2 day - Luquina Experience & Taquile
Luquina is located just 25 kilometres from Puno by boat. This is for sure one of the best off the beaten track destinations, Since our mutual cooperation began, it has produced remarkable positive impacts, in the quality of life for the locals. Come enjoy the great landscapes and in addition hike on a spectacular trail on the least visited southern section of Taquile Island. Definitely a great combination!
Day 1 - Taquile Island / Luquina
Duration : 2 days. Distance: 77 kilometers round trip.
We depart early for Taquile Island by motorboat. During the relaxing 2½-hour trip, have some Aymara language lessons & more. We will arrive at this unique place in the most secluded section of the island about 10.30 am. Apart from it being the least visited sector of Taquile Island, there is also a pristine sandy beach to enjoy. We will have at least 3 hours to explore this paradise including a 1-hour soft and gradual hike along a pre-Inca pathway with breathtaking landscapes. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant ( not included) while members of the community show us their dances, textiles and other unique cultural expressions. Later, about 1.45 pm, we hike to the main port and descend some 500 steps down to the dock. At 2.30pm we depart to continue our journey to the Luquina community on the Chucuito Peninsula. There, we are welcomed by the friendly inhabitants and accommodated in a local family home stay. Take some time to learn about the local culture and in the late afternoon there is an optional hike to the top of a nearby hill for an unforgettable Titicaca sunset. After dinner enjoy a small celebration with traditional music and dances. Overnight at the Home stay; It has basic but comfortable facilities, good matresst , blankets & sheets, private toilet.
Day 2 - Luquina / Uros reed Islands
Have breakfast at your home stay then we farewell our local host family and travel by motorboat to the reed banks at the Lake Titicaca National Reserve. There, we will visit two different floating islands; man-made platforms built with totora reeds. We have the opportunity to step on them, observe the houses from inside and out, and even take a ride on a reed boat with one of the local fisherman. It is amazing to see an entire floating village with its thatched reed roofs. Later we continue back to Puno by motorboat arriving at approximately 1pm, with the chance to take other optional excursions or to continue your journey by bus to Arequipa or Cuzco.
- private transport,
- improved home stay accommodation with private bath in Luquina
- dinner and breakfast,
- Lunch On Taquile island
- US$ 319.00 (1 person)
- US$ 187.00 (2/3 persons)
- US$ 115.00 (4/6 persons)
- US$ 93.00 (7/10 persons)