Peruvian Secrets Exclusives
Three-day Lake Titicaca tour
New this year, our exclusive three-day tour of Lake Titicaca offers a real insight into the way of life for families living on the lake. This tour can be easily incorporated into your bespoke Peruvian Secrets holiday, please ask for further details.
Today you start your exclusive three day tour of the lake and its people. You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the port by your local guide. Here you will join a shared service vessel and head out onto the lake. Your first visit will be to the floating islands of the Uros Indians where your private guide will explain the culture and just how they manage to live in this different environment. Re-boarding your boat you will continue heading into the lake before arriving at the beautiful Island of Amantani. You will at this point be separating from the crowd and continuing onto our private port. Here you will be meet by your host Santos and family to whom you will be a guest in his home. Along with your guide you will have an excellent opportunity to experience the life these friendly people live mixed with a truly unique experience. Your home stay offers spectacular views over the lake and stunning sunsets leading to a sky filled with stars. In the evening your host will give you an insight into the islands history all translated through your guide so you will understand everything that is explained to you.
Today you can enjoy a relaxed start to the day with a hearty breakfast as the other tourist depart for Taquile Island leaving you the day to really enjoy this stunning place. Santos will prepare the horses (the only ones on the island) for your scenic ride to the top of the mountain. At the summit is a plateaux of farmland divided into family plots. Its here Santos will construct the traditional oven from the soil and rocks to prepare you a hot lunch. While this takes place you will learn about the agriculture and farming methods that go back unchanged for hundreds of years. From here you will continue to the Inca ruins at the peak of the island and have spectacular panoramic views across to Bolivia and the extremely high peaks of the Andes (7,000 mts). Later in the afternoon you will return to the homestead and enjoy a relaxing time before your evening meal.
After we have had breakfast and said goodbye to our host family we rejoin our boat for the visit to the neighbouring island of Taquile. Here you leave the boat and taking the one-hour coastal walk to the village. Our guide will give you a tour of the Inca ruins and bring to life some of the incredible history before descending down to the village for lunch. Here you will the opportunity of sampling the delicious freshwater fish of Lake Titicaca. We will then rejoin our boat and return to Puno for one further night.
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