EXCURSION TO LAKE TITICACA SINCE $75 USD Per Person

Touring The Highest Navigable Lake In The World 2 Days - 1 Night

DAY 1: PUNO - UROS FLOATING ISLANDS - AMANTANI - LOCAL FAMILY STAY

At 8am you will be picked up from your hotel. Travel and after 2 hours by motor boat and then you will arrive at the Uros Island. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros use the cattail, a type of rush, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support the island. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water.
Continue traveling in our boat, we will get the next island called Amantani, just arriving there will be first contact with local’s families, they bring you up to the homes, there you get your accommodation for one night in basic typical room between the agriculture fields. The local family will supply yours all foods (1L - 1D - 1B). After lunch all the group together walk up to highest point of island, called Pachatata temple = 4200m. Is the best place to get pictures from all surround views of this blue sacred lake of the Incas.
After the explanation of your tour guide, back to the homes to get your dinner and then you can go to enjoy typical dances with the local music players. Overnight in local family home (L - D).

Taquile Island - Lake Titicaca

DAY 2: AMANTANI ISLAND - TAQUILE ISLAND - PUNO

At 7am after family breakfast meet the entire group and travel by boat to the Taquile island, 2 and half hours crossing the lake you will arrive at the last place to visit. Visit and explanation about the live, culture, typical costume and every common activity at the main square, short treks around the island including lunch in the co-operative restaurant, there is also a co-operative shop on the plaza that sells exceptional woollen goods which are not cheap but of very fine quality. Taquile Island is famous for its craft production, particularly for its beautiful textiles. The island is narrow only about 1 KM wide, but 6 to 7 Km. long, on Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing.
At 4 or 5pm you will return to Puno (B - L).

PS: We suggest bringing also some toys for the little kids on the islands or notebooks, pencils, pens, books, which can be easily purchased at the harbor before departing. They would really appreciate that nice gesture from you.

EXCURSION TO LAKE TITICACA INCLUDES

  1. Private transfer from the hotel in Puno to the port to aboard the boat
  2. Official English-Speaking guide
  3. Private boat for Private Service only
  4. Backpakcer Service includes a boat up to 25 seats (Shared boat)
  5. Capitan and safe jackets
  6. Stay with a local family, 4 participants per each local family
  7. All meals (1B - 2L - 1D)
  8. Food and lodging for our camp staff
  9. Optional party organized by local's to show their dance and music
  10. Optional 2 hours of trekking on the first day, from the local family to the Pachatata temple (4200m). On the second you have another opportunity to walk from the north to south side of Taquile Island.
  11. Entrance fee to the Reserve of Lake Titicaca (be care some travel agencies don't include this ticket to the reserve)
TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2013
DATE TOUR COST
Any day
(even the rain season)
EXCURSION TO LAKE TITICACA SINCE $75 USD Per Person

Touring The Highest Navigable Lake In The World 2 Days - 1 Night

Backpacker Service (join group)
1 to more participants $75 USD each

Private Service (private boat/guide)
2 participants $230 USD each
3-4 participants $195 USD each
5 to more participants $165 USD each
Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club
Discount 3%: Discount for Travel agencies and travel agents
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
Group size: Up to 25 participants per guide/boat
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrival to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily)

DEPARTURES

Daily departures are available all year.

PRIVATE SERVICE

We provide a private official tour guide and boat to make your trip as comfortable as possible with everything included.

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Travel insurance
  2. Soft or alcoholic drinks
  3. Sleeping Bag; only if you like to feel more comfortable (can be hired in our office in Puno $5 USD per day -15ºC)
  4. Headlamp will be necessary to walk out of the family home or to walk to the party place
  5. Breakfast on the first day
  6. Extra not mentioned snack and drinking water (water can be buy from local families in each island)
  7. Tipping for guide and camp staff

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Backpack to carry your personal item such as toilet paper, towel, etc
  2. Sleeping bag; only if you like to feel more comfortable
  3. Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
  4. Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  5. Water bottle
  6. Flashlight and batteries
  7. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  8. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  9. Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  10. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
  11. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  12. Sunglasses
  13. Swimsuit (if you plan to swim in the lake)
  14. Optional: walking sticks or poles
NOTE: On the Amantani Island at the Lake Titicaca, the meals offered by local families during the home-stay are basic, so we suggest bringing along some snacks, fruits vegetables to share with them.

PRIVATE LAND TRANSFERS FROM/TO PUNO

Airport of Juliaca (45 minutes)
Colca Canyon (Chivay - 7 hours)
Cusco (7 hour)
Arequipa (7 hours)
Puerto Maldonado (11 hours)
Border Peru/Bolivia (Copacabana or Desaguadero - 2 hours)
Boorder Peru/Chile (Tacna - 7 hours)

Prices under request by e-mail - Each transfer includes hire of transport for 2 people up to 38 travelers, driver service, fuel, road tax, transport insurance, first aid kit and medical bottle of oxygen - Additional service could be English-speaking tour guide to be confirm at booking time - The service can leaves from your hotel or from the port of Puno at any time and day.

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