02 Days of Uros – Amantani & Taquile Islands

2 Day

DURATION 2 Day

Puno, Titikaka Lake

PLACE Puno, Titikaka Lake

Easy

These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.

Middle

A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.

Moderate

Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.

Challenging

“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.

Formidable

These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.

Highlights

02 Days of Uros – Amantani & Taquile Islands, live an unforgettable experience in community companionship, experiential tourism in direct contact with the local people of Quechua origin ( AMANTANI ) an unforgettable experience where every visitors will know the way of life of this population and the own simplicity hospitality of its smiling inhabitants.

This trip includes a hike to the highest point of Amantani island where some temples are located (Pacha Tata and Pacha Mama) where there is a large observatory to enjoy the beauty of the island and see the immensity of Lake Titicaca with a sunset own unique place, accommodation in single homestays and comfortable at the same time, services are basic . No hot water, no electricity.

Itinerary

ITINERARY: DAY 1.- UROS (FLOATING ISLANDS) – AMANTANI ISLAND

A full day of boat excursion afloat Lake Titicaca. We will visit the ancient culture of the Uros and step foot on their floating islands. The islanders will give us a presentation about their lifestyle upon their man-made islands, built using the Totora reed which grows among the shores of the lake. We will learn about their existence on these small islands and how they have adapted to its conditions. Continuing across the lake, we will arrive at the island of Amantani. Here we will meet the Quechua families that will offer us a cozy home-stay style lodging and prepare us traditional food for lunch. After lunch, we will make the short ascent to the two hilltops of the island while observing the daily lifestyle of the local people. Atop of the island, we will visit two ancient pre-Inka temples, Pachatata and Pachamama (father & mother cosmos). In the evening after dinner, the community members will hold a small welcoming party for us. Lodging: Amantani Island (Homestay)

DAY 2.- TAQUILE – PUNO

After breakfast on Amantani, we will board the boat again to make the short trip to the neighboring island of Taquile. Here we will ascend the beautiful stone paths to the community, a small and quite shy population, not to mention very hard-working and wise, a culture full of art and tradition. Taquile’s’ people are cheerful and proud of their origin and culture, happy to share with us the beautiful atmosphere of island life upon the immense lake Titicaca.

VERY IMPORTANT: This tour starts at your hotel when we pick you up and will end at your hotel when we leave it.

What´s Included

INCLUDED:

  • Transfers hotel – port – hotel.
  • Bilingual guide (English & Spanish).
  • Tickets to the Islands.
  • All transportation.
  • Transport by traditional boat.
  • Overnight stay with the families (Amantani).
  • 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner, 01 Breakfast.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Second day lunch in Taquile (extra $ 10 USD).
  • Others not mentioned in this Program.

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film

Prices

GROUP SERVICE.

****Daily Departure****

NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
02 or More People US$ 50
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Departure Dates

  • Daily departures: We pick you up from your hotel 30 minutes before the tour.

Availability

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FAQS?

How to contact Waman Adventures?

Waman Adventures works 24 hours per day, in their differents booking forms and free information: by e-mail, by telephone, and by our web page.

Waman Adventures will organize all about your trip, hotels, transportation, meals, and other items for giving you a fantastic journey. If you want to arrange your packages to visit PERU, Waman Adventures is the only tour operator that offers you the alternative to do your packages and give you options for your hotels and your kind of transportation.

You can book with us with 50% of the cost of your trip, and you will pay the other 50% when you are in Cusco city with us.

Useful things

Sturdy shoes, a good raincoat, and warm layers for the evening are the only essential items. Bring comfortable and modest clothes for the time in Cusco. There is no need to bring a sleeping bag or any gear as you’ll be staying in lodges throughout the expedition.

Documents and Logistics:

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Cusco
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through the end of the trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)
Airport Information

Airport and airlines located in the port of the city of Callao, Lima´s Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez 01-517-3100 www.lap.com.pe.

Callao is serviced by flights from North, Central, and South America, and two regular direct flights from Europe (Madrid and Amsterdam) check the airport website or call 01-511-6055 for update departure and arrival schedules for domestic and international flights.

Cusco has the only other airport with international al service to La Paz, Bolivia.

Do I need a Visa to enter Peru?

With a few exceptions (notably some Asian, African and Communist countries), Visa is not required for travelers entering Peru.

Tourists are permitted a 30 to a 90-day stay, which is stamped into their passports and onto a tourist

card called Tarjeta Andina de Migracion “TAM”(Andean Immigration card) that you must return upon leaving the country.

Be careful not to lose your tourist card, or you will have to queue at the immigration office (Oficina de Migraciones), also known as Migraciones to get a replacement card. It is a good idea to carry your passport and TAM in your pocket at all times, especially when traveling in remote areas, for example, it is required by law on the Inca Trail.

For security get a photocopy of both documents and keep them in a separate place form the originals.

Money in Peru

Peru uses the Nuevo Sol (S), which has traded from S3.00 to S3.30 per US dollar (US$) for several years, although you should keep an eye on current events.

Carrying cash, an ATM card or traveler´s checks, as well as a credit card that can be used for cash advances in case of emergency, is advisable.

When receiving local currency, always ask for small bills (“Billetes pequeños”), as S100 bills are hard to change in small towns or for small purchases. Carry as much spare change as possible, especially in the small cities.

Public bathrooms often charge a small fee for use, and getting change for paper can be darn near impossible.

The best places to exchange money are usually foreign exchange bureaus (“Casa de Cambio”), which are fast, have longer hours, and often give slightly better rates than banks.

Many places accept US dollars. Do not receive torn money as it will likely not be accepted by Peruvians.

It is best not to change money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.

Do you know what voltage the sockets have (110 or 220)?

What are the standards plugs?

Electrical current is 220V, 60HZ AC, Standard outlets accept round prongs, but many places will have dual-voltage outlets which take flat prongs. Even so, you may need an adapter with a built-in surge protector.

What should we pack?

Peru is a diverse country in natural and cultural resources, so you only need a passport to enter the country and take some precautions that will help you to enjoy the wealth of this beautiful land.

Phone Calls

Public payphones operated by Telefonica-Peru (www.telefonica.com.pe) or Claro-Perú (www.claro.com.pe)  are available on the street even in small towns. Most payphones work with phone cards which can be purchased at supermarkets and groceries. Often internet cafes have private phone booths with ¨net-to-phone¨ and ¨net-to-net¨ capabilities (such as skype), where you can talk for pennies or even for free.

When calling Peru from abroad, dial the international access code for the country you are in, then Peru¨s country code (51), then the area code without the 0 and finally, the local number.

When making international calls from Peru, dial the international access code (00), then the country code of where you are calling to, then the area code and finally the local phone number.

In Peru, any telephone number beginning with a 9 is a cell-phone number. Numbers beginning with 0800 are often toll-free only when dialed from private phones, not from public payphones.

What is the time difference between the United States and Peru?

Peru is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It is the same as Eastern Standard Time (EST) in North America.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not used in Peru, so add an hour to all of these times between the first Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October.

Weather

Peru has three main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east, the arid coastal desert to the west, and the Andean mountains and highlands in between. In the Andes, which have altitudes over 3500m. Average daily temperatures are around 10°C (50°F), and overnight temperatures can dip well below freezing. Travelers flying straight to Cuzco (3250m), or their hight altitude cities, should allow several days to acclimatize since altitude sickness or soroche can be a problem.

April to November is the dry season in the mountain and Andean Plateau (altiplano). The wettest months are from December to March. It rains al the time in the hot and humid rainforest, but the driest months there are from April from November. However, even during the wettest months from December to March, it rarely rains for more than a few hours at a time. Along the arid coastal strip, the hot summer months are from December through March.

 

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