This trip gives you the chance to experience the magnificence Lake Titicaca. By visiting the 3 different islands included in this trip, you will gain a broad perspective of life on Lake Titicaca. This is, for sure, one of the best products in rural community tourism in Peru. Amantani Island, a place full of living culture. There you see and experience up close the reality of rural life in Peru and you will also spend time with an authentic local family.
Day 1 – Uros + Amantani (L, D)
Duration: 2 days. Distance: 90 km round trip.
This excursion begins at 7:30am with a transfer from your hotel to the port. We then travel by motorboat to visit the Uros floating Islands. The boat is 35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather. Stepping on the floating islands feels a lot like being on a waterbed but it is quite safe to walk on them. We see inside the houses, check out 2 of the 60 islands and rides on traditional reed boats can also be arranged. We then continue and after a 3-hour motorboat journey we arrive at Amantani Island. You will probably see local families running down the hill to welcome you. At the port our group breaks into smaller groups for home stays. Your designated host family will serve a typical lunch made from natural products. Then there is an optional football match with the locals, and a hike to the high point of the island to watch the sunset. After dinner your host family will dress you up in traditional local costumes and take you to the community hall for a small celebration, it is a lot of fun!.
Overnight at the Home stay ( Basic facilities )
Day 2 – Amantani /Taquile / Puno (B)
Have breakfast, then depart to Taquile Island. After an hour’s boat ride we arrive at this unique place. There, a long gradually ascending path will take us to the village. It takes approximately 50 minutes to walk up to the village to visit the communal cooperative and there are plenty of photo opportunities on the way. We’ll enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants; the views are simply magnificent. Then we descend 500 steps down to the port. We return to Puno, a 3-hour return journey, at about 1 pm. Upon arrival at Puno, at approximately 4pm we transfer you to your hotel (end of services.)
IMPORTANT NOTE :
GROUP TOUR: 2 day – Amantani Classic + 3 meals
Your party will be in a total group of approximately 25 people with a bilingual Spanish & English speaking guide. By Classic motor boat = 11km/h
PRIVATE EXCURSION: 2 day – Amantani Classic + 3 meals
Private motorboat, Classic motor boat = 11km/h, professional English speaking guide. But THere is the option of choosing the Amantani Experience Tour with this option there is the chance to go off the beaten track, by doing the entire trip in reverse and therefore avoiding the crowds during the High Season ( Please check : , at Our specials ) . Take a spectacular walk on Taquile on an original pre-Inca path with one of the most impressive views of the Southern Lake area.
Our Peru Classic Tours are fully customizable; Edgar Adventures offer You: Tours to the most Popular destinations in Peru including: Machu Picchu Tours, Cusco Tours, Nazca Tours, Puerto Maldonado & Manu Tours, Lake Titicaca Tours, Deluxe Titicaca Peru trips & Puno Tours
Our Puno & Lake Titicaca Tours are supported by the most reliable travel services in Puno for a enjoyable Puno tours in Lake Titicaca Peru. We are direct operators of Lake Titicaca classic Tours & trips, our Titicaca guides staff and Titicaca travel organization is always ready, our aim is to provide always a better & better service, to ensure a memorable Peru vacations.
Travel to Lake Titicaca tours via regular group Titicaca trips ( Daily ) : Classic Titicaca island trips, Titicaca Peru & Bolivia deluxe classic tours Via Hydrofoil with Crillons Tours or Transturin catamarans, Tours to Uros floating islands and Taquile islands community, home stay on Amantani Island. Enjoy a Titicaca life time trip.
Specially travelling in the Classic Titicaca trips & Tours you need a reliable organization behind to ensure that your trip will benefit the communities and the locals will get fairly paid.
Not always a cheaper tour means that you will pay less.
For years The Islanders On Amantani have reported many abuses by some travel operators that did not pay them the official rates for their Home stay services, but this situation is at the moment solved thanks to the new administration that is making their rates to be respected.
Be aware that not always a cheaper price offered by some travel agencies means a fair price to the locals, you might find “cheaper prices”, but finally you can end paying extra and the local’s receiving less.
Be aware of not paying more than S/. 7.00 for the reed boat ride on the Uros reed floating islands, a higher price might be fair to you.
On Uros reed islands always ask for a discount if you are interested in some handy crafts, as they might be overpriced.
Be aware not paying more than S/. 25.00 For the lunch on Taquile Island. Some travel agencies in Puno are not paying their guides and the guides are forced to try living of their commissions and therefore abuse of the locals.
We at Edgar Adventures are trying hard to control this situation and paying our guides properly. But it is necessary the cooperation of the Travelers.