Our 2017 detailed guide to the Lake Titicaca 2 Day Tour from how to get there, what to do, what to bring, and all your frequently asked questions.
Lake Titicaca 2 Day Tour Guide Contents:
1. Tour Information– Check start time, prices, and more.
2. How to get to Lake Titicaca – Compare transportation options.
3. What to bring– Be prepared for your tour.
4. FAQs– We answer your frequently asked questions.
5. Did you know?– Colca Canyon fun facts.
6. Photo Gallery – A few of the best photos of the Colca Canyon.
Peru Hop does not operate any tours on Lake Titicaca. To see Peru Hop’s recommended operators for this tour read below.
2 Day Lake Titicaca Tour with Lago Explorer
Price: S/.130 soles (or $37 USD)
Departure Time: 08:00am (be ready for pick up at 07:30am)
Return Time: 16:00pm (next day)
Special deal for Peru Hop Passengers – Tours booked with Lago Explorer via FindLocalTrips.com allow date changes up until the evening before your tour begins at no extra cost.
Detailed Itinerary Full Tour:
Day 1: Puno city to Uros islands to Amantani Island
This excursion begins at 07:30am with a transfer from your hotel to the port. We then depart to Uros floating Ilands. We check out 2 of the 60 islands, see inside the houses, and rides on traditional reed boats can also be arranged. Later, after a 3-hour motorboat journey, we arrive to the Amantani Island. On arrival, you will probably see local families running down the hill to welcome you. There you will meet your designated host family. With them you will have a typical lunch made from natural products. Throughout the day, you will be able to participate in intercultural activities until dinner time. After dinner, you will watch a typical show.
Day 2: Amantani Island to Taquile Island to Puno city
The day begins at 07:00am with breakfast with your host family, and then depart to Taquile Island. Once in Taquile, we will walk to the village where we will enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants. When finished, we walk down to the port to return to Puno at approximately 16:00pm and on arrival we will transfer you to your hotel or hostel.
- Boat transport
- English speaking guide
- Entry ticket to Uros Floating Islands
- Entry ticket to Taquile Island
- Entry ticket to Taquile Island
- All meals: Day 1 – 1 lunch, 1 dinner / Day 2 – 1 breakfast, 1 lunch
- Reed Boat Ride (Kontiki) in Uros Islands: S/.10 soles – this is OPTIONAL but the locals will try to sell this to you.
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How to get to Lake Titicaca
How to get to Lake Titicaca:
Lake Titicaca lies on the border between Peru and Bolivia. On the Peruvian shore sits the city of Puno, while on the Bolivian side lies Copacabana
If you are looking for information on the best buses to take to Puno or Copacabana, visit our passes page. Select your departure city, the countries you want to visit, and amount of time you have to travel. Then browse our passes to see which include your desired stop in Arequipa.
What to bring
What to bring:
- For the FULL DAY tour, bring a small bag only. Large luggage can be stored at your accommodation in Arequipa.
- Light backpack
- Sunscreen (very important)
- Sweater or jacket (very important)
- Basics like toilet paper, personal medications, etc
- Money for tips.
Do the tour prices include the island entry fees? Do I need to take extra money?
Yes, all of the tour prices include the associated island entry fees. If heading to the islands of Taquile and Amantani we advise to take some money for souvenirs as they are renowned for some of the finest woven goods in Peru.
Does the tour include a ride on one of the traditional reed boats?
No, this experience is optional and can be paid directly to the locals on the island.
Did you know?
Did you know?
- Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake at over 3800m above sea level!
- The locals speak their own local language on the islands (not Spanish or Quechua).
- The islands of Taquile and Amantani are so remote that they were used as high security prison islands during the Spanish Rule in Peru.
- Over 25 rivers flow into Lake Titicaca.
- 56% of the area of the Lake belongs to Peru and 44% belongs to Bolivia.
- According to Inca legend the principal God, Inti (the Sun God), lived on one of the islands on the Bolivia side of the lake, Isla Del Sol (Island of the Sun). Here, he created his son and daughter, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, the very first Incas who later travelled North to found Cusco at the heart of what would become the Inca Empire!