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Lake Titicaca 1 Day Tour

Overview

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Lake Titicaca by visiting Taquile Island, the floating islands of Uros and Luquina Chico by fast boat on this group tour of 9 hours. You will enjoy a lunch buffet on the shores of the lake in the restaurant “La Casa del Pescador” in Luquina Chico with the most exclusive local cuisine.

  • Departure: On request
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Service: Guided group tour
  • Language guide: English and Spanish
  • Tour Category: Cultural, Historical, Nature

Tour description

We pick you up from your hotel around 6:40 am and bring you to the harbor of Puno. By fast boat, we will go to our first destination where we arrive around 9 am: Taquile. We will visit this island for two hours, observing the community, which has preserved its cultural heritage and Incan writing. We will learn about the interpretation of images found in the weavings and the wonderful natural landscapes as we visit the village on the island.

Then we go by our boat to Luquina Chico where we will have a very delicious buffet lunch at La Casa del Pescador restaurant. This is an exquisite buffet lunch based on ingredients from the region (Buffet Altiplánico).

After lunch, we depart to the floating islands of the Uros. Once there you will have the opportunity to walk around on these very special reed islands and interact with the native who inhabit these islands.
Then by boat, we go back to Puno where we should arrive around 4 pm and we will bring you back to your hotel.

Included

Included in the tour:

Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)

transportation hotel Puno to harbor and back to hotel.

Entrance fees islands.

Buffet lunch at La Casa del Pescador.

Fast boat.

Not included:

Transportation from or to Puno.

Price

Price of this tour is 70 USD per person (minimum of two persons).

Practical information

What to bring

Backpack with rain shelter

Clothing for warm and cold climate

Rain gear

Sunscreen, disinfecting alcohol and gel, toiletries and toilet paper

Camera, a flash light and batteries

Water bottles as water is more expensive on the islands

Extra money for lunches and shopping

 

Transportation to Puno

As this is not included in the price, you need to arrange this yourself. Of course Alemana Tours can help you with that. We offer the Sun Tour which is a great way from Cusco to Puno or vice versa. There are also regular bus companies that have daily services between Cusco and Puno.

Altitude

At Lake Titicaca you are at quite a high altitude. This can cause altitude sickness, especially the first days. This is because there is a lot less oxygen in the air than at sea level and your body needs some time to adjust to that. Symptoms are mostly mild like: headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, trouble sleeping and trouble breathing during exercise. If you get these symptoms, they mostly go away after a few days.

What can you do about altitude sickness:

Take your time to acclimatize, take it easy the first days. It is better the first days not to do hard physical activities.

Drink lots of fluids like coca tea or water, but don´t drink alcohol or coffee.

You can buy small oxygen bottles (OxiShot) in many pharmacies in Cusco, in order to prevent or cure easily altitude sickness.

Insurance

We strongly recommend you take a travel insurance going on vacation to Peru. Having a travel insurance will help you and avoid a lot of problems in case you need medical assistance or you lose your luggage for example.

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