Sleep On Taquile Island
Puno (San Carlos de Puno, November 4, 1668) is a city in southeastern Peru, capital of the department of Puno and province of Puno. Its Virgen de la Candelaria Festivity was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco on November 27, 2014. The city of Puno according to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics is the twenty-second most populated city in Peru and housed in the year 2017 a population of approximately 135,288 inhabitants.3 Its extension extends from the center of Uros Chulluni to the northeast, the urban area from the district of Paucarcolla to the north, the urbanization Ciudad de la Humanidad Totorani to the northwest (road to Arequipa) and extends to the town of Ichu to the south and the Mi Perú community to the southwest (road to Moquegua). The physical space is comprised from the west shore of Lake Titicaca, in the inner bay of Puno (formerly Paucarcolla), on a slightly undulating surface (the central part), surrounded by hills. The upper part of the city has a semi-flat surface (Comunidad Mi Perú, Yanamayo). Oscillating between 3810 to 4050 masl (between the shores of the lake and the highest parts). Puno is one of the highest cities in Peru and the fifth in the world. It currently has an extension of 1566.64 ha, which represents 0.24% of the territory of the province of Puno.
In this tour, we will live a unique and incredible experience, to see the sunrise from the loneliest of the lake is something indescribable; in this tour, we will make you know the famous floating islands of the Uros and you will sleep in a natural island as beautiful as is the island of Taquile; This tour takes 2 days 1 night, starting at 6.50am (Time we started picking up our visitors from their hotels) and ending at 4pm on the second day approximately.
We will start by picking you up from hotels located in the center of Puno, to take you to the port of the city of Puno, where we will take our motor boat, which will take us to know the island of the Uros which we will visit for about an hour that is Enough to have an idea of the lifestyle and to know some islands bordering to which we will visit; Then we will continue on a medium-length trip to the island of Taquile, where we will walk to the main square, where we will see spectacular landscapes of the lake, then in the same square will wait for a person who will be his host during his stay in The island of Taquile for 2 days. After lunch, we will stay at the house of a local family, during hours of the afternoon we will make an exploratory walk for some trails of the island and a demonstration of the agricultural activity with the family, later we will see sunset falling from the Island of Taquile to Finally have our dinner and spend the night with the families of the Island.
The next day we will have prepared our breakfast in the house of the local families, but first if we could leave at 05.00 AM to observe the imposing sunrise, after that we will have a demonstration of how textiles are made in the Island of Taquile, we will have A lunch on the second day and then return to the square to join the group back to Puno.
The island of Taquile (Intika in Quechua), on Lake Titicaca, 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 of the island reaches 4,050 meters above sea level.
Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner
06:50 am. – 07.05 am. Pick up from hotels located in the center of Puno and transfer to the port of Puno
07:20 am. Departure from Puerto Puno to the floating Island of the Uros
07:40 am. Visit to the floating islands of Uros (average visit of 1 hour)
10:30 pm. Arrival to the Taquile island.
11:10 am. Meeting with the family in the main square of Taquile.
12:30 pm. Lunch.
02:00 pm. Arrival at the host family’s house.
02:10 pm. Free time.
03:00 pm. Practice farming with the family.
05:30 pm. Watching the sunset.
07:00 pm. Dinner with the family.
08:00 pm. Peña Show (optional)
05:00 a.m. Sunrise Observation – Sunrise (optional)
07:30 a.m. Breakfast.
08:30 a.m. Activities with the family (textile demonstration)
10:30 a.m. Visit the archaeological centers or the beach in the community “HAYLLANO”
12:00 p.m. Visit to the Artisan Market of Taquile
12:30 p.m. Lunch with the group and meeting with your guide for your return to Puno
01:30 p.m. Departure to Puno from the Port of Taquile.
03:30 p.m. Arrival to the city of Puno.
Services included in the prices:
- Transfer from downtown hotels to the port of Puno (round trip)
- Shared Transport Puno-Uros-Taquile-Puno
- Entrance fee to the Floating Island of the Uros.
- Entrance fee to Taquile Island
- Spanish / English guide for the group*
- 2 Lunches
- 1 dinner
- 1 breakfast
- Accomodation: (Host Family House)
- Cultural activities and dance demonstration
- Peña Show (Optional)
- Others that have not been mentioned
- Private guide for 2 days.
Prices & Dates
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» Rates may vary from July 26th to 31th for the national holidays
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Trip-code: Number ►PER-
Duration: 02 days
Participants: Minimal: 4 Maximal: 12
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Country / Location: Peru
Mountain Guide: Eric Albino Lliuya
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