PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
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DAY 1: UROS ISLAND AND AMANTANI ISLAND (OVERNIGHT)
Our trip to Lake Titicaca begins with the pickup from your hotel in Puno to
go to the port of Puno where we board the boat that took us to the amazing
floating islands of the Uros.
It is said that Uros have inhabited these islands for hundreds of years,
people of the Uros know how to remove the abundant existing cane reed and
put it together in large quantities and then putting them together to form
small islands and platforms so that these ancient inhabitants despite the
weather today remain living in artificial islands of reeds, known as the
Water Tribe, they have to build their own islands regularly, adding new
layers of "Totora." Their homes and boats are made from this material.
During our visit we will visit native families, schoolhouses, souvenir shops
and can even ride in one of his little reed boats, then we will go in our
boat to the island of Amantani, located at an altitude of 3.817 meters.
Arriving at the island will taste typical local lunch, then we will go to
the famous pre-Inca temples Pachamama and Pachatata , these temples are
dedicated to the fertility of the land and ceremonial rituals are offered
This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives still ruled by their
ancient traditions, whose main business is the production of ceramics and
textiles. The positive energy of this island is so powerful that it is known
as the "Island of Love."
Here we have a magnificent panoramic view of the evening, after our visit we
will have accommodation at the family home, dinner and overnight at Amantaní
(Shared bathrooms, no hot water). (L,D)
DAY 2: AMANTANI AND TAQUILE ISLAND
After breakfast descend to the port of Amantaní to take our boat and head to
Taquile Island. This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who
have developed an efficient work in community and every family to help each
other, also implement the barter system, carried through generations (known
as the barter exchange of goods) but their main economic activity is
agriculture and are also expert weavers and artisans, local residents
themselves have been directly involved in improving tourism in the island
without losing their ancestral customs, after our visit we will have the
typical lunch of fresh fish (Trout) in the afternoon we descend to the port
for our boat to take us back to Puno. (B,L)
Uros floating islands
INCLUDES: Accommodation. All scheduled land and lake transportation.
All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services.
All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess
baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations,
alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry,
phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights
and items of personal nature.
domestic airfares, extensions.