(4 days / 3 nights)
Day 01 Puno
Arrival in Puno and transfer to the selected hotel.
Day 02 Puno / Taquile
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today we embark for a boat excursion on Lake Titicaca. We visit the Uros Indians, who build their homes on "floating islands" made of totora reeds and are known for their boats made of the same material. You will continue until Taquile Island. Members of this self-supporting Aymara community receive visitors to show them their costumes and show them around the island. Taquile is renown for its fine decorative weavings.
Box lunch included. Overnight in Taquile local house, include dinner.
Day 03 Taquile/ Puno
Breakfast at the local house.
Today in the morning we will make another visit around Taquile and then return to Puno where our car will be waiting to transfer to the hotel.
Day 04 Puno / Sillustani
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport en route we will visit Sillustani, the burial grounds of the Lords of the Colla, one of the great Lake Kingdoms of the Altiplano. The tall chullpa-type funerary towers of Sillustani are set on a promontory, in fact you will overlooking Umayo Lake.
Transfer to the airport to continue your trip.
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- 2 nights accommodation in Puno
- 1 night accommodation in Taquile
- Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 box lunch and 1 dinner
- Entrance tickets
- Transfers and sightseeing according the itinerary
- All private services with English speaking guide
- Domestic flights
- Meals not noted in itinerary
- Optional tipping to guides and local staff
- Airport taxes and
- Items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
More about Lake Titicaca
Located in the department of Puno, with a surface area of 36,180 hectares, the national reserve in practically its entirety covers the world's highest navigable lake.
The Titicaca Reserve is split into two separate sectors: the first, which lies in the Bay of Puno itself, protects the totora reed clumps which provide sustenance to the Uros-Chulluni communities; the second, which is located in the Huancané area, features less-visited totora marshes, but which are equally rich in species and just as interesting. In the area there are 60 bird species, including the Titicaca grebe, 14 native fish species and 18 types of amphibians, including the giant Titicaca toad.
Excursions Worth considering
Explore the Capital of the Incas including the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
3 days/ 2 nights
Visit the “White City” with its colonial houses including a guided excursion to the 16th century Santa Catalina Convent that was completely closed for almost 400 years.
3 days/2 nights
La Paz, Bolivia
Visit the Capital of Bolivia. We will take one of the embarkations to cross the Titikaka Lake. On the way we will visit the important islands. Finally we will explore the city of La Paz including the important areas and the incredible rock formations at the Moon Valley.
Suggested reading list
All available through http://www.amazon.com
and / or http:// www.longitudebooks.com
Ancient Titicaca; The Evolution of the complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern
EXPLORATION • 2003 • PAPER • 338 PAGES •
This book is the first comprehensive synthesis of four thousand years of prehistory for the entire Titicaca region. It is a fascinating story of the transition from hunting and gathering to early agriculture, to the formation of the Tiwanaku and Pucara civilizations, and to the double conquest of the region, first by the powerful neighboring Inca in the fifteenth century and a century later by the Spanish Crown
The Incas, People of the Sun
EXPLORATION • 1994 • PAPER • 192 PAGES • BEST SELLER •
A pocket-size encyclopedia in the acclaimed "Discoveries" series, this jewel of a book features hundreds of archival drawings and photographs, a chronology and long excerpts from the journals of early explorers. It's a guide to the ancient monuments, daily life of the Incas, and history of exploration.