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US$ 240.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Price per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement is $ 70.00 to cover single room for 2 nights
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
Uros islands and Taquile Island.-
Be ready from 6.45am for transfer from your hotel to the port and by motor boat we travel to one of the UROS islands where you can observe the lives of the people who live on floating reed islands some only 20 metres in length. After a beautiful 2 hr boat ride we reach Taquile island where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, after you purchase lunch we will return to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to hotel Qalasaya.
Breakfast - Lunch
Hotel Puno **** Qalasaya
Finally a sleeping and leisurely breakfast. Please note that if you do not request a return to Cusco or extension transport on to Bolivia or Lima, the tour ends after Breakfast on the morning of the 3rd day.