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Puno: 2 Day Visit to Uros, Amantani and Taquile

1. Puno: 2 Day Visit to Uros, Amantani and Taquile

Depart from Puno on the first day of the tour and head to the floating islands of Uros and marvel at the stunning scenery all around. Next, enjoy a 3-hour motorboat journey to the Amantani island and see local families running down the hill to welcome you. Meet your designated host family and immerse yourself in their traditional culture and way of life. Enjoy a typical lunch with the family made from natural local products and participate in intercultural activities until dinner time. After dinner, watch a traditional show with your family before spending the night at their home. On day two of the tour start with an early breakfast with your host family. After an emotional goodbye, it's time to depart to Taquile Island a traditional Quechua speaking community, located at the heart of the Lake Titicaca. Admire the beautiful harbor of Taquile and then walk up along a narrow path to the center of the island. Along the walk, gaze upon the breathtaking natural landscapes including the nearby Bolivian mountain range. Once you arrive at the top of the hike, listen to your local guide share stories and anecdotes about traditional life on Taquile. Later on, enjoy some free time to wander around and explore then relax at a local restaurant for lunch. Finally, descend to the harbor and hop aboard the boat back to Puno.

From Puno to La Paz: Copacabana and Isla del Sol Boat Tour

2. From Puno to La Paz: Copacabana and Isla del Sol Boat Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Puno at 6:30 AM for a quick transfer to the city bus station. Travel by road alongside Lake Titicaca towards the Bolivian side of the border until your reach Copacabana, admiring stunning shoreline views over quintessential Altiplano landscapes.  Make a brief visit to the beautiful Sanctuary of the Virgin of Copacabana before boarding a catamaran to begin your cruise to Sun Island, the cradle of the Inca Empire. Once at this legendary island, visit the Inca palace at Pilko Kaina, followed by the Inca Garden located on top of the Island. Continue to explore Inti Wata Cultural Complex, the main private tourist attraction in Bolivia, that includes the underground Museum of Ekako, various centers of traditional medicine, Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama Agricultural Inca Terraces, a craft center, the Intica lounge, and a vast array of Andean camelids in the Manco Capac lookout. While at the complex, you can take an optional sailing experience on a huge traditional Titicaca vessel and admire panoramic views of the Pilko Kaina Inca palace. Afterwards, board the catamaran once more and continue on to Copacabana while enjoying the majestic panorama of Lake Titicaca. Finally, board the bus and get dropped off in La Paz at around 7:30 PM.

From Puno: 1-Day Bus Ticket to Cusco With Stops

3. From Puno: 1-Day Bus Ticket to Cusco With Stops

Enjoy a 1-day transfer on a comfortable, modern bus from Puno to Cusco. Take stops along the way to see highlights of the region. Start with pickup from Puno and first travel to the Pukara Museum for a guided visit. Then, travel over the La Raya Pass at 4335 meters in altitude. Stop in Sicuani for a tasty buffet lunch. After lunch, visit Raqchi, also known as the Temple of Wiracocha, the important Incan leader. Afterwards, take a short guided tour of Checacupe district. Finally, make a stop at Andahuaylillas known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas”. Finally, arrive in Cusco in the late afternoon.

From Cusco: Full-Day Touristic Bus to Puno with Guided Tours

4. From Cusco: Full-Day Touristic Bus to Puno with Guided Tours

Depart bright and early from Cusco for a bus tour to Puno with gorgeous views of mountains, lakes, and historically sacred cities. Grab lunch in Sicuani and stop at the temples of Andahuaylillas and Raqchi, Raya Pass, and Pukara Lithic Museum for guided tours of these significant Peruvian landmarks. Settle in for the 10-hour tour across the southern corridor of the altiplano, the widest section of the Andes mountain range. Your first stop is St. Peter the Apostle of Andahuaylillas, a 16th-century church known as the Sistine Chapel of the Andes for its extravagant murals and gold embellishments. Next is the Inka temple of Raqchi where you’ll glimpse into the distant past and see what life was like for worshippers of the sun. After exploring the expansive grounds, break for a buffet lunch in the nearby town of Sicuani before continuing further south. Ascend to the Raya Pass at 4335 meters above sea level for panoramic views of the Andes. Take in the breathtaking landscape full of freshwater pools, snow-capped mountains, and vendors selling traditional souvenirs. Finally, visit the Lithic Museum in Pukara to learn about Inkan and Aymaran culture. See rare artifacts and wander through the museum’s archeological site to appreciate the region’s fascinating history. Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, giving you time to ask questions, take photos, and explore at your own pace. Once you arrive in Puno, you’ll part ways with the group and be transferred to your accommodation.

From Puno: Full-Day Private Aramu Muru w/ Andean Shaman

5. From Puno: Full-Day Private Aramu Muru w/ Andean Shaman

This tour to Aramu Muru has many interesting stops along the way. Your first stop will be in Chucuito village, a colonial town near the Temple of Inca Uyo which has more than 20 penises carved in stone relating to fertility. After this visit, continue to Aramu Muru Gate located in a fantastic location among rocky formations. The tour also includes a short hike around. Have the possibility for visiting these altars with an Andean shaman and make an offering to the Pachamama, a mother earth that was allways considered an important goddess of life. An offering ritual lasts for around 2.5-hours and the shaman will prepare you to know the deep importance of this Andean ancestral ritual.

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What people are saying about Puno Region

1 star less for the difficult pick up at our hotel and for the uros islands. Staging, sale of objects and "obligation" to take a boat ride. Starting with that, we quickly want this circus to stop. Finally, the reception on Amantani Island was very good. It was less touristy contrary to what one could expect after uros. Beautiful sunset and folk dance, we had a great time. Taquile island is very pretty and looks like amantani. The excursion is therefore to be done but it is necessary to disregard the uros islands.

A truly great experience! Welcomed by the inhabitants of Uros who explained to us how the islands are built, we then continued our journey on Amantani where we stayed with the locals. A truly extraordinary experience. Do not hesitate to ask to share your meals with the locals because they will not dare! A small party had even been organized. We then ended our adventure on Taquile. To do absolutely!

Driver and tour guide went out of their way !

Tour Guide and driver went out of their way to make sure we had an excellent tour. Allowing us to do minor things that were important to our individual likes!

It was a memorable experience A great human experience with our hosts but also with the other members of this trip The landscapes are breathtaking

Nice excursion even if it is a bit touristy. It allows these ethnic groups to stay there for a few more years.