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Lake Titicaca – 2 Day

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Titicaca lake

Lake Titicaca – 2 Day

Lake Titicaca, situated on the border between Bolivia and Peru, has its own unique cultures and beauty. You will visit the famous floating islands of Uros which are constructed out of reeds. On Amantani Island you will hike to Pachatata, a sacred site for centuries, and enjoy incredible views of the lake and its islands. A homestay with local families will introduce you to a simple, agricultural life along with their traditional music and dance. Finally, a vist to Takile Island will give you a chance to learn about the local textile industry.

Note: Lake Titicaca is situated at 3800m (12,467ft) so we recommend you spend at least a couple of days adjusting to Peru’s high altitude before a visit to Lake Titicaca.

Overview:

DAY 1: Puno – Uros Islands – Amantani Island
DAY 2: Amantani Island – Takile Island – Puno

Highest Point : 4,115m / 13,502ft
Walking Distance : 5km / 3188ml
Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 5

 

DAY 1: Puno – Uros Islands – Amantani island

We leave the hotel at 7:30am and head for the Puno dock to start our boat journey to Amantaní Island. On the way, we stop by the fascinating floating Islands of Uros. On a guided tour you will learn how these man-made islands were constructed and maintained, and you will be introduced to the local way of life. Beautiful local handicrafts are available if you are interested in collecting a few souvenirs.

From there we continue to Amantaní Island where locals will welcome you into their community and assign you to your host families. After lunch with the host families, we will join them for their regular farming activities. This will give you a feel for life in a rural Andean community, and you will enjoy the beauty of a simple life. Later we will follow the stone pathway through farming fields to the highest point on the island.
This lookout point is called “Pachatata” (4,115m / 13,502ft) and it has been, for many centuries, the sacred place of worship for the people of this community. From this site we will enjoy the view of the magnificent Lake Titicaca and its islands.

Back in the village, we will enjoy dinner with our host families. Folk music and dance is an important part of life in the Andes, and after dinner local families and their adopted guests will gather in the “salon communal”. A local group of musicians will play Andean music with their traditional instruments, and you will be invited to join in the joyful dance celebration. If you wish, you can even try on the local dresses, ponchos, and costumes. You will spend the night in the homes of your host families.

Meals: L, D
Maximum Altitude: 4,115m / 13,502ft
Minimum altitude: 3,812m / 12,507ft
Distance Travelled: 40km /24ml
Walking Time: 3 to 4 hours

DAY 2: Amantani Island – Takile Island – Puno

After breakfast, we will leave Amantani Island and continue to Taquile. An easy hike will take us to the local community. Here you will enjoy a textile and cultural exhibition. In 2005, Taquile and its textile art were honored by UNESCO as “Masterpieces” of our human heritage. We will have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant on Taquile Island (lunch not included in the tour price). Following lunch, we will make the 45 minute hike down to the main dock where a boat will take us back to Puno and you will be transferred to your hotel.

Meals: B
Maximum Altitude: 3,950m / 12,959ft
Minimum altitude: 3,812m / 12,507ft
Distance Travelled: 45km / 27ml
Walking Time: 2 Hours

Services Included:

  • Pick-up to/from hotels
  • Entrance fees to Uros, Amantani and Taquile islands
  • Round-trip boat transportation it takes (Puno to Amantani  3hours / Takile to Puno 2 hours and 1/2)
  • Activities with host families
  • Bilingual Tour Guide (English/Spanish)
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • One night lodging at the local family´s house

Services Not Included:

  • Tips for guide and field staff
  • Lunch on Day 2
  • Extra expenditures for drinks, snacks, souvenirs
  • Travel insurance

We Recommend That You Bring:

  • Water-resistant trekking shoes and sandals
  • Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, gloves, socks)
  • Waterproof jacket & pants or rain poncho
  • Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, trousers, shorts, t-shirts)
  • Sunhat & sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottles
  • Water filter (optional – boiled water will be available at all meals)
  • Personal medications
  • Walking poles
  • Towel
  • Personal items
  • Personal snacks
  • Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Toilet paper
  • DNI/Original Passport
  • Insurance card

PRICE: $ 270USD per person when booking 2 people
PRICE: $240 USD per person when booking 3 people
PRICE: $210 USD per person when booking 4 – 6people
PRICE: $180USD per person when booking 7-10people


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