Ideal Titicaca Lake of the Incas 4 days / 3 nights
Duration: 4 Days & 3 Nights
Departures: Daily departures
Activities: Puno, excursion to Uros and Taquile islands, Sun Island, Sillustani.
Day 1 : PUNO
Reception at the train or bus station and
transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Qelqatani Hotel or
* If transfer is required from the airport please ask
Day 2 : UROS AND TAQUILE
Breakfast. You will be picked up from your
hotel at 7:30 am, after a 2 hour motorboat ride, you
will arrive at the Uros island in the Titikaka lake.
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. Then we will visit the Taquile
Island, where we will have lunch in the cooperative
restaurant. There is also a cooperative shop on the
plaza that sells exceptional wool goods, which are of
very fine quality and somewhat expensive. Taquile Island
is famous for its craft production, particularly for its
The island is narrow at about 1 Km. wide and 6 to 7 Km.
long. The visit could be exhausting because of the 533
steps on the stone stairway to climb to get to the
village and because of the altitude (13,000 ft above sea
level). On Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca
ruins as well as Inca terracing. We will return in Puno
in the afternoon. Overnight. (B,L)
Day 3 : SUN ISLAND FULL DAY
You will picked up from your hotel at 6:30
am. Land transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary. You will
arrive into Copacabana after about 3 hours. Copacana is
the most important religious sanctuary of Bolivia,
thousands of pilgrims visit every year the virgin of
Copacabana also known as Native Madonna, you will visit
the main square and the impressive Cathedral (1/2 hour
tour). You will arrive into the Sun Island after about 1
hour of a spectacular catamaran cruise including lunch
on board, this island has been identified as the
birthplace of several revered entities, including the
sun itself. A source of magnetic energy, the vertex of
the earth and the cradle of the Inca Empire, the Inca
couple Manco Kapac and Mama Ocllo appeared here and
founded the Sun Empire.
During a 2 hours Sun Island Tour
you will visit:
The Inca garden, the island micro climate provides the
ideal location for this garden that during Inca times
was full of Andean flowers, water and trees.
The Inca Stairs that was built by the Incas in order to
reach the Inca Water spring -The Inca water spring, a
natural water spring with 3 different openings of
different tastes, this Inca made water fountain is
supposed to be a source of ethernal youth.
The Sun Island Inti Wata Complex, that contains the
largest amount of archaeological items founded in the
island and the largest demo variety of Andean flora and
fauna available in Bolivia.
The Sun Island Kallawaya Ancient Ceremony, witchcrafts,
natural medicine, art, magic, and millenary traditions
are part of the mystic world of the Kallawayas heritage.
The purpose of this mystic ceremony is to purify the
souls of the Chinkana holy temple visitors, this
Ceremony takes place in an Inca altar at the top of the
hill facing the temple and overlooking the lake.
You will then proceed back to Copacabana and then to
Puno, we will return in Puno at 5:30 pm . Overnight at
Day 4 : SILLUSTANI - LIMA
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport that is
locaed in juliaca) to take the flight to Lima (airfare
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)
Hotel and lodge accommodations based on double
Scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide
Entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary.
B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
International or Domestic airfares, airport
Departure taxes or visa fees
Excess baggage charges
Additional nights during the trip
Due to flight
alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or
Insurance of any kind
radio calls or messages
International or Domestic flights and items of personal
In order to deal with your reservation in a timely
manner we require a deposit of 50% of the cost of the
chosen program at the time of booking.