2019 / 2020
Detailed day by day description
Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.
Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.
TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Owner or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..
Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.
You will be welcomed at Juliaca Airport by our Guest Services Representative and driven to Titilaka lodge. On the way, you will pass through the city of Juliaca and the port of Puno. On arrival at the lodge, check-in, rest, and enjoy the scenery. Lunch, based on the local cuisine, is served from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. We recommend an afternoon siesta and drinking plenty of liquids to help you acclimate. Enjoy teatime at 3:00pm, followed by activities near the lodge in the afternoon. Explore the lake and paddle through nearby totora reeds as you choose from a selection of nautical activities, including kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, and sailing. Or, if you prefer, ride a bicycle through the fields of the district of Platería, take a walk on country paths, or watch local birds and drink in Puno’s striking landscapes. Evening cocktails are served from 6:30pm, followed by dinner from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
If you wish, get up at dawn to witness a magnificent sunrise. Enjoy a healthy. In the morning, your guides will take you by car and boat to visit the famed Uros floating islands, near the Titicaca National Reserve. Here you will meet one of the traditional families that inhabit these unique islands. The UroAymara people are a proud culture, where the men skillfully traverse the lake with rafts made from reeds, and the women are expert weavers. Calling themselves kot-suña or, “people of the lake,” the Uro-Aymara were once persecuted by other groups and forced to relocate to Lake Titicaca, where they found refuge by creating the islands out of totora reeds. You will then enjoy a picnic against the stunning backdrop of Titicaca’s deep blue skies, the lake’s sapphire waters, and on the horizon, Bolivia’s Cordillera Real, or Royal Mountain Range. Return to the hotel around 5:30pm and enjoy cocktails from 6:30pm and an á la carte dinner around 7:30pm.
Wake at dawn and witness a magnificent sunrise. Breakfast. The Aymara Route is worth a full day’s exploration, with its landscapes, wildlife, villages, and privileged views of the Chucuito peninsula and community of Ácora. Through the oral traditions that your guide will share with you, you will travel back to pre-Inca times and learn about Titicaca’s central role in the Andean way of life and cosmovision, and the intimate relationship between man and nature here that survives to this day. By car, bicycle, or foot, set your own pace through curving country paths as they cross open farmland. From natural lookouts, drink in inspiring views of Lake Titicaca. Keep an eye out for native birds, archaeological remains and locals going about their daily chores. Lunch will be a picnic while enjoying open vistas of Lake Titicaca. You return to the hotel for dinner at 7:30pm.
Breakfast. This day is flexible, offering you the free time to set your own pace, including just sitting back at the lodge and enjoying the sumptuous views. You can return to the boathouse to choose from kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, or sailing, among other options. Explore the Totora reeds near the lodge, or cycle around the fields surrounding the nearby village of Platería, go birdwatching, or take a leisurely hike. Depending on timing, you can also choose a short excursion such as visiting nearby colonial churches, a portion of the Colla Route hike, a visit to the local market (only Saturdays and Sundays), or birdwatching. Before stepping into our spa, enjoy a slow lunch in front of the lake. Cocktails are served from 6:30pm and dinner from 7:30pm.
After breakfast, and depending on the timing of your departure, you may enjoy a short excursion, an en route excursion, or one of a range of activities near the lodge. The en route excursion involves a visit to the mysterious, ancient site of Sillustani, home to the area’s best preserved chullpas, or funerary towers. Once a burial ground for the Pucara, Tiahuanaco, and Ccolla pre-Inca cultures, and then the Incas themselves, Sillustani’s chullpas offer an ideal opportunity to compare the contrasting pre-Columbian architectonic styles.
Farewell takes place at Juliaca airport or Puno train station as you head off to your next destination.