PUNO TOURS

SILLUSTANI – UROS AND TAQUILE
2 DAYS/ 1 NIGHT


DAY 1: TRANSFER TO ACCOMODATION- SILLUSTANI TOUR

SILLUSTANI TOUR (from 2:00 pm to 5:45 pm)
The excursion to the archaeological complex of Sillustani is an unforgettable experience you visit the pre-Inca cemetery known as the Sillustani Burial Towers, appreciate the natural beauty of the plateau in lake Umayo.
Sillustani funerary towers are strategically located in the upper peninsula surrounded by the beautiful Lake Umayo. During the tour of the pre-Inca cemetery of Sillustani feel the energy emanating from the high plateau region. Here you have beautiful views of the mountainous area surrounded by the Andes mountains and the beautiful lagoon Umayo you’ll find peace that will recharge your heart.

What’s included:
Pick up from hotel in Puno
Tour guide English/Spanish,
Entrance ticket to the places to visit.

What’s NOT included:
Lunch, beverages and other not mentioned in the package.

Overnight at chosen lodging.

DAY 2: TOUR THE UROS - TAQUILE FULL DAY

At 6:30 am, we pick you up from your hotel or plaza de Armas for transfer to the boat station where the tour begins traveling in motor boats on Lake Titicaca, (with an altitude of 3821 m), considered the highest navigable lake in the world, an excellent place for bird watching. On the way there, you visit the floating islands of Uros and then continue traveling by boat to Taquile Island, the site of the best weavers of ancient Peru. This  community is presented almost intact as you might look it. Later, around 16:30 you’ll be back to Puno, transfer to your hotel.

What’s included:
• Transfer hotel / port / hotel
• Tickets visiting Uros Island, Taquile
• Guided Spanish and English

What’s NOT included:
• Lunch in Taquile
• Extra money (Snacks and / or others not specified in the program)

What to bring:
• Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes, warm clothes, windbreaker, chullos.
• Long pants, sweaters and a jacket and a camera.


UROS FLOATING ISLANDS AND AMANTANI

 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT

DAY 1: TRASLADO-UROS
At 7:00 am, you’ll be picked up at your respective hotel, then you’ll be transferred to the boat station where the tour begins as we take motor boats to the national reserve of Lake Titicaca. At an altitude of 3,821 m.a.s.l, Lake Titicaca is considered the highest navigable lake worldwide.  During the tour, we visit the floating islands of the Uros. Afterwards, we continue to go to the island of Amantani where we spend the night in a typical home where we get to experience traditional activities with the families of this area.

Titicaca is also the largest lake in the world above 2000m, and the views from the islands are stunning. The most famous site on the Lake, are the unique floating islands of the Uros people, made of Totora reeds. The Uros began their unusual floating existence centuries ago in an effort to isolate themselves from the Colla and Inca tribes. Sadly, the Uros language has died out, and today the islanders speak Aymara due to intermarriage with Aymara-speaking clans. Today about 300 families live on the islands, however their numbers are slowly declining. 

The Totora reeds that grow in the shallows of the lake are used for making everything from the islands themselves to the model boats that the islanders sell. The islands are made up of layers upon layers of reeds; as the layers closest to the water start to rot, they are replaced with fresh reeds on top. The reeds are also used to build their boats, which if constructed well will last up to 6 months.

DAY 2: AMANTANI-TAQUILE

On the second day, you start your morning with a typical breakfast to continue traveling by boat to the island of Taquile. This island is well known for having the best weavers in all of Peru. Today, this community is still completely intact and it keeps being followers of ancient traditions and customs. Afterwards, around 4:30 pm, we return to Puno to then be transferred to our hotels.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
01 Transfer airport/ Bus station / Hostal
1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
Entrance tickets to visit the island of Uros and Amantani
One night at a local lodging.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Last lunch in Taquile
Extra money for snacks, etc
Others not specify in the tour.

RECOMMENDED TO BRING:
Walking boots, running shoes
Long pants, sweater, jacket/windbreaker
Camera

FULL DAY TOUR – TAQUILE ISLAND + UROS

This excursion begins at 6:30am with transfer from your hotel to the port. Then by motor boat (35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather) we visit the Uros floating Islands. Stepping on them feels very much like a water bed (but it is quite safe). We see the houses, the islands and meet its friendly inhabitants .Uros people are descendents of one of the oldest South American groups. Rides on traditional reed boats can be arranged. We visit two of the 30 islands before continuing on to Taquile Island. After a relaxed navigation of 2 1/2 hours when we get the chance to enjoy the spectacular views offered by Lake Titicaca, we get to this unique place. There a unique community can be observed, they conserve Incan laws and social system. A long path gradually ascending will take us to the village, the views are unique and worth’s. (45 min. hike aprox.) To visit the communal cooperative. Lunch at one of the local restaurants. The views are magnificent. Then we descent 500 steps down to the port. at 2:30pm approx. return to Puno (a 3 hour return journey). On arrival at Puno we transfer you to your hotel.

Duration: Full day
INCLUSIONS

Transfers : hotel /port / hotel,
Motor boat transport,
Bilingual guide (Spanish-English).
Entrance fees.

NOT INCLUDED
Lunch
Tips