Puno Tours & Titicaca Lake. City of San Carlos, (Puno, November 4, 1668). Altiplano city located in the southeast of Peru, capital of the department of Puno and province of Puno. The physical space is understood from the shore, west of Lake Titicaca, in the interior bay of Puno, on a slightly undulating surface (the central part), surrounded by hills.
The upper part of the city has a semi-flat surface. Oscillating between 3810 to 4050 masl (between the shores of the lake and the highest parts). Puno is one of the highest cities in Peru and the fifth in the world. Currently it has an extension of 1,566.64 ha, which represents 0.24% of the territory of the province of Puno.
Among its tourist attractions, recommended to visit, this the floating islands of the Uros are a set of artificial habitable surfaces built of totora, an aquatic plant that grows on the surface of Lake Titicaca, with a population of 272 families, in 70 islands.
The island of Taquile: (Intika in Quechua), on Lake Titicaca, belongs to the Amantaní district, Puno, Peru and is located 45 km from the regional capital. It has an approximate population of 2,200 inhabitants. The main town is at 3,950 meters above sea level and the highest point on the island reaches 4,050 masl. The island belongs to the linguistic domain of the Quechua language(Cusco) and the name of its inhabitants is Taquileño/a.
The Amantaní Island: belonging to the district of the same name in the Puno Region, Peru, is located east of the Capachica peninsula, north of the island of Taquile, on Lake Titicaca. It is almost circular in shape with an average diameter of 3.4 km. It reaches an area of 9.28 km², being the largest island in the Peruvian part of the lake. Its maximum height, at the top of Mount Llacastiti is 4150 meters above sea level, that is, 320 meters above the lake level (3810 meters above sea level).
Its main Festival: where all the people of the region, come together to celebrate the feast of their patron saint. La Virgen de la Candelaria, a festival that lasts approximately a week. It was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco on November 27, 2,2014.
*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization.
The island of Taquile:
The Amantaní Island
The main Festival – Virgen de la Candelaria
DAY 01.- Tour Floating Islands of the Uros – Natural Island of Taquile
Puno Tours & Titicaca Lake. We will pick you up from your hotel / bus terminal, our departure begins at 6:45 am, We will go in a private transport to the port dock. At 7:15 am, our departure begins towards the floating islands of the Uros, currently considered the Lake Titicaca National Reserve. Also known as the highest navigable lake in the world. During the trip you will have a nice panoramic view of the city.
Our specialized guide will give you information about the Uros floating islands. Currently the Uros people still maintain their own culture, customs and tradition, as well as artisanal fishing, especially from (CARACHI) and silverside. When the fishing is abundant they conserve the fish drying them in the sun.
They are also engaged in hunting wild birds and collecting duck eggs. Los Uros is made up of 75 islands. Currently, each island is well organized, after a long and beautiful visit, we will continue with our next visit, it will be the natural island of Taquile.
THE NATURAL ISLAND OF TAQUILE.
To get to this beautiful place, we will sail in our boat for 2 and a half hours, during the navigation you will be able to observe the mountain chain (the real cordillera de los andes), not only that, the people of Taquile are very collaborative and well organized .
The Taquileños have demonstrated their high degree of progress in Textilery, for this reason they received their award from UNESCO. It should be noted that spinning and weaving are mainly done by men, starting at the age of eight. Life in Taquile is largely unchanged by modernity.
The visit will be for an average of approximately 2 hours, we will have time to taste a delicious typical lunch. If you want to be part of this community, you can help by buying some of their crafts. So that this community has some means of sustainability, that way they can continue to show their existence to future travelers. Finally we will start our return trip to the city of Puno arriving at 5:00 p.m. end our puno tours & titicaca lake.
- Transfer hotel – port – hotel.
- Hotel puno / Amantani
- Tourist boat (Jumbo Class)
- Guide Service / Spanish-English
- Ticket tickets to the Islands
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Extra expenses
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.
- Proof of identity (passport + student card).
- Walking shoes
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- coat, hat and gloves.
- Polar, comfortable pants, Sun Hat
- sunscreen (factor 70 recommended)
- Extra money (recommend soles)
- right backpack.
Price & Add – ons
Group: U$: 150
Private: U$: 270
Group versus Private Treks: What’s the difference?
- Depending on the number of people in your booking, additional people may join the trek to make a full group.
- If you choose “private”, no additional people will be joining your group, no matter the size.
- Minimum booking size is two people; one person may book a group trek if Pacha Expeditions Travel Peru, is able to join that person with additional groups.
- Under 18 years Discount: U$: 20
- Under 7 years Discount: U$: 35
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