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How to Get to Isla del Sol Bolivia

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The only way to get to this island is by boat. The most common and easiest way to get to Isla del Sol is by ferry between Copacabana and Isla del Sol, twice each day.

Hence, you must first make your way to Copacabana on mainland Bolivia. For Northbound travelers, there are fairly frequent buses from La Paz to Copacabana.

Southbound travelers can get to Copacabana by bus from Puno, Peru.

Ferry from Copacabana to Isla del Sol

It’s only a 16-kilometer (10-mile ferry trip) from Copacabana to Isla del Sol. But these ferries are very slow. So travel time on this Copacabana-to-Isla del Sol ferry takes about two hours.

The final half-hour of the ferry to Isla del Sol is the most scenic. At this point, the ferry nears the island and maneuvers through some rock formations. Pro tip: Snag a seat on the port (left-hand) side of the boat for the best views as you get close to Isla del Sol.

Ferry schedule: Copacabana to Isla del Sol ferry times are 8:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Arrive to the docks about a half-hour before the scheduled departure.

  • Ferry price and booking commission: The Isla del Sol ferry round-trip ride costs $12 USD per person.
  • Booking Ferry tickets: To ensure securing a seat, do buy a ferry ticket in advance online with us and you'll get someone delivering your boat ticket upon your arrival or at your hotel. You may be fine simply turning up to the boat docks and buying a ticket there too. So we recommend securing a ticket in advance just in case. You can only purchase a one-way ferry ticket to Isla del Sol. So buy your return ticket from Isla del Sol to Copacabana once you arrive on the island.

Alternative route from Yampupata to Isla del Sol

Ultimately this route will likely cost more, take longer, and involves a transfer at  Yampupata. Hence we recommend to simply take the ferry from Copacabana to Isla del Sol, as described above.

But do know there is another route. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from Copacabana to Yampupata. The village of Yampupata is a closer point to Isla del Sol. From Yampupata, you can hire a rowboat or motorboat to take you across to Isla del Sol.

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