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Puno

Puno is located at 3800 above sea level, the high altitude town is the departure point for the islands of Taquila and Amantani, as well as the floating Reed islands of los Uros. This trip to the islands will provide you a real insight into traditional andean life. You can get to Puno either by train or bus, don’t hesitate to contact us in order to propose you the best way to organize your trip.

Getting around Puno.  The downtown is easy to walk, however you can make your life easier by taking a taxi. Puno Gets cold at night generally not be loved 0°C, Bat in June August the temperature   can plummet to -20°C. Days are bright and the midday Sun is hot, however we can never be quite sure what weather is going to come off the lake.

Los Uros

These islands are so famous by the way their population lives. There are about 15 islands that are regularly visited by tourists. The Islanders fish, hunt birds, and live off the lake plants, In which the most important are the totora reeds they use for their boats, houses and the very foundations of their islands. We cannot forget that they still depend on trade of their own products, and tourism is just a irregular activity.

Taquile

This island is located about 45 kilometers from Puno, it has lots of Inca ruins  and terracing.  at the highest point we can be delighted by a  very nice view to the sunset. The island is very hospitable and quiet, however it becomes busy in high season. 

The island is about 1 kilometer wide and 7 kilometers long. You have certainly the possibility to spend a night on the island to appreciate fully its beauty and see people wearing their traditional customs and taking photographs of locals weaving.

Amantani

Another island which is well worth visiting is Amantani.  this island is very quiet and beautiful,  certainly less spoiled,  more genuine and friendly. This island also offers magnificent views to glaze the Lake Titicaca.  They’re also temples and on the shore there is a throne carved out of stone, the inka tiana. You can also stay overnight in the island since there are many accommodations available with a local family.  Often folklore shows are arranged when there are groups of tourists and visitors dress up in local clothes I'm participate in the dances.  as usually residents make beautiful textiles and sell them,  even though they just speak quechua,  they could hardly speak some spanish,  otherwise  your tour guide will assist you  during the visit.   

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OUR TIPS FOR YOU:

  • Remember to minimize your efforts and stay hydrated to avoid altitude sickness while traveling in Peru. We highly recommend you taking a coca tea upon arrival! See more information about altitude sickness here.
  • It's not every night that you will have the opportunity to sleep in an Andean family, consider this possibility with us.
  • During each step of this journey in Peru, take some time if you can, to explore on your own, interesting details in towns and villages might be found!

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