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Lake Titicaca & Puno 3 days / 2 nights

 STARTS: Cusco

FINISHES: Puno

Puno is home to a trove of cultural treasures that have earned it the designation of “folkloric capital of Peru.”The main square stately XVII century cathedral competes with the best of them and well-manicured gardens speak to the locals’ pride of place.

The Uros islands are spread out about 20 minutes by boat, there are usually between 2 to 10 families per floating island depending on its size. When visitors arrive, the island leader will lead a demonstration of how the islands are constructed and share information about the area and the culture of the Uros people. 

Taquile island is a Quechua speaking island that has maintained a unique culture and traditions, textile-weaving is a central economic activity. Locals introduce fascinating dance and food traditions to visitors.

  • Day 1 Cusco to Puno: Beginning with a pick up from your hotel, we will take you over to the Bus station, where you will board the bus to go to Puno (9 hours) Along the way, you will make stops at various Archaeological sites: Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya and Pukara, with guided tours at each stop. A delicious buffet Lunch at a tourist restaurant along the way. Eventually, you will arrive to Puno at about 5:30pm, there will be somebody waiting to take you to your hotel for the night.

    Day 2 Amantani island: Stunning landscapes and an enriched tradition, located about 42 km from the Puno pier, where Quechua is the principle language spoken, although the spanish has also been introduced by visitors. The climate is warm and dry during the day times but gets rather frigid in the night times (not to mention the wind). When we arrive, your guide will arrange for the home stay in typical homes and then you will enjoy a typical lunch with your host family. Afterwards, we will visit the Andean Pachamama and Pachatata temples (mother and father Earth). That will be a good way to appreciate the majestic lakes and its inhabitants (sleep on the island).

    Day3 : Beginning with a typical Breakfast, we will depart at about 8:30am towards Taquile Island, 45 minutes away. Once at Taquile, we will walk towards the main pueblo in the center of the islands, appreciating some beautiful views along the way once there, we will visit the Plaza de Armas where we will be able to appreciate some of the local crafts and customs of the locales. After having another typical Lunch, we will begin our return route back to Puno, arriving at about 5:30pm. Transfer to Hotel.

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Meals 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinner
Transport, Bus, Mini-van, Boat
Accommodation 1 night hotel*** 1 night Island local guest house
Entrance Fee, Bus Tickets, Guide, Boat ticket, Transfer In and Out first and last day