max 8 people
Adventure, Experiencial tourism
Easy to moderate
All year round
Experience the magnificent Lake Titicaca, the highest navigatable lake in the world. Visit 3 unique islands for the most memorable experience of your life. Explore the floating islands of Uros, before a hiking up to the summit of Pachatata in the island of Amantani for breath taking views of the sunset over lake Titicaca. Spend the night in a homestay, and experience more than just watching the culture and traditions, but become part of their community for an entire day. End your adventure in cultural island of Taquila. Learn about their traditions and way of life for this isolated community that straggles Peru and Bolivia. This adventure is truly a cultural experience and we guarantee you will walk away with memories and stories that last a lifetime. So, don’t wait! Book your tour now to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
The Lake Titicaca Tour with Homestay will start at 7:30am with a transfer in our private van to the port of Puno. We travel by local motorboat to the famous floating islands of Uros. The locals used a local aquatic plant called “totora reed” to make homes on top of the water. This form of bulding is very unique to Puno and not found in many other places of the world. See how they have electricty, flushing toilets and hot showers. Walking on the island makes you feel like you are on a waterbed yet is still completely safe to walk, live in, and explore. The community is made of around 60 individual islands and during your tour you have the oppotunity to visit two of them. A local representitive will teach about daily life in the islands and the history of this island that dates back more then 300 years ago.
After, we head to the small island of Amantani for a chance to summit to Pachatata ( father earth) at 4,115m/ 13,500ft above sea level. For those that are feeling adventures and can hike at an accelarated pace, we offer an optional hike to the higher summit of Pachamama (mother earth) for an even greater view of the islands and beautiful surrounding water. Once we disembarc at island port, we are met by our respective host families. You join your designated host family for a scrumptious lunch made from organic local ingriendients.
Later, we meet up to start a grup hike to enjoy the sunset at pachatata. Your designated host family will serve a typical lunch made from natural products. Then there is an optional football match with the locals, and a hike to the high point of the island to watch the sunset. The horizon stays lit for a while after sunset, giving us sufficient time to hike back with good lighting. After dinner we spend some time at the community hall to watch how locals wind down or you can head over for a soccer game with the children before retiring at your homestay.
Home stay will provide you with basic facilities. It will be nothing fancy, but you are guaranteed a complete cultural immersion.
Waking up to breakfast that has been prepared by your hospitable hosts, we get ready to depart to our final island, Taquile. After an hour’s boat ride we arrive at the island of Taquile, thats full of culture and tradition. We start a gradual ascent at high altitude to the center of the village. On arrival, you will be met with locals in traditional outfits and they will perform a local dance show. Take this opportunity to try on one of they skirts from the ladies or hat from the gentlemen and learn a few dance steps.
Later, we had back down towards our boat, stopping at local restuarant. We settle in for a delicious lunch made from typical island ingredients, the view from your lunch stop is spectacular. In your horizon, views of mountain peaks from the neighbouring Bolivia are clearly visible. Learn the different types of hats men wear and the significance behind them. Learn how this is one of the few cultures in the world where a mens marital status is represented in his clothing. Next we watch a demonstration of the wool dyeing process and a traditional plant they use as shampoo to clean it. After all this excitement, we board our motorboat for a relaxing trip back to Puno. Arrival is scheduled for 4pm and we will transfer you back to your hotel.
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Our groups are only an average 4 to 6 people with a maximum of 8. However, for our Islas Ballestas tour, we have to join other groups, with about 12 to 15 per boat trip.
We require a minimum of 2 people to guarantee departure.
Group of 5 or more: $15 USD per person. All you need is to book the trek together at the same time
SAM CORPORATIONS is a family owned travel agency and a tour operator that specializes in tours all over Peru. We are based in Cusco with many years of personal experience trekking and traveling every nook and cranny of Peru. SAM CORPORATIONS is a 100% Cusqueñian Company without any shareholders.
Our focus is on creating small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE. We guarantee a luxurious service and promise to never cut corners.
We take pride in our reputation as a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We support them financially and ensure long term growth by offering them a fair salary. We are proud of our team, without them we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.
SAM CORPORATIONS knows how important it is to trust in a reliable honest operator to create an unforgettable adventure while in Peru. We stand by our word and deliver on our promises
To ensure a more personalized service for our guests, at SAM CORPORATIONS we have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
We are so proud of our guides! They are highly professional and speak fluent English. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about their country. Our guides are dedicated to continuous personal and professional development. They do research to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories in Inca and Andean culture. They are adventure and travel enthusiasts, sharing only the best of what they have personally experienced. Our crew is fun loving, great sports and well-educated. They all hold degrees in one of the following: Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.
At SAM CORPORATIONS, we have always believed that we should give back to the local isolated communities. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we always do many service projects and hire locally.
SAM CORPORATIONS is proud to be able to support our beautiful local people. We use a holistic approach to sustanability and community development. We participate in multiple social projects, we employ from these communities and pay them an above average wage. Self- sustainibilty and long term growth is our main focus.
A beautiful reflection of our attitude in everything we do, is that we wish to make life richer and more meaningful for all involved.
Please read the following information carefully; it will help with your questions about our services and the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.
The briefing will take place the night before your tour at your hotel.
FIRST, to book your Lares trek to Machu Picchu, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click the link here: BOOK NOW.
Please be ready with the following information (FOR EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase tickets without the following information:
*** We will need each participant’s passport at the time of booking. They will be need, in order, to purchase tickets.
SECOND, we require a deposit of $…….. USD per person in order to purchase a permit for the Lares trek Machu Picchu. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.
If you would like to avoid the high credit card fees in Peru, you may pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. There are many ATMS within the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service fee, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account and use our email address email@example.com to complete your payment
The maximum group size is 8 persons. Our groups are usually between 2-6 people. Sam Corporations specializes in SMALL, PRIVATE groups and provide a personalised service.
Absolutely!! Hotel drop off is included in your package.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the tour. It inspires them to give excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many SAM CORPORATIONS destinations. Of course, you are free to tip as much as you would like, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
Yes, we are a locally sustainable & responsible tourism operator. That incorporates universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people
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Our company is 100% locally owned. We directly contribute to economic development and environmental sustainability in Peru.
The quality of our service is one of our most important values which demands all our effort, determination, and courage to be successful in what we are doing and the services we provide
We aim to have a positive impact in all the areas that we visit. Through our training sessions and social projects, we empower women, indigenous communities and children
Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you a personalized tour in our small comfortable vans
Interested in visiting only specific destinations? No problem, all our packages can be fully customized to suit your budget and schedule. Contact our travel advisors to plan the most comprehensive trip of a lifetime.
We commit socially and culturally to the community and adapt our business strategies to the preservation of the environment
Experience the magnificent Lake Titicaca, the highest navigatable lake in the world. Start your tour at the distinct island of Uros. This one of a kind island floats on the water using an aquatic plant called the “totora reed”. Spend some time learning the 3,000-year old history of these islands and the day to day life of this indigenous community. Followed by a stop to our next island od Taquile Island, immerse yourself into an indigenous community that conserves its culture and still maintains traditions that have been practiced for many years. Enjoy an unobstructed view of the mountain peaks on the Bolivian side of the lake. This full day tour gives you the best of what Lake Titicaca has to offer. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we gurantee you will walk away with memories and stories that can last a lifetime! Book your unforgettable adventure now!