Lake Titicaca Tour

Add a 3-day Lake Titicaca tour to any of our Peru trips, or a 4-day program that includes an overnight stay with host families on Taquile Island--a brilliant cultural immersion for a complete Peru adventure!

On this Lake Titicaca tour, you’ll be dazzled by views east to the 20,000-foot peaks of the Royal Range that enhance the scenic beauty of the lake. You'll stop at Inca and pre-Inca sites, the unique floating-reed Uros Islands, and visit Taquile Island, a steep terraced rocky island inhabited by Quechuan people.

Lake Titicaca lies at 12,500 ft above sea level, so this program is best added following acclimation time in Cuzco or Arequipa. 

2017

Departures: Custom departures year round, on request.

RATES: (Note: for all programs below, rates are not firm. Please contact Andean Treks)

 

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

LTI-1 INTRODUCTION TO LAKE TITICACA

Using standard hotels  (Royal Inn or similar) in Puno. Services to Amantani and Taquile are on your own.

Rates are per person

 

No. passengers 2017 Rates
1 $638
2 $478
3 (in triple) $445
4 $439
5-7 $423

Add per single room (for people requesting single rooms for groups of 2 or more)

$111

 

 

LTI-1P Lake Titicaca in Standard hotel, with overnight on Taquile Island in private charter service. (We include chartered boat service to and from Taquile Island, plus transfers from hotel to port and back.) 

Rates are per person.

No. Passengers 2017
1 $998
2 $635
3 (in triple) $558
4 $527
5-7 $517
add per single room $111

  

 

LTI-1E with superior hotels (using superior class Casa Andina Private Collection or Hotel Jose Antonio (Hotel Libertador Isla Esteves is available on request, for a surcharge.) In this program we include private chartered boat service to and from Taquile Island, plus transfers from hotel to port and back.

Rate are per person.

No. Passengers 2017
1 $1,350
2 $810
3 (in triple) $678
4 $671
5-7 $638
Add per single room $326

 

 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

 

LTT-1  Lake Titicaca with overnight on Taquile Island

in standard hotels: (Royal Inn or similar) in Puno. Services to Amantani and Taquile are on  your own

Rates are per person

No. passengers 2017
1 $576
2 $421
3 (in triple) $388
4 $381
5-7 $374
Add per single room $11

 

 

 LTT-1P  Lake Titicaca with private Taquile service  Standard hotel with overnight on Taquile Island in private charter service. We include chartered boat service to and from Taquile Island, plus transfers from hotel to port and back.  

Rates are per person  

No. Passengers 2017
1 $1,013
2 $626
3 (in triple) $541
4 $502
5-7 $466
Add per single room $111

 

 

 LTT-2   Superior Lake Titicaca with overnight on Taquile Island in private service. (Using superior class Casa Andina Private Collection or Hotel Jose Antonio. (Hotel Libertador Isla Esteves is available on request, for a surcharge.) In this program we include private chartered boat service to and from Taquile Island, plus transfers from hotel to port and back.   

Rates are per person         

No. passengers 2017
1 $1,397
2 $818
3 (in triple) $678
4 $668
5-7 $643
Add per single room $339

 

 Air rate Juliaca/Lima  -  $140 (STAR Peru V-class); $312 (LAN Peru H-class.) Rates are estimates and subject to change.

LTT-1 LAKE TITICACA TOUR WITH OVERNIGHT ON TAQUILE ISLAND (3 NIGHTS)

 

Taquile Island is a rocky, terraced island some 4 miles north to south and barely a mile wide, located in the main body of Lake Titicaca. The three hundred Quechua-speaking families who make up the community support themselves by farming and traditionally by leaving the island for periods of time to work on the mainland. Starting in the mid-1980s, they organized themselves to receive outside visitors. Host families constructed special guest rooms onto their family compounds, and cooperatives were formed to construct and operate motor launches to provide reliable daily service with the mainland.

On arrival at the island by boat from Puno, you are assigned to a host family for your overnight in native home-stay. Accommodation is basic – there is no electricity on the island, nor running water. Your hosts give you a comfortable bed with clean sheets and plenty of blankets, water in a clay pot drawn from a nearby spring, and candles for your room in the evening. Views in every direction are spectacular – you are in the center of the lake, surrounded by mountains of which the 20,000-foot summits of the Royal Range in Bolivia are the most impressive. Sunrise and sunset are exquisite; at night the Milky Way is a brilliant swathe of light.

Islanders are famous for their fine knitted hats using four needles and tightly woven textiles, some of which are available for sale in the community store on the main square. You’ll enjoy walking on the main footpaths – you’ll often meet shepherd girls weaving or spinning wool as they watch over a few grazing sheep. Or you’ll come across a group of young men, sitting shooting the breeze while they knit woolen hats with the incredibly intricate designs typical of the island. A night on Taquile Island is an opportunity to step outside the normal physical surroundings of your trip through the Andes, and to open yourself up to whatever the Andean world may offer.

Day 1-Cuzco to Puno: Travel via group tour (see description above). Accommodation in hotel.

Day 2-Uros and Taquile: Transfer on your own to the port, where you will find pool boats departing at 8:00 AM daily to Taquile Island, stopping en route at one of the floating Uros reed island communities. On arrival at the island, the reception committee assigns you to a family for the night.

Note: On LTT-1P and LTT-2, we include charter boat and private guide for the Taquile overnight. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

Day 3-Taquile Island/Puno: Your morning is free to explore the island. 2:30 PM departure from Taquile, reaching the mainland around dusk. Transfer on your own to your hotel. Meals are on your own today.

Day 4-Sillustani and out: Private Sillustani ruins tour en route to Juliaca airport for check-in to your flight to Lima.

 

LTT-2 SUPERIOR LAKE TITICACA TOUR WITH OVERNIGHT ON TAQUILE ISLAND IN PRIVATE SERVICE (3 NIGHTS)

We use Hotel Libertador Isla Esteves or Casa Andina Private Collection. In this program we include private chartered boat service to and from Taquile Island, plus transfers from hotel to port and back.

 

LTT-1P STANDARD-CLASS LAKE TITICACA TOUR WITH OVERNIGHT ON TAQUILE ISLAND IN PRIVATE CHARTER

We include chartered boat service to and from Taquile Island, plus transfers from hotel to port and back.

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Quick Facts

  • 3-day and 4-day itineraries
  • Visit Inca and pre-Inca sites between Cuzco and Puno
  • Cruise on Lake Titicaca and visit Uros floating reed islands
  • Optional native homestay on Taquile Island
  • Choice of Tourist-class or superior hotel options

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