On arrival to Juliaca airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Puno.
You will have the rest of the day to rest to help to get acclimatized.
Overnight in Puno
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to start the Puno city tour where you will visit the highlights of Puno. The Arco Deustua is a beautiful stone arch that was built in 1847. From there, we will go to Pine Park that is a traditional plaza where there is the church of San Juan where they worship the Virgin of Candelaria.
Lima Street is next, which is the main street in Puno that has restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. At the end of the street is the main square (Plaza de Armas). The Cathedral there is an expression of Baroque architecture with Andean touches.
We will also visit the Dreyer Museum, which is a colonial house built by a German artist called Carlos Dreyer. Here we will see fabrics and jewelry of the Inca and Tiahuanaco cultures. Also, there are important pieces of gold of Inca origin.
Finally, we will visit the Puma Uta Viewpoint, the highest part of Puno. Here you can appreciate the view of the city and the beautiful Lake Titicaca.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel or to a restaurant where you can have lunch (not included).
In the afternoon, we`ll pick you up from your hotel to take the bus that will take us to Sillustani (located about 40 minutes from Puno).
After arriving the Archaeological Complex of Sillustani, we begin a soft trek (30 minutes) to see the different chullpas of Sillustani or funeral towers that rise up to 12 meters high and belongs to pre-Inca and Inca cultures. These towers are located on a small peninsula surrounded by the Umayo lagoon where we can appreciate its natural beauty as well as architecture and engineering of the time.
Finally, we return to Puno, but if the group wants to, we can stop on the way to appreciate a farmhouse, to see how some of the traditional Andean people live.
Overnight in Puno
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the port, where you have some minutes to buy some snacks or some presents for the family where you are staying on Amantani island (optional gift).
After leaving the port, our first stop is on the floating island Uros, where there is a tribe living on real floating islands made by themselves using reeds that are growing in shallow parts of Lake Titicaca. Then we continue to Amantani place where you stay in a family house, after lunch in the family house, we will meet and walk to the top of the island. After one hour walking you´ll get to Pachatata the Pre-Inca temple, which is probably the best place to see the immense width of Lake Titicaca.
On this island, the Amantani people have a Quechua origin and are mainly farmers. The most important crops in Amantani are Andean potatoes.
In the evening, you will share dinner with a local family and you have the option to meet and dance with the local community.
The houses are very simple and services are basic. There is no running water, no electricity and of course no toilets or showers, so this is a true experience in to how the local people live.
Overnight with family on Amantani
Today we will proceed to the Taquile islands, where its inhabitants are dedicated to agriculture and have developed an original form of “communal tourism”, in which visitors share their food, homes, customs and traditions.
After lunch, we will return to the main dock in Puno and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Puno
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Juliaca airport to take your flight to Lima.
Founded in 2006, Peru Vacation Tours is a tour company dedicated to delivering its customers unforgettable, fully personalized Peru vacation packages. We cater for all types of travelers and offer flexible departure dates to suit you.