Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Departures: All year round
Fitness Level: Average
ITINERARY: LAKE TITICACA: LLACHON, UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS' TOUR
Day 1: Uros Island and Peninsula of LlachónAt 8:00 am, we pick you up from your Puno hotel, to take you to Lake Titicaca where we take a boat to the Uros Islands. Here we learn about the Uros inhabitants and their customs. They are ancient fishermen and hunters who use the “totora” that grows in water to build floating reed islands so they can live on the lake. The thick roots of the plants support the reed island. Houses are extremely humid due to the water. At present, the inhabitants still speak the Quechua and Aymara languages. We then continue our journey by boat to Llachón's Peninsula. In Llachón, we appreciate the clothing of the forefathers of the Incas that still remain today and we have lunch prepared by the residents. After lunch, we explore Llachón peninsula for 40 minutes by boat, appreciating the natural beauty of the place. At night, we enjoy dinner and a folk show organised by the residents. The families do not have the same facilities as a house in the city. This program offers travellers the opportunity to learn about the inhabitants’ knowledge and experiences, and the intense love for their land, myths and beliefs. They have shared hygienic facilities, but there is no hot water.
Day 2: Taquile IslandHave breakfast then transfer to the beautiful and picturesque Island of Taquile (1 hour approx.). At Taquile Island we take a long walk (50 mins) up from the port of Chuño to the Main Plaza, located in the top of the island. Residents continue living according to their ancient traditions and laws. They have developed an efficient, fascinating and unique social system, and magnificent textile techniques. After lunch we leave by the other side of the island. We go down 533 steps of stone to the dock where the boat is waiting. Then we go back to your hotel in Puno.
- Transportation (Shared tourist transport)
- Transfers to the dock in/out
- Experienced guide English/Spanish and Quechuan speaking
- Tourist tickets to visit the area
- Meals specified in the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED:Drinks, including bottled water
PRICE: US$80.00Enquire Now Note: Price is based on double or twin accommodation. A single supplement applies, if you request single accommodation.
Note: The price is an estimate and is subject to change slightly, if circumstances require it.