Mystical Birthplace of the Incas

Overview

Enormous Lake Titicaca, the ethereal lake of Inca legends, lies in an austerely beautiful setting, ringed by dramatic Andean peaks. From Cusco, a scenic train journey across the high and wild altiplano brings you to the lakeside town of Puno, set at 12,500 feet. From here, visit the traditional weaving community on Taquile Island and the Uros community on their “floating” islands.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Cusco / Puno

Travel from Cusco to your hotel in Puno, an 8-hour journey by private car that crosses the crest of the Andes. Alternatively, you can fly from Cuzco to Juliaca, a 55-minute flight (see separate pricing). Transfer to your hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca...meals on your own

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Day 2
Lake Titicaca, Taquile Island and floating Uros Islands

Mythological birthplace of the first Incas, Lake Titicaca is a shimmering "inland sea" at 12,500 feet surrounded by mighty snow-capped mountains. By boat, visit the traditional weavers of Taquile Island and the Uros Indians on their floating reed islands and see how they use the reeds to make their traditional boats called totoras. Overnight at hotel...BL

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Day 3
Puno / Lima

Transfer to the Juliaca airport for your 55-minute flight to Lima. Time permitting, visit the archaeological site of Chullpas de Sillustani, a collection of funerary towers of the Colla people on Lake Umayo...B

Details

Length: 3 days
Cost From: $710  
Arrive: Cusco, Peru
Depart: Lima, Peru
Lodging: 2 nights hotel
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Archaeology, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level:

Cultural explorations and walking tours

Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Peru. A tourist card will be issued to you on the flight to Lima.