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Great cruise and tour of the Sun Island. Several bonuses were unexpected, such as a great museum tour on Sun Island. Super-friendly and helpful staff.
FYI: I was unaware of the fees for US Citizens for me, 160 to receive a Bolivian Passport. Also, make sure that the staff know to take you back to Puno -- the default destination for this tour is La Paz, Bolivia.
Wonderful day, Isle del Sol was beautiful, lunch and catamaran were great.
From Puno, we travelled to Bolivia to take the Catamaran to Sun Island. The tourguide is very knowledgeable but not boring. We didn't expect to have sandwiches, freshly squeeze juices and snack on our way to Sun Island (11 am).
The Island itself was mesmerising... it was so exquisite and breath-taking! we also witnessed an ancient ritual which is quite special. Then we had a lovely ride on their traditional boat. Finally, on our way back to mainland, we had a late lunch (3 pm) that is very delicious.
There are only 8 of us in the tour but all of us were properly looked after. The activities, the tour and the food, it's worth every penny.
This tour was very expensive for what actually happened. We had a three hour drive to Copacabana, Bolivia. the only real tour was of a church there. I was not interested in the tour, and even though I went along with it, I was very allergic to the flowers in the church. The catamaran part of our tour was late -the boat was not there. Our market 'tour' was a quick walk through a couple of streets, with no time to stop and shop. The catamaran was lovely, and the service became very good. I enjoyed the little that I saw of Isla del Sol. I would recommend changing the itinerary on this tour. I would skip the reed boat, which most of us in our group had already done at Uros, and instead make time to actually tour the Temple of the Sun. It was not the tour's fault that the day we went to Bolivia, there was a strike in Bolivia. It made us a couple of hours late. (a 14 hour day) I highly recommend also, that Viator offer the option which some other guests chose, of staying on the catamaran overnight so that they could see Isla del Sol completely. I would have loved to do that, and I think that this is the main reason I am only giving this a 3 star. All of the options are not offered. Saying all of this, I am grateful to have had the chance to get to the Isla del Sol, with help at the border.
The worst trip I've ever. A 2 hour bus ride to start with bus transfer, no consistency in respect to guests, loud, obnoxious guids that also kept changing... A 1 hour wait and foot walk over the boarder in a terrifying neighbourhood. Then another 1 hour to just get to the catamaran. Don't do it!
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