Lake Titicaca is a captivating Island that shimmers with a distinctive navy blue color, with its gemlike islands and soothing gentle shores. The enormous mystical lake sits high in altitude and extends to Bolivia. Along the way to Puno, situated on Lake Titicaca, we'll visit Andahuaylillas with its colonial era chapel, Raqchi with the famous Wirachocha Temple and Pucara with its distinctive ceramics and home to theToritos (bulls). Spend the night in Puno and the following morning board our boat to start the adventure beginning with Uros (man made floating islands) and Taquile Island. On our way to the Juliaca Airport we’ll visit the Sillustani Burial Towers, one of the jewels of the antiplano.
Private Service -Tour at your pace with stops for pictures.
Group Service (15 to 20 persons) - rushed tour.
After, an early breakfast transfer from your Cusco hotel to the bus station to begin our trip to Puno. We’ll travel along the Vilcanota River Valley. Along this route we will visit Andahuaylillas with its colonial chapel. Then continue to Raqchi for a visit of the famous Wirachocha Temple. Afterwards, continue to La Raya (4,321mt/14,172ft) for a short visit catching stunning vistas of the Cordillera Vilcanota. Later we will visit the Pucara museum before continuing our drive to Puno. Reception in Puno and transfer to your hotel.
Early transfer to the docks to catch the local ferry for your journey to Uros, the floating islands, made from piles of totora reeds. From here we continue on to Taquile Island, one of the communities still living under the old Andean laws. We’ll admire their beautiful knitting techniques - finest of the region - and learn of their traditional Quechua customs. In the afternoon, return to Puno and transfer to your hotel.
Meals: B, L
The morning is free for shopping before an afternoon bus ride towards the Juliaca Airport. Along the way, we’ll visit the mysterious Sillustani burial towers, which are an enigmatic grouping of round mausoleums, or chullpas, overlooking Lake Umayo. They probably date back from the Tiahuanacu period, although the style bears some resemblance to Inca stonework. Arrive to the airport for your flight to Lima or Arequipa.
Upgrade: Standard hotel to 4 or 5 star hotel at extra cost.
Combine this tour with the Inca Trail, alternative treks or other tours in Cusco. Note: This package can be added as an extension to the Inca Trail or any other tours in Peru with us. Domestic Flights - We can book for you with better schedules. Hotels - 2, 3, 4 or 5 Star - We can book for you at a lower price than listed on their website.
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