Journey through a less touristy path of Lake Titicaca in Peru exploring and experiencing culture and history. Tour the Uros manmade islands and take a ride on the boat made of totora reeds. Then journey to the island of Amantani to meet with your host family on the island to share lifestyles. During the Amantani homestay explore the island and live ancient traditions intermingling with the locals and enjoying dance and music. Finally, explore the island of Taquile admiring their renowned textile art declared by UNESCO a World Heritage.
Day 1: Lake Titicaca – Uros – Amantani Homestay (L, D)
This morning, depart your hotel with your guide and drive to the port to board the boat to navigate the waters of Lake Titicaca in Peru. Our first visit will be to the Uros floating islands which feel like water beds but are safe to walk on so no worries. Explore the island of Uros and spend time with the locals learning how they make the islands, boats, and homes, using the totora reeds which are plentiful along the edges of the lake. Afterward, we continue on a 3-hour motorboat ride to the island of Amantani. Upon our arrival, we will be greeted by our host family and escorted to the Amantani Homestay. Enjoy a typical lunch with your host family made from natural products. Then you may participate in an optional football match with the locals and a hike to the high point of the island to watch the sunset over the immense Lake Titicaca. After dinner, your Amantani host family will dress you up in traditional local costumes and take you to the community hall for a small celebration dancing and listening to Andean music. A great way to live and experience their traditional culture at Lake Titicaca in Peru.
Lunch and dinner included
Day 2: Amantani – Taquile Island Tour – Puno (B, L)
Bid farewell to your host family in Amantani and continue to the island of Taquile aboard the motorboat riding on the pristine waters of Lake Titicaca. Taquileños are known in Peru for their fine textiles, which are regarded as the best in the country. The men exclusively knit while the women spin wool and use vegetables and minerals to dye the wool to be used by the community. However, the women weave Chumpis, the wide belts with woven designs worn by everyone in the community of Taquile. Explore the island hiking for one hour by a pre-Inca pathway with impressive landscapes admiring the flora and fauna of the island. Lunch at a local restaurant. Observe their dances, textiles, and unique cultural expressions. We will hike to the main port and descend about 500 steps down to the dock. This concludes the Taquile island tour.
Breakfast and lunch included
End of Services
Homestay in Taquile Island
Kayaking Llachon or other islands