Puno: Millenary experiences and nature. An amazing experience that highlights the best valued culture of our ancestors in the high plateau. Chulpas of Sillustani (Stone-made cylindrical tombs), a wonderful excursion by boat through the Titicaca Lake; a visit to the island of Taquile and the floating islands of Uros, where the traditional textile handicraft and ceramics practices still prevail.
At the appropriate time, you’ll be picked up from the airport of Juliaca and will meet with our agent who will explain the details of the tour hired and will provide you with the documents required for your trip. We will visit the famous Chullpas of Sillustani – stone-made cylindrical tombs (12 m height) where the old Aymaras buried their most important priests. The Umayo lake, located in front of the Chullpas, adds beauty to the landscape, and allows the observation of different birds and other typical species of the area.
Ride to the hotel selected. Spare time to rest a little bit and get used to the altitude or to roam around Puno.
We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning. We will start a motorboat ride on the Titicaca Lake that will allow us to see all its majesty. We will also go to the Floating Islands of the Uros -old inhabitants of the lake- known as the Aquatic Tribe. These Andean natives build their own islands by adding new layers of large reeds periodically so that they are constantly floating over the lake waters. They also use this material to build houses and boats.
We will continue our journey to the Taquile Island, inhabited by native Quechuas who have developed and inherited an efficient and original social system and a magnificent weaving technique. As soon as we arrive, we will have lunch in the Island. After lunch, we will walk along its hills and archeological sites. In the afternoon, we will return to Puno and go to the hotel selected.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch
Breakfast in the morning. At the appropriate time, ride to the airport of Juliaca to take the flight back home.