From Cusco: 2-Night Lake Titicaca Excursion
- Duration: 1 day
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We were picked up on time at our hostel in Puno, (actually before the pick up time), we were taken to the docks and placed on a very comfortable boat with a guide who spoke excellent English ‘Nilton’ (one of the best guides we’ve had in Peru) We were taken to the islands, learnt lots about how they were made and the people who live on them and were welcomed into the locals’ homes. After that we took a dragon boat ride to a second island, the ride was excellent and was a cost of 10 soles per person The second island we visited was a bit of a tourist trap, people selling food and souvenirs and not really much to do on the island. Also our drop off back into Puno seemed a bit disorganised, it didn’t seem like there was anyone to pick us up but eventually the guide hailed a taxi for us included within the tour.
It was an amazing experience to get in touch with Taquile's island way of living as a coperative social group and in an indepedent way from the mainland country. People there were so kind to show us some of their customs and to serve us delicious sea food :-) we also enjoyed our time spent with some Uros families, who tried to explain us their way of living from fishing, making handicrafts and tourists visiting them. We would like to give many thanks to our guide who was very knowledgable about their customs and he gave us a nice tour in uros and taquile islands!! The boat driver was very good and we were feeling safe during the whole boat trip! We totally recommend this experience! :-)
This was an amazing trip! It was amazing being brought onto the Aymara people’s floating islands and into their homes and learning about heir history and way of life. Our tour guide had such an obvious strong connection with the families we visited. And then we went to another island to meet with the Quechua peoples there and be treated to a meal and be taught about their way of life. The scenery was spectacular! And meeting friendly open people from different cultures was amazing! Great tour!!
Good experience to explore puno & lake titicaca. Just beware that after finish tour on the 2nd day, you still have time to explore puno as the bus to go back to cusco will depart around 10pm and you will arrive in Cusco around 5am next day
We liked that our small group visited one family, which gave it a more personalized experience, beautiful and visual presentation of Island building technique with good humor