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Trip Notes
Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2d/1n

  • Explore the highest navigable stretch of water in the world – Lake Titicaca!
  • Overnight homestays on the island of Amantani
  • The magnificent floating islands of Uros!
  • Amazing handicrafts and weaving on the Island of Taquile
  • Bilingual guide
  • 1 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • All shuttles/transportation
  • 1 night with a family on the Island of Amantani (Rustic accommodations with blankets supplied)
  • Boat for Lake Titicaca and entry fees to the islands
Not Included:
  • Airport taxes
  • Hotel expenses such as: laundry, phone calls, alcoholic drinks
Packing List:
  • Backpack
  • Two or three changes of clothes and warm clothing
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Hiking or sports shoes
  • Camera
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: Candy or energy bars
  • Cash in Peruvian Soles or $US
  • Walking stick or poles (Suggested)
  • Fresh fruit or school supplies for the families in Amantani (no sweets please)
Possible Extensions/Upgrades:
  • Hotel for stay in Puno
  • Private service, contact us for details
  • Tourist bus from Cusco to Puno - 1 day extension, extra night in Puno: Ride the Inca Express bus from Cusco to Puno – enjoy exclusive VIP service stopping along the way at the colonial town of Andahuaylillas to visit the amazing cathedral, then at the Incan ruins of Raqchi which served as a monument to the God Wiracocha, buffet lunch in the city of Sicuani, the La Raya lookout point located at 4335 meters/14,200 feet above sea level, visit the town of Pukara and its amazing ancient artifact museum, and then end services in Puno.

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Lake Titicaca 2d/1n

Set high in the Andes at 12,500 feet above sea level, the beautiful and mysterious Lake Titicaca is divided between Peru and Bolivia. It is much more than the world’s highest navigable stretch of water – it is also known as the birthplace of the Incas and has been considered sacred since pre-Columbus times. The expansive lake is studded with many beautiful islands - both natural and man-made. This exciting itinerary takes us to Peru’s southernmost city of Puno, out on to Lake Titicaca to visit the floating islands of Uros and the natural island of Taquile and enjoy a fascinating rural homestay with the locals on the Island of Amantani.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Lake Titicaca – Uros – Amantani

You will be picked up from your hotel or hostel at 7:30 AM and shuttled to Puno’s dock to board our tour boat that will transport us around Lake Titicaca.  Our first stop is the magnificent Uros Floating Islands. These islands are made out of totora reed and were originally designed to escape attacks from the Inca and Colla civilizations – the people living on these islands much the same as their ancestors hundreds of years ago. We will visit the locals on these islands and have the chance to observe their traditions, their native dress, and their skilled artisan work (which you will also have the chance to purchase). After our visit to Uros, we will proceed to the natural island of Amantani (3 hours by boat).  During our trip to Amantani, you will have the chance to take in the magnitude of the Lake and sit on the roof of the boat for a better view. When we arrive at Amantani, the locals will be there to welcome us and we will have the opportunity to spend the night in home-stays with the families on the island. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to climb to the tallest point of the island, see the Temples of Pachamama and Pachatata, and enjoy a cultural celebration with your host family. Meals will be prepared by the locals, who are well trained in proper food preparation.

Day 2
Amantani – Taquile – Puno

Today we will wake up early and enjoy a traditional breakfast prepared by your host family. After saying our goodbyes, we will return to the dock and board our boat for a visit to the last island on our itinerary – the beautiful island of Taquile.  The people of Taquile are known for their beautiful artisan crafts, which you will have the chance to buy, as well as keeping their native traditions alive. They will teach you sophisticated weaving techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. After a delicious lunch, we will take a hike to the other side of the island, learn about the different types of plants dotting the landscape, and observe some beautiful ancient Incan ruins.  Our boat will meet us on the opposite side of the island and we will board and head back to Puno.  We will arrive before nightfall and shuttle you to your hotel/hostel/or departure point.  Tonight, you will have the chance to explore Puno and visit the Main Square before bed (we also books hotels in Puno). End of service.


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