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Lake Titicaca Stopover

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 340

Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake, a region where many subsistence framers make a living herding llama and alpaca at altitudes that leave North Americans gasping for air.


The world’s highest navigable lake is more than just one of South America’s natural wonders. It’s also home to the Uros people and several fascinating islands. Over 3 days, visit Taquille Island, renowned for its fine handwoven textiles and handicrafts. You’ll also explore Amantani Island, home of the Kantua, Peru’s national flower. While there are no hotels, running water or electricity, locals sometimes host travellers in exchange for simple gifts, allowing them to experience life as part of this unique agricultural community. On this trip however, you’ll return to comfortable accommodation on the lake shore before you depart.

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 340

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Day 1

Juliaca Airport to Isla Esteves

Duration1 Hour

Sonesta Posada Del Inca Puno

Located on the scenic shores of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, the Sonesta hotel combines the best in Peruvian hospitality with spectacular views. Only 5 kilometres from Puno's Main Square, the Sonesta on Lake Titicaca offers easy access to all tourist activities and attractions, including the fascinating floating reed islands of the Uros people, Taquile Island and the Chullpas of Sillustani.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Sonesta Posada Del Inca Puno

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    Sonesta Posada Del Inca Puno



    Located on the scenic shores of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, the Sonesta hotel combines the best in Peruvian hospitality with spectacular views. Only 5 kilometres from Puno's Main Square, the Sonesta on Lake Titicaca offers easy access to all tourist activities and ...

    Located on the scenic shores of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, the Sonesta hotel combines the best in Peruvian hospitality with spectacular views. Only 5 kilometres from Puno's Main Square, the Sonesta on Lake Titicaca offers easy access to all tourist activities and attractions, including the fascinating floating reed islands of the Uros people, Taquile Island and the Chullpas of Sillustani.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Medical Services
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Uros and Taquile or Amantani Island with Lunch by Slow Boat

A full day trip visiting the Reed Islands using fast boats, ensuring you utilize your time and see all the sights. Choice of island visited -- Amantani or Taquille Island - is based on visitors on the day but both Amantani or Taquile Island offer the same experience.

Located between Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world. It is situated at over 3800 meters above sea level. The reed islands dotting Titicaca's surface are the Uros floating islands made of reed and named after the Indians who inhabited them. Legend has it the Uro Indians had black blood that helped them survive the frigid nights on the water and safeguarded them from drowning.

On Lake Titicaca, one ancient people, the Uros, live on islands made of living reeds that float around the lake. The Uros people have been living on the lake for hundreds of years--they were forced to take up residence on the floating islands when the Incas expanded onto their land. In the shadow of the Andes, on the world's highest navigable lake, they make their living from fishing and from selling their reed handicrafts to tourists. A morning excursion on the Reed Islands will introduce you to the culture and practices of the Uro people.

Afterwards, travel by boat across Lake Titicaca to Taquile or Amantani Island. The 26- mile (38-km), 4 hour (slow boat -- fast boat is 2.5 hours -- times are approximates) and dearth of infrastructure (electricity, running water, automobiles) has kept the island of some 3,600 Quechua-speaking people somewhat isolated from Titicaca's tourist industry. The hike to the hilltop will reward you with fantastic views of the lake and its surrounding mountains. Although the hike isn't technically difficult, it is long (1hr) and over uneven ground. Your boat waits in case you decide you would prefer not to go all the way to the top. Afterwards, return to your hotel in Puno.

Duration10 Hours
Day 3

Isla Esteves to Juliaca Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURE:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Transfers
  • Lake Titiacaca and Uros Islands tour
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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