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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. Single supplement is $ 70.00
Family of 4 with children 11 years or under children pay $140 per child. Use family room for Puno. Also family recieves discount on additional accomodation in Hotel Marqueses Cusco. Family room for 4 receive 25% 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 INCLUDES.- At 06:20 am Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco and transfer to the Bus Station. Inka Express Bus Cusco to Puno guided tour (Lunch in Sicuani), Motor boat trip to Uros, Taquile & Amantani Islands, Night with the Islanders and next day return to Puno city by 5 pm. 1 Night in Hotel Qalasaya (4 Start Hotel) in Puno.) 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!
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. Night in Hotel Qalasaya (4 Start Hotel) in Puno and end of our tour.
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; Andahaylillas, Raqchi and Puka Pukara with spectacular views. (entrance to 3 sites not included = total US$8 , if you have enough with Inca sites, you can just stay on the bus). Buffet Lunch 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
around 3 hours in boat so bring some water and snacks
TAQUILE ISLAND Retun to Puno overnight.
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.
Breakfast - Lunch
Hotel Puno Qalasaya***