Amantani homestay tour gives you the opportunity to experience the magnificence of Lake Titicaca. By visiting the 3 islands included in this trip(floating islands, Amantani island, Taquile) where you will have the best experience. This is with no doubt one of the best experience of community rural tourismin on Lake Titicaca.
First you will visit the famous floating islands Uros (ethnic group that still preserve their traditions). Second Amantani island that is a place full of culture and outstanding landscapes (here is the homestay). Third the second day you will visit Taquile island who are famous knitters and were recognized by the UNESCO.
Amantani homestay tour itinerary
Day 1 – floating islands, Amantani homestay (Lunch, Dinner)
For Amantani island tour we will pick you up from your elected hotel between 7:45 am to 8:00 am we will bring you to the peer where you will take the motorboat, the boat has covered section in case of rain or cold weather.
After 20 minutes of navigation we will arrive to Uros stepping on the Uros floating islands feels a lot like being on a waterbed however it is safe, then the guide explanation the families will invite you to take a look inside of their houses and later on to ride their reed boat (optional, 10 soles each) we will visit two of the more than one hundred islands of the Uros community then we take our motor boat to continue and after 2 hours 30 minutes approximately we arrive to Amantani island in lake titicaca.
When you will arrive to Amantani’s harbor you will probably see local families running down the hill to welcome you, the group will be divided into small groups to designate the host family (each family receives between 2 and 4 people) subsequently they will take you to their houses to serve you a typical lunch made with natural products, then there is an optional football match with the locals, and hike to the highest point of the island for the sunset and to have a 360 degree view. Get back to your host family dinner and after dinner your host family will dress you up in traditional local costumes and take you to the community hall for a small celebration (optional), it is a lot of fun!.
Overnight at the Home stay (Basic facilities)
Day 2 – Amantani island /Taquile / Puno (Breakfast)
Depart from Amantani island to Taquile Island after breakfast (one hour boat ride) we arrive at this unique island and progressively climbing path will be required towards the village that takes approximately 30 minutes, there you can visit the communal cooperative and there are plenty of photo opportunities on the way. After guide explanation and demonstration of the awesome culture and knitting technique we will enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants with magnificent view of Titicaca lake.
After lunch we depart from Taquile towards to Puno arriving approximately at 4:00 pm upon your arrival we will bring you back to your elected hotel or main square.
Amantani homestay tour details
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||At your elected hotel.|
|PICK UP TIME||At 7:45.|
|RETURN TIME||By 16:00|
Professional English speaking guide.
2 meals the first day, 1 meal the second day.
Accommodation in Amantani (homestay)
|NOT INCLUDED||Optional reed boat in Uros floating island.|
Second day lunch.
Tips, water, snacks, extra expenses.