Uros, Taquile & Amantani 2 Days Titicaca Lake Tour

  • Destination: Peru, Puno
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price per person: $90


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Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the World at 3856 meters above sea level. Its shores and islands, such as Amantani and Taquile, are home to the Aymaras and Quechuas, who are amongst Peru’s oldest peoples, predating the Incas by a thousand years.

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the World at 3856 meters above sea level. Its shores and islands, such as Amantani and Taquile, are home to the Aymaras and Quechuas, who are amongst Peru’s oldest peoples, 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 still hold true. Also is located close to Puno and the famous Uros Floating Islands where its inhabitants preserve their traditions and costumes on their handmade reed floating villages.

Itinerary

Day 1

Uros Islands and Amantani

The tour begins at 7:45 am where we will pick you up from your hotel or from the bus terminal. from 7 am to 7:30 We will transport you to the local city port where you will be shipped by boat to the islands.

Tour duration is two days and one night, starting with a visit to Los Uros Floating Island, then Amantani Island where you can watch the pre-Inca temples dedicated to the fertility of the earth (Pachamama and Pachatata).
Uros is located 35 minutes by boat from the port of Puno, comprising of a group of islands mainly constructed of reeds, also used to make houses and boats, inhabited by “Uros” people who are very friendly and 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 agriculture, corn, quinoa as well as crafts that are representative for their culture.

In this afternoon you will have a hike to one the tops of the island call Pachatata, from where you will have breath taking views, the sunset is one very unique, with bright colorful view.
After descending your host family will receive you with a typical delicious dinner, after all this you will be dress with the local costume and you will be bring to a local party to enjoy a local dance with your host family and the rest of the community.

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

Day 2

Taquile Island – Puno

After breakfast with your guest family, you will be bring to the local harbor, we take a short boat ride to the shorts of Taquile island, where we will start to hike to the main square of Taquile town, observing the people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings and community work.The male are very easy to be identified who is married, single or dating a female, just for the colors of their hats, also you will get to know who is important in the island just by the way of wearing few of their items.You will have lunch in one of the community restaurants, after lunch, we descend the local port by the stairs of Taquile which has 535 stone steps to take the return trip to Puno, arriving to Puno in the afternoon, 5:00 to 6:00 pm and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Included:
  • Transfers to Puno local port.
  • Local cell phone
  • 24 hour support from company owner
  • Group boat transport
  • Entrance fees to the Islands
  • Professional guide in English
  • 1 night with a family on Amantani Island (Rustic basic accommodation)
  • 3 meals with the guest family in Amantani.
Not Included:
  • Extra drinks and snacks for the boat
  • Tips for guide or boat driver
  • Second day Lunch
We recommend that you bring the following:
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Water and a snack for boat
  • Camera
  • Money for souvenirs and lunch in the second day.
  • Great to take some fresh fruit or some pens, notebooks etc for the children of the families.

 

Note: please do not give candies or lollies to the kids on the islands.
They really appreciate oranges and other fruit as it is impossible to grow on the islands in these altitudes and it will save their teeth and their 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
  • Departure date for the trail
  • 60% deposit of the tour´s price by booking online, western union, PayPal, ABN AMRO bank in Holland, the remainder of the balance is paid at our office in Cusco.

Price US$ 90 pp.

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With each tour you book with Green Peru Adventures, you are a free walking tour offered by the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. Here you will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.

We look forward to an unforgettable experience of your trip.