Description

Important lake in Andean mythology, according to the legend, from its waters emerged Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, sons of the sun god, founders of the Inca Empire. It’s the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world, its waters are shared by Peru and Bolivia. In the Peruvian side home to natural and artificial islands, highlighting the floating islands of the Uros, Amantaní, Anapia, Sun Island and Taquile Island an Intangible Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO). The tourists can make an authentic journey to the past in these islands and share the experiences with the Quechuas or Aymaras natives, even spend the night in their houses. Amazing landscapes, native people with colorful dresses, rich in traditions and festivities. National Reserve of Titicaca protected natural area.

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titicaca

TYPE SERVICE: Group Service
TYPE ITINERARY: Customize
ACTIVITIES: Cultural & History, Family Friendly, Experiential Tourism
DESTINATION: Route of the sun, Puno, Lake Titicaca


HIGHLIGHTS

- Lake Titicaca tour package that covers Lake Titicaca and its floating islands and Amantani
- Have fun and experience a taste of the local traditions Homestay while you stay at Lake Titicaca
- Visit the floating reed islands and experience the life that is followed there
- Walk along the shores and enjoy the surrounding panoramas

DAY 1: ROUTE OF THE SUN ON THE WAY TO PUNO
In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the Bus station. This is a really nice bus trip that is more like a tour as it stops at four interesting sites along the way. Where you have guided tour and lunch at a restaurant. Places we will visit are:
Andahuyalillas: Sistine chapel of South America: this church is one of the most beautiful examples of Andean popular religious art. (It leaves at 7.30am and arrives at about 5pm.)
Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple): This was an Incan church of monumental dimensions; 100 meters long, 26 meters wide and 14 meters high. The temple is divided in two naves and each nave shows 11 giant columns that’s huge!
La Raya: This is the half-way point between Cusco and Puno and also the highest point (4335 meters above sea level). The landscapes here are stunning and typical Andean animals like llamas, alpacas and vicuñas are common. It is also the geographic border between two cultures, the Quechua and Aymara.
Pukara: This is the most important and oldest ceremonial center of the altiplano. There are interesting life like sculptures and tombs. The trip also includes a really nice lunch buffet in a Sicuani town.


DAY 2: UROS ISLANDS AND AMANTANI.
Hahu Travel b gives you these stunning trips within a couple days. One night on the Island of Amantani, in a home stay sleeping with the families. Between 7:40am and 8am, you‘ll be transferred from the hotel to the port and then by motor boat. We take you to one of the legendary islands of Uros, where you can observe the lives of the Uros people, who live on floating reed islands. After a beautiful three hour boat ride, we reach Amantani Island, where we will break into smaller groups to stay with the local families.
You will have the opportunity to trek to the top of a mountain (4150 m.a.s.l) to see the Temples of the Pachamama and Pachatata. Enjoy the traditional customs of the island people. Food and authentic music prepared and performed by your designated family. Meals are provided and included within trip. Maximum Altitude is at 4150 m.a.s.l. That will be a good way to appreciate the majestic lakes and its inhabitants (sleep on the island).


DAY 3: TAQUILE ISLAND – PUNO.
Beginning with a typical Breakfast, we will depart at about 8:30am towards Taquile Island, 45 minutes away. Once at Taquile, we will walk towards the main pueblo in the center of the islands, appreciating some beautiful views along the way. Once there, we will visit the Plaza de Armas where we will be able to appreciate some of the local crafts and customs of the localers. After having another typical Lunch, we will begin our return route back to Puno, arriving at about 5:30pm.
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OPTIONAL DAY 4
You will spend the night at the same hotel


WHAT IS INCLUDED?
  • Transfer to Bus station in Cusco
  • Inka Express bus to Puno, including buffet lunch and guided tour along the way
  • 01 night stay in Puno (hotel, including breakfast in DWB room)
  • 01 night stay in Amantani
  • Tour of Lake Titicaca, including Uros, Amantani and Taquile islands, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast
  • Transfer Bus Station to Hotel in Puno

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
  • Transport back to Cusco
  • OPTIONAL DAY 4:
  • 1 night stay in Puno (hotel, including breakfast in DWB room)
  • Transfer Hotel to Juliaca Airport

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
  • Clothing: long trousers, convertible pants or shorts, long and short-sleeved T-shirts or shirts, cotton socks.
  • Warm clothes for high altitude areas (Puno, 3800 msnm), especially at night, including sweaters / fleeces and a jacket.
  • Rain gear or poncho (you can buy a basic one in Puno), especially if visiting in the months November to April.
  • Comfortable footwear, trekking boots recommended.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, cold and rain.
  • Sun block (high factor).
  • Sunglasses.
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body.
  • Personal toiletries and medications.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) or water bottle to carry water on outings.
  • Cash in soles and/or US$ for extras (souvenirs, beverages, etc)
  • Original passport and passport photocopies.

PRICE PER PERSON :
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  • This will depend on the amount of people coming to the tours and to the kind of accommodation.
  • If you wish to travel alone, you need to ask for a private tour, letting us know which date you wish to leave, and you must make your reservation a week ahead of time so that we can organize your tour.
  • If you wish to go with other people, we can let you know what dates are available and you can join an existing group.
  • Write to us to make your reservation and we will send you the form and the payment conditions.

OUR BOOKING POLICIES
Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable Deposits for TREKS and Short Tours
There is a $200 per person deposit needed to your trek/tour with Haku Travel. The deposit can be made through PayPal, which will incur a 5.5% PayPal merchant fee paid by the traveler or by a wire directly to our bank (Bank of America or Citibank) for free if you are a fellow account holder. All deposits are fully non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event that you need to cancel your trip, cancellation fees will be assessed as outlined below under Cancellation Policy. It is not possible to transfer your deposit to another person’s trek if cancelling, they will need to send in their own deposit.
Itineraries
If you are booking a full itinerary, including hotels, with Haku Travel, we will require 50% of the total value as a deposit. If you must CANCEL, refunds other than the non-refundable $200 deposit required for all tours, will be returned if your start date is more than 60 days away. Once you are within 60 days of your tour beginning, money will no longer be refundable.
Final Payment Terms
For all treks and small tours, final payment is due at least three days before your tour begins with Hatu Travel. This is normally paid directly in our office, but can be paid in advance by PayPal with a 5.5% fee or wire to Citibank. In the office we accept both US and Peruvian currency, any denomination but NO torn bills.
Cancellation Policy for Treks and Small Tours
Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to info@hakutravel.com. If you are within 8 weeks of your tour start date, further payment is needed as follows:
  • If you cancel 8 weeks or more days before departure: Cancellation fees equal the amount of your deposit.
  • 8 weeks to 4 weeks before departure: 60% of the total tour price is due.
  • 4 weeks to 5 days before departure: 80% of the total tour price is due.
  • 5 days to 36 hours: 90% of the total tour price is due.
  • 36 hours or less before departure: 100% of the total price is due.
We charge these fees because there are many expenses that Hahu Travel pays to set up these tours. There are no exceptions unfortunately, but if you need a letter for your insurance company to help recover some of the cost, we would be happy to supply one.
Inca Trail Permits
Inca Trail permits are 100% non-refundable, non-transferable. Permits are issued in the name and with the passport number of the trekker and cannot be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances.

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