Navigate the waters of Sacred Titicaca Lake, the cradle of big pre-Hispanic civilizations. It is the perfect place for the lovers of a personal experience on a home stay enjoying archeological sites and unforgettable landscapes.
Culturandes Travel & Adventure has committed to improve the quality of life of the locals by promoting a fair payment for the home stay services on the island and respecting the local traditional organization.
Arrive Puno and transfer to your hotel.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Move off the beaten track to experience a different face of Lake Titicaca, and become immersed in the authentic Andes Quechuan culture and people before exploring the natural reserves and beauty of our region. Begin the journey visiting the floating Uros islands, two of the 60 manmade islands, discovering the fascinating history of this ancient fishing culture and continue on by navigating to Llachon. Take a gentle walk on a pre-Inca pathway and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Departing from Llachon, take a 1-hour ride to arrive at Ticonata, where we are welcomed into the community and accommodated in the eco – village, with conical houses & thatched roofs made as a remembrance of the pre Incan houses in the region, giving the area a unique character. Visit the local museum to see the recently discovered mummies before taking a short hike to the top of the hill to a site of ancient rituals, where even today, it is still used by the locals in authentic ancestral ceremonies. The sunsets from here are simply spectacular. By involving the community in this tourism project ensures its sustainability and guarantees an equal share of work and profitability for all those involved. After enjoying a typical dinner, relax around the bonfire experience Ticonata, one of the few places where you can breathe the essence of a culture. One of the local wise men will tell us about their magical world and traditions, daily life and customs. All of this while taking in the breathtaking sight of the Milky Way and other constellations, making for an unforgettable night in the Andes. Overnight at the Ticonata Eco Lodge. Note: Basic facilities, outhouse toilets, only warm shower available.
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Kayak the highest navigable lake in the world. Kayak trips are available along the coast of Llachon, before continuing onto the Ticonata Islands.
After an early breakfast of regional cereals, set sail to Amantani Island with experienced Taft fishermen at the helm. With the west winds behind us, we arrive at our destination around 2 or 3 hours later, depending on the season. Some paddling may be necessary as we arrive, but a private escort motorboat is ready to assist if needed. On Amantani Island visit the main village and take a pleasant gentle walk to observe the locals farming and herding. You will have some free time to have lunch in a local house and to learn about the culture and people of Amantani. Later we return to return to Puno city by motorboat. It is possible to change the visit of Amantani Island for Taquile Island.
On route to the airport, we travel through the vast Altiplano plateau to get to the Sillustani burial tombs, positioned on a peninsula overlooking the Umayu lagoon. Observe impressive examples of pre-Inca architecture considered masterpieces even by modern architectural standards.
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