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Lake Titicaca Tour: Discover the Inca Birthplace of Creation

Explore the Inca holy site and mythological birthplace of the Universe on this overnight Lake Titicaca tour. Visit the astounding Uros floating islands, constructed of reeds and maintained over thousands of years by the Uros native people. Take a boat to Amantani Island, and hike to its breathtaking, highest point: Pachamama, or “Mother Earth,” a holy Inca archaeological site.

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Discover the World’s Highest Navigable Lake & Inca Birthplace of the Universe on this Overnight Lake Titicaca Tour

Explore the Inca holy site and mythological birthplace of the Universe on this overnight Lake Titicaca tour. Visit the astounding Uros floating islands, constructed of reeds and maintained over thousands of years by the Uros native people. Take a boat to Amantani Island, and hike to its breathtaking, highest point: Pachamama, or “Mother Earth,” a holy Inca archaeological site. On this stunning Lake Titicaca tour, discover Peru’s awe-inspiring landscapes and living cultural heritage.

Highlights 

  • Discover Lake Titicaca, where Inca believe the Universe first began
  • Explore the ancient floating Uros reed islands
  • Take a ride in a hand-constructed Uros reed boat
  • Hike to Pachamama, the Inca representation of Mother Earth
  • Encounter Inca temples and other holy places atop Pachamama
  • Experience the living cultural heritage of the Inca and other indigenous groups, whose descendants uphold cultural traditions and ways of life

Tour Information 

Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Puno City

Itinerary 

Day 1: Explore the Uros Floating Islands
Begin your tour with 7:30 am hotel pick-up and transfer from Puno City to the port of Lake Titicaca. Ride a two-story motor boat along Titicaca for spectacular views of the water and surrounding landscape. Reach the famous floating islands of Uros by mid-morning. Learn about Uros culture and discover the islands’ fascinating history.

From the Uros floating islands, continue onward to the isolated island of Amanti. Here, enjoy a traditional lunch. In the afternoon, hike to the top of the island to discover the Inca site of Pachamama, where Mother Earth created humankind and all the natural world.

Watch sunset from Pachamama, and encounter the deep spirituality, history, and natural wonder of the Inca site. Afterward, return to your hotel on a nearby island, and enjoy dinner and a neighborhood party before returning to your room to relax for the night.

Day Two: Hike Scenic Trails on Taquile Island
Begin your day with 7:30 am breakfast, and transfer to the port to set out for Taquile Island. Here, enjoy a scenic hike along the island’s terraced hillsides. Pass by islanders herding their flocks sheep along the path.

Hike until you reach the center of the island, where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the daily life of the island’s indigenous groups, and encounter islanders in stunning traditional dress. Enjoy a typical regional meal on the island, then set out for your return trip to Puno City.

What’s Included 

  • All entrance fees (directly support local communities)
  • Lake transportation (comfortable motorboat + life vests)
  • Professional Spanish/English speaking guide
  • Meals (breakfast/dinner/breakfast)
  • Land transportation (tourist bus)

What’s Not Included 

  • Lunch at Taquile Island — islanders serve traditional food
  • Gratuities

What to Bring 

  • Comfortable T-shirt or long sleeved shirt
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat/poncho (December – March)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Athletic shoes or hiking boots
  • Extra local currency (no ATMs on the islands)
  • 1 liter water bottle (additional water available for purchase on the islands)

Important Notes

This is a private, small group tour. Travelers may join a large group tour for $70.00 USD. Contact us at info@keteka.com for details or to book!

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