Lake Titicaca Homestay Independent Adventure

  • Peru

Immerse yourself in local culture at a Lake Titicaca homestay, explore the reed islands of the Uros people, enjoy stunning lake views by boat

Get a special perspective on local Peruvian life. Relax on the pristine waters of Lake Titicaca and immerse yourself in rural indigenous culture. Explore the village, get to know your hosts, and peek through a window into a culture that is unique and fascinating.

4 days from €219

(€54.75 per day)

Suitable for
All ages
Trip Code
TSPLHN
Travel Style
Classic
Service Level
Standard
Physical Grading
2 - Light
Trip Type
Independent Travel
Transport
Private van, boat.
Accommodation
Hotels (2 nights), homestay (1 night).
Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Other
  • Floating islands of Uros visit
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour and homestay
  • Taquile Islands visit
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    • Puno stay
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Day 1 Puno

Arrive at any time.

Meet up with a G Adventures representative to go over trip details.

Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting

On Day 1 of the tour, a G Adventures representative will meet you at the hotel to go over the details of the tour, providing a schedule, documentation/vouchers, and pick-up times for all included activities. The representative can also answer any questions about the tour or the general area.

accommodation

Balsa Inn

Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. On this tour, you may meet up with other G Adventures travellers in the area for the Lake Titicaca excursion.

Day 2 Puno / Lago Titicaca

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca and a homestay in a small village.

Head out by boat across Lake Titicaca. Visit the community on the Taquile Islands and enjoy a local lunch with spectacular views.

Afterwards, cruise to the another village (this can vary based on community availability) for an overnight homestay on the shores of the lake. This experience provides an opportunity to learn more about rural life in the Peruvian highlands and to participate in local traditions. Eat with the family, learn some Quechua and Spanish language skills, try on traditional costumes, and help out with daily chores around the village.

Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour Day 1

Board a boat on Lake Titicaca and head to Taquile Island for a delicious Peruvian lunch at a restaurant followed by some shopping at the local weaving cooperatives. (Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing, men are taught how to knit around age five and they create the majority of the textiles.) After, enjoy an overnight stay with a host family and a chance to learn about life on the islands.

Lake Titicaca Homestay

Split into smaller groups and get a taste of local life firsthand as we move into family homes for the night. Play soccer with the children, enjoy some dancing, watch dinner being made, learn about regional cuisine, and dress up in local clothes for an unforgettable evening with the whole village, enjoying traditional music and dancing. Lend a hand the next morning, and help out with chores like feeding animals, harvesting local produce, or bringing back buckets of water from the well.

Meals Included

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner

Day 3 Lago Titicaca / Puno

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Leave your homestay family in the late morning and visit the Uros Islands on the way back to Puno. A popular optional activity in Puno is a visit to the spectacular chullpas (funerary towers) of Sillustani, a pre-Inca archaeological site only a short drive away.

Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour Day 2

Spend the morning with the homestay families, then depart after lunch. Visit the floating islands of Uros on the way back, and learn about the unique lifestyle of the locals. Meet residents and learn how they built the islands with totora reeds, which are also used to make their homes, boats, crafts (and are also edible!).

Uros Floating Islands Visit

Take a tour of these unique islands. Learn about the buoyant totora reeds that grow in the shallows of Lake Titicaca used to make everything from the islands themselves to the boats the islanders use for transportation (if constructed well, they last up to six months ). Find out from locals how the islands are constructed; as the layers closest to the water start to rot, they are replaced with fresh reeds on top.

free time

afternoon

Make the most of one last afternoon in Puno.

accommodation

Balsa Inn

Optional Activities:

  • Sillustani Burial Towers

    1/2-day excursion. Can be done in the morning and the afternoon. Done on a pooled service unless booked as a large group. Transport time from Puno to the ruins is 45 minutes (one way). Guided time about 1 hr. No type of experience needed. Take warm clothing and a jacket or a fleece, hat and sunglasses. Sun screen (sun block) very important.

    Take a guided tour of the Sillustani burial towers known as "chullpas." Be awed by these fantastic ruins located outside Puno – their remarkable towers stretch up to 12m (39 ft) in height.

Day 4 Puno

Depart at any time.

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Booking conditions

Adventure Tour prices are subject to terms, conditions and availability.

All Discounted prices quoted are only applicable to customers who also book their international flights with USIT. Customers can choose to avail of the Adventure Tour but book their flights separately to USIT but must then pay the full price displayed for the Adventure Tour. Only 1 tour can be discounted per passenger per reservation booking. If multiple tours are booked the discount will be applied to the most expensive tour booked.

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