Andean Life in Titicaca 4 days/3 nights
Duration: 4 Days & 3 Night
Departures: Daily departures
Activities: Puno, excursion to Uros, Llachon, Taquile islands and Sillustani chullpas.
Day 1: PUNO
Reception at the train or bus station and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at THE CHOOSE Hotel.
If transfer is required from the airport please COMFIR THE TIME BEFORE
Day 2: UROS ISLAND AND LLACHON PENINSULA (PRIVATE SERVICE - OVERNIGHT)
Breakfast. At 8:00am, you will be picked up from your hotel, after 30 minutes of motorboat you will arrive at the Uros Island. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros use the cattail, a type of rush, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support the island. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water.
At present they speak Quechua and Aymara. We will visit 3 different floating islands and we will board the “Totora Boats”, after this tour we will continue our trip and we will arrive to Llachon Peninsula. In Llachon, we will appreciate the Inca’s costums that still stay, the behavior and the interrelations of the residents.
We will take lunch prepared by the residents. After, we will take a motorboat for 40 minutes bordering Llachon peninsula and we will appreciate the natural landscape that the peninsula offer us. At night, we will take dinner and have a show prepared by the residents who lodge us.
These homestays does not have the same facilities as one house of the city , This program will give the traveller the opportunity to set contact wit these inhabitants and learn about their knowledge and experiences, experimenting also the intensity of their love to the earth, their myths and believes. (Shared bathrooms, no hot water). Overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 3 : LLACHON PENINSULA AND TAQUILE ISLAND
Breakfast. Transfer from Llachon Peninsula to Taquile Island (1 hour). We will arrive to Taquile Island. We will visit the Taquile Island and we will take a walk of 50 minutes from Chuño port, by a footpath that goes directly to the main square, located in the top of the island. The residents continue living according their old traditions and laws. We left the Taquile Island where we must descend 533 stone steps (altitude 13,000 ft above sea level)to arrive to Chilcano main port. Return to Puno. Overnight at Qelqatani Hotel or similar . (B,L)
Day 4 : SILLUSTANI - LIMA
Breakfast. Transportation to the airport to take the flight to Lima (airfare NOT included). On The route visit at the Sillustani Chullpas (pre-Colombian funeral towers). The scenery is desert but impressive, in a beautiful setting on a peninsula on Ayumara lake about 32 Km. from Puno. Most of the towers date from the period of Inca occupation in the 15th century; the engineering involved in their construction is more complex than anything the Incas built. (B)
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