TicketsBolivia.com offers several bus travel options to make this journey:

  • Direct trip: Direct buses from La Paz to Copacabana leave from the main bus terminal from 7:30am to 1:30pm every day. The journey lasts about 4 hours. There are no night trips between La Paz and Copacabana, since the journey must cross the Tiquina strait which cannot be crossed at night for safety reasons. The crossing includes an additional Bs2 (about US$0.50) which is not usually included in the price of the bus ticket. The bus companies offering this service are Vicuna Travel, Trans Titicaca, and Diana Tours.
  • Tourist bus: You can also enjoy this scenic route with views of the Bolivian altiplano and the Cordillera Real by making stops along the way with Turisbus. The bus leaves at 7:30am in La Paz and picks passengers at their hotel. There are 2 stops along the way to allow tourists to take pictures. The cost of the ferry is included in the price. The bus arrives at hotel Rosario del Lago or to the passenger’s hotel if requested.

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  • Cerro El Calvario: It’s a 30 minutes-walk up the hill to panoramic views of the lake. It’s a popular spot to watch the sunset.
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana: The Basilica is a popular strop for pilgrims in Easter. It’s a beautiful 16th-century Spanish colonial white church, decorated with Portuguese-style blue tiles and rounded domes. The building houses the image of the Virgen de Copacabana.
  • Sun Island: According to Inca legend this small island in the middle of Lake Titicaca was home to the Sun God Inti, and the birthplace of the first Incas. It’s a 2-hour boat ride from Copacabana. It’s a very picturesque place where one can enjoy panoramic views of the lake, sights of Bolivia’s Cordillera Real, and hikes trough ancestral terracing and Pre-Columbian ruins.
  • Moon Island: Legend has it that this is where Viracocha (the Inca Creator deity) commanded the rising of the moon. It is a tiny island located near the Sun Island on Lake Titicaca, it is home to the ruins of the Temple of the Virgins. Hiking the entire island takes about an hour.
  • Accommodation: There are plenty of options to choose from. We’d recommend to stay one night to enjoy the scenic lake views during the sunset.
  • Restaurants: There are many good food options in Copacabana with a multitude of restaurants, cafes, and bars. But the main attraction here is the fresh trout that can be enjoyed in one of the restaurants by the waterfront.
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