Peru Mysteries offers rural or community tourism of 2 days / 1 night in the Lake Titicaca circuit, providing a quality service throughout the tour.
The Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, declared as a Natural World Heritage; is shared by the neighboring countries of Peru and Bolivia. In Peru is located in the region of Puno in which there are very majestic islands such as: Taquile, Amantaní and Uros, prepared for tourism which maintain their traditions and customs.
Lake Titicaca shows in its cold blue waters its wide natural wealth; as well as fantastic places that keep their history and tradition intact. Tourism seeks the development of life in this place to preserve its culture and its incredible landscapes.
DAY 01 (MAIN HARBOR – UROS, THE FLOATING ISLANDS - AMANTANI ISLAND (OVERNIGHT)):
We begin our tour picking you up from your hotels at 7:45 am; the first stop will be on the floating islands of the Uros.
UROS.- Located 30 minutes by boat from the main port, then we will begin our visit with the recognition of each island, explaining how they built these islands on the highest lake in the world (built with totora), as well as its importance. Inhabited by the Aymaras, this place is considered one of the oldest Andean civilizations, since it arose long before the Incas; Fishing, bartering and their crafts are part of their economy.
Approximate visit: 1 hour and a half.
AMANTANI.- The second visit of the day will be on the island of love. Amantani The largest island of Lake Titicaca, is located 3 hours of navigation (9 km. Approx.), During the trip, we can enjoy the great beauty of the landscapes. In the port of Amantani, the president of the community will welcome us, and begin to divide us into groups so that families are responsible for giving us all the required attention (accommodation, food and company). In the afternoon we will have the option of walking through the sacred mountains known as Pacha Tata, this walk will begin after the coordination of our guide.
Amantani, the natural home of the national flower of Peru la Cantuta, is known for the kindness of its people, where eight communities live on the terraces, raising animals, handcrafting textiles and carving in stone.
Overnight at home of locals.
DAY 02 (AMANTANI - TAQUILE - PUNO)
After a delicious typical breakfast, we will go to the next island, "Taquile" the trip by boat lasts 1 hour, where we will have the opportunity to meet the people of Taquile, very cooperative and well organized. The Taquileños recognized worldwide by a high degree of advancement in Textile, have been awarded by UNESCO. It should be noted that yarns and fabrics are made mainly by men and women from eight years old onwards. Life in Taquile has not undergone major changes due to modernity; the island is inhabited by Quechua speakers who still exchange (exchange products); however, agriculture, textiles and handicrafts are its main economic source.
Approximate visit: 3 hours.
END OF THE TOUR APPROXIMATELY AT 05:00 PM. (CITY OF PUNO).
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