Titicaca Lake

CUSCO - PUNO & THE TITICACA LAKE: 3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS

TRIP AT A GLANCE

Travel from only: US$83 per day - 3 days starting only at US$250 per person

Enjoy the bus ride and the amazing landscapes of the high lands between Cusco and Puno, Visit the Andahuaylillas Sistine chapel, the temple of the most important Incan god: Wiracocha, the Pucara pre-inca museum and the Titicaca lake which contains numerous islands whose inhabitants continue living as their ancestors with old customs and traditions. The Uros; where people live on “floating islands” which they have artificially made entirely of totora reeds, they still navigate using their traditional boats also made out of totora reeds. Taquile, Suasi, and Amantaní are known for the kindness of the residents, their ancestral skills in weaving, their pre-Columbian constructions, and amazing countryside. The Titicaca National Reserve (36,180 hectares) protects extensive stretches of totora reeds and various species of plants and animals.

ITINERARY:
Meals Included: B= Breakfast L=Lunch BxL=Box Lunch (picnic) D=Dinner
DAY 1: CUSCO - PUNO (L)
DAY 2: TITICACA LAKE TOUR (B)
DAY 3: PUNO - JULIACA - LIMA (B)
DETAILED ITINERARY
Meals Included: B= Breakfast L=Lunch BxL=Box Lunch (picnic) D=Dinner

DAY 1: CUSCO - PUNO
Transportation from your hotel to the bus or train station.

This day you will have a bus ride with guided visits or you can choose to ride on the 1st class Orient Express train without ANY tours and an EXTRA cost of US$250 per person. Train only available on: Mondays Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Bus ride from Cusco to Puno visiting on the way a very beautiful chapel: Andahuaylillas; known as Sistine chapel of South America, the temple of Wiracocha (a very impressive Inca site) and the Pucara Museum. You will also have other stops for lunch & photos. Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Puno. (L)
- Bus Departure: 7 am / Arrival: 5 pm
- Train (non stop) Departure: 8 am / Arrival: 6-7 pm

Note: Our Services start in Cusco and finish at the airport in Juliaca
DAY 2: TITICACA LAKE TOUR
Full day excursion to the beautiful Titicaca Lake, the highest navigable lake in the world. Visit the Floating Islands (made of totora: reeds) of Uros, where the population still live as their ancestors did a thousand years ago. Later visit the Taquile Island, a remarkable community also with a great ethnic and cultural value; with the best weavers in the region. Quechua, the language of the Incas is kept alive and the islanders preserve their traditional very old costumes and have a very welcome treat toward the visitors. Pm return to the hotel in Puno. (B, L)

Note: We use a fast boat for this tour
Titicaca Lake
DAY 3: PUNO – JULIACA – LIMA
Transfer to the Juliaca airport to take the flight to Lima. (B)

END OF OUR SERVICES
DATES
. This trip is available the whole year at any day you want
. We just need a minimum of 2 guests.
. If you are a SOLO traveler you could still take the trip (with GROUP tours) but you must pay the EXTRA FOR A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (SS)
PRICES & INCLUSIONS
. PRICES PER PERSON in US$$, MINIMUM 2 GUESTS on DOUBLE occupancy.
. If you want to use a SINGLE room or if you are a SOLO traveler you could still take the trip but you must pay the EXTRA FOR A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (SS)

2-3 PEOPLE
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$250 per person
- SS: US$100
- US$317 per person
- SS: US$200
- US$410 per person
- SS: US$340

4-5 PEOPLE
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$233 per person
- SS: US$100
- US$295 per person
- SS: US$200
- US$390 per person
- SS: US$340

6-7 PEOPLE
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$223 per person
- SS: US$100
- US$280 per person
- SS: US$200
- US$370 per person
- SS: US$340

8-+ PEOPLE
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$217 per person
- SS: US$100
- US$270 per person
- SS: US$200
- US$350 per person
- SS: US$340
INCLUDED IN THE PRICES ACCORDING TO THE ITINERARY:

- Double or Twin rooms at described Hotels + breakfasts for 2 nights in PUNO

- First Class Bus Cusco – Puno: Transfers Hotel - Bus Station – Hotel, Guided tours (English & Spanish), entrance fees and buffet lunch.

 Puno Group Tours:
 Titicaca Lake tour: Transfers, FAST BOAT, Guide (English & Spanish), entrance fees and lunch.
 - Transfer Puno – Juliaca airport.

- All the transportation: Airport/Bus & Train Station - Hotel - Airport/Bus & Train Station described in the Itinerary
- Described meals
- Professional & Personal Assistance during your visit.

For the GROUP Tours: We use the best available transportation and guides. On average we have:
Titicaca Lake Tour: 16 - 20 people

Does not include: International & national airfares (Juliaca - Lima), tips, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, non described meals & snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature

BOOKING & DEPOSIT FOR THE TRIP:
- To reconfirm, book and to buy all the necessary tickets, we will need you to send a deposit of 70% of the trip's price ASAP.
- You can make the deposit in a saving account (with 3% bank’s fees)
- If you want to use a credit card there will be 8% fees over the deposit (bank commissions & fees, not ours)
- The remaining balance has to be paid 45 days before your trip or in US$$, cash in Cusco.

The deposit will be used to pay hotels, buy tickets, etc. Once we bought your tickets; they are NOT transferable to any other person OR to any different date due to Government regulations.
HOTELS
Please note that for any package we can upgrade and use any other you wish: 4 star, 5 stars, the most recommended, expensive room, etc, etc. As a LOCAL travel agent we have good prices with ALL the hotels in Peru so please just let us know about your preferences and we will send you our best price.
3 STAR/GOOD VALUE: COLONIAL PLAZA, CONDE DE LEMOS OR SIMILAR
4 STAR/GOOD VALUE: JOSE ANTONIO, ROYAL INN OR SIMILAR
5 STAR/BEST AVAILABLE: LIBERTADOR, CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION OR SIMILAR
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