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“Uros”, “Amanti” & “Taquille” 2D/1N

Created with Sketch. Lago Titicaca, Puno
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Duration

2 day 1 night

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English, Español

Overview

THE FLOATING ISLANDS OF  “UROS”

 

They are located east of the city, 7 km away, being one of the traditional views. These Islands are artificial floors made of superimposed and skillfully interwoven totora, there are all sizes and in the Natural Reserve of Titicaca, Bay of Puno in an approximate number of 50.
During the trip, the guide provides extensive information about Lake Titicaca, the legends of the Uros, their customs and customs and folklore. It also makes visitors aware that the Uros residents live from fishing, hunting and gathering, as well as from tourism and handicrafts that show up in attractive multicolored cloths of cloth with a variety of designs, as well as drawings that generally They are made by children.

 

THE ISLAND OF TAQUILE

(Intika in Quechua)

 

It belongs to the district of Amantaní, Puno, Peru and is located 45 km from the regional capital. It has an approximate population of 2,200 inhabitants. The main villa is at 3,950 meters above sea level and the highest point on the island reaches 4,050 meters above sea level.
The town of Taquile is an essentially agricultural community that takes advantage of the benign climate of the territory and the water resources of Titicaca for the improvement of its production. The main attraction of
the island is concentrated in experiential tourism, from the contact with the customs and tasks of the people who dwell in it.

 

AMANTANÍ ISLAND

 

The population is approximately 400 families, spread across the 10 communities of Santa Rosa, Lampayuni, Sancayuni, Alto Sancayuni, Occosuyo, Occo Pampa, Incatiana, Colquecachi and Villa Orinojón plus the town. Its main means of subsistence is agricultural activity; produce potatoes, geese, barley and beans; in cattle activity, bovines and cattle stand out. Its textile activity is similar to that of Taquile, both in variety and design. Due to the existence of granite rock on the Llacastiti hill, an activity of cutting and carving tools for everyday use and for decorative elements in construction has been developed.

 

LOCATION: Its located west of Lake Titicaca, and northeast of Puno.

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Itinerary

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DAY 1 : PUNO - UROS - AMANTANI
DAY 1 : PUNO - UROS - AMANTANI

07:45
Pick up and transfer from your hotel to the port of the city of Puno.

08:00
Departure by boat heading to the floating islands of the Uros (approximately 30 minutes, the visit to the Uros Islands lasts approximately 45 minutes.)

The Floating Islands of the Uros built by a dense vegetation of totora and llachu, also called Khili; for its conservation the tissue of the cattail is made every three months, being this the way to avoid the disintegration of the floor. The population is engaged in hunting and fishing in the past, due to the influx of tourists they have increased work such as; dissect
animals (birds and fish), build rafts of totora, elaboration of fabrics and tapestries (crafts).

09:30 am
Departure to Amantaní Island the trip takes about 2 h 30 min.
This visit will allow us to know the customs and live with the residents, it will be an experience in which you will not be an observer but can integrate with the locals and have an experiential experience through a walk towards the two ceremonial centers; Pachamama and Pachatata will observe beautiful landscapes, high Andean customs, and way of life PACHATATA is the sacred place of the mountain in which the ritual offerings are deposited once a year. Towards the front of the same place is the other ceremonial center PACHAMAMA, which is the place where ritual ceremonies are performed to cosmic deities and the cult of the tutelary gods to live in harmony with nature, source of happiness and prosperity of the world.

12:00 pm
Arrival at Amantaní Island and accommodation in family homes in the community.

13:30
Lunch in Amantaní (Included).

15.00
In the afternoon visit to the ceremonial centers of Pachamama and Pachatata Dinner, folk festival prepared for visiting tourists. Overnight

DAY 2 : AMANTANí - TAQUILE - PUNO
DAY 2 : AMANTANí - TAQUILE - PUNO

07:00 am
Breakfast with Amantaní family.

08:00 am
Departure to the island of Taquile, the trip takes about 1:15 minutes.
The Taquile Island that is located, on the top of the island, at 4,050 m.a.s.l. and at 240 meters. Above the lake level. The most remarkable of the island are its Quechua-speaking inhabitants, manifested in their original dresses and sophisticated fabrics, which retain many reminiscences of pre-Columbian times both in their quality design and symbology.
Taquile, is an island of great landscape and cultural interest, whose inhabitants are mainly engaged in agriculture, crafts and fishing. The locals continue to live according to their ancient traditions and laws. Small trekking to know the island, free time to walk.

13:00
Lunch in Taquile (Not included).

17:00
Return to the city of Puno and transfer to your hostel.

Included


  • Professional guide (bilingual).
  • Transfer Hostel Puno - Port.
  • Entrance tickets to the islands of the Uros, Amantaní y Taquile.
  • Motorboat with bath.
  • Life jackets for each passenger.
  • Fire extinguisher and oxygen balloon.
  • Accommodation in Amantaní (Private room)
  • 01 Breakfast, 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner in Amantaní.
  • Transfer Puerto - Puno Hostel.

Excluded


  • Lunch in Taquile (quinoa soup, marine silverside or trout, Muña tea).



RECOMENDATIONS

  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Puno).
  • Warmy clothes, sturdy, ideal for sports.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Camera film and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Candies, cookies, hot drinks.
  • Cap.
  • Sunscreen.

Tour's Location

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