Amantani Island is one of the best tourist options to get away from the bustling cities and the daily routine. The island is located about 4,000 meters above sea level within Lake Titicaca Peru and is one of its largest islands. You will find a natural and calm environment, with numerous and varied vegetation giving it an aura full of peace. One of the main characteristics of the place is that it has a great extension of Lake Titicaca, giving it some beautiful views of the place. Despite being a popular tourist destination, it has not undergone modifications or projects for tourism purposes, maintaining its original essence. Within some Lake Titicaca tours, you can enjoy a beautiful tour on the Island where you can visit some archaeological ruins of the place or learn about the culture of the indigenous peoples that inhabit it.
Along the Amantani Island, there are numerous archaeological ruins. Some of these ruins give evidence that the original cultures native to the place were part of the Tiahuanaco culture and later integrated into the majestic Inca Empire. Peruvian history played a leading role on the island since during the Viceroyalty it is very likely that the Spanish appropriated these lands, enslaving the communities that inhabited it. The aborigines from the islands were always deprived until relatively recently.
Today, within the Island there are approximately 8 indigenous communities, of which they rely on agricultural activities. There are also numerous tours and travel options in this incredible place, making it a perfect destination to enjoy some vacations in Peru.
Spending the night on Amantani Island, a remote island on Lake Titicaca, is a unique experience. Known as the island of Kantuta because the Peruvian national flower grows in abundance, a homestay on the island will allow you to experience the traditional way of life and some delicious home cooking.
Guests will enjoy homestays in different locations and with different owners. One thing will be common to each experience: the authenticity and the warmth that accompany greetings. A visit to the island is not all about food and drink. In the afternoon, you are given ample time to explore Amantani and climb to the top of the island to visit the Pachamama and Pachatata temples. The view from the highest point is stunning at sunset and well worth the hike.
At night the temperature drops, so be prepared to feel a little cooler in the evening. And waking up to the sights and sounds of a car-less and breathtakingly quiet island is particularly distinctive, especially if you are familiar with the busy cities in Peru.
Visitors on this tour to Amantani will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique beauty and tranquility of the Lake Titicaca islands.
Sublime landscapes, wildlife, history, culture - Peru has more than its fair share. Its famed snow-capped Andean peaks shelter the temples and fortresses of the Inca and other pre-Columbian cultures, linked by a network of paved trails.