Breakfast. At 6:00am, 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.
Then we will visit the Taquile Island and we will take a walk of
60 minutes from Chuño port.
Typical lunch. Taquile
Island is famous for its craft production, particularly
for its beautiful textiles. 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 (altitude 13,000 ft
above sea level) we must descend to arrive to Chilcano
main port. After an hour of motorboat, we arrive at Aymara Peninsula of Charcas. Arrival to the wharf of the
Titilaca community, we will appreciate the rocky
formation and the typical cloths of the residents,
specially of the women and children. We will go up to
the viewpoint to appreciate the beautiful landscape with
a panoramic view of the lake. Return through Acora,
Plateria and Chucuito populations. Chucuito is know as
the Real Boxes City, because this city formed part of
the Virreynato, here we will appreciate the Uyo Inca’s
archaeological center or fertility temple, the rustic
style of Santo Domingo Church, the mixed racially style
of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Church and the solar
clock, made of Huamanga stone in 1832, located on the
Main Square. Return to Puno.
Overnight at Qelqatani Hotel or similar. (B, L).
Day 3 : SUN ISLAND FULL DAY
Breakfast. You will be 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
located in JULIACA 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
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 cancellations
alcoholic and non-alcoholic
beverages or bottled water
Insurance of any kind
Reconfirmation of International or Domestic flights and
items of personal nature
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.