Tour in Titicaca Lake 2 days, in this tour you will visit first, the Floating Islands of the Uros, taking a comfortable boat from the port of Puno (30 minutes), after visiting the floating islands in the Uros, we will continue with the trip to the island of Amantani (2 ½ hours ), where we will arrive by noon, upon our arrival we will be cordially received by local families.
Accompanied by the families we will walk (30 mins uphill) to the local houses of Amantani, where we will have typical Andean lunch of the island. After settling in and resting, we will hike to the top of the island to see the Inca ceremonial temples “Pachamama and Pachatata”.
After appreciating the beautiful views of the lake and its splendor, we will wait to see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Finally we will return to have dinner in the local houses, during the night the families will organize a welcome party (Optional) where we will be able to dance and wear the local clothing, all this accompanied by local musicians.
Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 12,500 feet (3,810 m). The city of Puno is located at approximately the same elevation, which means that altitude sickness is common. To prevent this, drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol, and eat a high-calorie diet.
Keep in mind that to start an activity on Lake Titicaca it is very important to be in good health, if you feel unwell at the beginning of the tour in Puno, it is better not to go on the boat, for your own safety, since in There are no medical centers on the islands for emergencies.
Because of its more distant location, tourism on Amantani Island has not developed in the same way as on Taquile. The main difference is that home-stays have remained a more authentic cultural experience in Amantani.
The inhabitants of Amantani Island are of Quechua origin and they are mainly small farmers, they are very warm hosts and they offer a great homestay experience. A visit to Amantani Island means a one night stay on the island. The houses are simple and services are basic. There is no running water in many of the houses and toilets are basic. There are no showers. For many people, this home-stay experience and the encounter with the host family is a rare insight into the reality of Andean people who live at these altitudes.
This cultural exchange experience in Amantani is very touching and fascinating.
The tour begins with the pick up from your hotel at 7:20 a.m., then we will go to the port of Puno, where we will embark on a boat in the direction of the Uros island, 7 km and 30 min away, where we will learn its shape of life, history, customs, main activities such as crafts, tourism and artisanal fishing. During the visit our guide will explain to us about the construction of the floating islands, which are made from reeds, the native family will also invite us to take an additional ride in their typical reed boats, the tour lasts 20 min. (Optional).
Then we go to the island of Amantani (2hrs 45min trip). Upon our arrival the family awaits us to invite us to their rustic house and thus teach us their way of life and the taste of their typical food (family lunch), in the afternoon we ascend to the PACHATATA and PACHAMAMA temples, we will be able to appreciate the majestic panoramic view At sunset on Lake Titicaca, we will descend to the main square where each family takes us back to the rustic accommodation, then we will have dinner with the family and participate in a welcome party offered by the community.
The next day we will have a typical breakfast to continue towards the natural island of Taquile. Upon arrival we will walk for 40 min. Until the main square of the town where we will have contact with the locals, our guide will explain its history, typical clothing, hand weaving, crafts, main activities, traditions and customs.
At noon we will taste lunch offered by a local restaurant overlooking the lake. We will have time to visit the surroundings and see its traditional stone arches. Finally we will descend with a walk to the main port of Taquile where our boat awaits us to return to Puno, in the afternoon we will leave them in their respective hotels or main points in the city of Puno.
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The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.
To book this tour, a minimum of $ 89 USD per person is required, the remaining balance will be paid upon arrival in Peru, at the Cusco office.
Any other additional information, please coordinate with your travel agent.
Peru is a country of basically free access. Most of the countries of America and Western Europe do not require a tourist visa to enter Peru, and the maximum length of stay granted by the authorities is 183 days (it cannot be extended). For a stay for a longer period with other objectives (business, study, work, etc.) it is necessary to previously request the corresponding visa from the Peruvian consulates.
To enter Peru it is an essential requirement to present a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months from your entry into the national territory. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Chile can enter with their national identification document.
Traveling is one of life’s great pleasures and what most of us dream to do at one time or another in our lives. Discovering new cultures and visiting ancient ruins is what motivates us to travel. Peru has a rich and colorful history with many different regions to explore. While thinking of your Peruvian holiday you might want to also consider a group or individual tours in Peru. Both options are viable when traveling in Peru if you prefer the company of other people when you travel then a group tour will be for you. You’ll always have someone to keep you company along the route, but you don’t always have to walk together. Wherever possible your Andean Great Treks leader will allow everyone to walk at their own pace, regrouping regularly along the route.
The currency in Peru is the Sol. It doesn’t take long to get used to it. There are just over three Soles to the US Dollar (USD), around three and a half Soles to a Euro (EUR) and just over four Soles to the Pound (GBP). Rounding up helps you make quick conversions when deliberating prices and making payment. While some businesses accept US dollars and some ATMs allow you to withdraw it even, it is much easier to pay for day-to-day things with Soles including food and drink, shopping at local markets and entry to local attractions. There are ATMs in every major city in Peru and as a point of reference can also be found near each city’s Plaza de Armas (the main square). It’s highly unlikely that you will find any ATM in more rural areas including villages and small towns. The fee for withdrawing money at the Peru ATM is around $5-$7 per transaction. The maximum withdrawal is around $200 – $250 per transaction.
Like many other countries in developing destinations, the region’s beauty and uniqueness are countered by inequality and lack of investment. This has led to crime rates (mainly theft and scams) not being uncommon in the larger cities. We know this doesn’t sound very attractive, but it’s important to mention it regardless. Most experienced and well-traveled visitors will understand this well and not be too concerned. However, having said this, it is our duty to take care of you during your visit. That’s why we present you here with a few recommendations to be extra safe. Avoid walking alone at night on empty streets. Don’t flaunt valuables! If going for a walk or going on public transport, be sensible and avoid showing off expensive items such as expensive watches and jewelry. Be careful of pickpockets! Don’t leave your bags anywhere that doesn’t look safe, and make sure to take them with you.
Every Andean Great Treks holiday has been thoughtfully planned and crafted by our specialists. They draw on their own extensive travel experience and the guidance and expertise of our local partners to create superb holidays. Our specialists are committed to making every aspect smooth and enjoyable; they genuinely want to ensure that the holidays they create leave you with wonderful lasting memories.
Every Andean Great Treks traveller is accompanied by an experienced tour guide, you will be immersed in Historic cities, ancient ruins and unfamiliar landscapes are all brought to life by our carefully selected local guides. They want to share their expertise and help you make your own discoveries too; their sole mission is to ensure you enjoy every moment.
Giving you the freedom to make your holiday even more memorable. We know how much our customers look forward to their holiday and we pride ourselves on the choice and flexibility that we offer to enhance every aspect of your experience. Whether it’s getting to the airport, upgrading your room or booking an additional excursion, we can help.
Our guides are the stars of the show; it is their unrivalled knowledge, passion and expertise that will transform your tour experience from good to truly extraordinary!
Because the have grown up in the area and know it like the back of their hand, so they can help you experience whichever aspects most interest you. They’re passionate about sharing their corner of the world with you, and as you explore together, they’ll open your eyes to the intricate details, provide background to enhance your understanding of what you’re seeing, and share stories that will bring everything to life.
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‘The great thing about working with a specialist at Andean Great Treks is how they take your complete jumble of ideas and turn them into something absolutely spectacular.’
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EXPERIENCES THAT CALL TO YOU
It’s what you do in a destination that helps bring it to life. It’s why we strive to choose experiences that help you connect to a place, absorbing a little of its complex character. Wherever your passions lie, we’ll recommend experiences that speak to you, and we’ll recommend the guide or local expert who’s most qualified to help you explore. Packing your holiday full of special experiences means some early starts and long days, but you can be sure that you’ll return home with many incredible memories! Read our Tours and check the Physical Ratings to see if the pace and activity levels are right for you.
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We know that where you stay is a cherished part of your travels. So, we go to great lengths to find places to stay that exceed expectations, or go above and beyond the ordinary, whether in their character, hospitality, or location. Over the years, we’ve discovered the very best properties, trying and testing them, so we can choose the right one for you. We’ve nourished long-standing relationships with these establishments and the people who founded them, and we’ve stayed there many times often, we’ll even know which rooms have the best views (and reserve them for you).
Our style of travel — authentic, thoughtful, and focused on building meaningful connections to the people and places you visit — is inherently respectful and considerate of the destinations we love. We design each aspect of your trip exactly as you want it, which includes its sustainability. That might mean choosing a train journey instead of a flight, staying at eco-friendly wildlife lodges, or opting for experiences that give back to the communities you’re visiting. The choice is yours.
Responsible travel has always been at the heart of what we do. First and foremost, because it gives you the best experience, but, also because it helps to preserve the communities and landscapes you visit. This isn’t new for us we collaborated with local communities and outside experts so we can grow to be better ambassadors.
The most authentic and interesting experiences often directly benefit the local people. We prefer to buy local products that are produced in the organic farms of the Sacred Valley, we also have alliances with local artisan organizations who provide us with souvenir items for our clients, your money directly benefits the local economy.
‘There’s a saying: we don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. When we show you our country, this philosophy guides everything we do. It’s our responsibility to preserve the environment and wildlife, and support communities. That means using slower modes of transport, like cycling, employing local people, and working with communities who’ll benefit directly from your visit. This also gives you the best, most authentic impression of the places we want to share with you.
We prefer to buy local products in ecological bags, to avoid the use of plastic bags, likewise we teach the use of soaps and ecological products in each tour that we organize. We also work on reforestation projects with local communities who take care of landscape resources such as communal reserves, national parks.
Your luxury trip to Peru includes a selection of Andean and Amazonian landscapes. We will help you to explore this welcoming and varied country, planning each step of your trip, with the best services. With the help of amazing expert guides, you can enjoy all that Peru has to offer, every detail is well taken care of.
Visit Peru and discover its highlights from Lima to Cusco on an exciting journey that encompasses modern cities and ancient worlds. From the depths of the Colca canyon to the heights of the Andes and on to the unique islands of Lake Titicaca, be immersed in fascinating Peruvian culture while discovering its history buried deep within the walls of lost cities.
The wonders of Peru await you as you hike through the Manu Amazon rainforest, traverse the plains of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and stroll the cobbled streets of Cusco on this 15-day trip from Lima. Search for monkeys and medicinal plants in the Amazon, travel the ancient road to Machu Picchu, experience a stay in a traditional community on the shores of serene Lake Titicaca.