Day 1 – Uros / Llachon / Ticonata Island
Duration: 2 days. Distance: 95 km
Depart at 7 am to visit the floating Uros islands, we step on two of the 60 manmade islands, discovering the fascinating history of this ancient fishing culture, then continue navigating to Llachon, arriving about 11 am. We do a gentle walk on a pre-Inca pathway and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Depart from Llachon, after 1-hour ride we arrive at Ticonata, where we are welcomed by the community and accommodated in the eco – village, with conical houses & thatched roofs made as a remembrance of the pre Incan houses in the region the conical shape and the thatched roofs give the island a unique character. Visit the local museum to see
the mummies recently found, Later on, we will take a short hike to the ancient ritual place, at the top of the hill, even today it is still used by the locals in authentic ancestral ceremonies and the sunsets from up there are simply spectacular. What makes this tourism based project a genuine sustainable project is that it involves people from the community and they all share the work and the benefits equally. We will savour a typical dinner, then sit around the bonfire. There are few places where you can breathe the essence of a culture, nevertheless Ticonata is one of these rare gems. Here, one of the wise men will tell us about their magical world and traditions, daily life and customs. All of this, while enjoying the Milky Way and other constellations make for an unforgettable night in the Andes. Overnight at the Ticonata Eco Lodge , Note : Basic facilities, outhouse toilets, only warm shower available.
Important note: Kayak trips are available along the coast of Llachon, before continuing onto Ticonata Island.
Day 2 – Ticonata / Amantani / Puno
After an early breakfast of regional cereals, we set sail for Amantani island with experienced Taft fishermen at the helm. With the west winds behind us, we will arrive at our destination about 2 or 3 hours later depending on the season. You may need to paddle the last bit if necessary, but at any rate our private escort motorboat is ready to assist us if need be. On Amantani Island visit the main village and take a pleasant gentle walk to observe the locals farming and herding. We will have lunch in a local house ( this lunch is not included ) and some time to learn about the culture and people of Amantani. Later we return to return to Puno city by motorboat, arriving at approximately 4.30pm. —- End of The Program —
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Important Note : It is posible to change the visit of Amantani Island for Taquile Island see the description Bellow.
Ticonata Experience & Taquile – Duration : 2 days. Distance: 102 km
Day 01 – Puno / Taquile / Ticonata – (D) at 7am By motor boat we navigate to reach the southern part of Taquile Island, where we make a cultural encounter with the villagers, lunch & textile interpretation (lunch not included). Depart from Taquile at 1pm. Arrival at Ticonata Island at 2:30pm. Reception by the community and accommodation in the eco-village, with conical houses & thatched roofs made as a remembrance of the pre-Incan houses in the region, visit the local museum to see the mummies recently found, short hike to the summit to watch the sunset. At night, dinner, bonfire, demonstration of native dances and reading of coca leaves, overnight at the Eco village.
Day 02 – Ticonata / Uros / Puno. (B,L) At 8:00am. After Breakfast we leave Ticonata, 1 hour later arriving at Llachon, hike around the coast, then continue by motor boat. We then visit the floating islands of Uros returning to Puno early in the afternoon. Included: transfers, private motor boat transport, guide, entrances, basic lodging in Ticonata, lunch the second day, dinner and breakfast the first day.