Day 1: Uros Island
Arrival in Puno at 5am. You will be picked up at the bus station by our Puno tour operator and transferred to the office at the port. You can relax here, take some pictures of the sun rising over Lake Titicaca, or leave your luggage safely in the office and do a little exploring of Puno in the early morning.
Note: Most things don’t open until 7am.
*Suggestion: Breakfast at Ricos Pan on Moquegua street, which opens at 7am. You can get here by motor taxi for one sol per person.
You will need to be back at the port at 8am, where you will board the boat to the islands. The boat will depart 8:20-8:30am. The first stop will be the incredible floating islands of Uros. Here you can walk on literal floating islands, and there will be a small lesson of how they were created and what life is like here. You will then have an opportunity to walk around the island and take pictures of the different structures, as well as look at some of the handicrafts they make and sell. Next will be a 3 hour ride to the island of Amantani, arriving at approximately 2pm. Here you will meet your host family and be taken for a short rest, then have lunch with the family.
After lunch you will be taken up to the path that leads to Pachatata and Pachamama; the highest points on the island. From Pachamama, you can watch the sun start to set before heading down for dinner. You’ll need to be back to your home by 6:30 to get ready for dinner at 7. After dinner, there will be a fiesta to enjoy with your host family and other people that live on the island. The night is spent with the host family.
Have breakfast with the family and a relaxed day at a room with a view of Lake Titicaca. Sleep in the home of your host family, where you will find clean, comfortable accommodations in a homely and friendly atmosphere. Lunch and dinner will be provided by the host family.
On day 3, you’ll have breakfast with your host family at 7am and will then go down to the port with them to say goodbye at 7:45am. From there you will travel about an hour to the island of Taquile. On this island you will have a couple of hours to wander up to the Plaza de Armas, take some amazing photographs, find lunch, and make your way down the other side of the island to catch your boat. The boat leaves from the port at 12:30pm, and arrives in Puno at 3:30pm, which ends the tour on the lake. After your tour, you will have lots of time to explore the town of Puno before making your way down to the bus station to catch the overnight bus back to Cusco.