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A great option for a traveler interested in a more active trip to Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau. Unique opportunity for a traveler interested in kayaking on the world's highest navigable and South America's largest lake. Travelers enjoy interacting with the local community whose roots date back to ancient cultures that settled in this area. Their hospitality opens a door to share with their families and allows us the homestay opportunity.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Puno
Day 2 : Kayaking on Lake Titicaca - Ticonata Island
Day 3 : Sail to Amantani Island
Day 4 : Return to Puno
Day 5 : Return to Lima or continue to Cusco

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Trip Type

  • Independent

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Trip Snapshots

Peru Uros Island - Floating island at the Titicaca Uros Floating Islands in the background View of Lake Titicaca Me and Liliana Kayaking on Lake Titicaca Peru Kayaking to lunch on Lake Titicaca

Day 1 Puno

A luxury-class bus takes us from Cusco to the shores of Lake Titicaca. Along the way, enjoy optional visits to the "Sistine Chapel" of Peru and a pre-Incan site, as well as a huge lunch featuring traditional Peruvian cusine. Entrances to the sites are additional (aprx. $10 per person), but the lunch is on us!

Arrive at mystical Lake Titicaca in the early afternoon. Legend has it that the first Inca rose out of its azure waters. Transfer to your hotel and explore on your own this afternoon.

Day 2 Kayaking on Lake Titicaca - Ticonata Island

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart this morning with your guide to the peninsula of Capachica to Llachon, a small community of Aymara farmers where visitors are always welcome. We’ll practice our kayaking skills before launching from the sandy beach. There is no better way to appreciate the mysticism of the area than with a silent two hour kayak trip over the crystal waters of this sacred lake. We continue to Ticonata Island, our home for the evening, where we stay at the EcoVillage, a center of replicas of the pre-Inca homes that existed in this area. This hidden corner of Lake Titicaca provides the chance to experience the tranquility of nature and Andean culture. Visit ancient ritual sites and experience a traditional dinner and dances. Your guide will help translate the stories about the daily life and the traditions of this remote island on Lake Titicaca.

Day 3 Sail to Amantani Island

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
We continue by sailboat for a two-hour cruise to Amantani Island, a quiet island known for its hilltop ruins that honor Pachamama and Pachatata (Mother and Father Earth). Here we meet our host families whose generosity is apparent with their open arms (and open doors to their homes) and smiles. Explore this island with your guide and then settle in to share a short day in the lives of the Aymara. Enjoy a breath-taking sunset over Lake Titicaca.

Day 4 Return to Puno

After breakfast and bidding farewell to your host family, return to Puno by motor boat, with a stop at the floating islands of the Uros People. Peru's floating islands are built using the buoyant totora reeds that grow along Lake Titicaca, and these reeds are interwoven to make homes, boats, and crafts. A ride in a traditional reed boat can be arranged with a local fisherman. Return to Puno, afternoon is free to explore on your own.

Day 5 Return to Lima or continue to Cusco

  • 1 Breakfast
Catch a flight to Lima today. For travelers choosing this Lake Titicaca extension prior to your visit to Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu PIcchu, transfer by bus to Cusco.

Amantani Homestay

Puno - Hotels

Ticonata Eco Village

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Contact us for internal flight costs and overland transportation to join this extension. This tour can be added on to the front or back of the Machu Picchu by Train or Machu Picchu Pilgrimage tours.


  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Hotel
    • 1 Night Lodge
    • 1 Night Community Stay
  • 3 Days Private Guide Service
  • Gear Rental
    • Sea Kayaking Gear


  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights
  • Internal Flights

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  • $75 Meals not Included
  • $43 Airport Departure Tax
  • $50 Optional Excursions
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
Nancy Sin

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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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