Puno and Lake Titicaca

3 day/2 night

Longtime home of highland civilizations that have left their marks, Lake Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun in Andean belief and its bright and blue waters host natural and also unique artificial islands. Living cultures, dances, rituals, multicolored garments and traditions are still preserved in this peaceful area of idyllic landscapes, offering a privileged glimpse into another way of life.

Overwiew

  • DAY 1 Arrival in Puno. Visit Sillustani Necropolis en route
  • DAY 2 Excursion on Lake Titicaca: Uros and Taquile Islands
  • DAY 3 Departure

Included

  • Round trip arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Visit to Sillustani Necropolis
  • Lake Titicaca excursion
  • Entrances
  • Professional guides

Not inlcuded

  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar, laundry, medical expenses, etc.
  • Air tickets

Day 1 Puno

Upon arrival to Juliaca airport, transfer to your hotel in Puno. En route, visit the pre-Inca Necropolis of Sillustani, an archaeological complex with huge cylindrical stone tombs called “chullpas”, where the ancient Aymara priests were buried. Its location close to Lake Umayo increases the beauty of this mystical place. Rest of the day at leisure for getting acclimatized to the altitude.

Day 2 Puno – Lake Titicaca

A day in Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. A boat ride takes you to the floating islands of the Uros, artificially made since ancient times using the reeds (totora) to form a natural mat. After the visit, continue sailing to Taquile Island, where a traditional community will welcome you. Once part of the Inca Empire, its inhabitants wear their colorful traditional attire and preserve both a special social system and one of the most remarkable weaving techniques of the country. Stunning views of the serene lake from this point. Afternoon return to Puno and to your hotel.

Day 3 Puno

Transfer to the station or transfer to the airport to board your flight to the next destination.

Optional:

Extend your visit spending the night in Taquile island at the houses of its inhabitants or include a visit to the nearby island of Amantani where you can also spend the night with the locals.