Lake Titicaca Tour
Full Day - Includes Lunch
Lake Titicaca, at 3,820m above sea level, is the highest navigable lake in the world. At this altitude, the pure air creates wonderful light, and the views of the snow-capped Cordillera Real rising over the lake are superb. This immense body of water is home to the Uros people, who live on reed islands they have woven, and to the people of Taquile Island, who create some of the finest crafts in the Andes.
Titicaca Express (By Speedboat - Toilet On-Board)
Duration: 9.5 hours Distance: 99 kilometers round trip.
07:00 Transfer to the port.
08:30 We arrive to a secluded section of Taquile Island, Explore the less touristy and scenic area of Taquile Island (exclusive), and enjoy a pristine sandy beach there you will have plenty of time to relax and feel the serenity of Titicaca. Then Hike through a pre-Inca trail with spectacular landscapes of the island, visiting families of weavers to learn about their textile art & symbolism that has been declared by UNESCO as world heritage. At 11:30 am we leave the island, after more than 3 hours of an intensive natural and cultural approach.
11:55 Arrival to the community of Santa Maria – Llachon, on the tip of the Capachica Peninsula, a very scenic off the beaten track destination. We are welcomed by a small community and quickly introduced to an intensive cross cultural experience, observe their traditions and participate in an ancient ceremony to learn about their magical world.
Then experience the preparation of "Pachamanca" a traditional way of cooking meat, fish and potatoes using underground ovens - this is one of the main dishes of Peruvian cuisine. Enjoy these delicacies in a small, but very scenic, restaurant.
13:50 We leave Santa Maria.
14:25 Arrival to a remote area of the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca, and explore UROS Ccapi, these are considered as the last authentic floating islands, less commercial and little visited. The Uros are descendants of one of the oldest cultures in South America. Optional tours in reed boats. Return to Puno at 15:25 pm.
16:30 Arrival in Puno and transfer to hotel