On this Lake Titicaca Extension, travel from Cuzco to Puno via bus with excursions en route to small and rural towns, ancient ruins, and a spectacular vista at La Raya. From Puno, depart for a full day exploring Lake Titicaca and the island communities for insight into traditions, lifestyles, handicrafts and more. Learn of the man-made floating islands made out of Totora Reeds, meet the islanders, and marvel at the ingenuity of Uros ancestors and the construction of the ubiquitous reed boats. The tour concludes with transportation to the airport in Juliaca with a stop en route at the beautifully situated Sillustani Tombs. Complete with English speaking guides, transportation, admissions, and more, add more to your stay in Peru with two nights in the culturally rich Lake Titicaca region.
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Accommodation in 4-star or similar on a double occupancy basis, daily breakfast at hotels, lunches and dinners if indicated, English speaking accredited guides while touring, air-conditioned transportation, sightseeing tours and admissions as per itinerary, bus journey from Cusco to Puno, and airport transfers with meet and greet. International flights are not included; contact us for a no-obligation air quote. An entry visa is required for travel to India but is not included. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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You will be met at your hotel and driven to the bus station where you will board the shared bus for transportation to Puno. En route, admire the wonderful scenery and enjoy stops at key sites. You will visit Andahuaylillas, a small and rural town, where a stop will be made at a precious church from the 17th century, and then the Raqch’i ruins, known as "The Temple of the Inca God Wiracocha", and La Raya, the highest point on the road between Cuzco and Puno where excellent views and photo opportunities abound. On arrival in Puno, after a lengthy bus journey, it is time to check-in and have the evening at your leisure.
The trip begins early as you head out of the city of Puno towards Taquile Island, about 35 kilometers away and 3950 meters above sea level. The culture on the island dates back to pre-Incan times. The islanders still live according to the traditions and beliefs of their ancestors and are world renowned for their traditional dress and incredible textiles. UNESCO has declared the textile art of Taquile Island as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, a ringing endorsement. Next, while still on the island, you will visit the community of Huayllano, whose members will show you their arts, handicrafts, and farming activities. Afterwards, you will enjoy a traditional lunch and then sail over to the famed Uros Islands, a set of man-made floating islands in the middle of the Lake Titicaca National Reserve. Here, you will meet the islanders, hunters and gatherers and descendants of the first altiplano inhabitants, who still live on totora reed platforms. At the end of the trip you will be taken back to your hotel in Puno.
Breakfast is included at the hotel followed by transportation to the airport for your departure flight.
Day 2: Explore Lake Titicaca and island communities.
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