Discover Peruvian culture past and present with this trip through Cuzco, Puno, archaeological sites high in the mountains, and remote islands in Lake Titicaca where you'll stay with the local community.
Visit the fascinating floating islands
Spend the night with an indigenous family on the island
Discover the Raqchi and Pukara archaeological sites
Transfer to Puno (L) Today, you will travel to Puno. The service is provided in buses equipped purely for a touristic trip, along with a bilingual local guide. The 10 hour bus journey is a unique experience; the first half of the journey is dominated by the magnificent Andean mountains which tower over the deep valleys. It then reaches the gentler, rolling Andean Plains, where vicuñas and alpacas can be seen. In this journey, you can enjoy stopoffs in different locations that hold magical charm and an ancestral history, such as: The Sistine Chapel of the Americas or the Andahuaylillas church, which was built during the 17th century; the archaeological site of Raqchi, also known as Temple of Wiracocha, the majestic La Raya pass (road limit between Cusco and Puno, with a beautiful view of the Chimboya Glacier), and the fascinating Lithic Museum of the Pukará culture, where you can find pottery and sculptures representing zoomorphic figure. Lunch is included in a restaurant on route.
Day 3: Amantani Island - Puno, Peru
Taquile Island Visit (B) After breakfast, you will have to say goodbye to your local family and go down to the harbor to board the boat again and head to Taquile Island (approximately 1 hour). Here, the tradition of knitting is strictly a male domain, and women do the spinning. It’s a great place to pick up some high quality, locally knitted goods. An uphill trek (approximately 1 hour) brings you to the main area of the island. After the visit, you will descend about 500 steps back to our boat. Then travel back to Puno by boat (approximately 3 hours).
Day 4: Puno - Cusco, Peru
Transfer to Puno (B) At night (around 10:00pm), take an overnight bus towards the city. The bus ride will take 6 ½ hours approx. and arrive in Cusco the next day around 4:30am. Safe travels ahead!
Transport as per itinerary
3 Breakfast(s), 2 Lunch(es), 1 Dinner(s),
Handy extras and accessories
Excursions as per itinerary
3N shared in hostel, 3-star or 4-star hotels, and homestay
English speaking guide in some activities
What's Not Included
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Personal expenses and gratuities
International and/or domestic flights
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100% of deposit
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50% of tour cost
At 15 days before tour sarts:
100% of tour cost
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