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Direct operator & local owners.Sustainable, responsible & ethical tours.
US$ 220.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
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!
We would suggest you don´t need to backtrack to Cusco unless you have further tours departing from there or a flight.
If you have not already organised flight from Cusco to Lima then you can fly from Juliaca (Puno) to Lima without backtracking
Tour Bus transport to Puno with English speaking guide, motor boat for Islands tours
If you are heading to Cusco we highly recommend Marqueses Boutique Hotel 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.
Approx at 6:20 am Transfer from your Hotel in Cusco to the Bus Station to travel by the Inka Express VIP service Tourist Bus to Puno. Accompanied by an English speaking Guide for tours of 3 sites along the way; Andahuaylillas, Raqchi and Puka Pukara with spectacular views. (entrance to 3 sites not included = total 25 Soles, if you have enough with Inca sites, you can just stay on the bus). Buffet Lunch with vegetarian option is included near Sicuani town. Arrival around 5:00 pm.
Reception and transfer to your Hotel in Puno. Accommodation on Double or Triple Basis, Private Bathroom and Breakfast. Hotel Qalasaya. Short evening briefing for any last minute queries.
Hotel Puno **** Qalasaya
10 Hours including guided tours and buffet lunch with Tour Bus
Floating Islands tour of Lake Titicaca. 7:00 am. 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 (4,150 m) 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.
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Rustic accommodation blankets supplied
After breakfast we take a short boat ride to the neighboring Taquile Island, where we will walk to the main plaza and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, After lunch we take the stairs down for our return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to Hotel approx 4-5 pm.
Approx 8:30 pm transfer to the Bus terminal for direct Bus to Cusco.
Arrival in Cusco approximately 4.30am but this can be earlier or later depending on traffic and other issues so transfer is not included from here.
It is recommended that you only use Authorised taxis within the Cusco bus terminal. a security guard or terminal staff early in the morning can assist with this if before 5am
End of our service (Transfer from the terminal not included)
End of our service.
Breakfast - Lunch