Tiwanaku, Lake Titicaca and Coroico (TE05-01-TLC)

Day 3 - Page 1

9:00-12:00 Exploration of Copacabana – Calvary and Cathedral

After a delicious breakfast we shall start our exploration of Copacabana on foot. First we will go to the Calvary, which is on a rocky outcrop above the town. This is a destination for many pilgrims. Here native priests perform ceremonies which blend ancient believes with catholic faith. There are stations of the cross all the way to the top of the hill (each station donated by different family), from which there is a magnificent view of Copacabana and the Lake Titicaca. > One can also see the Island of the Sun from here. Our tour follows with the visit of the famous Moorish-style Cathedral, and its museum devoted to the virgin of Candelaria. After that we return to our hotel via the main square, where we buy some local souvenirs, and have lunch.

13:30-16:30 Exploration of Copacabana – Horca de Inca

After lunch we will continue our exploration of Copacabana by climbing up a small hill, Kesanani (or Niño Calvario) where there is a pre-inca construction called Horca de Inca (Incas gallows), which seems to be astronomic observatory. Then we will visit the Intikala (so called Inca’s seat), these are huge carved stone blocks, left behind from pre-Columbian times. This concludes our stay in Copacabana and we will return to the hotel and depart Copacabana.

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