Lake Titicaca 1 day tour | Dos Manos


Lake Titicaca (full day)

Description

Lake Titicaca (full day) Lake Titicaca is undeniably an impressive sight. A National Reserve since 1978, it boasts over sixty varieties of birds, fourteen species of native fish and eighteen types of amphibians. At 3820m (12,530ft), it is the highest navigable lake in the world. At over 170km (105mi) long, it is also the largest lake in South America. Its' altitude means the air is unusually clear and the azure waters particularly striking. Interesting boat trips to outlying islands can be made from Puno, the major port on the lake. The area is also known for its folk dances and huge herds of alpacas and llamas.

Curious Inca-built Chullpa burial tombs circle the lake and the man-made Uros Floating Islands are fascinating. These islands have been inhabited for centuries since their construction by retreating Uros Indians. More powerful and self-determined are the communities who live on the islands of Taquile and Amantani. These islands are often described as the closest one can get to heaven by the few travelers who make it out this far into the lake. There are in fact more than seventy islands in the lake, the largest and most sacred being the Island of the Sun (Isla Del Sol) which is on the Bolivian side of the Lake.

Itinerary

You will be picked up either from your hotel or the bus station in the early morning and leave from the port in Puno by boat to the Uros Islands. Here you learn about communities who live on the floating islands. After a beautiful 2-hour journey from Uros, you reach the island of Taquile. After a walk around the ruins and talking to the local people, famous for their local textiles, you are served a locally-sourced lunch before returning to Puno.

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Practical Information

Duration: Full Day
Daily Departures year round
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change.

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho
  • Warm clothes
  • Water and Snacks
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block
  • Camera
Included
  • Professional bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Excursion to the islands of Uros and Taquile
  • Morning pickup from the bus station or hotel in Puno
  • Transport by boat
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Meals: Lunch on Taquile Island
Not Included
  • Other meals than mentioned under "included"
  • Tipss for your guide
  • Transfers from/to Cusco


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