Lake Titicaca with Homestay

Explore Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau and 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 on Amantani Island.

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 cuisine.  Entrances to the sites are additional (around $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

Islands of Lake Titicaca

Depart this morning with your guide to thet 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.

We continue 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.

Day 3

Taquile Island. Return to Puno

After breakfast and bidding farewell to your host family, travel to Taquile Island. Climb the steps to the plaza at the center of the island for breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

In the afternoon, return to Puno and relax this evening on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Day 4

  • Breakfast

Fly Lima

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.

$580
Tour Cost
$580
Total Cost

Notes

$55 single supplement

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.

Included

  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Hotel
    • 1 Night Community Stay
  • 2 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service

Excluded

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

Recommended Budgeting

  • $75 Meals not Included
  • $43 Airport Departure Tax
  • $50 Optional Excursions