The Wonders of Lake Titicaca

Reveal another awesome layer of the Andes with this incredible extension to your Peruvian adventure by exploring Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America and the world's highest navigable lake at 3,812m. Nestled in this high-altitude haven is the iconic Uros floating Islands, offering an fantastic experience that contrasts the rugged trek to Machu Picchu. Trust us on this's the perfect end to your adventure.

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A Tranquil 4-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Journey to Puno

Head off on a picturesque bus journey along the "Camino del Sol" from your Cusco hotel to Puno. Along the way, explore the Andahuayllillas Church, known as the "Sistine Chapel of the Andes," Raqchi (The God Temple), and the charming town of Pucara. Reach Puno and settle into your hotel for the night. RELAX!

Day 2: Uros Floating Islands and Amantani Homestay

Kick off your day with an awesome boat trip from the port, visiting the incredible Uros floating Islands. You'll want your camera ready for this! Crafted from reeds harvested from Lake Titicaca, these man-made islands are home to the Uros people. Continue to Amantani Island, where your group will split into smaller ones and stay in local homestays. Experience traditional food with a family, visit the community hall, and join in an evening of local dancing after being dressed in traditional local costumes by your hosts.

Day 3: Taquile Island's Textile Treasures

We'll go on a boat journey to Taquile Island, known for its exquisite handwoven textiles. A scenic walk to the village reveals the artistry of the locals, celebrated for their high-quality handicrafts. After lunch at a local restaurant, we'll walk it off and descend the 500 steps to the port, returning to Puno for the night. RELAX!

Day 4: Homeward Bound

In the morning, choose your return journey based on your international flight schedule. Opt for a domestic flight from Juliaca to Lima or enjoy a scenic return to Cusco by tourist bus. Safe travels home!

Inclusions and Exclusions

What's Included:

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transfers from/to hotel to bus station
  • Tourist bus with included entrances to sites along the way
  • 2 hotel nights in Puno
  • 1 night in a homestay on the island of Amantani
  • 2 days tour on Lake Titicaca
  • Transport to the airport in Juliaca or a tourist bus back to Cusco on the last day
  • Main meals

What's Not Included:

  • Personal gear
  • Tips for the guides and hosts
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
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The Perfect End to an Epic Adventure

This Lake Titicaca extension offers a serene contrast to the Machu Picchu trek.

Immerse yourself in the warm and friendly culture of local families, savor traditional cuisine, and explore the wonders of the highest navigable lake in the world. It's a perfect way to unwind and add a touch of tranquility to your awesome Peruvian adventure.

You can add this incredible trip extension onto your adventure for only £595. Just select the extension on checkout or give us a call on 02920 003216 and we can add it to your trip!

Written By

Zach Gidney

Musical Yeti