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Puno – Uros & Taquile – Puno

Puno - Uros & Taquile - Puno

Puno3 Days / 2 NightsAdventure

Enjoy a guided trip by Touristic Bus from Cusco to Puno and visit the Titicaca lake and its Islands.  Titicaca Lake “Stone Puma”: Is the Highest Navigable lake of the world located at 3810 m.a.s.l and the largest lake of South America.

Known as “The Sacred Lake of the Incas “, the Titicaca Lake is a wonderful attraction for nature lovers, to enjoy an unforgettable view of the Cordillera Real of the Andes and the islands in the lake, so one can connect with nature.

This lake offers a varied fauna composed mainly of ducks an fishes such as the suche, pejerrey and trout, among others.
Its flora is represented by 12 varieties of aquatic plants highlighting the totora, yana llacho and duckweed. The lake has 36 islands, among the most important are those of Uros tour, Taquile tour and Amantani tour, in Peruvian territory, and the islands of the Sun and the Moon in Bolivian waters. The temperature of its waters fluctuates between 10 ° C to 12 ° C.

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

Itinerary

Day 01: Puno – Sillustani – Puno

  • Transfer / Tour of 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 – Puno

  • 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.
  • End of the day return by boat to Puno. Overnight in Puno. (B-L).

Day 03: Puno

  • Transfer from hotel to the local bus station or railway station. (B).

INCLUDED

  • Excursions as described, transportation, entrances, specialised tour guide.
  • Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Meals where stated (B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner).

NOT INCLUDED

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