Lake Titicaca, Bolivia/Perú

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The shore/pier of Copacabana, the main entry to Lake Titicaca from Bolivia.

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The welcoming Inca ruins on the Sun Island.

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Around the port city itself, the biggest attraction is climbing up a summit.

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On the Sun Island, one can spend around 2 days there, but if you go for a day tour, you’d only really have time to go up to observe the lake.

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The boats go to the Sun Island twice a day, and they take 1.5 hours each way. Nevertheless, it’s not really that far, the boats just go incredibly slowly.

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The only site you can get to (apart from the welcoming ruins) if you have only an hour on the Sun Island.

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But way before getting to the port, you already see the lake and actually have to cross a narrow channel. Everyone’s supposed to get off the bus to get a boat (with an extra charge), but I fell asleep and no-one woke me up.

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When the boats go back from the Sun Island to the port city, they stop by this palace for 15 minutes.

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The main church in the port city.

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The water was amazingly clear.

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I foolishly thought it was something that should be done on a day trip, when really it could have been 3-4 days. The Sun Island could be 2 days, then you go to the Moon Island for another day.

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And near the port city, there are several other sites as well, so that itself can be a day.

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The boats’ charges do not include the entrance to the Sun Island.

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