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Puno Tours & Titicaca Lake

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  • Lagoon
  • Lanscape
  • history
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  •  nights hotel
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  • 1 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Dinners
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Overview

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.

Useful Information

  • Puno City
  • Tour Island Uros Tour
  • The Island of Amantani:
  • The Island of Taquile
  • The main square Virgen de la Candelaria

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Itinerary

DAY 01.- Tour Floating Islands Uros

Puno and Lake Titicaca Tours. We will pick you up from your hotel/bus terminal, departure starts at 6:45 am, we will go by private transportation to the port of the city of Puno. At 7:15 a.m. our trip begins to the floating islands of the Uros, considered the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca. Also known as the highest navigable lake in the world. During the trip you will have beautiful views of the city of Puno.

Our guide will give you information about the floating islands of the Uros. and its population that still maintain their own culture, customs and traditions, as well as artisanal fishing, of carachi and silverside. for local consumption.

Los Uros is made up of 75 islands. Currently each island is well organized, with local residents, after a beautiful and long visit, we will continue with our tour and the next visit will be the natural island of Taquile.

Second View – Amantani Island (Overnight)

To get to the island of Amantani it will take a maximum of 3 hours of navigation, approximately 9.km during the trip, you will be able to observe a great variety of scenic beauty, as well as the mountain chain (the Andes mountain range) In the port Amantani’s principal, the president of the community will welcome us, and will begin to divide into groups so that the families are responsible for giving them all the attention, accommodation, food and company.

During the afternoon you will have the option of going for a walk to one of the sacred mountains known as (Pacha Tata), this walk will begin under the coordination of our guide. Amatani also Known for the kindness of its people and for being the natural home of the Flor de la Cantuta, there are eight communities that are dedicated to terrace farming, sheep raising and the artisanal production of textiles and stone carvings. At night you should go to rest.

DAY 02.- Amantani – Taquile island

After a delicious typical breakfast we will continue to the next island of Taquile, the navigation will take 1 hour of travel, you will have the last opportunity to get to know it sufficiently. Most of the people in Taquile are very collaborative and well organized. It is the reason that the Taquileños have demonstrated their high degree of advancement in Textile Industry, receiving their award from UNESCO.

It should be noted that spinning and weaving are done mainly by men, starting at the age of eight. The women make exclusively from yarns and fabrics. Life in Taquile is still largely unchanged by modernity. The visit will take an average of 2 hours, and you will have 1 hour to enjoy a delicious typical lunch. If you really want to be part of this community, you can voluntarily collaborate by buying some of their crafts.

So that this community has some means of sustainability, in this way they can continue showing their existence to future travelers. Finally, return to the city of Puno and transfer to the terminal to return to the city of Cusco.

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Includes

TOUR INCLUDED.

  • Transfers hotel – port – hotel.
  • Bilingual guide (English & Spanish).
  • Entrance fees to the Islands.
  • 02 lunches, 01 Dinner, 01 Breakfast.
  • Transportation by Normal boat.
  • Accommodation one night with families (Amantani).
  • Transfers.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Feeding
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips

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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)
  • Toiletries
  • Extra money (recommend soles)
  • right backpack.

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Price & Add – ons

Group: U$: 150
Private: U$: 270

Group versus Private Tour: What’s the difference?

  • Depending on the number of people on your reservation, additional people may join this tour to make up a full group.
  • If you choose “private”, no additional people will join your group, regardless of size.
  • The minimum reservation size is two people; A person can book a group tour, Pacha Expeditions Travel Peru, can join other groups to take the tour.

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    Reviews

    star rating  Muy buena atencion de calidad,un viaje inolvidable,les recomiendo a todos ustedes que desean viajar y estar en contacto con la naturaleza...

    Lucecita C
    January 1, 1970

    star rating  Excelente organización. Todo genial. Súper recomendable. Los guías unos genios, bilingües a la perfeccion.

    Daniela B
    January 1, 1970

    star rating  Estuvimos sólo dos noches alojados en carpa/tienda propia. Buena atención de las personas. Hicimos un pequeño tour al lago Titicaca, estuvo muy buena la experiencia. Quedamos con ganas de mas.... read more

    Juan B
    June 20, 2018

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