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Amantani Island Homestay

Amantani Island Homestay

Sail across the vast Titicaca Lake and explore the cultural expression of three communities known for keeping their ancestral traditions alive through centuries and generations. The Taquile Island Homestay will take you to the most beautiful natural sceneries on the lake, while also allowing you to stay in the most picturesque island of the region.

Lake Titicaca is certainly the most in-demand attraction in the Andean highlands since it holds an extensive cultural expression that developed thousands of years ago, even before the Incas. Also, you will be spellbound to the natural beauty of each island, a magical journey that you surely don’t want to miss.

On this trip, you’ll get to visit the Uros Floating Islands, a group of over 100 man made islands built entirely of totora reed, here you’ll learn about their construction process and the daily local life of its inhabitants.

Later, you’ll explore the authentic Taquile island, a place full of ancient traditions home to the most beautiful traditional textiles in the region. Here you’ll get involved in their daily activities, immersing yourself in the lively culture of the ‘Taquileans.’

On the next day, we’ll go all the way to Amantani Island, a unique place full of croplands, rural houses, and two imposing hills with Incan archeological sites on their tops. Continue reading and learn everything about this experience!

What to Visit?

1. Uros Floating Islands
The Floating Islands of Uros are a group of over 100 man-made islands built entirely of an aquatic plant found in the outskirts of the lake, called Totora Reed. These Islands are home to the community of Uro, a civilization that, according to historians, was traced to the oldest region of the Collasuyo.

These islands have become very popular among tourists, here you’ll learn about the culture and customs of its inhabitants, as well as getting to know how they manage to build the floating islands, fish and cook.

2. Taquile Island
This island has a surface of 5.72 square kilometers, and it is famous for being the main producer of remarkable quality textiles in all Peru, a tradition that has been carried by generations. Taquile Island has a population of 2,200 inhabitants and is the second-largest island on the lake.

Although there are no hotels or hostels in this remote location, families are happy to welcome you in their houses, which will surely make your trip a more intimate and pleasant experience.

3. Amantani Island
The Amantani Island is the largest island on the lake, it has an extension of 9.28 km2. Just like Taquile Island, the first economic asset of these lands is tourism, but they also live off the textile industry and farming.

Over 800 families live in this land, and each of them plays an important role in the economic development of the islands. For example, some families depend on tourism, which is why they always welcome visitors for homestays.

Also, some Pre-Columbian structures are found on the top of the hills and they offer an astonishing view of the vast Lake Titicaca.

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Tour Itinerary

On this opportunity, you’ll get to experience the best sites within Ruta del Sol. We want you to feel comfortable, so we have prepared an exclusive itinerary where you’ll get to visit each site calmly so you can fully appreciate everything.

Day 01 - Uros Floating Islands & Amantani

07:45h - 08:00h | Pick up from the hotel
Our team will pick you up from your accommodation so we can start our adventure through Lake Titicaca. Make sure to be ready at the stipulated time!

08:15h - 10:30h | Floating Islands of Uros
Once we arrive, you’ll see a group of man made islands where the beautiful Uros people live. They will teach you about their customs, traditions, and how they manage to build these totora reed islands.

10:30h - 13:30h | Boat ride to Amantani Island
It will take us about 3 hours to get to Amantani island. On the way, you’ll be able to glance at the beautiful scenery of the lake. Get your camera ready!

13:00h - Next Day | Stay in Amantani Island
You’ll be welcomed by the local family that’s going to host you during your stay. Later, we’ll go on a trek to the Inca archeological sites of the region to watch the sunset. The day will end with a delicious typical dinner and a welcome party!

Day 02 - Amantani & Taquile Islands

08:00h - 13:00h | Taquile Island
We’ll depart Amantani at 08:00 am to Taquile island, where you’ll get to learn about the cultural and artistic expression of the island.

14:30h - 17:00h | Return to Puno
Once we’ve finished our adventure, we’ll continue back to the Folkloric Capital of Peru on a boat ride.

Important Note: Option to stay in Taquile island available. Make sure to contact our team so you can organize your trip in advance!

How to Book?

As you may know, Lake Titicaca is located in the Puno region, right in front of the city. For that reason, it is an easy day trip from the Folkloric Capital of Peru. We highly recommend going on a guided tour so you don’t miss all the important details of this attraction.

Luckily for you, our excursion will take you through the most beautiful natural scenery of the region, to later explore this mystical place.

To book the Taquile Island Homestay Experience, you just need to contact our team. We will optimize your time and adventure with a tailored-made travel itinerary for you.

Likewise, we care to provide the best experience to each and every one of our passengers, which is why we count with certified drivers, professional guides, and an all-time monitored car fleet with GPS tracking.

General Information:
- Duration: 02 days
- Entrance: Already included in the travel package.
- Included: Lunch, Transport, entry fees, english speaking guide, pick up at the hotel.

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