Overview of your Titicaca Lake 2-day Tour
Meet the Uros Island people who live in a unique way on man made Islands made of reeds on Lake Titicaca. During this 2 day tour you will be able to meet the local people first hand, see sacred sites from pre-Inca times, and participate in local traditions. There are no hotels here, and you will be able to stay overnight with a local family and eat with them.
This way you can see and experience the local culture first hand. Although conditions have improved on the island, many residents still live as they did a long time ago, without modern conveniences such as running water or electricity. (Running water is often provided for visitors though). Therefore, this tour may not be very comfortable for some people, but it is definitely a more authentic experience.
Itinerary at a glance!
Day 1 – Uros and Taquile:
07:30 – 07:45 Transfer from your hotel to the Port of Puno.
08:00 – 09:30 Trip to the Islands of Uros and guided visit.
09:30 – 12:00 We will go to the Island of Amantani by motorized boat.
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch with a local family.
16:00 – 18:00 Guided walk to the pre-Inca Temple of Pachatata.
18:30 – 19:30 Dinner with the host family.
19:30 – 20:30 Reception party.
We will stay overnight at the home of the host family.
Day 2 – Island of Taquile:
08:00 – 10:00 We will travel by boat to the Island of Taquile.
10:00 – 11:00 You will have a guided visit of the island.
11:20 – 12:30 Lunch in the home of a local family.
12:30 – 15:30 We will travel by motorized boat to the Port of Puno.
3:40 Transfer to your hotel.
Titicaca Lake 2-day Tour in detail
We will pick you up from your hotel at about 7 a.m. and board the boat to begin the tour. We will go out to the Islands of Uros, which are made out of reeds. Many of the other things that the local people use are made out of the same kind of reeds, including their houses. Our guide will tell you about the lifestyle of the local people.
Our next stop is on the Island of Taquile, where we will walk on a trail with great views of the Lake. We will visit some places to see local artwork, and then have lunch with a local family. We will end the tour at about 5 p.m. and head back to Puno, where we will take you to your hotel.
What your dream trip includes
The Titicaca with homestay Package Includes:
- Professional English speaking Tour Guide
- Boat transportation with basic facilities on board
- All Transfers from and to your hotel
- Entrance tickets to all places mentioned
- 2 Lunches at local family homes, 1 traditional dinner, 1 breakfast
The Titicaca with homestay package Does Not Include:
- Meals not mentioned in the package
- Tips or extra expenses
You can get this tour from $XXX USD, This price may vary due to season, number of travelers or other conditions.
Discounts and Offers
- ISIC Card: Students with a valid ISIC card can apply to a discount of XX%.
- Junior: People under 18 years old can get this tour for $XXUSD.
You can enhance your experience with these aditional services:
- Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain: an extra hike to the sacred mountains next to the citadel.
- Vistadome Train: enjoy the landscape in a panoramic train during your trip to Machu Picchu.
- Porters: hire an extra porter to get him carry your belongings and enjoy the rek at your best! You will support a Peruvian family too!
What to bring for your Titicaca Lake 2-day Tour
What you need to take for this tour:
- Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, shorts, rain poncho for the rainy season
- Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water and Personal medication
- Extra money, Cameras
Map of the tour
Upgrade options for your comfort
You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:
Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.
Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.
Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.
Testimonials for inspiration
What is the best season to visit Machu Picchu? Machu Picchu weather is two seasons. You can enjoy fresh and vivid days in rainy seasons from November to March, or shiny and blue-sky days during the dry season, from April to October. When is Machu Picchu closed? Good news! Machu Picchu is NEVER closed. You can visit this wonder every day of the year. Should I book my permit in advance? We strongly encourage you to book your Machu Picchu permit in advance as they can be sold out easily.