- Explore pre-Inca ruins and take a stroll along the beach in Copacabana
- Enjoy short, scenic hikes around Lake Titicaca
- Stay with a host family in the charming lakeside village of Santiago de Okola
- Take a walking tour of La Paz before you hop on a cable car for incredible city views
|Day 1||Explore Copacabana & Isla del Sol||Isla del Sol|
|Day 2||Visit the Community of Santiago de Okola||Santiago de Okola|
|Day 3||Hike in the Hamputuri Valley & Travel to La Paz||La Paz|
|Day 4||Discover La Paz on a City Tour||La Paz|
|Day 5||Depart Bolivia|
Day 1: Explore Copacabana & Isla del Sol
Welcome to Bolivia! The first destination on your trip is Copacabana, a small village on the edge of Lake Titicaca. Copacabana is notable for its indigenous origins and important Inca and pre-Inca ruins. You'll have time to take a stroll around town and see some historic sites before heading down to the beach to catch a ferry out to the island of Isla del Sol, where you'll spend the night. When you get off the ferry, you will enjoy a short hike to the hotel before relaxing for the rest of the evening.
Day 2: Visit the Community of Santiago de Okola
In the morning, explore the island on a short but beautiful hike. Then you will board the ferry once again for a trip to the farming and fishing village of Santiago de Okola. This village operates a small, community-based agritourism project, and visitors are welcome to stay and learn. You will be welcomed by the community members, who will host you in their homes and show you their way of life. Go for a hike around the nearby mountain ridges after touring the community buildings and participating in a weaving workshop. In the evening, enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal and sit by an open bonfire under a magnificent star-filled sky.
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Day 3: Hike in the Hamputuri Valley & Travel to La Paz
Go for an early morning walk along the shore of Lake Titicaca before your departure. After breakfast with your host family, hit the road for the trip to La Paz. In the afternoon, go for a guided hike in the Hamputuri Valley or go on a culinary tour of the city, sampling unique Andean ingredients and cooking styles. You might sample a sanduíche de chola (pork sandwich), cuñapé (cheesy bread), or if you're feeling especially adventurous, anticucho (a skewer of beef heart with potatoes).
Day 4: Discover La Paz on a City Tour
Today you'll go on a guided city tour. Take time to explore the popular Witches' Market, where you can purchase medicinal herbs, and visit the San Francisco Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in the city. You’ll see the main square, Plaza Murillo, continuing onward to the southern neighborhoods and a fascinating geological anomaly called Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) because of its bizarre, moon-like surface. You will also have a chance to participate in an Andean cooking class at a local culinary school. End the day with a cable car ride, taking in panoramic views of La Paz.
Day 5: Depart Bolivia
It's time to say goodbye to Bolivia. Head to the airport for your flight out. Safe travels!
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