Experience first-hand the traditional customs passed down through generations
Stay overnight with a local family
Visit the floating islands of Uros, Taquile and Amantani, with a bilingual guide!
One experience you’ll never forget! This is the perfect option for you to make the most of your time in Lake Titicaca and be immersed, first-hand, in the ancient traditions and customs from the local people who live there. Visit the worldwide famous manmade “floating islands” of Uros, the artisanal Taquile Island, and spend the night with a local family on Amantani Island. All this added up to a safe, comfortable and fun bus ride from Cuzco to Puno and back.
all year round
Bolivia Hop Private Terminal
Cusco Hotel and Hostel drop off
Day 1: Cusco – Puno
Meet in our private bus terminal at Calle Industrial 550.
9:30pm – 6:00am
Overnight bus to Puno.
Day 2: Puno – Uros Floating Islands + Amantani Overnight Stay
Taken to partner hostel in Puno where you have free use of the toilets and bag storage. Breakfast in Puno (optional – 8 soles approx)
7:45am – 8:15am
Pick up for your Titicaca Tour from our partner hostel.
8:15am – 10:30am
Boat out to the Uros Islands for a guided tour of the famous “floating reed islands”.
10:30am – 1:30pm
Cruise the highest navigable lake in the world to the remote Island of Taquile.
1:30pm – 2:00pm
Arrival to Amantani, where you will meet your host family as well as check in to family homestay.
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Typical lunch in family’s house made from natural products.
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Intercultural activities with the local family.
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Optional – 1 hour hike up to Pachatata temple to watch the sunset.
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Typical local dinner in family’s house.
Option to take part in local dance and music or relax and rest in family’s house.
Day 3: Taquile Island
7:00am – 8:00am
Typical breakfast in family´s house.
8:00am – 9:00am
Boat transfer to Taquile Island.
9:00am – 9:45am
Arrival to Taquile. 45 minutes hike up to Plaza de Armas. See how people create a living on this island.
9:45am – 11:45am
Learn the traditional history, lifestyle and cultures of the island community. From there, we will enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants.
11:45am – 12:30pm
Lunch (quinoa soup, trout, rice, chips, vegetables, tea).
12:30pm – 13:30pm
45-minute walk back to the dock – beautiful views alongside local flora and fauna.
1:30pm – 4:00pm
Return boat ride to Puno.
Arrive into Puno. Drop off at Pacha Suites hostel, a few blocks from the central plaza. Free bag storage and shower use is 10 soles.
4:30pm – 9:00pm
Free time to explore Puno around the Plaza de Armas and enjoy dinner in one of the many central restaurants.
9:00pm – 9:30pm
Pick up from Pacha Suites hostel.
9:30pm – 6:00am
Overnight return bus to Cusco.
Day 4: Cusco
6:00am – 6:30am
Hotel/hostel drop off.
Day 1: 9pm – 6am
Bus from Cusco to Puno
Day 2: 6am – 8:00pm
Uros Floating Islands + Amantani Overnight Stay
Day 3: 7am – 9:30pm
Day 4: 6:00am – 6:30am
Arrival in Cusco
- Boat transport
- English-speaking guide
- Entry ticket to Uros Floating Islands
- Entry ticket to Taquile Island
- Entry ticket to Amantani Island
- Day 1: lunch + dinner
- Day 2: breakfast + lunch
- Breakfast upon arrival to Puno (optional extra – 8 soles)
- Dinner in Puno returning from islands
- Reed Boat Ride (Kontiki) in Uros Islands: S/.10 soles – this is OPTIONAL but the locals will try to sell this to you
- Travel Insurance
- Bring your own water as prices for even a small water or soda are quite expensive
CHANGES: Changes to the time and date of this tour are free until 6:00pm (La Paz time) 2 days before the tour begins. After this time, there is a 100% change fee.
CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 6:00pm (La Paz time) 7 days before the tour begins or earlier, there is a 20% administration fee (+ the card fee). Within 7 days of departure, 40% of the ticket price (+ the card fee). Within 3 days of departure, 60% of the ticket price (+ the card fee). Within 24 hours of departure, a no show, or after departure 100% cancellation fee.
You must email firstname.lastname@example.org (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.