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Titicaca Lake Extention, 3 Days / 2 Nights

By 12 hour bus

Lake Titicaca

The unforgettable experience of crossing the Peruvian Andes between Cusco and Puno, and visiting the world’s highest navigable lake, is made even more magical aboard PeruRail Titicaca.


Day 1: Cusco - Puno

In the morning, you will be transferred to the local bus station to board the tourist bus to the city of Puno.

6:50 hrs - Departure (Cusco) - 3400 meters of altitude. Av. Alameda Pachacuteq 499-B.

Andahuaylillas "Sistine Chapel of America" 7:40 hrs - 3122 meters of altitude. There, you will find the church of San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas, built by the Jesuits in the 16th century. Like other Spanish and religious constructions of the time, it was built on top of a huaca or sacred place for the Incas. Made of adobe and brick, the church is a small structure consisting of a single nave, apse and bell tower. But there is a reason why it´s known as the "Sistine Chapel of America".

Raqchi "Temple of Wiracocha" 10:00 hrs - 3450 meters of altitude. The most important building within the complex is the "Wiracocha temple" that according to the ancient chroniclers was built by the Inca Wiracocha in honor of the invisible Superior God of the Andean people: "Apu Kon Titi Wiracocha". The "Wiracocha Temple" is a great construction for that age. Architecturally it is classified as "Kallanka", that is, a tall building completely covered with straw (wood and "ichu"). Externally it ´s 92 meters long (302 feet) and 25.25 meters wide (83 feet).

Marangani Buffet Lunch 11:35 hrs - 3552 meters altitude. Sicuani is a relatively large city of the highlands. The city is an important intersection, with the road to Puno / Arequipa passing through here. This city is surrounded by beautiful snowy hills. Afterwards, you have a buffet lunch in our exclusive restaurant with a family atmosphere.

La Raya 12:50 hrs - 4335 meters of altitude. Abra La Raya (La Raya) is the watershed between the valley that flows into Lake Titicaca and the valley that leads to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The altitude is 4,338 meters (14,232 feet).

Pucará Museum 14:30 hrs - 3900 meters of altitude. Pucará was the first regional population nucleus in the Titicaca basin north of the lake during the Late Formative Period (500 BC-200 AD), which provides valuable information about the origins of the Andean civilization in the highlands. During its heyday it covered more than a square kilometer and housed thousands of bureaucrats, priests, artisans, farmers, shepherds, and possibly warriors.

The Pucará style is identified by impressive monolithic sculptures with a variety of geometric, zoomorphic, and more intricate anthropomorphic images, multi-colored ceramics in a variety of ritual and domestic forms.

Bus terminal Puno 17:00 hrs - Arrival (Puno) - 3800 meters of altitude. Transfer from the bus terminal to your hotel in Puno.

Upon your arrival passengers may choose between the excursions included in your stay.

Titilaka Lodge
Titilaka LodgeTitilaka Lodge

Day 2: Puno

Today you will enjoy the different activities included on your accommodation (you just can coordinate it directly during your stay)

Islands of Lake Titicaca
One of the world’s most interesting oddities, the Uros Floating Islands are handmade islands constructed of the totoro reeds that grow abundantly along the lake’s shores. Explore the Uros floating islands and the Island of Taquile on this full-day trip, one of our most popular excursions. Originally constructed as refuge for the Uros people from warring tribes, the new inhabitants never left. They have since developed their own subculture of the Aymara Culture, in one of the most intriguing environments on earth.

The Aymara Route
In the Aymara Route excursion, taking up a whole day, you will get to discover the geography, neighboring communities, nature, and privileged views of the Chucuito peninsula and Acora. Dive into pre-Incan times, in the legends and stories your guide will tell you all about and learn about Lake Titicaca’s importance in the local worldview and means of subsistence.

Nautical Sports
As the first nautical sports facility on Lake Titicaca, our boat house offers you the exclusive opportunity to sail at more than 12,000 feet above sea level. Choose among kayaks, Canadian canoes, paddle boards and sunfish sailboats, or try them all as you explore this wonderful body of water. Experienced Titilaka instructors will look over your safety and explain navigation procedures before you begin your nautical journey.

Sundowner - Aymara, Constellation observation
Puno’s clear skies and the Altiplano’s serenity make the lake’s environment a perfect place for astronomical observations. Layer up before stepping outside to our lodge gardens where your guide will explain the movement of stars and locate constellations such as the Warawara Hawira (Milky Way).

Day 3: Puno - Juliaca - Lima - International Departure Flight

At coordinated time transfer to the airport to take your flight back to Lima. Arrival and inmmediate connection with your international flight back home.

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What's Included:

  • Tours & activities in this itinerary Private or Regulars are stated in each day.
  • Always Transfers are private in city airports.
  • Entrance fees during our visits are all inclusive.
  • English speaking guide is specified each day of the tour
  • Meals are specified each day (including vegan, vegetarian or special requirements)
  • Accommodation and type of rooms as stated in the detailed itinerary

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