LAKE TITICACA EXTENSION 4D/3N
After breakfast start the seven hour scenic drive to Puno with a visit to the Rachi archeological site featuring unusually large adobe constructions and stop over at a natural hot springs. Enjoy a Pic nic lunch and arrive to Puno early evening. Get a good night rest after a dinner out in preparation for your expedition to Taquile where the community unanimously chose to preserve their traditional way of life as in pre-Columbian time; including their ancestral social organization and values.
Hotel in Puno. Meals included: B, L
Begin a 3-hour boat ride on the Sacred Lake Titicaca, considered in Andean mythology as the lake of origin, where the water and sky meet and melt into a common magnificent blue. Visit the unique people still living like thousands of years ago on the only floating reed island in the world, Uros. Arrive to Taquile, and after lunch walk along the beautiful stone pathways to the plaza, and continue on to the west side of the island where we can peacefully watch the sunset. The sun is reflected in the calm mirror like waters.
Rustic home stay in Taquile. Meals included: B, L, D
Relaxing morning exploring Taquile and return to Puno. Afternoon visit traditional stone house complexes of Hatun Ayllu, a traditional highland community, en route to Sillustani: a sacred, ancient burial site. Sillustani has an absolute calm, as though time has stopped, being an ideal place for meditative reflection. Visit Umayu Lagoon and Island – a boatride of 20 minutes to a natural reserve for wild vicuñas and huanacos.
Hotel: in Puno. Meals included: B (lunch & dinner not inlcuded)
Visit traditional stone house complexes of Hatun Ayllu, a traditional highland community, en route to Sillustani: a sacred, ancient burial site. Sillustani has an absolute calm, as though time has stopped, being an ideal place for meditative reflection. Visit Umayu Lagoon and Island – a boatride of 20 minutes to a natural reserve for wild vicuñas and huanacos. Depart for airport in Juliacca.
Meals included: B
- A private, specialized, professional English speaking native guide who accompanies you for your whole stay
- Ground transportation in a private tourist level vehical from Cusco to Puno and in Puno
- Entrance fees to all sites
- Two nights at a 3 star hotel in Puno
- Transfer to airport in Juliacca
- Tourist level private boat to and from Taquille
- Overnight and meals on Taquile
- Airfare, travel insurance, personal expenses, any tips or donations, meals, snacks or beverages.
Program can be customized to include the scenic train to or from Puno, or flight to Puno. Program can be adjusted to 3 days with flight to Lima on day Three.