DURATION 2 Day
PLACE Puno, Titikaka Lake
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.
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.
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” 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.
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.
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: 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
|NUMBER OF PAXS||PRICE PER PERSON||ACTION|
|02 or More People||US$ 50|
- Daily departures: We pick you up from your hotel 30 minutes before the tour.