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South America Peru Land Tour

Puno & Lake Titicaca

On this 3-day Peru & Lake Titicaca tour extension, visit the floating reed islands of the Uros and the indigenous communities of Taquile. Stay two nights on the shore of Lake Titicaca and become immersed in the beautiful and ancient cultures of Peru. Many of the inhabitants of the Unos and Taquile Islands still practice the old traditions of fishing, trapping and living on the totora reeds. 

This Puno & Lake Titicaca extension is designed to complement travel to Machu Picchu, other Peru travel or a Galapagos small ship cruise. Lake Titicaca straddles Peru and Bolivia, is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and, at 13,120 feet, is the highest navigable lake in the world. Landscapes of indescribable beauty have been the origin and cradle of pre-Hispanic civilizations such as Tiahuanaco, Collas and Aymaras. Puno’s wealth of indigenous dance, art and culture makes it the folklore capital of Peru. The native residents of Puno are the ethnic Aymara and make up 13% of Peru’s population. They are fully adapted to this high-altitude environment and many of them are dedicated to the elaboration of beautiful crafts and fine alpaca wool fabrics. 

To extend your Peruvian travel or customize your Puno & Lake Titicaca tour by adding more days, kayaking on Lake Titicaca or traveling to other regions within Peru, call an Adventure Specialist today.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Peru tours and Peru trips.


Puno & Lake Titicaca Itinerary

The 3-day Puno & Lake Titicaca land tour begins and ends in Puno, Peru, and is designed to complement a Galapagos small ship cruise or Peru Amazon cruise. Visit the famous floating reed islands of Unos and Taquile. Sleep on the shores of Lake Titcaca and enjoy cultural immersion at 13,120 feet on the highest navigable lake in the world.

Route map of Puno & Lake Titicaca land tour, operating round-trip from Puno, southeastern Peru, with visits to the world's highest navigable lake, including Uros & Taquile Islands.
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Day 1
Arrive Puno, Peru

Upon arrival at Juliaca Airport, be met by your representative and private driver then transferred to your hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Your representative will assist you with the corresponding check-in procedures. En route, enjoy a guided excursion to the Sillustani tombs, a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo, to see the archaeological vestiges of these structures known as chullpas (tombs). These ancient and impressive circular tower-like stone structures were built above ground by the Colla tribe some 3000 years ago, before the Inca period. After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.


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Day 2
Lake Titicaca, Uros & Taquile Islands

Enjoy a full day excursion to Uros and Taquile Islands with lunch (private, via shared speedboat). Early in the morning, take an unforgettable motorboat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to Taquile, a natural island inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives, who have developed efficient and unique social systems as well as fine hand weaving techniques that have been passed down through the generations.

Continue your motorboat trip to the peninsula of Chucuito to visit the rural Aymara Community of Luquina. Enjoy a buffet lunch including regional dishes while looking across the magnificent Lake Titicaca. End your day with a visit to the unique “Floating Islands” of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own islands by periodically adding new layers of a vegetable fiber of the Papyrus family called “Totora” (scientific Scirpus totora), which is unique to the area. Return to Puno after the visit.


Sonesta Posadas del Inca Lake Titicaca Puno


breakfast, lunch

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Day 3
Depart Puno, Peru

In the morning, meet your representative at the hotel lobby and be transferred to the Juliaca Airport for your independently arranged flight to your next destination. Your representative will assist you with the corresponding check-in procedures and all departure formalities.





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Inclusions, Terms & Notes


Transfers, hotel accommodations and meals as outlined in itinerary; private services with local English-speaking guides as indicated in itinerary; all entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary.


Domestic and international airfare; airport taxes; meals that are not described in the itinerary; drinks during meals; excess baggage charges; early check-in or late check-out; tips to hotel staff & guides; items of a personal nature such as soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, hotel extras or insurance of any kind. Holiday surcharge for late June and Christmas/New Years departures may apply.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $200 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 91 days – 50% of deposit
90 to 31 days – 50% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Puno & Lake Titicaca extension begins and ends in Juliaca, Peru (JUL). Travelers are responsible for independently arranging domestic flights between Lima (LIM) and Juliaca. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Juliaca any time on Day 1. Plan flights to depart Juliaca any time on Day 3. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Room Configuration

Individuals traveling with two or more people may book select double-occupancy rooms for single occupancy with a single supplement fee of $235, in addition to the per-person listed rate in select rooms upon availability. Triple rooms are available at the double rate.

Families & Children

Children 9 years and younger receive a 30% discount off the cost of an adult rate when the child does not require an additional bed. Only one child per double room is allowed. Children 9 years and younger receive a 10% discount off the cost of an adult rate when the child does require an additional bed.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

The Puno & Lake Titicaca tour is designed to be a trip extension and may only be booked in conjunction with a Peru or Galapagos small ship cruise, longer Peru tours or as part of a custom Peru tour. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the guides’ discretion.

Rates & Dates

Trip Rates & Details

Departures available daily, year-round. Contact us for current rates and availability.


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Sonesta Posadas del Inca Lake Titicaca Puno

The renowned Sonesta Posadas del Inca Lake Titicaca Puno is located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy amazing views, comfortable rooms, Inkafe restaurant and bar as well as traditional Peruvian hospitality.

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