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Direct operator & local owners.Sustainable, responsible & ethical tours.
US$ 290.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
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Price per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $35
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!
Transfer vans Tour bus with guide, motor boat
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.
TOUR INCLUDES: This package is specifically designed for those who are flying into Puno to Juliaca Airport located 45 minutes from Puno
This package Includes a shuttle transfer from Juliaca airport to Puno, motor boat transport to the islands, guided tour and guided Inka Express bus return to Cusco on last day. 2 Nights in Hotel QALASAYA in Puno and 7 meals.
A 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 (Hotel Qalasaya).
Last day early tourist transport with sites and guide on way to Cusco.Lunch in Sicuani. Transfer to Hotel in Cusco.
Arrival to Juliaca on what ever flight you have organised. We can provide quotes and arrange electronic tickets if you like if you still need flights booked. On arrival airport shuttle transfer from Juliaca airport to Puno.
Transfer to Hotel in Puno. Accommodation on double basis, private bathroom and breakfast. Hotel Qalasaya or similar. Short evening briefing for any last minute queries.
Hotel Puno Qalasaya
Between 7.40am and 8am 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
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. BL
Hotel Puno Qalasaya
Approx 6.15am Transfer from your hotel in Puno to the bus Station to travel by the Inka Express VIP /service Tourist Bus to Cusco. departs 7am. Accompanied by an English speaking guide for tours of 3 sites along the way; Andahaylillas, Rhachi and Puka Pukara with spectacular views. (entrance to 3 sites not included = total $7) Buffet Lunch near Sicuani town. Arrival around 5pm Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Our recomendation Hotel Marqueses Cusco