Visit the attractive islands of Lake Titicaca such as Amantani, Los Uros and Taquile, where you will appreciate platforms built in pre-Columbian times, sacred sites of pre-Inca cultures such as Pukara, Lupaca and Inca.
In addition, on this tour you will spend some time together in the local family home where you can learn about their culture and be part of the ancient customs and traditions that are still preserved, uros islands.
|Duration: 2 Days||Altitude: 3.827 m.a.s.l.||Acomodation: Hotel|
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DAY 1: UROS TOUR – AMANTANÍ WITH NIGHT
Transfer hotel 7:30 am approx. to the port to visit one of the floating islands of the Uros (5 km west of the port of Puno, 30 minutes by boat), unique in the world, formed based on Totora (aquatic herbaceous plant), inhabited by Uros-Aymara families who build and tile their houses with Totora mats. They are called “The People of the Lake” and their origins date back to times before the Incas.
Then the boat ride continues to the island of Amantani (36 km northeast of the port of Puno, 3:30 h. By boat). Arriving on the island and meeting the Quechua families who offer us their cozy houses and prepare lunch (typical).
Later, we will walk around the island to visit the Pacchatata (Pre-Inca Temple) and observe the daily experience of these natives. In the evening, after dinner, we attend a local festival organized by the inhabitants of Amantani Island.
DAY 2: RETURN TO PUNO WITH VISIT TO TAQUILE.
After breakfast, we resume our boat trip to visit the island of Taquile (35 km east of the port of Puno 03:00 h. By boat), which dates back to Pre-Inka times, and can be seen at the top when we arrive.
We start our walk along the stone paths, up to the village where we meet the inhabitants of Taquile Island, a little shy, but very industrious, who demonstrate their art and wisdom to the visitor.
These cheerful and proud settlers of their culture and origin invite us to appreciate the beauty of the landscape in the immensity of Titicaca. The island of Taquile Puno is characterized by its friendly settlers, who maintain their customs, traditions and old-fashioned clothing.
Typical lunch on the island of Taquile. Approximately at 1 pm, we head to the port of the island to board the boat that will take us back to the city of Puno, arriving at approximately 4 pm,
Transfer from the port to the hotel:
Breakfast on this day will depend on the hotel transfer schedule. The tour schedule will be confirmed at the destination.
- Transfer Hotel / Porto / Hotel.
- Tickets to the Titicaca National Reserve, Taquile
- Fast boat, with bathtub.
- Professional bilingual guide (English / Spanish).
- Full board Amantani Island (01 breakfast, 01 lunch, 01 dinner)
- 01 Night accommodation on the island of Amantani.
- Lunch in Taquile at a local restaurant.
- Traditional boat trip. (boat cattail)
- Extra money on soles.
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Domestic flights.
- Adventure activities (zipline, tree climbing, kayaking, etc.).
- Airport expenses.
- Telephone or radio calls.
- INTERNET and entrance to the park and national reserve.
- All rates are in US dollars (optional for currency exchange) and are programmed per person.
- The rates valid for Peruvians only include VAT.
- All our rates are subject to availability and changes.
- Children under 02 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies), do not pay any service and do not have the right to food, bed or seat on the tours.
- DCC (child) is considered a child from 03 to 10 years and 11 months, has a special rate and shares a room with parents.
- Children over 11 years old considered adults.
- Minors must travel with an identity document.
- Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas or New Years.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LAKE TITICACA.
Lake Titicaca is the highest in the world, at more than 3800 meters high. As you know, it has a part in Bolivia and another in Peru, as well as several inhabited islands that can be visited.
On the Peruvian side there are: Isla los Uros, Isla Taquile and Isla Amantaní in Puno, three different places with an interesting, attractive and captivating culture.
HOW TO GET TO THE PERUVIAN LAKE TITICACA?
The only possible way to visit Lake Titicaca is to do it from the City of Puno in a boat.
HOW TO GET TO THE CITY OF PUNO?
To get to the City of Puno, you can do it by bus and even by flight from wherever you are.
WHAT TO VISIT IN THE CITY OF PUNO IN FULL DAY?
Visiting the City of Puno in one day is totally possible on your own and you can even take a walk around the center of Puno in a quiet way, take photos and eat something.
YOU CAN ALSO VISIT:
- The Cathedral and the Plaza de Armas.
- Pine Park.
- Carlos Dreyer Museum.
- Walk along the Jirón Lima.
- The viewpoints.
- The Candlemas Festival.
- The Museum of Customs.
- The Yavarí ship
- Visit Lake Titicaca among others,
HOW DO THEY BUILD THE FLOATING ISLANDS?
Men are responsible for harvesting the roots of the cattails when they surface in the rainy season.
Then they braid the roots and tie them tightly with string to make blocks. An island floats in about thirty blocks to which is added a layer of dry reed. And they are fastened with heavy stones in the water that serve as anchors so that the island does not move.
An island can have a lifespan of 30 years and house 5 to 10 families.
DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THE UROS ISLANDS WHAT?
The Uros island is made up of about 80 artificial islands, which are usually the first stop when visiting Lake Titicaca. Its inhabitants are considered to be the oldest in the area, and that they were nomads who came from Bolivia.
Today about 2000 people live in the Uros Islands. And their language is Aymara and they learn Spanish at the school that is located on one of the islands.
The Uros Island are, built by its own inhabitants with cattails from the same lake and it takes more or less a year to make each one, said Islands and usually last about 30-40 years. They also use the reed for their boats.
DID YOU KNOW ABOUT TAQUILE ISLAND THAT?
Taquile Island occupies about 6 square kilometers. It is almost 4000 meters above sea level. Its 2,200 inhabitants, approximately, are of Quechua ethnicity and language. Taquile Island is located 36 kilometers from the City of Puno, and the boat trip takes about two hours.
The textile industry of the Island of Taquile is recognized by UNESCO, and it is said that it is the best in Peru. Those who make the fabric are men, who learn from childhood,
Why is Taquile Island characterized?
Did you know that maquile is characterized by its beautiful fabrics and friendly people.
WHAT CULTURAL ACTIVITIES WILL WE SHARE ON TAQUILE ISLAND?
We will be able to know their culture, traditions, the typical clothes that the settlers wear, custom, fabrics, their dances, musicians, crafts and their daily activities.
DID YOU KNOW ABOUT AMANTANI ISLAND?
Amantani Island is located 38 kilometers from Puno, and very close to the Capachica peninsula. On Amantani Island in Puno, you will find many cultivation terraces, which also remind you of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the City of Cusco. Most of the inhabitants of Isla Amantaní are dedicated to growing potatoes, corn, and goose. Quinoa, beans and peas. The Island is divided into ten communities and has an area of about 9 km2.
Amantaní Island has 2 mountains: Pachatata and Pachamama. Whose names mean “father sky” and “mother earth”, and you can choose to climb one of them.
HOW TO GET TO AMANTANÍ ISLAND?
To get to Isla Amantaní, from the point where you are, the first thing you should do is get to Puno and go to one of the ports to take a boat which will take you directly to Isla Amantaní.
The second option you have to get to Isla Amantaní is to start the trip from Juliaca to the Chifrón dock, in Capachica, where you can take a boat that takes you to the island.
HOW MUCH TRAVEL TIME IS IT?
The travel time from Puno to the Island of Amantaní will be approximately 3 hours.
WHY KNOW THE AMANTANÍ ISLAND?
Best view of Lake Titicaca
Amantaní Island is a privileged place because said Island has a great view of the highest Lake in our country, Lake Titicaca. Therefore, you will be able to observe the exuberant and varied vegetation, the same that will make your trip an unforgettable experience, because you will be able to fully enjoy contact with nature.
Myths on Amantaní Island:
According to the stories, it is affirmed that from Lake Titicaca, the children of the Sun, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, came out, according to history, they were the founders of the Empire of the Sun.
In the same way, on the island of Amantaní it celebrates an important rite of recognition of nature. Every third Thursday in January, the metaphorical ritual is performed between Pachamama and Pachatata, the two protective hills of the islands, where Pachamama represents Mother Earth and Pachatata represents Father Sky. Both show the Andean duality that gives life.
We know that Lake Titicaca is the highest lake in Peru and that is why this place is well known and visited by thousands of visitors during the year. Lake Titicaca is part of the natural heritage of Peru.
In the waters of Lake Titicaca, you can perform water sports activities such as: Diving, rowing and sailing; among other activities.
If you are one of the people who likes to walk, the Island of Amantaní is a beautiful place to walk along the paths to the temples of Pachatata and Pachamama, temples that are duly preserved.
We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.
Make your quotes and reservations by email firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.
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- Name and surname:
- Passport number:
- Date of Birth:
- Your information about your hotel in the city of Cusco is very important, to be able to pick you up there at the time of starting the tour.
To confirm reservations, 50% of the advance payment is required and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.
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