Tour to Titicaca Lake, Islands and Puno (from Cusco) 3 Days/ 3 Nights

  • Destination: Cusco, Peru, Puno
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Price per person: $240

Single Person pays +US$ 40.00 for the hotel room in Puno


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From Cusco to Puno we can find one of the most amazing roads, going from the Andean Valley up to the ”Alti Plano” (high plateau) where Lake Titicaca is located. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the World at 3856 m.a.s.l. Its shores and islands, such as Amantani and Taquile, are home to the Aymaras and Quechuas, who are amongst Peru’s oldest people, predating the Incas by a thousand years. Here, visitors may wander through old traditional villages where Spanish is a second language and where ancient myths and beliefs are still hold true. Also, very close from Puno we find the famous floating Uros Islands whose inhabitants preserve their traditions and costumes on their handmade reed floating villages.

Itinerary

Day 1

Cusco – Puno

At 06:15 am, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and transfer you to the private bus station, taking the “Wonder Peru Tourist Bus” to Puno. The tourist bus will be fully equipped with services and a professional English-speaking guide who will inform you about the history and traditions of the natives. For that, we will make some stops along the way at Andahuaylillas (the Sistine Chapel of South America), Rhachi and Puka Pukara (entrance to the 3 sites is not included = total US$12).
We include a lunch buffet in Sicuani and afterwards stop at La Raya, a spectacular view point at 4338 m.a.s.l. on the border between Cusco and Puno.
You will arrive at Puno around 05:00 pm, where we transfer you to the Hotel Imperial where you will have an accommodation in a Double Room with private bathroom and breakfast.
At 7:00 pm there is an orientation briefing for the next day’s tour.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Imperial Puno

Day 2

Uros Islands and Amantani

We will pick you up early at 07:15 am from the Hotel Imperial and then take you to the local city port. From here, you will be shipped to the floating Uros Islands and then to Amantani Island, where you can watch the pre-Inca temples dedicated to the fertility of the earth (Pachamama and Pachatata).

Located 35 minutes by boat from the port of Puno, the Uros Islands comprise a group of islands mostly made of reed which is also used to make houses and boats. The inhabitants of the Uros Islands are very friendly people who are cordial with visitors.

Amantani, located 36 km. from the port of Puno (three hours by boat), is an island composed of eight communities engaged in the agriculture of corn and quinoa, as well as crafts that are representative for their culture. During this afternoon, you will hike to the top of the island called Pachatata, from where you will have breathtaking views and experiment the very unique sunset with a bright colorful view.
After descending, your host family will receive you with a typical delicious dinner. You then dress up with the local costumes and enjoy a nice party with its typical local dance while being accompanied by your host family and the rest of the community.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner with the family
Accommodation: Rustic accommodation with family

Day 3

Taquile Island – Puno

After having breakfast with your host family, you will be brought to the local harbor where we take a short boat ride to the shores of Taquile island. From here, we will start to hike to the main square, observing the people who are world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings and community work. Amongst men, it is very easy to identify who is married, single or dating a female – just by the colors of their hat! Also, you will get to know who is important on the island just by the way of what items they wear. You will have lunch in one of the community restaurants and then descend the local port to return to Puno. Arriving to Puno at 03:00 to 04:00 pm in the afternoon, we will finally transfer you to the Hotel Imperial where you will spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Imperial Puno

Included:
  • Tourist bus Cuco – Puno with stops at the archaeological site and view points
  • Local cell phone
  • 24-hour-support from company owner
  • Lunch Buffet in Sicuani
  • Transfer to Puno’s local port
  • Group boat transport
  • Entrance tickets to the Islands
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • 1 night with a family on Amantani Island (Rustic basic accommodation)
  • 2 nights at Hotel Imperial Puno
  • 3 meals with the host family in Amantani
Not Included:
  • Entrance ticket to the archaeological sites on the way to Puno
  • Extra drinks and snacks for the boat
  • Tips for guide or boat driver
  • Third day’s lunch
  • Insurance of any kind
Recommendations, what to bring:
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Water and snacks for boat trip
  • Camera
  • Money for souvenirs and lunch on the second day
  • (Some fresh fruits or pens, notebooks etc for the children)

 

Note: Please do not give candies or lollies to the kids on the islands! They really appreciate oranges and other fruits as it is impossible to grow them on the islands in these altitudes and it will conserve their teeth and the environment.

What we need when you make a reservation:
  • Full name as it is written in your passport (please include a scan copy of your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Tour departure date
  • Send a deposit of 60% of the total price of your tour. (The remainder of your balance will be due upon your arrival in Cusco.) Payment may be made via *Western UnionPayPalABN AMRO Bank in Holland or securely and directly through our website by choosing your desired tour and clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Price US$ 240 per person
Price is based on two people.

Single Person pays  +US$ 40.00 for the hotel room in Puno

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Terms and Conditions

 

Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.

We are looking forward to create an unforgettable experience for you.