LAKE TITICACA (3 DAYS) - Peru

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Location: Puno Ė Uros - Amantani - Taquile
Starting / Ending Point: Cusco
Lake Titicaca is undeniably an impressive sight. A National Reserve since 1978, it boasts over sixty varieties of birds, fourteen species of native fish and eighteen types of amphibians. At 3820m (12,530ft), it is the highest navigable lake in the world. At over 170km (105mi) long, it is also the largest lake in South America. Itsí altitude means the air is unusually clear and the azure waters particularly striking. Interesting boat trips to outlying islands can be made from Puno, the major port on the lake. The area is also known for its folk dances and huge herds of alpacas and llamas.

 Curious Inca-built Chullpa burial tombs circle the lake and the man-made Uros Floating Islands are fascinating. These islands have been inhabited for centuries since their construction by retreating Uros Indians. More powerful and self-determined are the communities who live on the islands of Taquile and Amantani. These islands are often described as the closest one can get to heaven by the few travelers who make it out this far into the lake. There are in fact more than seventy islands in the lake, the largest and most sacred being the Island of the Sun (Isla del Sol) which is on the Bolivian side of the Lake.
 On the first day of this excursion, you will depart from Cusco at 9 pm by bus and arrive early in the morning the next day in Puno. The bus drive takes about 7 hours. At approximately 8am you will be picked-up and leave for a tour to the three islands - Uros, Amantani and Taquile. First you will go to Uros, famous for the floating islands where totora (reeds maces) are harvested and used to make many different things. You will then continue to Amantani Island which is one of the most beautiful islands in the region, and its inhabitants make wonderful garments like caps, ponchos and blouses.
You will spend the night in your own private room in the house of a traditional family at Amantani in a homestay. Your meal will be delicious typical Peruvian food. Itís recommended to bring some snacks with you, just in case!
On the last day you will travel by boat to the Taquile Island. This is also a beautiful island with a lot of impressive views and amazing crafts.  Lunch will be at a restaurant.  You will return to Puno in the afternoon.† In the evening you will take the bus back to Cusco.
*Note: the exact program is always subject to change, due to weather, the clientís walking ability, and other unexpected circumstances.

DURATION:
3 Days

SEASON & STARTING DAYS OF TOUR
DEPARTS: 9.00 pm
RETURNS: in the evening of day three

INCLUDED SERVICES
  1. Excursion to Uros-Amantani-Taquile
  2. Transport Cusco - Puno and back
  3. Transfers in Puno
  4. Transport by boat
  5. Bilingual guide
  6. 1 night with a family at Amantani including breakfast, lunch and dinner


NOT INCLUDED
  1. Meals as listed
  2. Pick-ups in Cusco


PRICE:
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