Puno - Lake Titicaca
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Uros, Amantani, Taquile Islands Lake TiticacaThe city of Puno is located in the south east corner of Peru, on the shores of the magnificent Lake Titicaca and only 126km from the frontier with Bolivia. At 3,827m in altitude, Puno is a rather cold and bleak town surrounded by the desolate altiplano (or high plateau).Puno is, however, a melting pot of Indian cultures including the Aymara from the south and the Quechua from the north. This has earned Puno the title of 'Folkloric Capital of Peru' which it lives up to well with its huge number and variety of traditional fiestas, dances and music. The city, whose full name is San Carlos de Puno, was founded in 1668 following the discovery of nearby silver mines. Prior to this, Puno had been a small stopping off place between the much larger silver mines at Potosi in Bolivia and Lima. Lake Titicaca is the main attraction that draws people to this part of Peru. This amazing deep blue lake, 195 km in length with an average width of 50 km, is the largest lake in South America and the largest in the world above 2,000m.
|Package Name:||Uros Amantani Taquile|
|Duration:||2 Days 1 Night|
|Type of Tour :||Tour in the Lake Titicaca|
|Group Size :||To suit group requirements|
|Difficulty degree of this hike:||Easy|
|Departures Day:||- Daily Departures|
|High Season:||All Year|
Uros, Amantani, Taquile Full Itinerary
Transport by motor boat stopping at the Uros Islands for 30 minute where you can see how the familys used the totora (Plant that grows in the lake) and they used this for built treir houses and other mores. before departing to the island of Amantani. There are no hotels on Amantani Islands but on arrival the group is split into smaller groups for overnight stays with local families. It is very beautiful and peaceful, and in many ways less spoiled than Taquile. There are six villages and ruins on both of the island's peaks, Pacha Tata and Pacha Mama, from which there are excellent views. There are also temples and on the shore there is a throne carved out of stone. The residents make beautiful textiles and sell them quite cheaply at the Artensania Cooperative after this we return to the house for sleep. The people are Quechua speakers, but understand Spanish. Electricity supply 6-11pm. The tour price includes accommodation, lunch and evening meal on the first day and breakfast the following morning. Groups typically leave Amantani at 8am in the morning for the 1 hr 45 min boat ride to Taquile where you will visit the main village and ruins.
After we have our breakfast, we go of Amantani island to Taquile Island for one hour aproximately. when we arrived we visited the tow of Taquile are numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing. The island is narrow, only about 1 km wide, and 6-7 km long. There is a cooperative shop on the island that sells exceptional woollen goods which are not cheap but of very fine quality. you will have the opportunity to buy beautiful handmade weavings and collages depicting the life on the islands. The inhabitants on some islands have built small 'museums' with stuffed birds inside, or lookout towers to get a better view. For a dollar or so you can usually take a 10 minutes ride on the lake in a traditional reed boat. All in all it makes for an interesting visit since there's nowhere else quite like it in the world.
What is Included:
- A professional guide, Bi-lingual Staff. (English, Spanish).
- Pick up from your hotel in Puno and transfer to the harbor.
- Drop off at your hotel in Puno at the end of the tour.
- Entraces fees to the Uros Islands, Amantani and Taquile Island
- First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
- Meals: Day 1: Lunch and Dinner, Day 2: Breakfast
What is not Included:
- Lunch in Taquile
Recomended Things To Take:
- Bottle of mineral water.
- Rain gear and/or plastic poncho (can be purchase in Cusco).
- Warm jacket or fleece, t-shirts, shorts, long pants, sun hat and wool hat.
- Sun block.
- Camera, extra film and extra batteries.
- Snacks, chocolates, energy bars.
- Emergency money.
Payment Details:We require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$150 per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION, PAY PAL, CREDIT CARD or to our PERUVIAN BANKING ACCOUNT money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of Cusco Expeditions,. Once you arrive in Cusco you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).
Making a trek booking:Prior to making a reservation with CUSCO EXPEDITIONS it is important to read through our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ). This will help answer any queries that you may have about our services. In order to make a booking with our lares trek service just click on the Reservations link below.
Important:The night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel at either 6 or 7pm (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).
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