Lake Titicaca Cradle Of The Gods

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN JULIACA AIRPORT / “CHULLPAS” OF SILLUSTANI

Assistance on your arrival at Juliaca airport. 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 leaders. 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. Arrive to selected hotel where you will have free time to rest and get acclimatized to the altitude.
Note : If you arrive by train or bus, the excursion to Sillustani will be on Day 3.

Meals Included: None


DAY 2: FLOATING ISLANDS OF THE UROS AND TAQUILE ISLAND

Early in the morning, 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.

We continue our motor boat trip to Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, down through the generations. It is necessary to go up a stairway of more than 567 steps - streaks of stone that wind their way among greenery platforms - to arrive at the Town of Taquile where we will have a break to eat. After lunch at a local Taquile inn, we 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 typical lunch


DAY 3: PUNO / TRANSFER TO AIRPORT OR BUS STATION

Transfer to Juliaca airport to take your departure flight or to bus station.

Meals Included: Breakfast


INCLUDED:
  • 2 nights at hotel in Puno
  • Meals where indicated
  • Transportation from and back to hotel/airport/bus station
  • Transportation to the visitor sites
  • Entrance fees to the visitor sites
  • Local certified bilingual guides
NOT INCLUDED:
  • Airline tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips
book this tour now !