Two days with our colourful culture
Peru, a land where natural beauty and ancient traditions coexist, invites you to embark on a four-day expedition that will lead you to Puno and the breathtaking Lake Titicaca. This journey is a portal into the heart of the Andes, where centuries-old cultures, serene waters, and captivating landscapes come together to create an unforgettable experience.
Peru, a country where the past and the present harmoniously blend, is a tapestry of stories, traditions, and landscapes. In just four days, you will delve into one of its most enchanting regions – Puno and Lake Titicaca. This journey is an invitation to explore the secrets and wonders that lie hidden within this Andean realm.
Your adventure commences in Puno, a city nestled along the shores of Lake Titicaca. Known as the “Folkloric Capital of Peru,” Puno is a place where indigenous traditions and vibrant celebrations are part of daily life. As you explore the city, you’ll be greeted by the sounds of lively music, colorful parades, and bustling markets.
Puno’s Plaza de Armas is the heart of the city, and its cathedral, with its ornate facade, stands as a testament to the city’s deep-rooted religious heritage. Nearby, the Pino Park offers a serene respite, and it’s the ideal place to take in the splendid views of Lake Titicaca stretching to the horizon.
One of Puno’s most distinctive attractions is the floating islands of Uros. These man-made islands are constructed entirely from totora reeds that grow in the lake. The Uros people have lived on these unique islands for centuries, preserving their traditional lifestyle and crafts.
From Puno, your journey will lead you to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. This immense body of water, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, is considered the “Birthplace of the Sun” in Inca mythology. The serene blue waters and the tranquility of the lake create a sense of timelessness.
A visit to Taquile Island, one of Lake Titicaca’s renowned islands, offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life of the local Quechua-speaking people. Here, customs and practices that have been passed down for generations remain integral to the island’s daily routines. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with the islanders, witness their exceptional textile craftsmanship, and savor a meal made from ingredients grown on the island.
Another unique experience awaits on the floating islands of Amantani and Taquile, where local families open their homes to visitors. This homestay allows you to immerse yourself in the authentic culture and customs of the indigenous people who have inhabited the lake for centuries.
This four-day journey is a passage into the traditions, natural beauty, and spiritual significance of the Andean world. In Puno and on Lake Titicaca, you’ll encounter a world where ancient rituals meet breathtaking scenery. It’s a place where vibrant cultures and serene waters come together to create an unforgettable experience.
Join us on this four-day odyssey into Puno and Lake Titicaca, and become part of the age-old tapestry of the Andes, where every moment is a step into the enchanting mystique of Peru.
**All our programs can be modified according to your requirements on duration, interests, activities, flight reservations or other additional destinations.**
Our staff will be waiting for you at the Juliaca’s airport when you arrive to welcome you and take you to your hotel. On our way, we will stop to visit the Chullpas of Sillustani, 12-meter-high cylindrical tombs made of stone where the ancient aymaras buried their high priests. The Umayo lagoon, in front of the chullpas adds more beauty to the place’s landscape. At this point, we will have the chance to watch different birds and other typical species from the area. Once in your hotel, you will have free time to rest and to acclimatize.
If you arrive by train or bus the tour to Sillustani will be made on the third day.
Get onboard an unforgettable tour on the Lake Titicaca. After having breakfast, we will get on a boat to visit the Uros Floating Islands, very early in the morning. The Uros are Lake Titicacas’ ancient inhabitants, known as the “water tribe”. These Andean natives build their own islands by constantly adding totora layers. The totora is a material they also use to build their houses and boats. The inhabitants of the Island will share their traditions and afterwards, you will continue your tour to the Amantani Island, which is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who still live their ancient traditions. Their main occupation is related to pottery and fine textiles.
This island’s positive energy is so powerful that it is known as “The Love Island”. Refreshment. Sleep in the house of one of the island’s inhabitants so you can enjoy the hospitality of a typical Amantani family.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
After having breakfast, we will go on an unforgettable tour on a motorboat over the Lake Titicaca to visit the Taquile Island, which is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed an efficient and original social system and a great hand-knitting technique for generations. Once we are on the island, we will have lunch and then walk around its hills and archaeological remains.
Return to Puno and transfer to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Juliaca airport to board your return flight.
Puno & Lake Titicaca
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Prices per person in US Dollars, based on double occupancy.
All rates are expressed in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice.
All our itineraries have been very carefully prepared taking your trip’s best operation into account. However, changing the order of some tours or routes might be necessary in some cases. Although these changes occur in few instances, the itinerary details should be taken as a basic guide.
If Colourful Peru oversees buying and issuing local-flight tickets, their prices may vary until the date of the flight’s booking and payment. Furthermore, the airline might change the flight number as well as its departure hour.
Once the flight reservation and payment are made, the latter will not be reimbursable. Changes regarding name, flight, route, trip’s date or cancellations are not allowed.
Hotel reservations that are not part of an organized trip
Cancellations and Reimbursements
Cancellations and Reimbursements
(*) Note: some suppliers consider stricter cancellation conditions, consequently, they reserve the right to charge additional fees for other penalties in such cases.
Regarding the Inca Trail: the reserve is subject to its payment and there will not be reimbursements in case of cancellations, moreover, neither name nor date changes are allowed.
During peak season, the company reserves the right to change the cancellation regulations in case the suppliers apply other penalties or make the aforementioned changes.
Live Corporation carries out your trip’s arrangements, books transfer services, hotel rooms or other travel services required on your behalf, consequently, the company takes no responsibility for the loss of items, flight or tours delays due to events of force majeure, accidents or other events.
Live Corporation disclaims any liability for medical conditions, pregnancy, mental or physical limitations that might put at risk the health or integrity of the passenger or third parties during the operation of the booked tours or that might jeopardize the trip’s progress. Therefore, the company will not be obliged to any refunds or to address claims regarding the aforementioned reasons, even when there are not noticeable problems in normal circumstances.
Given this, it is important for the passengers to inform the company whether there is any of the aforementioned impediments, so we can offer and suggest suitable services according to the existing limitations.
The climate in Peru can be divided by zones: the western Andes that has a dry and cold climate in winter and its very rainy during the summer. The rainforest that has a hot, wet and rainy climate and the desert coast with a warm climate without regular rainfall.
The climate is very cold and dry in Puno. The temperature fluctuates between 5ºC and 8ºC throughout the year. It is sunny during the day and very cold during the night (-10ºC).
The rainy season is from December to March.
The weather doesn’t hold the trip back in general, except when the “El Niño” phenomenon is very aggressive.
Peru Time Zone according to Greenwich Mean Time is -5 (GMT -5), same as Bogotá and Mexico throughout the year and same as New York during summer. When it is midday in Peru the hour in the most important cities is:
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In Puno: 3,860 meters above sea level
The Peruvian Andes are at high altitudes, so it is necessary to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness or “soroche”. It is important to rest a few hours, to walk slowly and to eat light before beginning any tour. We also recommend drinking coca tea that helps with acclimatization. Even though water is potable in most cities, it is advisable to drink bottled water to avoid any problems.
To know if you need a visa to enter Peru, please go to the closest consulate since the requirement may vary at any moment. For more information, please go to:
Visa types to enter Peru
Peru’s official language is Spanish, which is spoken by 80% of the population. However, there is a large portion of the population that speaks Quechua and Aymara (especially in the Peruvian Andes). Moreover, we can find 55 dialects in the Amazonian rainforest.
Electricity in Peru is 220 Volts and 60 Hertz. In some hotels, you may find dual voltage outlets, however, we suggest checking your appliances’ voltage and take precautions by having a power adapter or converter.
During the last years, the Peruvian gastronomy has become famous because of its variety and exquisiteness. Among the most known dishes you can find the ceviche, a dish made of fish and seafood marinated in lemon juice.
In Puno, we can also find restaurants offering alpaca tenderloin and trout dishes with local vegetables and native potatoes. The zone’s pizzas also have a great acceptance due to the Andean cheese used in their preparation and the clay oven used to cook them.
Restaurants during your trip:
Puno: local food restaurants. Taquile only has the basic services.
Colourful Peru reserves the right to make any changes without prior notice due to weather conditions, river levels, transport departures or arrivals, etc., to assure a better development of your trip’s operation.
Two days with our colourful culture
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