Lake Titicaca, nestled between Bolivia and Peru, is one of the most fascinating lakes in the world. It is situated at a very high altitude, at over 3800 metres above sea level, and its shores and islands are a land of legends, ancient customs and colourful dress. We include 3 days visiting the highlights close to Puno but can easily extend this into the Bolivian side of the lake
Cruise on the highest navigable lake in the world.
Visit the legendary Uros Islands, where it’s traditional people still live on floating reed islands.
Learn about pre Inca cultures at the archaeological site of Sillustani.
Enjoy a warm hospitality experience from the local with an overnight homestay on Amatani Island
Itinerary in brief
Day 1: Lake Titicaca arrival transfer including a tour of the archaeological site of Sillustani.
Day 2: Lake Titicaca cruise to Uros & Amantani Island
Day 3: Visit Taquile Island before returning to Puno
Day 4: Departure transfer from Puno to Juliaca.
Tailor-made suggestions for this itinerary
Add in a 3 or 4 day trip to an Amazon lodge or a luxury cruise.
Extend your stay and take the Andean explorer train to Cusco to visit the breathtaking Machu Picchu.
Trek the world famous Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
Explore some of its other highlights including Arequipa, the Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca.
Visit Bolivia's spectacular colonial cities including Sucre and the mining town of Potosi then onto the incredible Salar de Uyuni by 4WD.
Day 1: Arrival
On arrival in Juliaca airport you will be met by our representative. First stop is the archaeological site of Sillustani where your local guide will show you the most important sectors of the burial site and give a good insight into Andean culture. The archaeological site of Sillustani was a cemetery built in the thirteenth century by a civilization that occupied the area before the Inca domination. The creators of the imposing burial towers are known as Kolla people, and the huge towers were built out of respect for the chiefs and priests.
After the tour you will enjoy fine views of Lake Titicaca and the spectacular, snow-capped Andes Mountains as you are transferred to your centrally located hotel in Puno.
*You also have the option of starting this tour from Cusco, with a full day tour travelling through the Andes. Please enquire for more information.
This evening is at your leisure.
Day 2: Uros & Amantani Island
We explore the island in the morning before boarding our boat for the three hour journey to Puno on the lakeshore. On the way, we’ll visit the Uros Indians, who live on islands of floating reeds and, save for a few modest concessions to the modern world, still live as their ancestors would have done centuries ago.
We’ll continue on to Amantani Island, an island situated on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca well known for their beautiful textiles and crafty ceramics. We will visit one of the hill tops of Amantani known as Pachatata (Father earth) and explore this beautiful archaeological site. By the evening, we’ll enjoy the local typical dances performed by the Islanders and finishes your day with an overnight homestay on Amantani. This will give you an opportunity to fully immerse yourself in local traditions and to truly experience the warm hospitality of the local people.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 3: Taquile Island & Puno
In the morning on our way back to Puno, we’ll visit Taquile Island, where we will tour the ruins and visit the beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weaving. After purchasing lunch, we will return to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to your hotel.
Breakfast, Lunch included.
Day 4: Departure
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to
the airport to take your outgoing flight, or perhaps continue into
Bolivia or delve further into Peru by visiting the Colca Canyon &
Departs - Daily
Accommodation with private facilities, hotel taxes, entrance fees, tours with English speaking guides, transfers, meals as specified.
What's not included
Airfares, airport entrance/departure taxes, gratuities, travel insurance, any items not mentioned as included.
Hotel rates are based on twin share in lead-in rooms. Other room types and hotels are available. Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply during holiday seasons and special events.
*Internal airfare prices are based on your arrival into South America being with LAN Airlines. Supplements may apply if you arrive with another airline.