Isla Taquile - A Lasting Tradition 2 days/ 1 night
One of the most enduring textile traditions in Peru is found among the people of Taquile. Each family possesses at least four different types of costume: for work, leisure, weddings and festivals. Come to learn the traditional costumes and spend 2 days in the sacred lake of Titikaka.
Day 1 tour of the Uros and Amantani Islands
Depart at 8.30 am approximately and include transport from your hotel to the port, transport by motor boat stopping at the Uros Islands for 30 minutes to see their old traditions of fishing, trapping birds and living on the lake plants, then departing to the island of Amantani. There are no hotels on Amantani but on arrival the group is split into smaller groups for overnight stays with local families. Remember to bring some gifts for your family, so items such as pens, pencils, fruit and vegetables (which don't grow on the Island), batteries or postcards from your home town are all warmly welcomed.
Meals: L. D
Day 2 Taquile – Amantani
You will leave Amantani around 8:00 am for the 1 hr 45 min boat ride to Taquile where you will visit the main village and numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing. There is a cooperative shop on the island that sells exceptional woollen goods which are not cheap but of very fine quality. After lunch you take the boat back to Puno, arriving at approximately 5:00 pm.
Meals: B. L
Prices per person 2015:
Pool service US$ 100.00
Private Service: Prices depend on the group size, the larger the group the lower the price per person. Please contact us for more information
- Transfers and all land transportation
- Professional bilingual guide
- Accommodation at a local family home
- Meals described in the itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Personal expenses