TOUR TO UROS - AMANATANI - TAQUILE ISLANDS [2D/ 1N] Homestay on the Lake Titicaca (shared tour)

  1. Duration:: 2 D / 1 N
  2. Locale:Lake Titicaca
  3. Service:Shared
  4. Difficulty:Half
  5. Availability:Monday – Sunday
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  2. Price 50.00 USD Per 1 Persons

Tour island uros – amantani - taquile [ 2d/1n ]

DESCRIPTION UROS-AMANTANI-TAQUILE 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT

In this excursion we will visit 3 islands “UROS, TAQUILE and AMANTANI”; perfect for incorporating one night with a host family on Amantani Island; which is located at 36 km / 22 miles northeast of the Puno harbor (3 hours and 30 minutes by boat), The flora is characterized by the presence of bushes like the muña (good for altitude sickness); We will enjoy a home stay with a host family sharing their ancient customs.

DESCRIPTION FIRST DAY:

The trip start with a short ride to the Uros floating islands, an old original community which are built from totora reeds by their own inhabitants. Here we have an approximately 2h tour. We will then continue the journey in the same boat until we arrive at Amantani Island where we will receive a warm welcome from the families of the community. In the afternoon, after a typical lunch, we will walk to the highest point of the island where there is a ritual center (Pacha Tata and Pacha Mamá) there we will observe the sunset and scenic landscape. At night, after dinner with the host family, you will have a small meeting in a local community where you will dance and share culture with the Islanders. Services are basic, not hot water, not electricity.

DESCRIPTION SECOND DAY:

After our breakfast, we descend to the port of Amantani to take our boat towards to Taquile Island, the journey taking around 40 minutes, we will have lunch in a local restaurant and then return on the same boat to Puno.

  1. itinerary
  2. included
  3. recommendation
  4. benefits

ITINERARY FIRST DAY

  • 07:45 a.m. Pick up from hotels in downtown (According to your hotel We’ll give you an hour close to pick up time).
  • 08:00 a.m. Departure from the port of Puno.
  • 08:30 a.m. Visit and explore 2 Uros Islands (Around 1 hour).
  • 10:00 a.m. Depart to Amantani (2 hours 45 min).
  • 01:00 p.m. Arrival on Amantani and meeting with local families.
  • 02:00 p.m. Lunch in Family’s house.
  • 04:00 p.m. Walking 01 hour, until the top of the island PACHATATA Hill where they are Inca ceremonial temples and for looking the amazing sunset.
  • 06:00 p.m. Return to houses and Lunch.
  • 08:00 p.m. Special welcome meeting and cultural exchange with families (Optional).

ITINERARY SECOND DAY

  • 06:25 a.m. Breakfast in Amantani Island.
  • 08:00 a.m. Walk downhill to the main dock and departure to Taquile Island.
  • 09:00 a.m. Arrival in Taquile’s port.
  • 10:30 a.m. Visit Plaza de Armas, local market, and see the different textiles and tradition from people in Taquile.
  • 12:00 a.m. Touristic lunch in Taquile.
  • 01:30 p.m. Return from Taquile.
  • 04:00 p.m. Arrival to Puno and transfers to downtown hotel in Puno.

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Entrances fees.
  • Spanish/English Tour guide.
  • Transfer hotels - port - hotels.
  • Entrance tickets to Uros, Amantani and Taquile
  • Motor boat.
  • Basic accommodation in Amantani and 03 meals: lunch, dinner and breakfast (second day).
  • Lunch on Taquile Island (Second day)

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Extra drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for guide or boat driver.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Warm clothes
  • Sun block and hat
  • Torch – it is a small island and does not have electricity.
  • Water because it costs 3 times the normal amount on the island.
  • Altitude tablets
  • Charge camera batteries before you visit the islands as there is no electricity.
  • Walking shoes
  • Money to buy souvenirs.

AMANTANI ISLAND:

  • It is located to the north of Taquile Island, it has a population of approximately 800 hundred families, spread over ten communities and the main town, and at the top of the mountain Llacastiti is the most important ceremonial center of the island called (Pacha Tata). And in the Coanos Mountain (Pacha Mama), from here you can enjoy the view of Lake Titicaca in all its magnitude and sunset.
    The economic activities to which residents dedicate are the agricultura producing such as; (potatoes, ocas, barley, beans etc.), livestock breeding sheep, Women engaged in weaving and the men stone sculptures making utensils for daily use and decorative elements. Rural Tourism providing rural accommodation to visitors. The villagers have a rule that each and every one of them should benefit equally from this activity. The island does not have electricity, some families use solar panels to generate electricity naturally and others use candles to light, should be noted that service are basic perfectly conditioned in a natural and comfortable way. Hike along the islands of Amantani and Taquile, appreciating their pre-Inca ruins and natural landscapes, and learn how their inhabitants have maintained their cultural identity through lifestyle, dress, music and dance.

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