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 AND TAQUILE ISLANDS
You will be picked up from your accommodation at 6:30 a.m., to go to the
port of Puno to take a tourist motor boat and to direct towards the
wonders floating islands of the Uros. After a 1 hour motorboat ride, you
will arrive at the Uros island in the Titikaka lake. Fishermen and
hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the
Uros are known as the “water tribe”, because they must construct its own
Islands periodically, adding new layers of totora reeds, 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
They used it as home and trade centers for the natives, who use
hand-made boats of the same material as their means of transportation.
At present, they speak Quechua and Aymara. Following this exciting tour,
you will be led to the Island of Taquile, place where the form of
typical and rustic experience was appraised, the place is colorful and
landscaping, where they even maintain its customs, ritual, religious and
folkloric traditions, in the town of Taquile we will taste a typical
lunch with fresh fish (trout). There is also a craft fair on the plaza
that sells exceptional wool goods which are of very fine quality and
somewhat expensive. 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 altitude (13,000 ft above sea level). On Taquile there are numerous
pre-Inca and Inca ruins as well as Inca terracing. We will return in
Puno in the afternoon (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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