Puno Lake Titicaca 3 days
Puno Lake Titicaca 3 days
Legend of Puno Lake Titicaca has it that the sun god, pitied by the state of barbarism lived by the people, sent his children; born from the foams of the lake, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, in order to civilize and teach men.
He then gave them a crowbar, charging them that wherever they went they would seek to introduce it into the ground and that the place where it sank would designate the place where the capital of an empire should be founded.
Obeying the divine mandate, the couple left one of the islands of Lake Titicaca, “today called Isla del Sol” and headed north in search of the site where they would establish the imperial city. After several days of travel and unsuccessfully dropping the ground, they reached the Huanacaure hill and there the crowbar sank at the first blow. Then, in that place, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo founded the capital of the Inca Empire, fulfilling its mission.
Manco Capac taught men the secrets of agriculture as the cultivation of the land, the planting of seeds and the manufacture of necessary tools for these tasks. He also taught them to build their houses, roads, and aqueducts. Mama Ocllo, meanwhile, taught women to spin and weave, to make dresses and perform housework, such as cooking, washing, etc.
Day 1: Juliaca – Puno
Pick up at Juliaca airport upon arrival and transfer to your hotel in the city of Puno. During the transfer you will visit the famous so-called Chullpas de Sillustani, cylinder-shaped tombs of stone towers carved and finely polished, rising to a height of 12 meters. This is the place where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests. The Umayo lagoon, located next to the Chullpas, adds an extra portion of beauty to the landscape of this place. This is also an opportunity to observe different species of birds and other types of the area. Free time to rest and get used to the altitude.
Day 2: Puno, Islands / Floating of the Uros and the Island of Taquile / Isla Suasi
At 7 am we left the city of Puno, making a stop at the Floating Island of the Uros and then continue to the Island of Taquile, enjoying the customs and peaceful life of the inhabitants of these Islands. Then we will continue to the Island of Suasi, an island of private property, which is one of the most beautiful of the entire lake, as well as the home of four species of American camelids.
We will arrive at approximately 1:30 PM. It’s time to take a short break and install ourselves in our rooms. After that, we will enjoy a delicious barbecue grilled lunch. We suggest that you then make use of it, and join one of the many activities offered by the hotel, such as Participation in exploring walks learning about the local flora and fauna, or perhaps bird watching or participate in cultural events. Dinner and accommodation. Including all meals.
Day 3: Suasi Island / The City of Puno Breakfast. Free time.
We suggest hiking to learn more about American camelids. At 1:00 p.m. we depart from the island of Suasi to go to the airport in the city of Juliaca, a trip that will take approximately three hours. Food: Breakfast and box lunch
- 1-night accommodation in the city of Puno, including a breakfast buffet.
- Guided tour of the Chullpas de Sillustani. (Bi-Lingual Spanish / English Guide).
- 1-night accommodation on the island of Suasi.
- One breakfast and one dinner per person
- Box Lunch on the third day
- Different activities to choose from on the Island Transfers to Suasi: by boat on the lake and by road.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Additional nights due to bad weather or cancellation of flights.
- sun blocking
$200.00 dollars per person