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Uros, Taquile & Amantani with Overnight

Uros, Taquile & Amantani with Overnight

Puno2 Days / 1 NightAdventure

This tour is called Around the World in Lake Titicaca, where our community will live a unique experience, an experiential tourism in direct contact with the local people of Quechua origin ( AMANTANI ) an unforgettable experience where our visitors will know the way of life of this population and the simplicity own hospitality of this population.

This tour includes a hike to the highest point of the island where the temples are located ( Pacha Tata and Pacha Mama) where there is a large observatory to enjoy the beauty of the island and see the inmensity of Lake Titicaca with a sunset own unique place, the accommodation is in a single home stays and comfortable at the same time, services are basic .No hot water, no electricity.

  • Day 01: Puno – Uros –Taquile – Amantaní
  • Day 02: Amantaní  – Puno

Departures: On request

Physical Condition: Very good

Itinerary

Day 01: 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 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. (L-D).

Day 02: Amantaní  – Puno

After breakfast descend to the port of Amantaní to take our boat and head to Taquile Island. This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed an efficient work in community and every family to help each other, also implement the barter system, carried through generations (known as the barter exchange of goods) but their main economic activity is agriculture and are also expert weavers and artisans, local residents themselves have been directly involved in improving tourism in the island without losing their ancestral customs, after our visit we will have the typical lunch of fresh fish (Trout) in the afternoon we descend to the port for our boat to take us back to Puno. (B,L)

INCLUDED

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

NOT INCLUDED

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