Amantani Taquile Island 2 days
Lake Titicaca Tour 2 days, A True Experience With Locals!
Lake Titicaca Tour 2 days–The local living experience along with its home-stay is a more authentic cultural experience to plunge deeper into the Andean people’s daily life on Amantaní Island and other visited islands in this 2-day tour to Lake Titicaca.
Amantani, Taquile, Uros on Lake Titicaca are truly amazing to experience their people who have lived since immemorial time, they remain starkly traditional. Quechua and Aymara-speaking residents work the fields with primitive tools, sail the lake with primeval caballitos de totora (reed boat), and harvest crops with methods unchanged since the days of the Incas. Today, they want to share their culture, their ancestral traditions with us, so have a great time exploring, and relive a tiny part of the great history of the sun’s children. These native people are good seafarers and great ones on weaving, so you will have a terrific time interacting with them–Lake Titicaca Tour 2 days
Group size: ( minimum 02 people to depart) price is per person and based on two people who might share a transportation or boat. The itinerary is described and based on personalized service.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Grading: 1 2 3 4 5 6
EASY TO MODERATE: Hotel nights and/or lodge nights, nature walks. hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking, horseback riding.
Price: From US$ 285 / per person
Price is based on a personalized service with a private guide at your side and on a private speed boat with toilet on board (speed boats beat the regular boats in 2 hours and 30 minutes, that means that you will have plenty of time to enjoy at each visited place).
Day 1, Puno – Uros – Amantani
We will go to your hotel to pick you up at 7:00 am (provide us your hotel information in Puno), we will then go to the port from where to go aboard the boat, the first place to visit is Uros floating islands, where, we will learn concerning of people who live on the floatings islands, and we will have time to hang out with them. After the visit these floating islands, we will continue sailing to get the next island Amantani, when we arrive to the 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, after lunch, we will be part of their daily activities that they do as farmers, we will then 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. After dinner, we will be part of the small celebration party organized by locals to enjoy the Andean music made of pure flute, eventually at about 10:30 pm we go back the house to sleep. Lunch and dinner included.
Note on family houses:The houses are very simple and the services are basic, but all clean. There is no running water in many of the houses and toilets are basic. There are no showers as they get energy from the solar panels. For many people, this home-stay experience and the encounter with the host family is a revelation of the reality of Andean people at such altitude and remoteness.
– Elevation where to stay (Amantani island):3,800 meters above sea level.
– Temperature: The average daytime temperature is 14ºC/ 57F, sometimes could be foggy with some rain and the temperature could descend to 8ºC/ 46F. At night, the average temperature is 3ºC/ 37F sometimes the temperature might descend until -5ºC/ 23F. Please, come prepared for this sort of temperature (goose down jacket, fleece jacket, rain jacket, gloves, merino thermal shirt are great).
Day 2, Amantani – Taquile – Puno
We will have breakfast, which is made by the local family, right after that, we will embark the boat to Taquile island, the trip is about 1-hour, upon our arrival on this island, we will take a short hike to get amazing views as we make our way to the small village of Taquile, where we will have lunch (this lunch is not included), next, we will explore this small town and walk back to the dock to take the boat back to Puno, we will be getting the hotel at about 4:00 pm or after this time. Only breakfast included.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!
Peru Summit Includes for Lake Titicaca Tour 2 days
- Tour guide in English.
- Boat on speed boat to gain more time to enjoy more time at each visited place, boat brings a toilet on board.
- One breakfast, one lunch, one dinner.
- Entrance fee to the lake.
- One night lodging at the local family’s house.
Peru Summit Does Not Include for Lake Titicaca Tour 2 days
- A little stroll on local typical boat around the floating island.
- Extra expenditure.
- Lunch on day 2.
- Travel insurance
- Backpack to carry your personal items.
- Camera, and charger
- Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
- Sunblock and sunglasses.
- Bottled water.
- American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
- Sun hat.
- Warm jacket and fleece.
- Good hiking shoes.
- Hands sanitizer.