Day 1 – Taquile Island / Amantani.
Duration: 2 days. Distance: 90 km. Lake Titicaca, authentic culture & traditions. This excursion begins at 7:00 am with transfer from your hotel to the port. Then by Semi – Fast motor boat ( 7:30 am. depart ) , that will make of this a enjoyable journey (35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather, comfortable bus type seats and fully equipped, WC).
We get a 2 hour boat ride strait to Taquile Island while we get lectures about the origins of the Inca culture, Quechua language lessons & more. At arrival we have the chance to enjoy the spectacular views offered by Lake Titicaca, get to this unique place, by the south section of the island (09.45 am), the less visited zone of Taquile Island. Have at least 4 hours to explore this paradise, there enjoy of a pristine sandy beach. And hike for 1 hour by a pre-inca path way (soft and gradual hike) with impressive landscapes, while we learn about the flora and fauna of the island. Lunch at local restaurant. The members of the community will show us their dances, textiles and unique cultural expressions. Taquile Island is the home for an authentic community that conserves Incan laws and social system. But due to an inadequate tourism management is being affected and this trip helps to encourage the community life. Later at 1.50 pm approximately, we hike to the main port and descent about 500 steps down to the dock. At 2.30pm we depart to continue our journey onto Amantani Island, (55 minutes motor boat ride). When we get to Amantani Island. You will probably see local families running down the hill to welcome you.
There you meet to your designated family, (designated by the local administration according to a rotational system, that we are committed to respect). By small path ways they lead you to the home stay. Feel free to participate in the cooking with them. After lunch they will take you in a deep cultural encounter with the daily life issues. Depending on the season they might be farming, herding or building a house. If you have the commitment, go ahead and be part of it. (This part of the trip is carefully arranged, and prepared by you experience guide, to make of it an authentic experience).
Optional football match, then a hike to the high point of the island to watch the sunset. At dinner your designated 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! Fell the energy of this live culture.
Overnight at the Home stay.
Day 2 – Amantani / Uros reed islands / Puno.
Enjoy Breakfast with our designated family, later at 8:15am. The group leaves Amantani Island to head onto the incredible reed floating Islands. After a pleasant motor boat ride of 2 hours 30 minutes we visit the Uros Islands. Stepping on them feels very much like a water bed (but it is quite safe). We see the houses, the islands and meet its friendly inhabitants .Uros people are descendents of one of the oldest South American groups. Rides on traditional reed boats can be arranged with the local fishermen. Visit two of the 30 islands, then share an intercultural activity with the locals, see their houses, and learn about the construction of the reed floating islands. Later continue to Puno arriving at 12:45pm approximately. Transfer to your elected hotel.
AVAILABILITY – PRIVATE TOUR This Tour Is available always as a Private trip, any time of the Year. Price per person on list of prices. You will have a private motorboat and a professional English-speaking guide, exclusively for your party.
GROUP TOUR – $ 89.00 p/p. Your party will be in a total group of approximately 19 travellers plus your English-speaking guide. This tour is available on request. Minimum: 6 travellers for the trip to run, so you can aply and we keep you informed if other more people have signed up for the group tour in order to confirm a depart, the reason is that it is an unusual trip.
KAYAK EXTENSION : From Amantani to Llachon , 2 hour 30 min. after breakfast meet the team of Titicaca Kayak Company, after the security briefing, we pladle for 2.1/2 hours to Llachon . Included : Full equipement, rescue boat, kayak guide.
PLEASE SEE : 2day – Amantani Experience + Kayak