Puno Islands- Titikaka lake

URUS TAQUILE AND AMANTANI

First Day

One of our guides will pick you up from your hotel at 7.30am. to be transferred to the port of Puno and board motor boats in which we will travel 40 minutes. After the trip we visit the floating islands of Uros. Here a family will welcome us in their native language (Aymara language), who will explain about their customs and way of life. After all the information we make a small tour aboard boats made of reeds (totora) in the area of the islands in order to enjoy the beautiful scenery of this magical place. The visit has a duration of about 45 minutes then we depart on our motorboat to the island of Amantani.

 

Along the way you will have a panoramic view of Lake Titicaca and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lake considered the highest in the world, come to the island of Amantani at 1.30 pm. Approximately accommodate then guide the group in local family homes.

This place will be given lunch (typical food), after lunch you will have a free afternoon to explore the area on your own or just share the evening with our respective families, then the evening our guide will invite you to make a trek to Pachatata Temple and Pacha Mama. This is a sacred place for thousands of years which is still considered a place of worship for the people of this community. Our guide will explain about the customs of these people and the beliefs and rituals practiced till today.

Then he returns to the family home where they have dinner and then dress them in traditional costumes of the place and then be invited to a folk festival where you will be confused with the locals and other tourists, here you can dance and enjoy the music typical of this community, the party will last approximately one hour, then return to our family for the night.

 

Second day

After breakfast we cross the island of Amantani to Taquile Island traveling one hour. On arrival take a walk into the village where you can observe the famous textiles and traditional clothing and learn about the customs of these people.

After the tour we will have lunch and then return to the city of Puno approximately 4.30pm. Return to the hotel after the program.

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