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Explore the rich history and culture of the most navigable lake in the world

Puno is one of the most important cities on the edge of Titicaca Lake, and is famous for being the most navigable and highest lake of the world. The city is known for its colorful festivals, including the famous Virgen de la Candelaria festival. Learn about the unique way of life of the Uros people and visit their infamous Uros Islands, a group of floating islands made entirely of reeds. Puno is a city that will transport you to another world with its fascinating culure, stunning landscapes, and unique lifestyle.

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Lake Titicaca Tour 1 day

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!

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Puno

Travel to Puno over the Altiplano and visit the most important town on the edge of Titicaca Lake. Most of its buildings were made of adobe and roofs are covered with metal panels. The city center is small so if you like nightlife going to Jiron, Lima, is a must. There you find different restaurants and places to go if you want to listen to great music. Puno is located on the cold high plains at 3600 m above sea level.

The Main Square

Visit the Main Square where there is a Catholic church that was built in 1747 by Simeon de Asta. On certain days you will be able to see the local single ladies gather on the steps of the church to attract single men, dressed in their finest traditional ware. The square is surrounded by hotels and restaurants.

History

The city also known as “The Land of Camelidae”and was the home of the Tiahuanaco culture from many thousands of years ago. The culture has left some of the most beautiful legacies such as Puerta del Sol (The Sun gateway), a temple sculpted in stone.

February

The city of Puno is considered the Folklore Capital of Americas, because of its 300 variety of traditional dances. The “Caporales” and the “Diablada” are typical dances. Perfomed during festivities such as the “Virgen de la Candelaria” the city’s patron. This festivity is held in February and thousands gather to celebrate.

Lake Titicaca

Considered to be highest lake of the world, Lake Titicaca spans both Peru and Bolivia. The beautiful blue lake is like a mirror when the sky is clear and the sun shining. The history of the lake and its inhabitants goes back many thousands of years with interesting stories of warring tribes and Spanish invasions.

Amantaní Island

Amantani is located around 36 kilometers from the port of the city of Puno. Hiking to the top of the island’s highest peak, Pachatata, is a must do activity to enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. From these viewpoints you can see the prehispanic temples of Pacha Tata, de Pacha Mama, Incachincana, Inca Tihana and the cemetery of mummies.

Taquille Island

Located close to Amantani, Taquille is a peaceful place inhabited by locals who are only too happy to share their history and culture. Here you will find the unusual custom of the men making handicrafts and the women tending the fields. The island makes an interesting change from the culture of the rest of Peru. Make sure you take some money to buy the beautiful handicraft.

Archaeological site of Sillustani

Sillustani ruins are located at 34 kilometers from Puno is famous for its “chullpas”. These towers held the remains of its main authorities of the people of Collao. Close by you can see its museum where you find different archaeological pieces of different cultures like Colla, Tiahuanaco and Inca.

The Uros

The Uros people live on and work on the “floating islands”. Centuries ago the people artificially made the islands entirely of totora reeds. They navigate and travel the island in their traditional boats also made out of totora reeds. The Titicaca National Reserve (36,180 hectares) protects extensive stretches of totora reeds and various species of plants and animals, to help preserve the Uros floating islands.

Enjoy the dances, lakes and beautiful landscapes of Puno, and don’t forget to include in your itinerary the town of Lampa and Azangar, whose temples hold undiscovered treasures.

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Lake Titicaca Tour with Homestay 2 days

Destination Puno

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!  

 

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