Lake Titicaca 2D / 1N

Description

Lake Titicaca 2D / 1N Lake Titicaca is undeniably an impressive sight.. 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

Day 1

Pick up from the bus station or hotel in the morning. Your tour will begin from the docks at around 8am - 9.30am. The tour includes a visit to the famous floating Islands of Uros as well as Amantani Island - one of the most beautiful islands in the region. The inhabitants of this island produce wonderful garments from local natural materials such as hats, ponchos and blouses. You will stay overnight on Amantani with a local family in their traditional house in your own private room. Your evening meal will be delicious typical Peruvian food.

Day 2

Visit of Taquile Island by boat. This is also a beautiful island with a lot of impressive views and amazing crafts. Lunch will be at a restaurant. Return to Puno in the afternoon.

Please note: It is also possible to include a two-way overnight bus from Cusco to Puno and back (additional charge). In this case, the tour starts and ends in Cusco at the bus station.

Read more about preparing for your tours in the Puno region: All You Need to Know about visiting Lake Titicaca

Photos

Lake Titicaca 2D / 1N
Lake Titicaca 2D / 1N
Lake Titicaca 2D / 1N

Practical Information

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, Taquile and Amantani
  • Morning pickup from the bus station or hotel in Puno
  • Transport by boat
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast and lunch on day 2
  • 1 Night accommodation with host family on Amantani Island
Not Included
  • This tour does NOT include bus tickets to and from Cusco (or anywhere else), but we can easily arrange good connections for you at a reasonable price. If you want services that start and end in Cusco, we use night buses that leave around 10 pm in Cusco and arrive around 5 am the next day in Puno
  • Tips for your guide


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