2 days Amantani Vivencial
In Our TRADITIONALS TOURS,  This cultural exchange experience in Amantani is very touching and fascinating. Also, in this tour, every traveler is welcome to share with the locals their time. TITIKAKA ADVENTURES offer differents options in the Lake Titicaca. 2days/1night tour of the Uros, Amantani and Taquile, the 1day tour of Uros and Taquile and Half Day Uros Floating Island. We have also added to the Sillustani ruins. Although not a lake trip, it may be of interest to you.
Reservations are easy enough to do. We accept bookings via e-mails, and payment would be when you arrive to Puno in our office. No deposit is required. Basically, you send us a mail here confirming which tour you'd like to take, pay the money when you get here. Please do not hesitate to contact us here.
|Puno - Peru||2 Days||All year|
|day 1||Uros + Amantani|
|day 2||Amantani / Taquile / Puno|
|day 3|| |
TRIP CODE: SIC.AMAN.VI
This trip will give you the chance to experience the magnificent Lake Titicaca. For many people this home-stay experience and the encounter with the host family is a revelation of the reality of Andean people at such altitude. This cultural exchange experience in Amantani is very touching and fascinating. Also, in this tour, every traveler is welcome to share with the locals their time, some artistic gift, educational activities or just conversations. By participating in this tour you will contribute to improve family of the life. In Amantani Island you will be a direct participant of the local culture and not being just an observer. So be prepared to walk with the local family and know customs and traditions Visiting the 3 different islands included in this trip will give you a wide perspective of life in Lake Titicaca. The use of a semi fast boat saves time and visitors dont miss anything, making of it a relaxed Lake Titicaca tour. Titikaka Adventures has committed to improve the quality of life of the locals by promoting a fair payment for the home stay services on the island and respect the traditional organization. Visiting the 3 different islands included in this trip will give you a wide perspective of life in Lake Titicaca. This is for sure one of the best products in rural communitarian tourism in Peru.
The Uros Floating Islands: where you will observe artificial reed platforms inhabited by this ancient ethnic group. It is surely one of the most original ways of life on earth. Some people think them artificial and acting for tourists. But in fact they are authentic, their culture is authentic, and the history of why they live amongst the reeds is fascinating.
Amantani Island: place full of living culture. There you see and experience up close the real rural life of Peru and spend time with an authentic local family. You wont just be an observer. This unique island holds temples at its tops with a hidden ancient message kept by the local Shamans.
Taquile Island: a place where the time has stopped. There you will see an indigenous community that conserves original Inca social traditions and organizations. The isolation has kept them almost untouched by the modern world
DAY 1: Uros + Amantani:
Enjoy Lake Titicaca, authentic culture & traditions. This excursion begins at 7:40am with transfer from your hotel to the port. Then by Semi Fast motor boat ( 7:50 am. depart ) , that will make of this a enjoyable journey (35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather, comfortable bus type seats and fully equipped, WC). We visit the Uros floating Islands. The families present: Different main activities of the Island. Stepping on them feels very much like a water bed (but it is quite safe), We see the houses, the islands and rides on traditional reed boats can be arranged. We visit two of the 50 islands before continuing on to Amantani Island. After a 3 hour journey we get to Amantani. You will probably see local families running down the hill to welcome you. There you meet to your designated family, (designated by the local administration according to a rotational system, that we are committed to respect). By small path ways they lead you to the home stay. Feel free to participate in the cooking with them. After lunch they will take you in a deep cultural encounter with the daily life issues. Depending on the season they might be farming, herding or building a house. If you have the commitment, go ahead and be part of it. (This part of the trip is carefully arranged, and prepared by you experience guide, to make of it an authentic experience). Optional football match or volleyball, then a hike to the high point of the island to watch the sunset. At dinner your designated family will dress you up in traditional local costumes and take you to the community hall for a small celebration, it is a lot of fun! Fell the energy of this live culture. Overnight at the Home stay.
DAY 2: Amantani / Taquile / Puno.
Breakfast with our designated family, later at 7:30am. The group leaves Amantani Island to Taquile Island. After an hour's navigation we get to this unique place. There, a long path gradually ascending will take us to the village (45 min. hike approx) we have free time to explore this paradise, there enjoy of a pristine sandy beach. And hike for 1 hour by a pre-inca path way (soft and gradual hike) with impressive landscapes, while we learn about the flora and fauna of the island. Lunch at local restaurant. The members of the community will show us their dances, textiles and unique cultural expressions. Taquile Island is the home for an authentic community that conserves Incan laws and social system. But due to an inadequate tourism management is being affected and this trip helps to encourage the community life. Later at 12.20 am approximately. we hike to the main port, the views are magnificent. Then we descend 500 steps down to the port. At 1 pm approx. return to Puno (a 2 1/2 hours return trip). On arrival at Puno we transfer you to your hotel, approximately at 03:00pm. (End of the adventure).
Note 1: This program can be combined with Adventure Tour: Sea Kayaking: Puno / Uros for the National Reserva of the Titicaca . See More
Note 2: The tour arrives back In Puno at 3:00pm. Then there is the chance to take other excursions like the one departing to Sillustani or Chucuito and see impressive pre Incan buildings amongst superb landscapes, for the night can you continue by Bus to Cusco or Arequipa.
Includes and Prices
OUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- Bilingual guide (Spanish-English).
- Transfers: Hotel /Port / Hotel.
- Motor boat transport
- Home stay accommodation + 3 meals at home stay
- Cultural activities at the family house
- Entrance fees.
OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Lunch last day in Taquile Island
- Small trip in reed boat ride in the Floating Uros Island
- Drinks extra
- Additional charge of $ 4.00 US p/p. for transfers OUT SIDE City hotels, like : Hotel Libertador, Casa Andina Private Collection, Posada del Inca, Josι Antonio, Eco INN and others.
- Daily Service in Shared Group: US$ 63.00 per person.
- You join a group of approx. 20 persons.
ASK FOR PRIVATE SERVICE: UROS FLOATING ISLAND (Price on application)
Private motor boat, professional English speaking guide, in this option there is the chance to go off the beaten path, by doing the entire trip in reverse (and so avoiding the crowds of the high Season), and taking a spectacular walk on Taquile on an original pre-Inca path with one of the Most impressive views of the South lake area.
ASK FOR DESCOUNTS FOR: GROUPS AND TRAVEL AGENTS
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