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 without a doubt one of the best experiences of community rural tourism on Lake Titicaca.
First, you will visit the famous floating islands Uros (an ethnic group that still preserves their traditions). Second Amantani island is a place full of culture and outstanding landscapes (here is the homestay). Third the second day you will visit Taquile island’s famous knitters which were recognized by UNESCO.
Amantani homestay tour itinerary
Day 1 – floating islands, Amantani homestay (Lunch, Dinner)
For the Amantani tour we will pick you up from your elected hotel between 7:45 am to 8:00 am we will bring you to the pier where you will take the motorboat, the boat has a covered section in case of rain or cold weather.
After 20 minutes of navigation we will arrive at Uros stepping on the Uros floating islands feels a lot like being on a waterbed however it is safe, then the guide explained the families will invite you to take a look inside 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 at Amantani island 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.
The plan after lunch is to hike to the highest point of the island for 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 Homestay (Basic facilities)
Day 2 – Amantani /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 the guide’s explanation and demonstration of the awesome culture and knitting technique, we will enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants with a magnificent view of Titicaca lake.
After lunch we depart from Taquile towards Puno arriving approximately at 4:00 pm upon your arrival we will bring you back to your elected hotel or the main square.
Amantani tour details
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||At your elected hotel.|
|PICK UP TIME||At 7:45.|
|RETURN TIME||By 16:00|
Professional English speaking guide.
Meals according to the type of service you choose.
Accommodation in Amantani (homestay)
|NOT INCLUDED||Optional reed boat in Uros floating island.|
Second day lunch.
Tips, water, snacks, extra expenses.
What to take for Amantani tour?
For Amantani tour or 2 days tour in Titicaca you will need the following equipment:
- Hat or cap, the sun is very important at the level of the lake.
- Sunscreen, we advise you to use sunscreen every 2 hours, the sun is very strong and reflection in the lake too.
- Sunglasses, the reflex of the lake might be very strong we advise you to use them all the time during your Amantani tour.
- Shoes to walk, during Amantani homestay tour you will walk to get to the local houses to get to the Amantani viewpoints, so you must take your hiking shoes or at least sneakers but not hills.
- Money in cash, to buy water, snacks, or even souvenirs you will need Soles or Dollars but only cash, no one accept cards during Amantani tour.
How to reserve Amantani tour
To reserve Amantani tour you can fill out the form on the right side and then complete it, we have daily departure for this tour. If your party is 6 or more we can give you a group discount or suggest you request a private tour Amantani, with a private boat, and a private guide, with this personalized service you don’t need to follow the timing of the group and take a little bit more time in the places of your interest, professional guides who speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish are available. To request this tour you can fill out the contact form or send a mail directly here: firstname.lastname@example.org
With accommodation: you don’t need to pay for accommodation (family house in Amantani nor 3 meals like lunch, dinner, breakfast 2nd day).
Without accommodation: you will pay 60PEN (includes meals like lunch, dinner, breakfast 2nd day) directly to the family house or book your own accommodation.