Isla del Sol

isla del sol

Isla del Sol, or the Island of the Sun, is reached by a slow two hour boat ride from Copacabana in Bolivia.  One of the most frequently visited islands in Lake Titicaca, Isla del Sol is the legendary Inca creation site and the birthplace of the sun in Inca mythology.  With a population of around 5000 people the island is dotted with small indigenous villages.  Located at the island’s northern end are the Inca ruins of Chincana. The ruins can be reached by hiking a network of paths that snake along the mountainside overlooking the lake.  The trek to Chincana was the highlight of our visit to the island.

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