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Tour to Peru: Lake Titicaca, Puno

ABOUT LAKE TITICACA AND PUNO

Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and can be viewed from both Peru and Bolivia as it straddles both neighbouring countries. The origin of its name is unknown, but it has been translated as “Rock Puma”, as local communities have traditionally thought the lake’s shape resembled a puma hunting a rabbit.

Puno is a city located on the shore of Lake Titicaca and is the capital of the region. Puno’s access to the lake is surrounded by 41 floating islands; some of which you will visit on this tour. The Uros people live and maintain these man-made islands and depend on the lake for their survival; a unique and facinating culture.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS TOUR

  • Being whisked away from Puno to the stunning circular ‘Chullpas’ burial towers beside lake Umayo.
  • Taking in the stunning view of Lake Titicaca’s and its floating islands 
  • Learning about the unique Uros way of life on the floating islands; their traditional costumes and practice of reed weaving.
 DETAILED PROGRAM
 DAY 1: PUNO
Reception in Puno and transfer to your hotel, on the way tour to Sillustani; an important archaeological site located about 34 Kms from Puno (3,915 meters above sea level). Around here is the small lake Umayo. This place is also known as the cemetery of the old culture Kollas, where you will observe huge circular burial towers or “Chullpas”.
 DAY 2: TITIKAKA LAKE – TAQUILE ISLAND
Full day excursion to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Visit to the Floating Islands of the Uros, located about 7 Kms. from the City of Puno. It is a group of islands made of Totora reeds. Visit the islands Balsero, Collana, Tribuna, etc. After lunch we will continue toward the stately island of Taquile which has a great ethnic and cultural value. People here are recognized as the best weavers in the region, making the finest works in the textile field. They still preserve their traditional costumes and treat visitors kindly. Pm return to the hotel.Meals included: Breakfast  and lunch (B, L)
 DAY 3: PUNO – LIMA
At a convenient time, transfer to the airport.Meals included: Breakfast (B)