Lake Titicaca & Copacabana
Birthplace of the Inca Sun God, Lake Titicaca has been attracting visitors for centuries. Come for tranquillity, boat rides, island visits and mythology.
From the shore you look out over the blue water of Bolivia's Lake Titicaca and the hills and mountains beyond. Explore the Earth’s highest navigable by boat, pay a visit to the twin islands of the sun and moon and experience life in one of the pretty coastal villages as you enjoy the gentle pace of life by the water.
- Copacabana calling: The principle town on the Bolivian coast of Titicaca has its fair share of restaurants and bars where you can take in lake vistas. It’s perfect for leisurely lakeshore strolls and is the embarkation point for boat trips to the islands and, with a selection of hotels, is a good place from which to explore the lake.
- Island visits: Find out about life past and present. The Uros people have been living in the area since per-Inca times and are here still, dwelling on floating islands they create using reeds that grow in the lake, as you can observe. Step ashore and back in time at Isla de Sol and Isla de la Luna, Sun and Moon islands, both absorbing Inca archaeological sites.
- Cycle and canoe: Explore the shoreline by bike stopping off to see historic sites once inhabited by Tiwanaku and Inca people and taking time out to visit villages and mingle with locals. Swap land for water as you take to a kayak to get closer to the water and enjoy views both over the lake and towards the shore.
- Hike for a view: From Copacabana you can take the trail up to Cerro Calvario which passes the 14 Stations of the Cross as you ascend. After about 30 minutes you reach the summit and can enjoy the fine panorama over the town and lake. This is a popular spot at sunset to enjoy the sunset and remember a torch for the walk back down.