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US$ 320.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
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Price per person based on double occupancy 2 nights Puno hotel room . Single supplement is $65
Family deals Family of 4 with children 11 years or under children pay $150 per child and family receives discount on additional accommodation in Hotel Marqueses Cusco. Family room for 4 receive 20% discount in months Nov to May.
Children under 3 years who do not occupy a seat in bus transport or boat transport and do not require a separate bed to parents travel free. Meals not included.
The lifestyle of the Aymara is one where men, women and children live without the superficial trappings of western civilisation. Working in unison with the land, lake, family and neighbors. Here, to be lazy is a sin. People will constantly be working their fields, women attending to daily chores and dressed in the most beautiful traditional garments, the men will be walking the trails drop spinning or knitting intricate patterns into their world famous woven garments. Each tells a story and you will be fascinated by each while you eat probably the best trout you have ever tasted on Taquile Island before returning to Puno!
Tour bus with guide, motor boat, transfer vans and direct bus.
If you are heading to Cusco we highly recommend Boutique Hotel Marqueses in Cusco, it is a beautiful and charming Colonial house built at the end of XVI century that has recently been restored and refurbished, located just one block from Cusco`s mayor Plaza. This great location is part of its popularity, close to all of the most important tourist attractions in the famous capital of Inca`s Empire. Well known for its incomparable hospitality and professional service. We can reserve the hotel and transfers you from the airport on your arrival and back on your return, you will enjoy a safe visit, wonderful attention and be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the Andean Hospitality.
Due to the safe and strategic location you are within easy walking distance of the many historical places, museums, restaurants, cultural, artistic and traditional places of the Imperial Inca City.
SAS Travel Tour Operator & Agency offices are located alongside Hotel Marqueses so we at SAS Travel can assist you at any time.
4 Nights for the price of 3 in MARQUESES BOUTIQUE Hotel in Cusco or FREE Up-grade to Delux rooms for the price of Standard room. To get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $ USD cash. Please book through this website but you must indicate your tour with SAS Travel (This offer is only valid for accomodation dates from JAN 1st 2015 to APRIL 15th 2015). For months May- Aug- Stay 4 Nights FREE Up-Grade to Suite for the price of Delux rooms ..... to get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $USD cash. www.hotelmarqueses.com
TOUR INCLUDES: 06:20 am Pick up from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to the Bus Station. Inka Express guided tourist transport from Cusco to Puno with Lunch and direct bus return to Cusco on Day 4th. 2 Nights in Hotel QALASAYA in Puno and 7 meals.
Visit to a few of the floating Uros Islands constructed with reeds before travelling on to Amantani Island. Here you will spend a night in the home of a family on the Amantani Island, where Aymara, is the language so don`t worry if you don`t speak Spanish! (the guide also stays on the Island and ecotourism has forced the people to learn some english but they seem to understand all your needs so don`t worry). At 3800 meters above sea level, just walking from the shore to the home of your host is breathtaking ! You will be reassured just to go at your own pace and your "mama" will wait for you, but she will always be at least a few steps in front!
After a late lunch, you may dare to play a few minutes of football before you feel like you only have one lung and then it is optional to walk to the top of a hill to the temple of Mamapacha (the mother earth) to watch the sun set below the lake. Again at you own pace and obvious path so you may choose to skip the football and start in advance so you actually get there before sunset! Followed by a cultural night of fun before walking back "home".
Next morning visit to Taquile Island for the beautiful culture of the famous weavers and a trout lunch to remember before heading back to Puno. Return to Puno by 5:00 pm
At 06:20 am Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the bus Station to travel by the Inka Express VIP Tourist Bus to Puno. Accompanied by an English speaking guide for tours of 3 sites along the way; Andahuaylillas, Racchi and Puca Pukara with spectacular views. (entrance to 3 sites not included = total US$15, not mandatory) Buffet Lunch near Sicuani town. Arrival around 5pm Transfer to Hotel in Puno. Accommodation on double basis, private bathroom and breakfast. Hotel Qalasaya. Short evening briefing for any last minute queries. Dinner not included. Ask rec to reception.
Hotel Puno Qalasaya
Between 7.35- 8.00am Transfer from the hotel to the port and by motor boat we take you to one of the legendary Uros Islands where you can observe the lives of the Uros people who live on floating reed islands, some only 20 metres in length. After a beautiful 3hr boat ride we reach Amantani island where we will break into smaller groups to stay with the local families. You have the opportunity to trek to the top of the mountain (4150 mtrs) to see the Temples of the Pachamama and Pachatata and enjoy the traditional customs of the island people. Food and authentic music prepared and performed by your designated family. BLD
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Rustic accomodation on Island
around 3 hours in boat so bring some water and snacks
After breakfast we take a short boat ride to the neighboring Taquile island, where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, After lunch we take the return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to hotel approx 5-6 pm.
Hotel Puno Qalasaya***
Bus from Cusco to Puno. Between 7.15- 7.30am transfer from your hotel to the bus for direct transport to Cusco. Arrival approx 2pm and transfer to your hotel.