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Cusco to Lake Titicaca: 4-Day Tour with Island Homestay

Embark on an incredible journey from Cusco to Lake Titicaca. Witness the stunning natural beauty and fascinating culture of the lake’s islands.

USD $318.00

Per Person

Admire Historical and Cultural Sites from Cusco to Lake Titicaca

On this 4-day tour from Cusco to Lake Titicaca, immerse yourself in the fascinating history and culture of the Peruvian highlands. Between Cusco and Puno, you’ll enjoy a comfortable VIP bus trip with stops to famous sites such as the church of Andahuylillas, Raqchi, and Pucapucara. Your expert, bilingual tour guide will tell you all about the history and significance of both pre-Inca and Inca sites on this “Route of the Sun.” Enjoy views of the Andes Mountains and spot wild llamas and alpacas. At Lake Titicaca, visit various islands and get to know local culture as you stay with a family. Join us for an unforgettable journey to magnificent Lake Titicaca!


  • Enjoy guided tours of the most significant sites between Cusco and Puno
  • Soak in the majestic beauty of Lake Titicaca and its unique islands
  • Gain insight into the culture and traditions of the Uros Floating Islands as you meet islanders
  • Stay with a local family on Amantani Island

Tour Information

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Start and End Location: Cusco


Day 1 – Drive through the Peruvian Countryside and Enjoy Guided Tours of Historical Sites
At 6:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to a bus terminal (either Inka Express or Turismo Mer). This VIP bus service will take you from Cusco to Lake Titicaca, with stops at various sites of interest along the way. Your English-speaking tour guide will lead you through sites such as Andahuylillas, Raqchi, and Pucara.

In addition to the archaeological sites, you’ll also enjoy spectacular views of the changing Peruvian landscapes. At Sicuani, you’ll stop to eat a traditional buffet lunch (vegetarian option available with advance notice). Once you get to Puno at about 17:00 pm, you will be transferred to Hotel Qelqatani to spend the night. (L)

Day 2 – Meet Locals on the Uros Floating Islands and Enjoy a Homestay at Amantani Island
At 7:30 am, we will pick you up and take you to Puno’s port. From there, you will go on a 30-minute motorboat ride to the Uros Floating Islands. There, you will get to meet locals and learn from your tour guide about their lifestyle. You’ll see how they use native reeds to make the floating islands.

After that, you will hop on the boat again to take a 2.5-hour ride to Amantani Island. The islanders will welcome you into their homes for lunch. Then, you’ll be able to play football with the locals. Next, climb up to Pachatata to admire a fantastic view of Lake Titicaca and watch the sunset. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner at a family’s house and party from 20:00 pm to 22:00 pm. (L/D)

Day 3 – Admire Pre-Inca Terraces and Local Handicrafts as You Hike on Taquile Island
The third day of your tour starts bright at early as you wake up by 6:20 am. After breakfast with your host family, you’ll meet the entire group at the island’s port and go on a 2.5-hour boat ride to Taquile Island. You’ll go for a lovely hike on the island and meet locals wearing traditional garments.

After a local lunch, you’ll witness how islanders use sheep wool to produce high-quality handicrafts. You’ll have the chance to go on another short hike before returning to Puno on a 3-hour boat ride. Finally, you will be dropped off at your hotel. (B/L)

Day 4 – Take a Bus from Puno to Cusco
After breakfast, we will pick you up and transport you to the bus terminal. Your bus will leave at 8:00 am and arrive to Cusco at about 14:30 am. Once you get there, your Cusco to Lake Titicaca Tour will come to an end as you are picked up and transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

What’s Included

  •  Transfer service in Cusco and Puno
  • Round-trip VIP bus between Cusco and Puno
  • Lodging:
    • 2 nights at Hotel Qelqatani in Puno
    • 1 night in Amantani with a local traditional family
  • Sightseeing motor boat (15, 20, or 28-capacity, with a top roof view), captain, and life jackets
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to all Lake Titicaca island sites
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B/L/D=breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Optional party organized by locals where you can dance to traditional music

What to Bring 

  • Sleeping bag
  • Warm sweater and jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Some toilet paper
  • Swimsuit (if you plan to swim in the lake)
  • Walking sticks or poles (optional)
  • A gift for your hosts on Amantani Island


Puno, Peru

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Puno, Peru -15.840400, -70.027900

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