How it works:
- Situation: at the Isla del Sol trail, you only have to pay 10 bolivianos at the start and 5 at the end.
- Scam 1: however, locals along the trail will charge you a fee for all sorts of things. For instance, giving you a rock picked up from the ground and charging you for it; pressuring you to take a picture of a wandering Lama and then charging you for it; blocking the path and claiming that you need to buy a new ticket.
- Scam 2: when it is time to head back, other boat crew members tell you that your boat has already left, and pressure you to take their boat instead.
Places to beware:
- Copacabana: Isla del Sol
What to do:
- Ignore. If you do not wish to be hassled, you can join a tour – GetYourGuide (leading day tour platform globally) has one such option.