) keepsake. Afterwards I walked through the town of Yumani and admired the terraces used to farm, the lake, and a beautiful garden that one of the locals had planted.
After spending a couple of hours on the sun island we started our two hour journey back to Copacabana. We arrived at 4:30pm which was perfect because we were taking a 6pm bus to Puno in Peru. While our stay in Copacabana was brief we were able to see the sites and it was a great last stop before Peru!

Author: jordansjourneys92

Hi! My name is Jordan Gurkin and I am currently traveling around the U.S. and working for a non-profit called Compassion International. I just finished spending a year backpacking and teaching English in South America. I'm a travel blogger focused on bringing you budget travel advice, travel tips, and some of my recommendations on places to visit!

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