Aymara villages dot the lakeside

The people of Lake TIticaca have preserved their ancient tradition of making graceful, gondola-like boats from bundles of reeds. Typical boats can be over 50 feet long.

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Lake Titicaca Extension

Mystical Birthplace of the Incas

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $995  
Length: 3 days
Arrive: Cusco, Peru
Depart: Lima, Peru
Lodging: 2 nights hotel
Meals: Meals as indicated (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.

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

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 by train from Cusco to Juliaca, an 8-hour journey that crosses the crest of the Andes. Transfer to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Overnight at hotel...L

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

Day 3
Puno / Lima

Transfer to the airport for your 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

Extension Cost

Prices are for 2016
$995 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler from: $1445
Single supplement: $245
Internal airfare: $175 (subject to change)
Titilaca Hotel Upgrade: Call for details

Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Train transportation from Cusco to Juliaca
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of local guides
  • Sightseeing as noted

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

Airport departure taxes, optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff, additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by airline schedule changes or other factors, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)

Puno Hotel Libertador Lake Titicaca

Puno Hotel Libertador Lake Titicaca

Days 1 to 2 (2 nights), Puno, Peru

This modern hotel’s location—on its own private island right on the edge of Lake Titicaca—is one of its striking features. ...
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Titilaca Hotel

Titilaca Hotel (Optional Upgrade)

Days 1 to 2 (2 nights), Puno, Peru

Built in 2007 in a magical location on a peninsula on Lake Titicaca, this luxurious hotel has 18 lakeview suites with panoramic windows, heated ...
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Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.