Take the Lake Titicaca Tour, for an unforgettable journey from Cusco the ancient capital of the Inca Empire to the Altiplano Highlands and Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable Lake in the world. This mysterious Lake was considered by the Incas as the cradle of their civilization. It is where they emerged to Cusco to become the most important civilization in South America.
Lake Titicaca is considered a miracle in the South American’s geology. Its western shores are in Bolivia and the eastern shores are located in Peru. The shores contain countless of unknown treasures and a rich traditional culture that is timeless. The Stunning Lake Titicaca Tour will take you on a discovery trip to the sacred lake of the Incas, including the popular Reed Islands; Uros, Amantani and Taquile.
At 6:15 a.m. you will be transferred from your hotel in Cusco to the bus terminal to board the tour bus Coach. When we arrive in Puno, we will traverse the Cusco valley and enjoy of the great Andean landscapes. On the way, we will stop to visit the Andahuaylillas Church known as the Sistine Chapel of the America’s. It is described this way because of the impressive decorated walls. Next stop will be at the Rajchi Temple, which is one of the tallest Inca constructions.
A buffet lunch will be served close to the town of Sicuani. We will stop at La Raya pass, the highest point on our way to Puno and descend to the highlands to visit the Pukara Museum. Upon arrival to Puno city, you will have transfer you to your selected Puno Hotel. Our representative will give you a detailed program explanation about Lake Titicaca tour, luggage and hotel registration assistance is offered. In the evening, you can visit the downtown area of the city and have dinner in one of the various restaurants located on the main pedestrian street. Here you can find banks, money exchange houses and ATMs.
Note: If you want to travel on the Orient Express “Andean Explorer” Train from Cusco to Puno, it is available for an additional $200.00 USD. It departs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.
We will spend two days on Lake Titicaca. You will have to the port and then we will take a motor-boat to visit the floating islands of the Uros, also called Lake Town inhabited by the locals known as the Water Tribe. These islands are built using the Totora Reed and are used as home and trading centers of the natives. Hand-made boats of the same material are their means of transportation. Continuing with our Titicaca Lake tour we will travel to the Amantani Island, where the friendly community welcomes visitors.
On this island, you will spend the night with a local family (homestay). We will enjoy lunch with our host families. In the afternoon, we will walk to the top the island, where we will visit the most important religious places like: Pachapapa and Pachamama from where you can get a spectacular view of the lake. In the evening, local families put on a musical show in the community hall for your enjoyment.
After breakfast we will continue the Titicaca Lake tour, we will board our boat and travel to Taquile Island. This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed interesting and efficient social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques.
Upon arrival at the Town of Taquile we will have a lunch. After lunch, we will walk through some of the hills and archaeological sites of this beautiful island. In the afternoon,to finish our Lake Titicaca tour, we will travel back to Puno.
At the scheduled time bus transfers for 1-hour from Puno to Juliaca’s Airport for your flight to Lima or to the bus terminal to catch the bus back to Cusco; End of Titicaca Lake tour.