3-Day Lake Titicaca and the Floating Isles
3-Day Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islesfrom $255 USD Request trip information
In southern Peru, you will find the world's highest inland body of water: Lake Titicaca. Many people arrive by bus from Arequipa, the Colca Canyon Cusco, but a flight to Juliaca from Lima, Arequipa or Cusco is also possible.
A popular route is the "Wonder" First Class Bus from or to Cusco, which is a full day of driving with stops and guided tours of ruins and museums...and and Andean lunch buffet!
The city of Puno has many interesting sights, although you won't want to miss a boat ride out to the island of Taquile, the Uros floating Isle and the Chucuito Peninsula. Return to Puno for the hotel overnight there.
An overnight on the peninsula at a family lodge makes this trip a true cultural experience! Inquire for special pricing.
We recommend a 3-day/2-night itinerary to get to Puno and to have the full day boat tour and a cultural overnight experience at a family lodge. Prices do not include the bus to/from Puno.
If you would like to book just the one-day boat tour of Lake Titicaca, contact us for details.
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Day 1: 3-DAY LAKE TITICACA & FLOATING ISLES / Flight or bus to Puno
Meals included: n/a
Mid-Range Accommodations: Intiqa Hotel
Day 2: Boat tour of Lake Titicaca: Taquile Isles and the Peninsula, overnight at family lodge (BLD)
Full-day boat tour of Lake Titicaca (group boat, private guide). En route, we will see and experience the Titicaca National Reserve, a wetland area formed by the lake as the rainy season increases its level. The island of Taquile, in the middle of Lake Titicaca, is a paradise of peace and beauty. Dedicated to agriculture and weaving, the isolation has allowed its inhabitants to maintain their traditions almost intact. After a walking tour of Taquile Isle and lunch at a local community restaurant, we continue on to the Chucuito Peninsula, where the communities have also retained their cultural heritage. Return to Puno, stopping at Uros on the way.
If you choose, you may stay overnight at a family lodge on the lake (added cost). This is a great cultural experience. Return to Puno the next afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Home Stay / Family Lodge on Lake Titicaca
Day 3: Tour of Uros Floating Isles, return to Puno (B)
Free morning and transfer to airport or bus station for your departure.
If you stayed overnight at a family lodge, you will return to Puno this afternoon. We will board boat for your return to Puno late morning, by way of Uros floating isles. This includes a tour and visit with the Uros native people with a cultural experience; afternoon transfer to airport for flight departure (optional tour of Sillustani ruins en route). Note: If you saw Uros the day before, you may return directly to Puno. Schedule your departure flight after 17:00 p.m.! If taking the tourist bus to Cusco, you will need to stay overnight in Puno and take the bus early in the morning.
Meals included: Breakfast
Pricing3-Day Lake Titicaca and the Floating Isles
Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips through December 31, 2019
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Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
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NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.