The island of the Sun on Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca extends through the lands of Bolivia and Peru at an altitude of 3,800 meters. It is the highest lake on the planet and one of the most beautiful places in the world. And there is the island of the Sun , a wonder of nature that was a sanctuary of the virgins dedicated to the Inca god of the Sun.

If you get there, you can visit some of the most interesting archaeological sites of the Inca civilization, located in the northern part of the island. Quite an adventure.

Walk around the island of the Sun

Getting there is not complicated, despite the additional effort imposed by the altitude of the place. If Lake Titicaca is in itself a place of great beauty, the Island of the Sun becomes a wonderful jewel.

Once on the island, the journey that will take you to discover its treasures can be done without problems in a single day. It is not excessively long, although as we have already said, the altitude and the scorching sun complicate the journey a bit. But it will be worth it: from the Pilkokaina Palace and the labyrinth or Chinkana you will have the best views of the lake.

An adventure in the middle of nature

As soon as you arrive at the archaeological site of Challapampa you will have to pay a ticket. The amount is irrelevant to us, but that money helps support the communities that populate the island today, of Quechua and Aymara origin. In addition to tourism, these populations are dedicated to fishing and agriculture.

The Isla del Sol route runs through the highest part of the island, giving you incredible landscapes. The objective is to reach the Yumani staircase , of Inca origin, which ascends from the level of the lake to the highest part where you will find a water source dating from pre-Columbian times. Is this trip an adventure or not?