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Puno, Uros, Taquile & Amantani with Overnight

Puno, Uros, Taquile & Amantani with Overnight

Puno4 Days / 3 Nights Adventure

A visit to the beautiful Lake Titicaca, one of the main destinations in Southern Peru and Bolivia, is easily accessible with culture soaked Cusco before or after your Machu Picchu Tour. As a matter of fact, there are four main ways to travel from Cusco to Lake Titicaca Tour, or in the opposite direction, from Lake Titicaca to Cusco.

Colca Canyon Tour is the canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru. It is located about 160 kilometers northwest of Arequipa. The Canyon is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States with 4160 meters and it is promoted as the “world’s deepest canyon”, although the canyon’s walls are not as vertical as those of the Grand Canyon.

The Colca Valley is a colorful andean valley with many small towns founded during the Spanish colonial times. It is still inhabited by people of the Collaguas and the Cabanas cultures who maintain the ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces.

  • Day 01: Puno – Sillustani – Puno
  • Day 02: Puno – Uros – Taquile – Amantaní
  • Day 03: Amantaní – Puno
  • Day 04: Puno

Regular Departures: Daily

Itinerary

Day 01: Puno – Sillustani – Puno

  • Transfer airport / hotel.
  • On the way you will stop to visit the Chullpas of Sillustani, 28 km north of the city of Puno, on the shores of Umayo Lagoon.
  • During the trip, you will see Chullpas, fortified towers.
  • It is said that these towers were funerary monuments of the Collas and Incas, but its exact age remains unknown. The most important towers are around 12 m high and are built in volcanic stone. Their main characteristic is that the diameter of the base is smaller than the diameter of the building upper part.
  • Overnight in Puno.

Day 02: Puno – Uros – Taquile – Amantaní

  • In the morning journey by boat to the Floating Island of Uros in Lake Titicaca. Located 4 km from Puno, the original inhabitants of these floating islands are said to descend from one of the most ancient peoples of the Americas and still to this day practise their ancient traditions. Their dwellings made of totora reed are built on the surface of Lake Titicaca.
  • Afterwards, you will make your way to the unique Island of Taquile, where time appears to have stopped. The Mediterranean atmosphere of this place is striking, with its steps of stone and its houses centred around the square. Its indigenous community that lives here, around 350 families are descendants of the Incas and known for their Textile activities, such as their beautifully woven chumpis (belts), chullos (caps), and ojotas (and sandals) and according to the custom, officials are distinguished by black or brown caps.
  • Their agriculture system operates on a collective basis and the crops are distributed according to each individual need, a traditions which goes back to the XIVth century.
  • Taquile Island also offers a magnificent lake landscape from where the impressive snowfalls of the Cordillera Real (Real mountain chain) can be seen.
  • Arrival to Amantaní Island, which is located 37 km from Puno and in front of the Capachica Peninsula, offers beautiful landscapes, archaeology, as well as a variety of arts and crafts, including ceramics, cut stone works, and a local fur industry managed by the local inhabitants.
  • Its archaeological remains, such as the temple of Pachatata and Pachamama, were intended as payment of the land to the Gods from the pre-Inca times. These ceremonies and customs on the island, are still to this day alive and make the Island of Amantaní an interesting visit.
  • Overnight with a local community family in Amantaní. (B-L-D).

Day 03: Amantaní – Puno

  • Afternoon the Amantani tour we will return to Puno and transfer to hotel. (B-L).

Day 04: Puno

  • Transfer out. (B).

INCLUDED

  • Excursions as described, transportation, entrances, specialised tour guide.
  • Accommodations in Puno with breakfast.
  • Accommodations with a local community family in Amantaní.
  • Meals where stated (B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner)
  • Transfer airport / hotel /airport.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Services not specified in the programme, extras and tips.
  • National flight tickets to/from Juliaca.
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