Uros

Titicaca Lake Puno

DETAILS

Duration : 2 Days - 1 Night
Departures : Daily departures from Puno - Perú
Activities : Motorboat excursion to the Uros Floating Island
Airfares : Not included, available upon request
Puno Hotel : Not included, available upon request
Customizable : YES, feel free to ask for extra services

Lake Titicaca is the largest freshwater lake in South America, located on the border between Perú and Bolivia between the two snowy mountain ranges of East and West Cordillera in the central Andes. The lake is 8,372 km2 wide, including both the deep main basin (Lago Mayor) and the shallow sub-basin (Lago Pequeno), and its altitude (3,812 m) is unrivalled among large lakes of this size class in the world.

The distribution of old coastal terraces indicates that a huge body of water reaching as far south as the Uyuni Depression once existed during an inter - glacial period of the Pleistocene, but the lake's size has been greatly reduced due to the increasing aridity of climate and the formation of an effluent stream. The water of Titicaca is now drained via the Rio Desaguadero into Lago Poopo, which, however, has no outlet to the sea.

Private Service Shared Service
Titicaca Lake Puno 1 Pax 2-3 Pax 4 pax 6 Pax Pool
Price: 222 212 192 172 122
*price For a Person in US Dollars 

UrosITINERARY

Day 1: UROS ISLAND AND LLACHON PENINSULA
(PRIVATE SERVICE - OVERNIGHT)
At 8:00am, you will be picked up from your hotel, after 30 minutes of motorboat you will arrive at the Uros Island. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros use the cattail, a type of rush, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support the island. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water. At present they speak Quechua and Aymara. We will visit 3 different floating islands and we will board the ?Totora Boats?, after this tour we will continue our trip and we will arrive to Llachon Peninsula. In Llachon, we will appreciate the Inca?s costums that still stay, the behavior and the interrelations of the residents. We will take lunch prepared by the residents. After, we will take a motorboat for 40 minutes bordering Llachon peninsula and we will appreciate the natural landscape that the peninsula offer us. At night, we will take dinner and have a show prepared by the residents who lodge us. These homestays does not have the same facilities as one house of the city , This program will give the traveller the opportunity to set contact wit these inhabitants and learn about their knowledge and experiences, experimenting also the intensity of their love to the earth, their myths and believes. (Shared bathrooms, no hot water). Overnight. (L,D)

Day 2: LLACHON PENINSULA AND TAQUILE ISLAND
UrosBreakfast. Transfer from Llachon Peninsula to Taquile Island (1 hour). We will arrive to Taquile Island. We will visit the Taquile Island and we will take a walk of 50 minutes from Chu?o port, by a footpath that goes directly to the main square, located in the top of the island. The residents continue living according their old traditions and laws. We left the Taquile Island where we must descend 533 stone steps (altitude 13,000 ft above sea level)to arrive to Chilcano main port. Return to Puno. (B,L)

END OF OUR SERVICES

Uros Islands

Uros floating islands

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INCLUDES:

  • All scheduled transportation.
  • All transfers.
  • All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services.
  • All entrance fees.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE

Hotel accomodation,International or Domestic airfares,airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of International or Domestic flights and items of personal nature.