Looking for something new and romantic to do with your love? Head south to Bolivia, and go on a Titicaca tour for two. If you don’t know where to start the planning process, don’t worry! Let Surtrek, the leader in custom South American travel, take the pressure off—the talented team there is sure to design a trip that you and your special someone will love.
Here are some of our favorite ways for couples to organize their Titicaca tour:
When exploring Lake Titicaca from Bolivia, Copacabana is a good spot to use as your central base. When you’re there, explore all the quaint little town has to offer, like the Moorish church, Copacabana Cathedral, and the La Virgen de la Candelaria statue. There are tons of watersports vendors around, so be sure to rent a kayak, a banana boat or a canoe and cruise around the lake. Of course, the 30-minute hike up Cerro Calvario at dusk is a must-do. Here, you’ll find a collection of indigenous religious monuments, and get the most romantic view of Lake Titicaca at sunset.
If you’re going to go all the way to the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca, you have to visit Isla del Sol. Perfect for couples looking to disconnect, this island is easily accessible by a boat from Copacabana. When you visit, you’ll get magical views of the snowcapped Andes reflecting off the lake’s glimmering waters, and if you’re feeling active, you can hike the whole island in three or four hours. Check out the island’s natural wonders, like “Footprints of the Sun” (foot-sized impressions in solid rock that are believed to have been made by the sun), “Titikala” (a rock that Incas believe to be the birthplace of the sun), and Bolivia’s own “Fountain of Youth.” To make it really romantic, get a private bungalow and have dinner at Las Velas—it’s a popular Italian restaurant known for its rustic, candlelit setting.
Did you know you could go to Lake Titicaca, and take your love global? On the other side of the lake, you’ll find the Peruvian city of Puno, which you can get to by bus from Copacabana. The journey is about three-and-a-half hours, but it’s all worth it. Puno is a haven of colonial churches, cave paintings and spearheads, and according to Incan legend, it’s the city where Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo are believed to have emerged from Lake Titicaca to found the Inca Empire.