Titicaca Lake’s communities 3 days
Discover Titicaca Lake, the Uros and Taquile Islands, and the Huayllano community. Here you’ll meet an authentic reality of the community tourism: more than 20 local families collaborate and organize themselves for this new type of tourism… The community management allows that all tourism profits can be shared into all the families of Huayllano community, in order to avoid that they could remain few private people’s prerogative…
A unique and unforgettable experience, far away from mass tourism, directly in contact with local population, will open up to you a world of thousands-year-old traditions.
Private tour: departure date at your choice!
1º day: Arrival in Puno
Pick-up at the train or bus terminal. In the evening, between 7.00 and 8.00 pm meeting in hotel with a representative of the Huayallano community. Night in hotel.
2º day: Titicaca lake
At 7:30 a.m., the Huayllano community representative will come pick us up at the hotel. From there, we’ll go to the harbor to get in one of the community’s boats of Taquile and we’ll discover the Titicaca Lake. First, we’ll visit the floating Uros Islands, north of Puno bay.
Next, we’ll head to Taquile, the lake’s biggest island, where we’ll dock at a small harbor near Huayllano. The Huayllano families will show us the island’s ancestral traditions; as their guests, we’ll eat their typical dishes and, for a night, live like real “comuneros”.
In the evening, we’ll have dinner with our host family. Night in the host family’s home.
3º day: Taquile Island
After breakfast, we’ll have time to explore the bay’s surroundings, the beach and some archeological ruins. Then, we’ll walk to Taquile town, where we’ll have lunch. After lunch, we’ll walk down to the harbor and return to Puno, arriving around 6 p.m. Night in hotel.
- 2 persons: 250.00 US$
- 3/8 persons: 210.00 US$
Prices are per person and are expressed in U.S. dollars.
The collective management of earnings in Huayllano allows tourism to benefit all the families, not just a few private parties.
On Taquile, the house are very simple and the services basic. On Taquile, the houses are very simple and the services basic. The rooms are pretty and welcoming, and don’t worry about the cold; your hosts will provide blankets and the bathroom is generally near the house.
The project contribution goes to Huayllano community.
- 2 lunches: day 2 and 3
- 1 dinner: day 2
- 2 breaktfasts: day 2 and 3
- Tour described in the itinerary.
- Roundtrip transport from the hotel to the harbor.
- Roundtrip transport by motorboat to and from Taquile.
- Spanish speaking local guide.
- Entrance ticket to Uros and in Taquile.
- Pick up at Puno bus station at arrival and transfer to the hotel.
- Project fee (20 dollars per person).
- Lunches and dinners not listed in the itinerary.
- Transport to and from Puno.
- Water bottle
- Toilet paper
- Heavy clothing (we’re at 4,000 m!)
- Lenght3 days
- RoutePuno - Titicaca Lake - Taquile Island
Ethical ranking How much ethical and responsible is this tour?
20 USD per person to deposit in loco for the Association PeruEtico Italia and the social inclusion projects scheduled for the current year.
Projects and other social associations visited during the tour
Huayllano's community, Taquile
Always walk when possible
Eat typical local food (0km)
Low-energy and water consumption accomodations.
Local economy promotion
Local guides and cultural mediators
Lodging and restaurants in local structures.
Rediscovery and enhancement of local and popular legends and stories
Real knowledge of the visited country and enhancement of cultural diversities
Accomodation at local community (Taquile)
Public means, to promote a direct contact with the local population.
Fair and equitable working and salary conditions for all our collaborators.