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Country: Bolivia
City: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Kayaking

Package Itinerary

1. La Paz - Huatajata - Copacabana – bays of Sicuani and Titicachi - Chañi - Sampaya - Copacabana
At 06h30, briefing on the tour during which each participant will receive their personal equipment (thermal suit, gloves and hat). We then leave with a private vehicle towards Copacabana, on the shores of the Lake Titicaca. On our way we visit the Aymara community Huatajata where we visit the totora (Schoenoplectus californicus ssp. totora is a subspecies of the giant bulrush sedge) museum and we have the opportunity to taste the edible buds and roots of the totora1*. We arrive in Copacabana around 10h00 and after leaving our luggage at the hotel and while the material is being prepared you have about an hour to visit Copacabana, particularly interesting is the beautiful basilica of "Nuestra Señora de Copacabana", hosting the famous sculpture " Virgen de la Candelaria "," Reina "of Bolivia, carved in 1580 by the artist Quechua Francisco Yupanqui, nephew of the Inca Tupac Yupanqui. At 11h00 we leave from the port of Copacabana by Totora boat to the Sicuani bay. On the way we visit the “Boca del Sapo” (place of pilgrimage and prayer). From the Sicuani bay we sail by kayak to the Titicachi bay. We then continue by motorboat to one of the floating islands of Chañi, another small Aymara community, where we visit the trout farms built around rafts of Totora. In this colourful environment lunch, based on freshly caught trout and prepared in front of us, is served. After lunch, while our boat returns to Copacabana, we continue by car to the small village Sampaya, a historic village known as the “Ciudad de Piedras”. With its pre-Inca and Inca ruins, Sampaya is a beautiful stone village from where we have a panoramic view over the Lake Titicaca and Coati (Moon Island). We visit the community, its old restored church2* and we walk to the “camino precolombino” (pre-Colombian path). You then have time to linger in the narrow streets lined with the legendary “kantuta” (Cantua buxifolia – of the Polemoniaceae family), the “sacred flower of the Incas”, represented by several varieties of colours. It is also the national flower of both Bolivia and Peru and was once used to decorate the heads of the dead to accompany them on their journey after death. Our car takes us back to Copacabana where we assist at a second briefing and the rest of the evening is free. 

2. Copacabana - Sun Island (Isla del Sol) – La Paz
After breakfast the morning is free and after lunch we return to La Paz by car. For those who want and have time there is the possibility to extend their stay at the lake. Please consult us for more information. End of our services 

- Your clothes will be kept in the offices of the harbour master in Copacabana during the tour. Those who have chosen a longer tour with accommodation in Copacabana can change directly in their hotel.
- Participants who wish to interrupt their kayak activity kayak may board the motorboat 
- Depending on the weather we may have to cancel lunch in Chañi and instead have lunch in a local restaurant in Copacabana.

Important: Itinerary can change as a result of weather conditions and some sights are not accessible at all times – Coati Adventures cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result. 

General information 

Safety:
- Participants must know how to swim and if you don't you will be asked to sign a release form before the tour 
- Each participant will be given a life jacket during the tour
- A support boat accompanies all kayak tours
- An experienced guide accompanies the group 

Highlights: Tiquina, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Sicuani bay, Titicachi bay, Sun Island (Isla del Sol)

Original tour

3 hours kayak (tandem) depending on the weather and the time

Support team: Spanish or English speaking guide depending on chosen option and specialised guide from the CIBA

Guaranteed departure: from 2 people

Group size: from 2 to 18 people

Transportation: La Paz - Copacabana - La Paz with a private vehicle

Difficulty level: Lake Kayak

Comfort: 1 night in hotel in Copacabana 

Altitude: Tour from La Paz between 3600m/11.810ft and 4200m/13.780ft

Included in the price:
- Water and land transfers as indicated in the program
- 1 kayak for 2 people (tandem) with equipment (paddle, suit, gloves, cap)
- 1 support boat
- Meals as mentioned (B; breakfast, L; lunch, D; dinner)
- The assistance of a cultural guide, his fees and expenses
- The assistance of a kayak guide from the CIBA, his fees and expenses
- The assistance of our local teams; driver(s) and logistics department 
- Group first-aid kit

Not Included in the price:
- Entrance fees to sites visited, national parks and museums as indicated in the program (allow for approx. 40 Bs, Bolivian national currency - this is an estimate and actual prices may vary) 
- Everything not mentioned in “included in the price” 
- Individual obligatory personal travel insurance 
- Individual equipment necessary during the tour 

Expenses during the tour:
- Meals not mentioned, drinks, tips and all other personal expenses

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