Join us for this wonderful and spectacular tour of beautiful Lake Titicaca, which is full of Andean culture and history. Learn about the way the island people live in harmony with their environment and each other and retain their traditional way of life. You also have the privilege of sharing the home of an Amantani family for one night and enjoy their local foods. Lake Titicaca is the highest lake of its size in the world and is not to be missed. We also visit the interesting Sillustani Burial Towers which are located on the shores of the pristine Umayo Lake.
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Departures: All year round
Fitness Level: Average
ITINERARY PUNO: LAKE TITICACA AND SILLUSTANI RUINS TOUR
Day 1: Chullpas of Sillustani on the way to Puno
Pick up from Juliaca and transfer to the hotel in Puno. On the way, we visit the famous Sillustani Chullpas, amazing conical tombs made of stone (12m high) where the Aymara ancients buried their important priests. The lagoon Umayo, located in front of the Chullpas, adds its beauty to the landscape of the place. Also we have the opportunity to observe the birdlife including Flamingos, Andean Geese, Carpenter Cocks etc, and the animals of the area. When we reach Puno you will have some spare time to rest and to adapt the altitude (3800m).
Day 2: Uros and Amantani Islands
After an early breakfast, we transfer to the dock at Lake Titicaca and embark on a motorized boat for an unforgettable excursion. We visit the fascinating floating Reed Islands of Uros. Their inhabitants are Andean natives, who construct their own islands adding new capes of totora (reeds) periodically, to maintain them. Also they use this material to construct their houses and boats. You are given a demonstration and explanation about how the islands are made and maintained.
Next we go to the famous Island of Amantani, inhabited by people who still speak the Quechua language and still retain their native customs. In this amazing island, we visit ancient ruins, learn about the local customs and enjoy their local foods. We also have the wonderful experience of sleeping at the house of the locals.
Day 3: Taquile Island and Puno
After breakfast we continue on the boat to the beautiful and picturesque island of Taquile. It is inhabited also by Quechuan natives, who have developed an efficient, fascinating and unique social system, and magnificent textile techniques. After lunch at a lodging house at Taquile, we walk briefly up the hills to see some archaeological sites. In the afternoon, we return by boat to Puno and transfer you back to the hotel for the night.
Day 4: Transfer to Next Destination
After breakfast, at an agreed time we transfer you from the hotel to the bus terminal or Juliaca’s airport.
- Boat transport
- Experienced English/Quechuan speaking guide
- All meals for the tour on the lake
- Entrance or tourist tickets to visit Lake Titicaca
- Homestay for 1 night at Amantani
- 2 nights at hotel in Puno including breakfast
Other meals not specified as included
PRICE: US$160 per person
Note: The price is based on double or twin accommodation. A single supplement applies, if you request single accommodation.