The Highest Navigable Body of Water in the World
Don’t miss a Colouful experience booking the Puno and the Lake Titicaca tour in 3 days. On this trip you will enjoy in one day the Uros and Taquile islands.
The Lake Titicaca is shared with Bolivia and it is located at 3,812 meters above sea level (12, 506.56 feet), between Puno (Peru) 56% and La Paz (Bolivia) 44%. It is known as the highest navigable lake in the world and the second largest in South America with an 8,400 km2 surface area.
On the lake we can find several islands among which the floating islands of the Uros, the Taquile and Amantaní islands and the Sun and Moon islands in Bolivia stand out.
According to the local legend, this lake is the Inca civilization birthplace: Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo, children of the Sun god, emerged from the freezing lake waters to found Cusco and start its civilization. Here, you will have the chance to experience the traditions and festivities that have been preserved by the inhabitants for centuries.
Puno and the Lake Titicaca has, undoubtedly, the richest folklore because of its variety and color, and it makes Puno stunning to the eyes of the world. Its greatest cultural expression is the Candelaria Festival that is celebrated in February.
Nowadays, Puno is an important agricultural and cattle raising area, especially because of the llamas and alpacas (South American camelids). The inhabitants of Puno still preserve old traditions and festivals that existed many centuries ago and that you can enjoy during your visit.
**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”. They build their own islands by constantly adding totora layers. The totora is a material they also use to build their houses and boats.
We will continue sailing until we reach the Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua natives who have developed an efficient and original social system and a great knitting technique for generations.
We will have lunch once we arrive and then, we will have a trek on its hills and archaeological sites. In the afternoon, we will go back to Puno to our chosen hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Juliaca airport or to the bus station for your return.
Puno & Lake Titicaca
Casa Andina Premium
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|Puno & Lake Titicaca||Munay Tambo|
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|Puno & Lake Titicaca||Balsa Inn|
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|Puno & Lake Titicaca||Xima|
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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.
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:
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.
The Highest Navigable Body of Water in the World
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