Lake Titicaca Home-stay

From Puno to Puno
  • Peru
  • Family
  • Custom
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Tour Description

Immerse yourself in traditional culture on a unique tailor-made tour around Lake Titicaca. As you sail across the famously still waters between the islands of Uros, Amantani and Taquile you can soak in the incredible landscape of snow-capped mountain ranges falling down to the vast basin of the high plateau. Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable body of water and is said to be the birthplace of the Inca Empire. 

Starting on the mainland in Puno you will have a chance to explore this quaint hillside city and visit Sillustani, a pre-Inca burial ground. From here you set sail on the lake to the incredible floating islands of Uros where the boats, houses and islands themselves are all constructed of Totura reeds. Following on to Amantani Island you will be immersed in traditional culture and hospitality as you interact with the local community and spend the night in a homestay. On Taquile Island, you can also experience indigenous life that has remained the same for generations. Taquile communities are famous for their textiles, the knitting is exclusively created by the men, while the women do the weaving. Travelling across Lake Titicaca is a beautiful journey and one that gives you the chance to get to know the local Aymara and Quechua language whilst experiencing a unique way of living.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Puno

On arrival into Juliaca you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Puno, stopping on the way to take in the pre-Inca burial ground of Sillustani. Here you can wander through the remarkable tombs built from volcanic stone. Known as Chullpas, these funerary towers reach heights of up to 12 metres. Overlooking the beautiful Lake Umayo, Sillustani is considered to be one of the most important necropolises in the world.
Puno lies on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. It is the largest city in the Southern Altiplano and an important agricultural and livestock (llamas and alpaca) region. It sits at an altitude of over 3,800 metres and is a picturesque hillside city and a melting pot of the Aymara and Quechua culture.
Overnight in Puno

Day 2
Puno Lake Titicaca

Early morning departure for your transfer to the port to board your boat. Visit the floating islands of Uros, where the locals continue to practice their traditional way of life. Located 4 kms from Puno, the original inhabitants of these floating islands are said to descend from one of the most ancient peoples of the Americas. The Uros Islands, as well as the houses on them and the boats used by their inhabitants, are all made from the Totura reeds that grow in Lake Titicaca. Continue to Amantani Island, where you will have the chance to enjoy traditional local hospitality while taking in some incredible landscapes. The island is also home to some captivating archaeological sites including the temples of Pachatata and Pachamama.
This evening spend the night with a local family and in the evening experience first-hand the traditions and customs of this fascinating island. Lunch and dinner included.
Overnight in a home-stay

Day 3
Lake Titicaca Puno

After breakfast and bidding a fond farewell to your host family, we travel to the island of Taquile, a place where time appears to have stood still. Around 350 Quechua-speaking families live here, operating a collective agricultural system dating from the 14th Century and renowned for their textiles - beautifully woven chumpis (belts), chullos (caps) and ojotas (sandals). Taquile’s charm is further enhanced by the stunning landscape and outstanding views of the snow-capped Cordillera Real mountain range. From Taquile, we board the boat once more to return to Puno where you will be transferred to your hotel.
Please note for your overnight stay, lodging is very basic with limited facilities and it is recommended to only bring an overnight bag and a torch.
Overnight in Puno

Day 4
Depart Puno

Today you will be transferred to the airport or bus station in time for your departure.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 2 nights standard accommodation in Puno, Peru
  • Included Copy 20 1 night home-stay on Lake Titicaca
  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available in Puno
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Return airport transfers on a private basis
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Included Copy 20 All entrance fees
Transportation
Land, Air, Ship, Train ...

Activities

  • Included Experience Quechua culture
  • Included Puno city tour
  • Included Lake Titicaca boat tour
  • Included Enjoy Peruvian lifestyle
  • Included Discover Uros floating islands
  • Included Pachatata & Pachamama temples
  • Included Enjoy breathtaking landscapes in Peru
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Duration

4 days

Price from

$500 USD

Per person, twin share

Daily departures