Titikaka Lake, The Ancient Uros Community, the Amantani island and the Taquile Island

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Titikaka Lake, The Ancient Uros Community, the Amantani island and the Taquile Island

From $250.00, triple room basis, tourist hotel.

Lake Titikaka 4 days, 3 nights.

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Tour Length: 4 days and 3 nights

Departures: Every day

Activities: Cultural, Ecological, Outdoor
Spots to visit: Titikaka Lake, The Ancient Uros Community, the Amantani island and the Taquile Island
Departures: Daily from Cusco or Arequipa.
Flight needed: From Arequipa or Cusco or Lima, not included.
Bus access available are from Arequipa and Cusco or La Paz in Bolivia
Important Remark: This tour may start from Arequipa or Cusco either, we just change the order of the tours.

  • Day 1 CUSCO - PUNO
  • 0700 AM. Early transfer to the Tourist Bus station, departure to Puno, in the way will be several guided stops: at the Andean Sistine Chapel in Adahuaylillas, with it´s unique samples of paintings of the Cusquena School. Afterwards the tour continues to the Wiracocha Temple; for the Incas Wiracocha was the organizer and the creator of the World. A break for lunch will be in Sicuani; the trip will continue afterwards to Pucara and the visit to the Lithic Museum. Arrival in Puno and transfer to your Hotel.

  • Day 2 UROS COMUNNITY - AMANTANI ISLAND
  • Early in the morning, you will have an unforgettable excursion on the waters of Lake Titikaka sailing to the Floating Islands of the Uros. Your guide will explains the technique of construction of the floating island and the multiple properties of the Totora. Afterwards you will aboard the boat for a 2 hours sail through the immensely Blue Lake; there are no hotels on Amantani but on arrival the group is split into smaller groups for overnight stay with local families, remember to bring some gifts for your family on Amantani; items such as pens, pencils, fruit and vegetables (which don't grow on the Island), batteries or postcards from your home town are all warmly welcomed. After the disembark on the Amantani Island and after set with your family home stay will start a short walk in the middle of the agricultural terraces; enjoy a magnificent view on the island and the Lake below. The trek will continue for one hour to the Summit of Pachatata, the Father Earth, and the nearby Summit of Pachamama, the Mother Earth. Your guide explains the mode of community organization, and the beliefs and ceremonies conducted in this place in honour of mother earth. Descending through the other side, the village of El Pueblo, you are going to be installed in your family home, in a rustic but comfortable house. Enjoying the peace of this charm place you will spend a wonderful night, without noise or electricity.

  • Day 3 AMANTANI - TAQUILE
  • After a good breakfast next is to sail again and head to the island of Taquile, just opposite of Amantani. We will climb long stairs that leads to the main village of the island. Taquile residents still live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and dress of magnificent colourful and traditional costumes. They are also well known for their handicrafts, particularly of beautiful weaving. You will have free time to explore the island or to admire the crafts of the inhabitants. Return to Puno and transfer tom your hotel.

  • Day 4 PUNO - SILLUSTANI
  • Breakfast. On the way to the airport visit to the archaeological site of Sillustani located 34 kM. away from the city of Puno and at an altitude of 12,858 feet (3,840mts.) above sea level. The site is strategically positioned on the top of a peninsula surrounded by a beautiful lagoon called Umayo lagoon. The creators of the imposing burial towers are known as the Kolla´s culture; the most imposing burial towers were built for the chiefs and priests. When exploring this peninsula you can feel the raw energy emanating from this site.

    Inclusions

  • All transfers in Puno.
  • Tourist Bus Cusco - Puno with entries, guide and buffet lunch.
  • 02 night accommodation at the selected hotel.
  • All visits as described in the itinerary.
  • Complete Tour to Lake Titikaka includes typical lunch.
  • All entry fees.
  • Breakfast

    Not Included

  • Domestic flight nor Airport Taxes
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water.
  • Meals
  • Other Items stocked in the Hotel mini-bars.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance of any kind.
  • Tips to guides or drivers or transfers
      • Very Important Remark

      • Aldo Dolci Tour & Travel it reserves the right to make changes to the above itinerary due to social commotion, strikes, weather conditions, flight cancellations, or lack of availability due late booking.
      • If such changes happen the economic incidences resulting as a consequence of those changes will be billed to the passengers.

      All HOTELS and TOURS are based on US standards. All our programs may be tailored accordingly your requirements, whatever the length of your staying, or any special interests, or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours. Rates are per person.
Tourist Hotel: Real San Felipe, Colca Inn Twin US $ 185, Triple US $ 171
Standard Hotel: Mansion del Fundador, Pozo del Cielo Twin US $ 230, Triple US $ 210
First Class Hotel: Libertador, Colca Lodge Twin US $ 385, Triple US $ 370 when available.
Tax and Services fee Included
Breakfast Buffet, included.

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