Begin your tour with pickup from your central Puno hotel in time for early departure and transfer to the port, where a motorboat will be waiting for you. After meeting the captain and crew, hop aboard and set sail on the cruise to Amantani Island, enjoying stunning views across Lake Titicaca, South America’s largest lake.
On arrival, follow your guide on a hike to the highest point of the island, where you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view of the lakes and the surrounding islands. Spend some time admiring the island’s Inca ruins and learning more about its fascinating history, before heading back to the boat.
After time on the water, arrive in Taquile Island in time for lunch (included) and tuck into some tasty Peruvian cuisine, followed by a cup of traditional coca tea. With your appetite sated, spend time exploring the island’s lively markets, admiring the vibrant handicrafts and perhaps purchasing some distinctive souvenirs.
As you cruise back towards Puno, stop to visit the Uros floating islands, tiny manmade islands made from buoyant totora reeds. Climb aboard one of the islands to gain an insight into the local culture and learn how the islanders build and maintain the islands, their houses, and boats from the reeds; sample typical island foods; and watch performances of traditional dancing, weapons, and handicrafts.
Arrive back in Puno in early evening, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.