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Puno &
Lake Titicaca

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Lake Titicaca is a large, deep lake in the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru. By volume of water and by surface area, it is the largest lake in South America. Lake Titicaca is divided in two by the Peninsula of Copacabana: Lago Mayor (main lake) is the northern part and the Lago Menor (minor lake) or Lake Huyñaymarca is the southern part. Lake Titicaca has a surface elevation of 3,812 m (12,507 ft).

Our 3-day program to Lake Titicaca allows you to enjoy 2 remarkable highlights on the Lake; Uros floating islands and Taquile Island; and on land a visit to the mystical remains of Sillustani Chullpas

For extensions to more interesting sites on Titicaca Lake area; such as kayaking on the Lake or genuine and close activity with locals, please  do not hesitate to cotact us!

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Puno

Cultural / Adventure

  • Sillustani Remains on Umayo Lake .
  • Floating islands Uros and  Taquile Island.
  • Cultural activity.

Transfer in from Bus station or train terminal to your hotel.

14:00 PM. We will pick up you from your hotel and strat our excursion to Sillustani. These remains are a cemetery that is famous for its chullpas, built as circular stone towers, where the authorities of the village of Collao were buried. This archaeological site, located on the shores of Lake Umayo, is made up of almost 90 chullpas or ayawasis (houses of the dead) built with large blocks carved from volcanic stone extracted from two nearby quarries.

End of tour return to your hotel.

Hotel Tourist category.

Breakfast. 07:00 AM We pick you up from your hotel and drive to the port of Puno to board our speed boat towards to the highlights of the Lake Titicaca. First, we will visit the floating islands of the Uros. (10 minutes trip approx.); the Uros people are an ancestral village that lives in small towns communities in the middle of the highest navigable lake of the world. Your guide will give you more details of the way of life of the inhabitants and also enjoy free time for pictures.

After this visit we return to our boat and head towards to Taquile Island (1 hour and 15 minutes of travel approx.). Arrival at the port and we start to walk up (Approximately 40 minutes) towards to the village and its plaza. In 2005, Taquile Island and its textile art were declared an Intangible Heritage of Humanity

The people of Taquile were relatively isolated from the mainland until the 1950s, and the notion of community is still very strong among them. This is reflected in the organization of community life and in collective decision-making. The weaving tradition on the island goes back to the ancient Inca, Pukara and Colla civilizations, thus keeping alive aspects of pre-Hispanic Andean cultures.

We will walk around its Plaza and Church, its traditional streets and enjoy a cultural activity where you will learn more about the high quality of the textiles.

Then we’ll continue to one of the village restaurants for a traditional lunch. After lunch we’ll walk back to our boat and start the return to Puno.

Arrive in Puno and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel Tourist category.

Breakfast. According to your itinerary; transfer to the bus or train terminal for your next destination.

  • 02 nights in hotel Tourist category.
  • 02 breakfast Buffet in hotel.
  • Tour with group to Sillustani remains: Inclusions: Pick up / Drop off, Tourist transport, English guide and entrance to the site.
  • Full day Group tour with fast boat to Uros & Taquile inlands: Inclusions: Pick up & Drop off,   Transfers, fast boat for journey, English Guide, Entrances to Uros and Taquile.
  • 01 lunch in a local restaurant in Taquile island.
  • Private service for Transfer In & Transfer Out in Puno (From / to Bus terminal or Train Station).
  • Permanent assistance 24/7.
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