DAY 1 : PUNO
Reception at the train or bus station and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at selected hotel .
* If transfer is required from the airport please ask for price .
DAY 2 : UROS - TAQUILE - CHARCAS - CHUQUITO (Private Service)
Breakfast. At 6:00am, you will be picked up from your hotel, after 30
minutes of motorboat you will arrive at the Uros Island. Fishermen and
hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the
Uros use the cattail, a type of rush, which grows in the lake, to create
the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that
the plants develop support the island. The roofs are waterproof and the
houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water. At present
they speak Quechua and Aymara. Then we will visit the Taquile island and
we will take a walk of 60 minutes from Chuño port. Typical lunch.
Taquile Island is famous for its craft production, particularly for its
beautiful textiles. The island is narrow at about 1 Km. wide and 6 to 7
Km. long. The visit could be exhausting because of the 533 steps (altitude
13,000 ft above sea level) we must descend to arrive to Chilcano main
port . After an hour of motorboat, we arrive at Aymara Peninsula of
Charcas. Arrival to the wharf of the Titilaca community, we will
appreciate the rocky formation and the typical cloths of the residents,
specially of the women and children. We will go up to the viewpoint to
appreciate the beautiful landscape with a panoramic view of the lake.
Return through Acora, Plateria and Chucuito populations.
Chucuito is known as the Real Boxes City, because this city formed part
of the Virreynato, here we will appreciate the Uyo Inca’s archaeological
center or fertility temple, the rustic style of Santo Domingo Church,
the mixed racially style of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Church and the
solar clock, made of Huamanga stone in 1832, located on the Main Square.
Return to Puno.
Overnight. (B, L).
DAY 3 : SUN ISLAND FULL DAY
You will be picked up from your hotel at 6:30 am. Land transfer to
Copacabana Sanctuary. You will arrive into Copacabana after about 3
hours. Copacabana is the most important religious sanctuary of Bolivia,
thousands of pilgrims visit every year the virgin of Copacabana also
known as Native Madonna, you will visit the main square and the
impressive Cathedral (1/2 hour tour). You will arrive into the Sun
Island after about 1 hour of a spectacular catamaran cruise including
lunch on board, this island has been identified as the birthplace of
several revered entities, including the sun itself. A source of magnetic
energy, the vertex of the earth and the cradle of the Inca Empire, the
Inca couple Manco Kapac and Mama Ocllo appeared here and founded the Sun
Empire. During a 2 hours Sun Island Tour you will visit :
-The Inca garden, the island micro climate provides the ideal location
for this garden that during Inca times was full of Andean flowers ,
water and trees.
-The Inca Stairs that was built by the Incas in order to reach the Inca
Water spring -The Inca water spring, a natural water spring with 3
different openings of different tastes, this Inca made water fountain is
supposed to be a source of eternal youth.
-The Sun Island Inti Wata Complex, that contains the largest amount of
archaeological items founded in the island and the largest demo variety
of Andean flora and fauna available in Bolivia.
-The Sun Island Kallawaya Ancient Ceremony, witchcrafts, natural
medicine, art, magic, and millenary traditions are part of the mystic
world of the Kallawayas heritage. The purpose of this mystic ceremony is
to purify the souls of the Chinkana holy temple visitors, this Ceremony
takes place in an Inca altar at the top of the hill facing the temple
and overlooking the lake.
You will then proceed back to Copacabana and then to Puno, we will
return in Puno at 5:30 pm and overnight. (B,L).
DAY 4 : SILLUSTANI - LIMA
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima (airfare
On The route visit at the Sillustani Chullpas (pre-Colombian funeral
towers). Our excursion to the Towes or Chullpas Sillustani funeral
starts after drive on paved highway about 45 minutes, Sillustani arrival,
our local guide will lead us to the top of this old cemetery and there
we show most important towers and also give a presentation on the
history and mystery surrounding this wonderful place. Here visitors can
see beautiful scenery in the vicinity where Umayo highlights the
beautiful lake, which can be seen in all its splendor from the southern
part of the archaeological complex. After the funeral towers fully
explored, we will take the way to the airport, making a brief stop at a
traditional house in the area, where we will appreciate guinea pig farms,
fields and other features and learn about society and lifestyle of
people living in this part of the Andes located almost 4000 meters above
sea level. (B)
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