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Yumani (Bolivia)

Practical information about Yumani

  • Island
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Place or Historical Monument
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
15 minutes from Copacabana by boat
When to go

From May to October

Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Yumani

Caroline Gourmaud Travel writer
221 travel articles

Yumani is an indigenous village located on Isla del Sol at the southern end of the legendary Lake Titicaca in Bolivia.

My suggestion:
If you want the chance to see the unforgettable sunset over Lake Titicaca, spend the night in Yumani.

Yumani is located on the southern part of Isla del Sol just off the shores of Lake Titicaca and around half a mile from a lakeside resort in Copacabana. As well as being the largest of the three villages on the island, Yumani is also home to some of the best hotels and restaurants.

The only way to get to the village is by boat, which adds a nice little bit of adventure to your travels in Bolivia! Once you arrive on this legendary island, the very cradle of the Inca civilisation, you then have to climb some ancient steps in order to reach the charming village of Yumani. Far from any disturbances by tourists, the native Quechuas and Aymaras simply carry on about their daily business - fishing, looking after livestock and weaving.

Cast a glance to the other side and you'll be able to spot the Cordillera Real mountains. To really immerse yourself in the experience when visiting this place and learn more about the Inca legends, I recommend staying with one of the local residents. It makes for an unforgettable experience!

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