Go to Uros Island by kayaks and then navigate to Amantani by motor boat.
This tour involves 1h 20min kayaking to Uros and then after, you’re going to take a shared boat Tour from Uros Islands to Amantani islands.
You’ll sleep on Amantani islanders’ family houses. As a group boat Tour, this tour is run by a different Puno Local Tour Operator, and it does not ensure a very welcoming stay in Amantani homes.
It starts at 7:00 am with the pick-up from your Puno hotel toward the local kayak dock, which is located 15 min driving outside of downtown (only the driver will come for you at your hotel).
If you are a non-experienced kayaker, you’re going to begin with the kayak lessons and learn elemental things to know about kayaking.
You then get in a Perception or Prijon kayak and paddle toward Uros man made floating Islands of Uros people.
This Amantani kayak adventure drives you through unique Uros landscapes (but it’s a shame that Puno shore is getting polluted more and more with plastic things on water).
After a non-rushed kayak paddling to Uros, we finally arrive on Uros Aruma Island (it was chosen due its big size and location).
We’ll have almost 50 minutes for exploring the island, but you would wisely take the reed boat trip for going to see how they cut reeds and catch fish (only available upon previous request) or we can spend more time in the kayaks hanging around the islands instead.
Your guide delivers information about the origin of the Uros people, how these ancient inhabitants live today and also about the island buildings.
When it is 9:45 am you are transferred to join Amantani Island boat tour by a small engine boat. It usually takes less than 15 minutes.
A 3-hour motorboat takes you to Amantani main port.
At Amantani port, the group will break into smaller groups of 4 people mainly, make friends while navigation lasts.
These small groups of 4 people will be taken by the families to their homes (lunch, accommodation, dinner, breakfast included).
Amantani is a natural Island where houses are usually located higher, and reach their house takes 30 min in average. Slow walking up and including breaks.
Lunch is provided by the families and dish is mainly based on Quinoa soup and fish of the Lake as the main course plus Andean mint or Coca tea.
In the afternoon, at 4pm, if you are in a good physical condition you could trek to Pachatata Temple.
Here contemplate the beautiful sun set, of course if it does not rain. Wonder how huge is Lake Titicaca. Nature and landscape is incredibly amazing.
At 6pm you’re back again at your home for dinner and then get ready for the night welcome party: Peña Show!
Each place on the Lake is unique. Amantani has its very own typical clothing. So, this means you’re dressing on their customs.
At 8pm all visitors from all boats will go to the Community house for this welcome party. Dance and have fun!
Amantani has a rotating system; this will ensure every community get incomes by letting people sleep in their houses and for providing meals. Now all the agencies have to pay before leaving the Island.
Overnight at the Amantani Homestay is with basic facilities. There is no electricity; you’ll need to bring your cellphone battery fully charged. Bring extra jacket for the cold or “freezing” night.
we’ll say goodbye to our family hosts, leave Amantani and head to Taquile and then back to Puno.
Next day, after an early breakfast your family host is going to drive you down to same local port.
Now it’s time to say goodbye or adios. Our boat captain will navigate toward the next last natural island of Taquile for 1 hour.
Here a 40-minute long ascending path will take us to the top, where we’ll find a small square with an adobe and stone church, its modern building municipality and restaurants.
Taquile Island is one of the top destinations in Lake Titicaca, receiving hundreds of tourists per day.
Taquile is famous by their fine textiles; buy them in their museum-souvenir shop at the small square.
Prior or after lunch, your guide is explaining about Taquile and more importantly about its textiles.
The meaning of the figures and symbols on the belt calendar and the usage of a typical herb from the Island for washing the sheep or Alpaca wool are one of the topics.
Have lunch based on Taquilean Quinoa soup, grilled Trout with white rice, fried potatoes and salad or egg-vegetable omelet instead Trout and have Coca or Muña teas for drinks. Local tourist restaurant is chosen by the agency operator (usually included on the tour).
The boat is waiting in a different location now. We’ll go down a similar stone paved path to the port.
You’ll enjoy the last panoramic views of the lake.
The boat returns directly to Puno port.
Approximately at 3 pm is the arrival time to Puno port then be transferred and dropped off by your hotel.
Ronal picks you up from your hotel.
Arrival to point departure where your guide Ronal explain about kayak
Kayak departure toward Uros islands through magic places.
Guide’s explanations about Uros life, history, island buildings.Free time for riding reed boat (optional and upon request).
Transfer from Suma Kile Island by small wood made small motor boat to join to Amantani Group Tour coming from Puno port.
Group Tour motor boat leaves for Amantani.
Arrival time to one of the rotating communities in Amantani Island.The families wait for you, after that you’ll hike up to their houses for lunch.
Lunch time at their houses. 4 people go with one family.
It is time for walking up Temple of Pachatata (crowded place)
Return to house and dinner.
approx. the community welcome you with a “Peña Show”, you go to community house dressed on typical clothing.
Return to family accommodation and overnight.
Departure from Amantani to visit Taquile Island (mainly tour guide decides).
Arrival to Taquile Island. And you begin walking up through a stone paved path to its small Plaza.
At the small square you can visit its museum and Textile souvenir shop.
you all are taken by the guide to the Local Tourist restaurant for lunch.
Lunch and explanation of Taquile textiles.Later you go down and take the boat to return to Puno.
Back by motor boat to Puno port.
Arrival to Puno and finally be transferred to your hotels
Private transfer from your Puno hotel to kayak dock.
01 double or single sit-inside kayaks
Jacket life, spray skirt, and hats.
Guide for kayak tour.
Ride on Totora reed boats, if we arrive early (upon request)
Small motor boat transfer from Suma Kile to Amantani group boat.
Hot drinks coca tea or muña
Shared boat transportation to Amantani and Taquile Islands.
English-Spanish speaking group guide for next islands.
All entrance fees to Uros, Amantani and Taquile Islands.
Lunch, dinner, breakfast (Next Day) and accommodation in family houses.
Lunch in Taquile Island
Drop off by hotels upon arrival from the islands.
WHAT TO BRING ?
Long sleeve T-shirt
Fruits or snacks for middle morning
Warm jacket, here weather changes constantly
Fully charged cellphone batteries
Jacket for the night
Towels and teeth brush.
Important information for the kayak tour 2023!
You do not need experience with kayaks.
We will have a professional instructor in a kayak.
There is at all times a motorized boat and support staff.
We have safe, comfortable and professional kayaks.
Approximate kayaking (1 hour) from the island Estebes to the floating islands of the Uros.