Transfer from airport, bus or
train station to hotel in the city of Puno.
Accommodation in selected
Day 2: VISIT TO
UROS AND TAQUILE
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer from the hotel (approximately at 6:40 a.m) –
port to visit one of the Uros floating islands, unique in the world,
made with a base of
(reed), and inhabited by Uros
families – Aymaras who build and cover their homes with totora mats. The
Uros are known as the “People of the Lake” and
their origins date back to before the time of the Incas. The community
continues ancient practices such as traditional fishing and wild bird
hunting. The Uros men are skilled at navigating Totora rafts and the women
are experts at knitting and weaving. From there, we continue in boat to
explore ruins on the Island of Taquile which date back to Pre-Incan times and are located at the
highest point of the island. Taquile is known for its friendly inhabitants,
who conserve their customs, traditions and dress. The locals are also known
for their fine detailed textiles with symbolic, symmetrical designs in
bright colors, which reflect their lifestyle, customs and Andean beliefs.
Traditional lunch on the
Island of Taquile.
Return to Puno, transfer port
- Hotel arriving at approximately 4:45 p.m.
Day 3: PUNO / SILLUSTANI / ..... (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to airport, following
a visit to the Chullpas of Sillustani Archeological Site,
located on the shores of Umayo Lagoon. The site is famous for its Chullpas,
which are large, circular stone towers built to house the remains of the
most important leaders of the ancient pre-Inca.
In the situation that the
departure transfer from Puno will be at the train or bus station, the visit
to Sillustani will take place before, as departures from Puno must occur
after 7 p.m. in order to have enough time to visit Sillustani beforehand.
For private tours, the visit to Chullpas of Sillustani can take place in the morning,
allowing for departures from Puno anytime after 10 a.m.