Transfer to the lake's main pier (10 min) to board a shared motor boat.
Today will be spent sailing Lake Titicaca and exploring two of its islands.
With its 214 cubic miles (893 km³) of water and an altitude of 12,507 feet (3812 m), Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world.
According to Inca mythology, lake Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun, moon, stars, and first human beings. Many myths and legends still inhabitate those majestic dark-blue waters.
A 20-minute boat ride will take you to one of the many floating islands called Uros.
The Uro floating islands are built from the totora reed that grows particularly well in the shallows of the lake.
You will be welcome by a local family that will showcase the versatility of the totora, used to build their houses, boats, crafts and even as a source of food.
After a short visit of the main Uro island you will sail on to Taquile island (1 hour).
Discover Taquile island, famous for its knitting and weaving tradition.
You will learn about the numerous customs of the local Taquilenos who still live off the island's ressources, living and working in their traditional clothes on the century-old man-made terraces.
Enjoy some free time to browse the high-quality handicrafts that are unique to the island and cannot be found anywhere else in Peru. The textile art is actually listed as a 'Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity' by the UNESCO.
End of the afternoon, sail back to Puno (1 hour 30 min).
Transfer from the pier to your hotel (10 min).
Free evening in Puno.
Overnight at your hotel in Puno.
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Lunch in a local restaurant