Lake Titicaca Tour
Lake Titicaca Tour–Explore the lake Titicaca a tour that gives you the feeling of being at the top of the world it’s the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world. Banner blue skies contrast with bitterly cold nights. Enthralling and in many ways singular, the shimmering deep blue Lake Titicaca is the longtime home of highland cultures steeped in the old ways. The infinite skies are mirrored in the deep blue of the lake, and the horizon seems to bend as if it’s the edge of the world. The people of the region descended from the most notably ancient Andean ethnic groups : the Aymara and Quechua.
The floating islands of the Uros Indians are also of great interest. The islands are built layer over layer of totora reeds, a prolific plant that grows in the shallows of Titicaca lake.
This National Reserve, is home to over 60 species of high altitude birds including Flamingos, and Vicuña can be seen grazing along its tranquil shores.
Mysterious Inca burial tombs known as chullpa circle the lake, and the nearby town of Puno is the main port of Titicaca lake, and while its climate is stark, Puno is a place of rich history and tradition.
The Island of the Sun is the legendary Inca creation site and is the birthplace of the sun in Inca mythology. It was here that the bearded white god Viracocha and the first Incas, Manco Capac and his sister-wife Mama Huaca (or Mama Ocllo), made their mystical appearances.
The Isla del Sol, measuring only 9km (5 1/2 miles) long by 6km (3 3/4 miles) wide, is one of the most spectacular places in all of Bolivia. On the north end are Challapampa and some fascinating Inca ruins. Yumani, on the south end, is the largest town on the island and also the site of the Inca steps. They all are waiting for you.!
Group Size: ( minimum 03 people) prices per person are based on three people. The itinerary is described and based on personalized service.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Grading: 1 2 3 4 5 6
EASIEST: Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
Important Note: While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural desasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
Accommodation in Puno, hotel.
Accomodation on the Island, Family lodge.
Price: From US$ 600/ 5 Days
DAY1, WELCOME TO PUNO – SILLUSTANI
Arrival to Puno, meet your tour manager or tour guide at the airport or bus station who will be waiting for you, and will take you to your hotel in Puno. Once you arrive to the hotel you will get an informative briefing by your Tour Manager on the fascinating journey in Puno that awaits you, In the afternoon we might visit to the Chullpas of Sillustani (very ancient buildings that were built as sarcophagus or mausoleum to keep the royalty one’s mummies).
DAY 2, URUS – AMANTANI
We will go to the hotel to pick you up at 7:00am, then to drive to the main lake-port from where to go aboard the boat, we will have a 30-minute drive to get the floating islands, once we arrive the inhabitants of the islands will welcome us, then they will let us know concerning of their daily social life on the floatings islands, and we will have time to hangout with them. After being with the local ones we will continue sailing to get the next island Amantani, when we arrive to the lake-port of Amantani, the local people will be waiting for us with a big and contagious smile who will take us to their house to have lunch, in the afternoon we will explore the island and of course we will go to Pachatata ( pre-incan temple) from where we will have stunning sunset. At night about 7:00 pm we will have dinner, then we will be invited by the locals to be part of their celebration party, eventually at about 10:30 pm we go back the house to sleep.
DAY 3, TAQUILE – PUNO
We will have breakfast made by the local family, right away to take the boat to Taquile island after 1-hour sailing we will arrive to the island, when we arrive to this island we will explore for 45 minutes the outsides of the little town after that we will have lunch at one of the local restaurants, from this island we will have awesome views of the lake, later on we will explore the little picturesque town, and we will have about 30-minute walk by a short path to get the boat. In the afternoon we will navigate for 2:30 hours back to the main lake-port, from where we will take our private van back to hotel.
DAY 4, COPACABANA – BOLIVIA – PUNO
We wake up very early in the morning to have breakfast that is organizad by the hostal, we leave the city of puno at 6:00 am, driving for 3 hours to Copacabana city, when we arrive to Copacabana we will explore the important sites of the city; such as: cathedral, main square. After this activity in the city we take the boat to Isle of the sun for 1-hour. We will visit the important sites of the island; such as: the garden of the Inca, incan stairs, incan sacred water fountain, Inti Wata archaoelogical site, after that we will explore the southern side of the isle, where the local people will make a demostration about the ancient navigation on the lake, then we will go to visit the incan palace called Pilkokaina afterwards we go sailing back to Copacabana, from where we will take our private bus back to Puno, arriving to the hostal in Puno at about 7:00pm.
DAY 5, GOOD BYE TO PUNO
We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and transfer you to the airport for your flight or the bus station for your bus, and say good bye to Puno.
Peru Summit Includes
- Private transportation from hotel to lake-port and to the hotel
- All transfers from the airport to hotel, and from hotel to airport. Private transportation Puno – Copacabana – Puno
- Tour guide in English.
- Three breakfast, three lunch, three dinner.
- Entrance fee to the lake.
- Two nights of hostal in Puno.
Peru Summit Does Not Include
- A little stroll on local typical boat around the floating island.
- Extra expenditures
- Backpack to carry your things.
- Camera, and charger
- Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
- Sunblock and sunglasses.
- Water bottle or canteen.
- American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
- Sun hat.
- Warm jacket