Destination Chinkana

Chinkana,the most extensive Incan ruins on the Island of the Sun. It is a relatively large site, the multiple passageways and internally connected rooms lend a maze-like feeling to this complex (hence its name, which means labyrinth). Its true purpose is not exactly known, but many suggest that it was an administration center for the nearby Sacred Rock ceremonial site, used as priests accommodations and storage facility. Nearby is the focal point of solar worship for the Inca and other pre-Columbian cultures on the Island of the Sun, the Sacred Rock - the navel of the world - from which according to the legend the sun first rose. Further on is a rock formation called “Sun's Footprints”, according to the local legend, sun left these foot prints behind as it walked away from its birth place.

There are magnificent sceneries of the Lake Titicaca, views of coves with beaches with snowed up peaks of Cordillera Real (Andes) as backdrop.


You can see photographs from the Chinkana here, and from the Island of the Sun here, and you can visit Chinkana with one of our following tours:

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