Day Kayak at Lachon & Uros paddling
Llachon is the name of a pretty rural village located in the peninsula of Capachica, 75 Kilometers (46 miles) away from the city of Puno. It takes a 1 hour and twenty minutes’ drive to reach LLachon by road or 2 hours boat ride from Puno.
This peninsula offers fantastic views of the Lake and short hikes to surrounding hills with beautiful lookout points and ancestral ceremonial centers. About 1,300 inhabitants spread out the peninsula and they belong to the ethnic group of Quechuas. They are mainly farmers, fishermen and artisans.
Since the community members of Llachon have commercial ties with the populations of Amantani and Taquile islands, they have realized that tourism could be an important activity to promote much needed development in their community.
Since year 2000, this community has intensively been working on improving their houses, building community restaurants and other infrastructure adequate for tourism activities. The visits include walks throughout the village, visits to local family houses, observation of farming and weaving activities, and tasting local food.
This visit is a rural community based tourism experience developed by the native people of LLachon. The community members offer lodgment in their homes, provide meals, boat transportation, sailing and kayak activities.
TITICACA WORLDWIDE is joining the community in its efforts to promote ecotourism and promote cross-cultural experiences with this native community. We are supporting the organization of the community to provide different tourism services such as home stays, food, and boat rentals.