Puno & Lake Titicaca Independent Adventure

  • Peru

Enjoy the festive and colourful city of Puno, Cruise on famed Lake Titicaca, Explore the floating reed islands of the Uros people

Lake Titicaca is not only the largest lake in South America, it's also overflowing with culture and history. Sitting at 3838m above sea level, this is the highest navigable lake in the world. Spend a full day on the lake and meet its most famous residents—the Uros people, who live on floating, man-made islands made of reeds collected from the lake. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the lunch spot at the top of Taquile Island before browsing through the handwoven textiles at a local weaving cooperative.

3 days from €209

(€69.67 per day)

Suitable for
All ages
Trip Code
TSPLTC
Travel Style
Classic
Service Level
Upgraded
Physical Grading
2 - Light
Trip Type
Independent Travel
Transport
Car, private van, boat, walking.
Accommodation
Upgraded hotels (2 nights).
Meals
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Other
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Full day guided boat tour of Uros and Taquile islands on Lake Titicaca
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Day 1 Puno

On arrival in Puno, transfer to the hotel. Overlooking Lake Titicaca, Puno is a wonderful town for cultural discovery.

Located 3830m (12,565 ft) above sea level, Puno’s weather can be extreme with very cold nights and strong sun during the day.

Meet and Greet Airport Welcome Meeting

Meet your G representative at the airport who will go over the details of the tour, provide schedules, documentation, vouchers and pick-up times for all included activities. If there's an optional activity you'd love to book let the representative know and they can help.

Private Vehicle

1h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Arrival Day

Begin your adventure today. There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead.

accommodation

Casona Plaza Hotel Puno

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.

Day 2 Puno

Take a full-day boat excursion on the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca. Visit Taquile Island and the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno.

Enjoy an included lunch with spectacular views on Taquile Island before continuing on to the renowned floating islands of Uros. Learn about its inhabitants and the tortora reeds used to construct the islands themselves as well as traditional reed boats. Return to Puno and opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day Trip to Lake Titicaca

Head out for a day on beautiful Lake Titicaca. Travel to Taquile Island to visit the community and check out the spectacular views. Do some shopping at the local weaving cooperatives and learn about the Taquileños, known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing. Continue on to the floating islands of Uros. Learn about the 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.

accommodation

Casona Plaza Hotel Puno

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.

Meals Included

  • breakfast
  • lunch

Day 3 Puno

Transfer to the airport for onward travel.

Private Vehicle

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meals Included

  • breakfast
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How it works?

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  • Enter your contact details
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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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