Arrival in Puno
Arriving in Puno, you’ll be instantly hit by its lively atmosphere and vibrant colour. Home to a brilliant jumble of festivals, markets, restaurants and bars, it’s a cosy and welcoming town. You’ll stay in a small hotel in a peaceful district just a few blocks away from Plaza del Armas, the jumping heart of Puno with bright traditional décor.
Lake Titicaca tour & departure
Today you’ll set off early for a tour of the lake. According to local legend, Lake Titicaca was the location of the lost city of Atlantis. As you sail across the lake with the clouds reflecting in the deep blue water, you’ll understand why. Your first stop will be the south side of Taquile Island. Taquile is home to 2,200 islanders, known for their textiles and handicrafts. Hotels are forbidden here, so the authentic character has been beautifully maintained.
Next, you’ll set sail for one of the floating reed islands of Uros. These islands in particular are very popular with day trippers causing some of them to lose their authentic atmosphere. As you’ll be travelling by speed boat you’ll be able to visit one of the islands further from the shore line, and therefore fewer tourists.
After breakfast on day 3 you will continue your journey through Peru.
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