Our Lake Titicaca Homestay Tour takes you to live a fantastic Andean experience.
This boat excursion includes a visit to the Uros Community with its fantastic floating islands.
We also take you to Amantani Island where we stay at a family house.
During our visit, we will do some short treks and participate in a small Andean party.
Finally, we explore Taquile Island, a wonderful site with amazing views of Lake Titicaca.
07:30 h. Our tour starts at your hotel in Puno, our guide will pick you from there.
Shortly after that, we take you to the local harbor where we board a small motorboat.
First, we visit The Uros Floating Islands”, a small community that has lived on reed Islands for decades.
Long ago the Uros tribe conceived on the islands as a way to isolate and protect themselves from rival tribes.
During our visit, we will learn with our local guide about their lifestyle, traditions, and beliefs.
Besides, we also take a short ride on a reed boat.
After strolling around the floating Islands, we continue our boat journey to the “Amantani Island”.
Upon arrival in Amantani, a group of islanders will welcome us at the harbor.
Shortly after that, we join our host family and then are escorted to their house.
Late in the afternoon, we will do a short trek towards the summit of a hill known locally as Pachamama.
Once at the top, you can appreciate the amazing views of Lake Titicaca.
Soon after sunset, we return to our house where our family will be awaiting us for dinner.
In the evening our group will gather at the local saloon where islanders celebrate a party with live music.
Our local families will provide you with traditional clothing to attend this nice party.
Men are given ponchos and wooly hats, the hats are handmade by the families, with unique styles.
Likewise, women get colorful skirts, blouses, and veils.
Overnight at a family house on the Amantani island.
Shortly after breakfast, we will leave towards Taquile, a traditional Quechua speaking community,
Once at the harbor of Taquile, we will walk up along a narrow path to the center of the island.
Along the way, we will enjoy stunning views, including the Bolivian mountain range.
As soon as we get to the top, our local guide will explain about traditional life on Taquile.
Afterward, we visit a workshop where Taquile islanders elaborate fine garments, including colorful hats and waistcoats.
Likewise, the iconography on their textiles reflects their way of life, nature, as well as their beliefs.
Among their garments, stands out the Calendar Waistbands, which depicts the annual cycles connected to agricultural activities.
Later on, you will have free time to walk around and by noon we meet up for lunch at one local restaurant.
14:00 h. Finally, we will descend to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno.
17:00 h. Upon arrival in Puno, our driver will take you back to your hotel.
End of our service.
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