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Titicaca Experience – 2 Day Homestay

Departure Days
DAILY

Time of Departure
22:00pm (meet at our terminal 21:30pm)

Pick up Location
Peru Hop Private Terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels/hostels. Click HERE to view map (address will be on booking confirmation).

Duration
2 Days / 3 Nights (2 day homestay tour and 2 overnight buses)

Price
$89 - ALL INCLUDED (Transport, tours and accommodation included. Food not included.).

Day Trips from Cusco - 2 Day Trip

CUSCO – PUNO – CUSCO

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1. Trip Highlights – A summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.
2. Trip Itinerary – Detailed descriptions of the pass.
3. Important Notes – Up to date information regarding holiday periods or anything else which may affect our service.

Trip Highlights

Discover Lake Titicaca with a 2 day boat tour of the lake visiting the famous “floating islands” and the isolated mainland island communities of Amantani and Taquile. Stay the night on the island (Amantani) and see first-hand the traditional island life and customs passed down through generations.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS (INCLUDED):

  • 2 DAY LAKE TITICACA TOUR:
    • Uros Floating Islands – Visit the unique floating islands of the Uros, incredible man-made islands in the middle of Titicaca lake made entirely of Totora reed on which the Uros people have managed to forge a subsistent lifestyle for centuries.
    • Amantani Island – Stay with a local indigenous family on Amantani Island and learn about their rich and unique culture.
    • Taquile Island – considered by many to have the finest woven textiles in the whole of Peru, visit the remote island of Taquile. Walk the island for the best panoramic views of Lake Titicaca and feast on a traditional lake-side lunch.

Bus Timetable

DAY 1

Cusco – Puno

DAY 2

Puno – Uros Floating Islands + Amantani Overnight Stay

DAY 3

Taquile Island 

DAY 4

Cusco

21:30pm
Meet in our private bus terminal at Alameda Pachacutec 495 (300m after end of Av. del Sol).

Map of terminal location here.

22:00pm – 06:00am
Overnight bus to Puno.

06:00am – 07:15am
Breakfast in Puno (optional – 8 soles)

07:45am – 10:30am
Boat out to the Uros Islands for a guided tour of the famous “floating reed islands”.

10:30am – 13:30pm
Cruise the highest navigable lake in the world to the remote Island of Amantani.

13:30pm – 14:00pm
Arrival to Amantani, where you will meet your host family as well as check in to family homestay.

14:00pm – 15:00pm
Typical lunch in family’s house made from natural products.

15:00pm – 16:00pm
Intercultural activities with the local family.

16:00pm – 19:00pm
Optional – 1 hour hike up to Pachatata temple to watch the sunset.

19:00pm – 20:00pm
Typical local dinner in family’s house.

20:00pm
Option to take part in local dance and music or relax and rest in family’s house.

07:00am – 08:00am
Typical breakfast in family house.

08:00am – 09:00am
Boat transfer to Taquile Island.

09:00am – 09:45am
Arrival to Taquile. 45 minutes hike up to Plaza de Armas. See how people create a living on this island.

09:45am – 11:45am
Learn the traditional history, lifestyle and cultures of the island community. From there, we will enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants.

11:45am – 12:30pm
Lunch (quinoa soup, trout, rice, chips, vegetables, tea).

12:30pm – 13:30pm
45-minute walk back to the dock – beautiful views alongside local flora and fauna.

13:30pm – 16:00pm
Return boat ride to Puno.

16:00pm
Arrive into Puno. Drop off at Pacha Suites hostel, a few blocks from the central plaza.  Free bag storage and shower use is 10 soles.

16:30pm-21:00pm
Free time to explore Puno around the Plaza de Armas and enjoy dinner in one of the many central restaurants.

21:00pm – 21:30pm
Pick up from Pacha Suites hostel.

21:30pm – 06:00am
Overnight return bus to Cusco.

06:00am – 06:30am
Hotel/hostel drop off.

Included:

  • Boat transport
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entry ticket to Uros Floating Islands
  • Entry ticket to Taquile Island
  • Entry ticket to Amantani Island
  • All meals during Titicaca Homestay Tour:
    Day 1: lunch + dinner
    Day 2: breakfast + lunch

Not Included:

  • Breakfast upon arrival to Puno (optional extra – 8 soles)
  • Dinner in Puno returning from islands
  • Reed Boat Ride (Kontiki) in Uros Islands: S/.10 soles – this is OPTIONAL but the locals will try to sell this to you

DAY 1

Cusco – Puno

DAY 2

Puno – Uros Floating Islands + Amantani Overnight Stay

DAY 3

Taquile Island 

DAY 4

Cusco

21:30pm
Meet in our private bus terminal at Alameda Pachacutec 495 (300m after end of Av. del Sol).

Map of terminal location here.

22:00pm – 06:00am
Overnight bus to Puno.

06:00am – 07:15am
Breakfast in Puno (optional – 8 soles)

07:45am – 10:30am
Boat out to the Uros Islands for a guided tour of the famous “floating reed islands”.

10:30am – 13:30pm
Cruise the highest navigable lake in the world to the remote Island of Amantani.

13:30pm – 14:00pm
Arrival to Amantani, where you will meet your host family as well as check in to family homestay.

14:00pm – 15:00pm
Typical lunch in family’s house made from natural products.

15:00pm – 16:00pm
Intercultural activities with the local family.

16:00pm – 19:00pm
Optional – 1 hour hike up to Pachatata temple to watch the sunset.

19:00pm – 20:00pm
Typical local dinner in family’s house.

20:00pm
Option to take part in local dance and music or relax and rest in family’s house.

07:00am – 08:00am
Typical breakfast in family house.

08:00am – 09:00am
Boat transfer to Taquile Island.

09:00am – 09:45am
Arrival to Taquile. 45 minutes hike up to Plaza de Armas. See how people create a living on this island.

09:45am – 11:45am
Learn the traditional history, lifestyle and cultures of the island community. From there, we will enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants.

11:45am – 12:30pm
Lunch (quinoa soup, trout, rice, chips, vegetables, tea).

12:30pm – 13:30pm
45-minute walk back to the dock – beautiful views alongside local flora and fauna.

13:30pm – 16:00pm
Return boat ride to Puno.

16:00pm
Arrive into Puno. Drop off at Pacha Suites hostel, a few blocks from the central plaza.  Free bag storage and shower use is 10 soles.

16:30pm-21:00pm
Free time to explore Puno around the Plaza de Armas and enjoy dinner in one of the many central restaurants.

21:00pm – 21:30pm
Pick up from Pacha Suites hostel.

21:30pm – 06:00am
Overnight return bus to Cusco.

06:00am – 06:30am
Hotel/hostel drop off.

Included:

  • Boat transport
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entry ticket to Uros Floating Islands
  • Entry ticket to Taquile Island
  • Entry ticket to Amantani Island
  • All meals during Titicaca Homestay Tour:
    Day 1: lunch + dinner
    Day 2: breakfast + lunch

Not Included:

  • Breakfast upon arrival to Puno (optional extra – 8 soles)
  • Dinner in Puno returning from islands
  • Reed Boat Ride (Kontiki) in Uros Islands: S/.10 soles – this is OPTIONAL but the locals will try to sell this to you

Important Notes

END OF 2017 BREAK

CHRISTMAS SERVICES - Bolivia Hop buses will run through Christmas and New Year as normal except:

CUSCO – PUNO - NO BUS ON: 23, 24 & 25 DEC; 30 & 31 DEC

PUNO – CUSCO - NO BUS ON: 24, 25 & 26 DEC; 31 DEC; 01 JAN 

NEXT BUS DEPARTING CUSCO: MONDAY 1 JANUARY 2018

RAINY SEASON 2018 BREAK

JANUARY – buses restart MONDAY 1 JANUARY and run for several weeks before closing for rainy season.

LAST BUS DEPARTING CUSCO: SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY *(ARRIVE CUSCO: TUE 6 FEB)

*MUST follow the minimum recommended schedule - hop offs to stay longer not permitted

NEXT BUS DEPARTING CUSCO: WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY

28 – 30 JULY 2017 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS (PERU)

Biggest public holidays of the year.  Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance!