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Lake Titicaca Travel From Cusco (4 Days)

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Lake Titicaca Travel From Cusco

Lake Titicaca Travel takes you to discover the Lake Titicaca, the sun’s route and meet local Quechua people. This trip is UNIQUE to interact with families on the floating islands.

Overview Lake Titicaca Tours from Cusco

Experience Puno, the folkloric capital of Peru,

Explore what wonders this city has to offer along with a visit to the world famous Lake Titicaca

Discover the famous floating islands of Uros and Taquile

Learn about the pre -Inca cultures that still exist today!

Have the chance to interact with the local families

Enjoy lunch provided by the locals

Hike across Taquile island to enjoy the spectacular landscape

Visit Cusco to Puno attractions: (Andahuaylillas; Raqchi; La Raya Pass: Juliaca & Pucara)

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco to Puno – The Sun’s Route

06:30 – 07:00

We will pick you up from your hotel and head to the bus station.

07:30 – 08:15

We will take a bus from cusco to Andahuaylillas.

08:15 – 08:45

We will visit the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas.

08:50 – 10:40

Bus to Raqchi.

10:45 – 11:20

Guided tour of the Inca temple at Raqchi.

11:25 – 12:30

Bus to Sicuani.

12:30 – 14:00

Buffet lunch in a local restaurant.

14:05 – 14:40

Bus trip to La Raya.

14:40 – 14:50

We will stop in La Raya to take picture of snow covered mountains. This is the highest point between Cusco and Puno.

14:50 – 15:40

We will take a bus to Pucara.

15:40 – 16:20

Guided tour of the town and the museum in Pucara.

16:20 – 17:00

We will go by bus to Puno.

Day 2: Puno – Uros Floating Islands – Amantani (Local Family Homestay)

At 6:45am you will be picked up from your hotel. Travel and after 2 hours by motor boat you will arrive at the Uros Island. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of Uros.

Residents of the Uros use the cattail, a type of rush, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat.

The dense roots that the plants develop to support the island; roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water.

Continue traveling in our boat, we will get the next island Amantani, just arriving there is first contact with local families, they bring you up to the homes, there you get your accommodation for one night in basic typical room between the agriculture fields. The local family will supply your all foods (lunch, dinner & breakfast). After lunch all the group together walk up to highest point of island, Pachatata temple at 4200m. The best place to take pictures from all surround views of this blue sacred lake of the Incas.

After the explanation of your tour guide, back to the homes to get your dinner and then you can go to enjoy typical dances with the local music players.

Overnight in local family homestay

Day 3: Amantani Island – Taquile Island – Puno

At seven in the morning after breakfast, meet the entire group and travel by boat to the Taquile island, 2 and half hours crossing the lake you will arrive at the last place to visit. Explore and explanation about the live, culture, typical costume and every common activity at the main square, short treks around the island including lunch in the Co-operative restaurant, there is also a Co-operative shop on the plaza that sells exceptional woollen goods which are not cheap but of very fine quality. Taquile Island is famous for its craft production, particularly for its beautiful textiles. The island is narrow only about 1 Km wide, but 6 to 7 Km. long, on Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and terraces.

At 4 or 5pm you will return to Puno (B – L).

We suggest bringing also some toys for the little kids on the islands or notebooks, pencils, pens, books, which can be easily purchased at the harbor before departing.

They would really appreciate that nice gesture from you.

Day 4: Puno to Juliaca to flight Lima or to Cusco

After breakfast; we will take you either to Juliaca (airport) to take your flight to Lima or Cusco.

Option 1: Transfer to Juliaca airport located only 50 minutes away from Puno.

Option 2: Transfer to the bus station in Puno for your back to Cusco.

Inclusions – Lake Titicaca Tarvel From Cuzco

Does Include:

  • Private transfer from the hotel in Puno to the port to aboard the boat
  • Official English-Speaking guide
  • Private boat for Private Service only
  • Group service includes a boat up to 20 seats (Shared boat)
  • Capitan and safe jackets
  • Stay with a local family, 4 participants per each local family
  • All meals (1B – 2L – 1D)
  • Food and lodging for our camp staff
  • 2 Nights hotel in Puno
  • Optional party organized by local’s to show their dance and music
  • Optional 2 hours of trekking on the first day, from the local family to the Pachatata temple (4200m). On the second you have another opportunity to walk from the north to south side of Taquile Island.
  • Entrance fee to the Reserve of Lake Titicaca

NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel insurance
  • Soft or alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Headlamp will be necessary to walk out of the family home or to walk to the party place
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Extra not mentioned snack and drinking water (water can be buy from local families in each island)
  • Tipping for guide and camp staff

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

  • Backpack to carry your personal item such as toilet paper, towel, etc
  • Sleeping bag; only if you like to feel more comfortable
  • Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
  • Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  • Sun block (sun protection cream)
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
  • Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit (if you plan to swim in the lake)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles

NOTE: On the Amantani Island at the Lake Titicaca, the meals offered by local families during the home-stay are basic, so we suggest bringing along some snacks, fruits vegetables to share with them.

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Tour Price

The tour price is based per person

$530 per person

Desde US$ 530 por persona

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