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Lake Titicaca Tour

Lake Titicaca Tour

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In a mystical equilibrium with the environment,Titicaca lake shows its vast natural wealth. Its cold blue waters surround the city of Puno and show fantastic places that keep its history and tradition intact. This source of life and development seek, with tourism, to preserve its incredible culture and landscapes. In addition, the legend tells that this famous lake was born Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo, founders of the Inca Empire.

Titicaca Lake is the highest and navigable lake in the world, this Natural Heritage of Peru is located in the Puno region and is shared with the neighboring country of Bolivia. The islands that inhabit this majestic place are Taquile, Amantaní and Uros, the same ones that maintain their pre-Columbian traditions and customs. Enjoy Lake Titicaca Tour and have an unforgettable memory.

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Quick Itinerary

Lake Titicaca Tour:

  • Uros Floating Islands

  • Amantani Island

  • Taquile Island

  • Llachon



Full Itinerary

Titicaca Lake Tour

Floating Island of the Uros: Located 30 minutes by boat, from the shores of Lake Titicaca, the Uros are a floating island known for being built of totora, a reed that grows under these waters. Inhabited by Aymara, this place is considered one of the oldest Andean civilizations, having emerged long before the Incas. This area grows economically due to fishing, bartering and even their own crafts, also have extra income thanks to tourism. The inhabitants of the Uros live in a citadel made of totora and has 40 islands, which are accompanied by houses, churches and schools.

 

Taquile Island: Taquile is known worldwide for its textile work. It is the perfect place to trek, having a ladder of 567 steps to be able to climb towards the top of the town. The island is inhabited by Quechua speakers who still make barter, an action that involves exchanging one product for another. However, agriculture, textile work and crafts are its main economic source. In Taquile you will not find any hotel, the residents are the ones who provide accommodation and food, learning with them more about rural or community tourism.

 

Amantani Island: Known as the "island of love", Amantaní has majestic fields, eucalyptus trees and flowers like the cantuta that grows in the altiplano. This island is the largest of Lake Titicaca and is three hours by boat from the city of Puno. Being an isolated town, the inhabitants and travelers move from one place to another walking, since there is no means of transport such as motorcycle or taxi. In Amantaní, you will not find any hotel, the travelers sleep in the houses of the inhabitants doing experiential tourism. 300 meters up, is the Pachatata sanctuary, a space of stones from where the Pachamama or mother earth is worshiped.



This tour includes:

  • Transfer from hotel to the Lake Titicaca
  • Motorboat transportation, 
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide,
  • All entrance fees according to the itinerary,
  • Accommodation: 1x overnight homestay in a house of a local family,
  • Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner.


Not included:

  • A ride on a totora boat,
  • Lunch in Amantani Island.
Meal budget: Please allow USD 5 for meals not included.

Single room: Please note that if you have booked the "Single Traveller" option for this tour, you receive your own single room in the local house on the Amantani Island.

Local flights: No local flight is included in the cost of these tour.



Highlights of Titicaca Lake Tour:

  • Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world at more than 3,800 meters above sea level.
  • The city of Puno is located on the shores of Titicaca and is the entrance to start the visit to the famous floating islands of totora Uros.
  • The floating islands are made of Totora reed, where the people of the Uros have managed to forge a lifestyle that subsists through the centuries.
  • The remote islands of Taquila and Amantani maintain many of their ancient traditions and cultures, and are renowned for their exquisite weaving factories.


What to bring with you?

  • Small backpack
  • Water
  • Sunblock - Very important
  • Hat, sunglasses
  • Coats, shirt or warm sweater (IMPORTANT) - The temperature can reach -10 ̊ C.
  • Basics like toilet paper, etc.
  • Snacks
  • Personal medications (if necessary)
  • Money to buy drinks, snacks or tip
  • Camera