We pick you up at 06:30 to transfer to the port. Then by motor boat (35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather) we visit the Uros floating islands. Walking on these floating islands is akin to walking on a water bed (but it is quite safe). We see the houses, the islands and meet the friendly inhabitants. Uros people are descendents of one of the oldest South American inhabitants. During our visit a ride in the traditional reed boats can be arranged.
After we visit 2 of the 30 Uros islands we continue on to Taquile Island. During a relaxed boat trip of 2-1/2 hours we get the chance to enjoy the spectacular views offered by Lake Titicaca. At Taquile a unique community can be observed - they conserve the Incan laws and social system. A long path gradually ascends to the village. The magnificent views are alone worth the walk. (45 minute hike) We will visit the village cooperative. Lunch at one of the local restaurants. Then we descend 500 steps down to the port. At approximately 1 pm we return to Puno (a 3 hour return journey). On arrival to Puno we transfer you to your hotel.
|Uros and Taquile Islands 2019
Full Day trip from Puno
Starting off from the town of Puno you will have a full day tour of Uros and Taquile islands and then spend the night in a local home on Taquile. The following day you will continue a tour of the spectacular lake before returning to Puno.
The best-known of the islands dotting Titicaca's surface are the Uros, floating islands of reed named after the Indians who inhabit them. The Uro Indians, who pre-date the Incas (and legend has it - the Sun itself.) The islands are made of totora reeds which must be replaced regularly by new layers of reeds. The surface of the islands is like walking on a waterbed. The reeds are also utilized to build homes and boats (the same as used by Thor Heyerdahl on his Peru-Polynesia journey.)
The Taquile Island society is based on community collectivism and on the Inca moral code "ama sua, ama llulla, ama qhella" (do not steal, do not lie, do not be lazy). The economy is based upon fishing, terraced farming of potatoes, barley and broad beans, and tourism.
Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing. Travelers can buy well made woolen and alpaca goods as well as colorful garments whose patterns and designs bear hidden messages about the wearer's social standing or marital status.
You will be overnight guests of a local family in a rustic setting. At this altitude and with clear skies, you will have a chance for some incredible star gazing.
On day 2 you will have more time to explore Taquile before the afternoon return to Puno.
|Uros and Taquile Islands 2019
with overnight on Taquile
2 Days / 1 Night
A unique experience in a unique setting. Starting off from the town of Puno you will have a full day tour of Uros and Amantani islands and then spend the night in a local home on Amantani. The following day you will visit Taquile before returning to Puno.
Day 1: Uros - Amantani.
We pick you up at 07:30 to transfer to the port. Then by motor boat (35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather) we visit the Uros floating islands. Walking on these floating islands is akin to walking on a water bed (but it is quite safe). During our visit a ride in the traditional reed boats can be arranged. We will visit 2 of the 30 islands before continuing on to Amantani Island. After a 3 hour boat trip we arrive at Amantani. You will probably see local children running down the hill to welcome you. At the port our group breaks into smaller groups for home stays. Typical lunch is served by your designated family. After lunch rest or watch a football (soccer) match. Late afternoon we hike to the high point of the island to watch the sunset. At dinner your designated family may ask you to dress in traditional local costumes and take you to the community hall for a small community dance celebration, a lot of fun!
Day 2: Amantani - Taquile - Puno
Breakfast and departure to Taquile Island. After an hour's boat trip we get to this unique place. A long path gradually ascending from the beach will take us to the village (50 min. hike) to visit the communal cooperative. Lunch at one of the local restaurants. The views are magnificent. Then we descend 500 steps down to the port. At approximately 1 pm return to Puno (a 3 hour return journey). On arrival at Puno we transfer you to your hotel.
|Uros, Amantani, Taquile Islands 2019
with overnight on Amantani
2 Days / 1 Night
Sillustani is an ancient site between Puno and Juliaca. Important are the tombs built above ground. The inside of the tombs are shaped like a woman’s uterus. When a person died, they were mummified in the fetal position, and placed into the tombs representing the mother earth - just like they came into the world, they returned. The doors of the tombs face east, because it is believed that is where the sun is born from the mother earth each and everyday.
|Sillustani Ruins 2019|
|En-route to the airport tour.
A stop to visit the ruins at Sillustani is easily done on the way from Puno to the
Route: Puno - Copacabana - Sun Island (South Side) - Inti Wata Complex - Sun Island (North Side) overnight at Sun Island - Chua - La Paz
Puno Departure: 06:30
La Paz Arrival: Early evening. (Next Day)
This program also operates in reverse:
La Paz Departure: 06:00 Peru
Puno Arrival: 17:30 (Next Day)
Program Description - Puno, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia. (Also operates in reverse direction.)
Day 1 - Puno-Copacabana-Sun Island (North side)
Early land transfer to Copacabana , visit Sanctuary, board the Catamaran Cruise Ship and sailing to the Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire. Buffet Lunch on board. Visit Challapampa Village and enjoy of the participative tourism, visitors have the opportunity to interact with one of the most unspoiled indigenous Titicaca villages through an innovative program organized with the local community visiting their own museum, chapel, school, a typical house, sailing in their vessels to an Inca holy temple, Andean ritual and walking through Inca trails. Romantic candle light dinner and overnight on board the Catamaran in lake view cabins with private facilities. (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2 -Sun Island (North side) - Sun Island (South side) Inti Wata Complex - Chua - La Paz
Catamaran Cruise Ship sails across the lake enjoying breakfast and the overwhelming panorama visiting the Pilkokaina Inca Palace. Continue to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex including the Ekako Underground Museum, the traditional medicine and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft center, the Intica lounge and at the Manco Kapac look out the largest variety of Andean camelids.Snack in the Complex. Visit the Inca Garden, steps and the Inca fountain Also, the Inti Wata Complex at Sun Island includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titikaka Traditional vessel. Buffet lunch on board while sailing to Chua harbor. Land transfer to La Paz city with arrival early evening. (Breakfast, Lunch)
|Puno, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia
La Paz, Bolivia to Puno, Peru
|Price per person in DOUBLE||Inquire|
Includes: Land transportation, sailing on-board the catamaran cruise ship, meals mentioned in the program, visits mentioned in the program, bilingual guide service (Spanish-English). Transportation service to and from the hotel, embarkation fee and insurance.
Not Included: Drinks, tips, personal expenses.
- All services are shared with other passengers.
- PUNO: In the event that you stay before the cruise at any of the following hotels in Puno, must add $15.00 per person for pick-up: Hotel Libertador, Eco Inn, Posada del Inca, Mirador del Titicaca & Casa Andina Private Collection.