Puno - Uros -Amantani
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Puno at 07:00 in the morning. Our journey will start with a drive down to Puno’s boat pier. Here you will have some time to grab some snacks or water bottle before you would embark on the boat. Once aboard the boat, you will be introduced to the local music as we will have a local traditional musician who would be playing a welcome song as you would be settling in the boat. Our guide would begin with an introduction. We will then start sailing towards the most photographed, Uros island. As our boat would dock, the locals would welcome us to their island. As you would settle in this island that is entirely made of Tatora reed, the locals would introduce you to their daily life. They would also demonstrate the procedure how they build these islands. You would then have a choice of sailing on their exclusive boat nicknamed as “Mercedes Benz”. As we would wind up our visit to this island, we will start our journey aboard the motor boat through the world’s highest navigable lake towards Amantani. Amantani is an extremely remote island and the journey to Amantani would take over 2 hours. As the boat would dock in you would see the locals waiting on the shore with a big and contagious smile. They will escort you to their house and would show you your private room. You will them meet for lunch with them (vegan options are available upon prior request). In the afternoon, you will be meeting your guide at a designated spot. You will then have an option to hike up to two stunning Incan temples, Pachatata and Pachamama from where you would get a jaw dropping view of the sun setting over the clear waters of Lake Titicaca. At 07:30 in the evening you will be meeting for dinner. After dinner, you will be invited to join a local’s party wit live Andean folkloric music. At around 10:30 PM we will escort you back to your family home.
After relishing on a typical local breakfast, we would bid good bye to the hosts. We will start sailing for about an hour towards our last stop of the trip, Taquile Island. Taquile island is known for its tranquility. People living here even today live the traditional life unaffected by modernisation. The men living here are known for their skills on knitting. They produce some of the best hand made clothes in the country. After touring on this unspoilt island, we will meet for lunch. We will stop at a local restaurant overlooking the lake. After lunch, we will board the boat for our two and a half hours’ journey back to Puno. We will be docking in Puno at around 05:30 PM. Our representative will meet you at the boat pier and would escort to the mini-van parked outside that would drive you back to your respective hotel.