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TOUR: MILLENARY PUNO
Puno city, Titicaca Lake, Amanatani, Taquile and Uros Islands

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Tour Summary
Puno Tours - Traditional Puno, Peru Tours Puno is located at an altitude of roughly 4000 metres above sea level, and on the shores of the Titicaca Lake, the highest navigable lake in the world. According to legend this lake was the cradle of Inca Civilisation for Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, Children of the Sun God, emerged from the cold waters of the Lake to found the City of Cusco and to start their civilisation. In here you will have the chance of experiencing the traditions and festivities that have been preserved by the population for centuries now.
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Tour Details
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Price: From US$ 226
Starting point: Puno
Ending point: Puno
Tour Type: Archaeological and cultural

Tour Description

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.

DAY 01: Juliaca - Puno
Puno Tours - Millenary Puno, Peru ToursAssistance on your arrival in Juliaca. On your way to Puno, visit the famous Chullpas of Sillustani, 12 m/40ft high stone cylinder burial chambers, used by the Aymaras to bury their important leader. Lake Umayo, located in front of the Chullpas, adds further beauty to the place. Here you also have the opportunity to observe wild guinea pigs, birds and other local wildlife. Arrival to selected hotel where you have free time to rest and get acclimatised to the altitude.

Meals Included: None

If you arrive by train the excursion to Sillustani will be on Day 4.

DAY 02: Lake Titicaca: Floating Islands of the Uros and overnight at the Amantani Island.
Puno Tours - Millenary Puno, Peru Tours After breakfast, we take a two-hour motor boat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique Floating "Islands" of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own "islands" by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed unique to the area called "Totora". Their homes and boats are also made from this material. After having experienced some of the ancient traditions of the local people, you continue your motor boat trip to Amantani Island. This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives still governed by their ancient traditions, whose main occupations are the production of ceramics and textiles. The positive energy of this Island is so powerful that it is known as the "Love Island". Box lunch. Overnight at the house of a local islander to enjoy the hospitality of a typical Amantani home.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 03: Lake Titicaca: Amantani Island and Taquile Island - Puno.
Puno Tours - Millenary Puno, Peru ToursAfter breakfast, you have time to stroll at leisure through the quaint streets of this colourful island. Late morning, you take a motor-boat to Taquile Island, also inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, down through the generations.
Upon arrival at the Town of Taquile we will have a lunch.Then, we will take a walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6km long island. In the afternoon, return to Puno for overnight at selected hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 04: Puno - Juliaca
In the morning, transfer to Juliaca airport to take your departure flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • 2 nights accomodation in Puno
  • 1 nights accomodation in Amantani Island on Lake Titicaca
  • Bilingual guided tours (english / spanish)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • In / out transfers- Entrance fees
  • Applicable Taxes

NOT INCLUDED:
  • International and Domestic flights (Lima / Juliaca / Lima: US$ 294 aprox.)
  • Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)
  • Baggage excess
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls
  • Additional nights for bad weather o flight cancellation
  • Snacks


Useful Information

WE RECOMMEND YOU TO
- Use boots or sneakers during long walks.
- Drink lots of liquid during long excursions.

WHAT TO BRING
- Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
- Long pants or slacks.
- Long-sleeved shirts.
- T-shirts.
- Sweaters and a jacket.
- Rain wear for rainy season.
- Camera.
- Insect Repellent.
- Personal toilet items and firstaid kit.
- Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called ”Soroche” or altitude sickness.
  Please consult your physician what medicine is best suited for your organism.

WEATHER
Dry and very cold, with bright sunshine during the day and very low temperatures at night (-10ºC). Year long temperatures fluctuating from 5 to 8ºC.

The rainy season is from December to March.

ALTITUDE
Puno: 3,860 m.a.s.l.

Restaurants during your trip
In Puno: Local food restaurants, in Taquile Island there are only very basic facilities.
... more about Puno restaurants