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Lake Titicaca 2 Day Tour

Overview

Journey of two days and one night. With a boat trip on the Lake Titicaca you will visit the floating islands of Uros, Islands of Taquile and Amantani in order to experience the life of the indigenous communities and their ancestral forms of life. Also you will spend the night in a family accommodation of natives.

  • Departure: On request
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Service: Guided group tour
  • Language guide: English and Spanish
  • Tour Category: Cultural, Historical, Nature

Tour description

Day 1:  Tour Uros Floating Islands and homestay on Amantani Island

You will be picked up from your hotel, or the bus station of Puno and go the harbor of Puno. Here we take a motor boat and go to the Floating islands of 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. For a small fee you can make a ride on a handmade reed boat.

Then you continue by boat to Amantani Island. Here you will spend the rest of the day and the night. A group of native families will meet you on arrival and take you to their homes. Later in the afternoon after lunch, you can walk to the highest point of the island called Pachatata. From here you have an amazing view over the island and Lake Titicaca. The sunset viewed from here is something to remember forever.

Returning to your local family, you will have dinner with them. After dinner you are invited to a local party with a local band at the main folklore saloon. After the party you return to your homestay to sleep.

Day 2:  Taquile Island and return to Puno

After your breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your local family. By boat you will go to Taquile Island which is full with ancient agricultural terraces. Upon arrival you will walk on a narrow path to the village of the island, meanwhile enjoying impressive views over Lake Titicaca and Amantani Island.

At the village you have some free time to explore on your own and have lunch in a local restaurant. Here the community speaks Quechua and has a waving tradition that dates back to early pre-Incan civilizations.

Later in the afternoon you will go back by boat to Puno where you will be brought back to your hotel.

Included

Included in the tour:

Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)

Transportation from your hotel or bus station in Puno and transfer to the harbor on day 1 and transportation from harbor back to your hotel on day 2.

Motor boat with toilet facilities.

Meals: Lunch, dinner and breakfast on Amantani Island.

Accommodation

Not included:

Transportation from or to Puno.

Price

Price of this tour is 65 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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