CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT TIME
You can Check In at 12:00 p.m. If you arrive earlier, you can store your luggage in the hotel's luggage area until your room is ready. If the room has been cleaned and is ready before 12:00 p.m., you may have access to the room earlier.
For the Check Out the room is yours until 10:00 a.m. on your day of departure. If you wish to check out later than 11:00 a.m.,please contact reception (depends on availability)
HELP WITH YOUR LUGGAGE
Upon your arrival to the Sun Island to the port of Yumani, staff from "La Estancia" will be waiting for you.
Our lodge is aproximately 50 minutes away from the port of Yumani which is why we offer a free service for luggage transportation. If you do not want to carry your bags please give them to our staff as they will load them on donkeys and llamas to carry them up to the lodge so that you can enjoy your walk.
Given that the luggage will be carried up by pack animals we ask you to please bring only the necessary items for your stay a maximun of 10 kg (22.04 lbs) per person. Please do inform us of your arrival time the day before so that we can arrange this service, which is available free of charge until 16:00 p.m.
If you are taking the Bolivia Hop boat please ask them to leave your luggage at the Yumani's port so that our staff can help you with your luggage, because they will leave you in Pilkokaina.
Breakfast hours: from 07:00 a.m. until 09:00 a.m. everyday
Buffet breakfast is included, with fresh seasonal fruit and juices, a variety of cereals, pancakes, bread and cheese plates, milk and yogurt, fresh coffee and tea. Do not forget to ask for your eggs, fried or scrambled!
*Lunch is not included on the rate
Dinner, which is also included in the price, consists of a soup a main dish and dessert. Our food is prepared with products from our own greenhouse (according to the season) and when possible with products from local producers.
If you have a special diet such as vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten-free please do let us know as we will kindly arrange something special for you!
CLIMATE and recommendations
Lake Titicaca sits at 3,810 m.a.s.l. and our lodge is located at 4,010 m.a.s.l. Please be prepared to walk to our lodge and take any necessary precautions. Upon your arrival, we will welcome you with a warm cup of coca tea to prevente altitude sickness.
Trekking shoes are recommended, but if you bring sneakers that are good for walking, it should be fine too. The walk up to the lodge takes about 1 hour approximately.
Climate may vary, so we recommend to bring warm clothes and a coat because it might rain. During the night temperatures can be lower than in La Paz. Bring a hat and enough sunblock as sun radiation is quite intense.
how to ge to our lodge
Our Ecolodge "La Estancia" is located in the southern part of Island of the Sun and is named after the small town of "La Estancia" which sits within the community of Yumani.
Arriving at Yumani Port you are at the site of the "Garden of the Incas".
This is where the steps up to the spring of "Eternal Youth" are located. You will the continue up a gentler slop, through the indigenous community of Yumani. Keep right going past the church for about 20 more minutes to arrive at our lodge. The total duration of this walk can take up to one hour.
In order to reach the Island of the Sun you will have to take a 1.5 hour boat ride from Copacabana to the Sun Island (Yumani's port). You can either take a public or a private service.
The schedules for the public service, which costs Bs 30.00 (Usd 4.3) per person per route are:
Copacabana-Sun Island (Yumani port):
8:00 a.m. everyday
13:30 p.m. everyday
Sun Island – Copacabana:
8:00 a.m. Wednesday, Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 a.m. everyday
15:00 p.m. everyday
If this schedule doesn't fit your itinerary you can take a private boat for Bs 350.- to Bs 400.- each way aprox.
There is another choice of transportation you can also take the Bolivia Hop that boat will leave you at Pilkokaina, please ask them to leave your luggage at the Yumani's port.
Staff from "La Estancia" will be waiting for your arrival at Yumani's port. Please do let us know in advance if you are going to need assistance with your luggage since from the port you will have to walk for about 50 minutes to our lodge. Please do inform us of your arrival time the day before so that we can arrange this service, which is available free of charge until 16:00 p.m.
We would like to inform you that we accept the following credit cards for payment: Visa and Mastercard.
If you have American Express we can process a payment authorization form to be sent to our office in La Paz for immediate process.
If you would like to pay in cash we accept US dollars and Bolivianos.
If you prefer, you can make a deposit to our bank account prior to your arrival.
FYI: There are no ATM's at the island only in Copacabana.
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