Located at 386 Kms south Cusco, is considered the highest navigable lake in the world, where ancient civilizations escaped from mainland to settle in isolated islands in time of war they would make their living safe and to have a productive life there at Lake Titicaca where they still keep their unusual traditions and rules.
The lake that’s looks more like an ocean, and its people, descendants of the Incas where Quechua language and Aymara from a far older culture is still spoken, The Uros people and the Taquile community to appreciate their way of living, a strong people who once ruled the high plateaus.
Day 01: PUNO (arrival from Cusco or from Lima)
Reception by our representatives at the Bus or Train station (If you are coming from Cusco), assistance and transfer to your Hotel.
Day 02: PUNO-lake Titicaca tour
Early in the Morning you will be transferred to the Dock where you’ll board the boat after a while you will visit Uros floating island where those communities have been living for centuries in islands made of reed! And to learn how they live there.
After you will navigate quite journey to Taquile island that certainly is amazing they have their rules and traditions from ancient times.B,L
Later in the afternoon back to the mainland Puno Hotel.
Day 03: SILLUSTANI GRAVE TOWERS-later to airport.
In the morning we will take you to the Sillustani grave towers where Inca and pre-Inca civilizations chief where buried on astonishing towers and later to be taken to the airport, where you can take your flight to Lima.B.
Price 2018: $397 per person based in double occupancy.
- 2 nights accomodation in Puno
- Bilingual guided tours (english / spanish)
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- In / out transfers
- Entrance fees
- Applicable Taxes
Price does not include:
- International and Domestic flights (Lima / Juliaca / Lima: US$ 294 aprox.)
- Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)
- Baggage excess
- Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
- Personal expenses
- International or National personal telephone calls
- Additional nights for bad weather o flight cancellation
Lake Titicaca boasts a rich cultural history that spans thousands of years. Incan mythology claims that Lake Titicaca was the site where civilization first began. It was here that the first Inca king, Manco Capac, is said to have been born of the sun god. The gods later created a wife for him, and together they founded a tribe that would eventually grow into the Inca Empire that dominated much of South America before the arrival of Europeans in colonial times. More than 180 ruins and monuments remain in the area as testaments to the architectural prowess and cultural beliefs of the ancient groups of indigenous people that inhabited the region long ago.
Points of Interest
On the Peruvian side of the lake sits Puno. This town is known as the capital of Peruvian folklore and features myriad tour companies that can provide you with transport to Los Uros, offshore floating islands constructed of reeds. The nearby islands of Taquile and Amantani have additional ruins with their ancient customs and traditions of thousand years ago that are also worth visiting. Boating is the primary means of transportation there.
The climate in Puno is cold and dry year-round. The high altitude contributes to these conditions, and travelers may experience some mild symptoms of altitude sickness upon first arriving. The average temperature hovers around 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures can drop down as low as 30 degrees in the winter months from June to August. The maximum temperature here is around 60 degrees in the summer months of December and January. Precipitation is minimal for most of the year, but it has been known to rain or snow on occasion.
HOW YOU GET THERE:
From Cusco with a tour bus from 7am to 5pm which includes 4 stops along the way, (3 stops to visit archeological pre-Inca sites and 1 stop for lunch.
In this journey from Cusco to Puno you´ll enjoy the great scenery of the mountins, puna high plateau, glaciers, thousands of Alpacas grazing etc. very worth it.
Or 1.20 hours flight directly from Lima to Puno or vice versa.