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Amantani Island (Isla Amantani)

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Address: Lake Titicaca, Peru
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+51 951 437 863
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Guided tours are the best way to see this remote and friendly island where...

Guided tours are the best way to see this remote and friendly island where the cows and sheep seem to outnumber people. Two mountain peaks, known as Father Earth and Mother Earth, make for superb hiking.

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USD 76.00*
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Overnight Amantani Island Homestay Experience from Puno
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USD 388.00*
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Private 2-Day Lake Titicaca Expedition with Overnight on Taquile Island
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Authentic homestay experience, not for the faint of heart

My friend and I traveled by boat to Taquile and Amantani islands and spent the night with the boat captain and his family on Amantani. The islands are incredibly beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I traveled by boat to Taquile and Amantani islands and spent the night with the boat captain and his family on Amantani. The islands are incredibly beautiful and people have been living here for thousands of years. There is no running water and very minimal electricity, no cars, and the stay is very rustic. The boat ride... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

just go there without an organization and ask there locals for an homestay. we had the best time at a local family and this was a great oportunity to see and understand their daily life it was one of the most relaxing time we had while traveling trough Peru! why going without an organization: because it is better for your... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went for a two-day tour on Lake Titicaca and stayed overnight with a family on Amantani. Because of the altitude it was exhausting climbing even a few steps - going down was a lot easier. I particularly enjoyed the garden plots where the islanders grow potatoes, fava beans, quinoa and maize. We were there in the rainy season so... More 

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

There is so much to say about this, I do not know where to start! The scenery is breathtaking! The people are lovely, so kind and hospitable! However it is a very rustic experience, and the people expect an additional gift when you arrive and we were not prepared for this. We arrived on the island around noon and were... More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

See the sunset from the top is amazing! We really liked our stay in Amantani specially to meet the families and to learn about their traditions. They are very kind and simple and they share everythin with us! We prefered to arrange our stay directly without buying a ticket from a tour agency (we only payed the boat transportation)...some of... More 

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

From the viewpoint of my sofa at home, i see the stay in the local family of Amantani Island as adventure i m grateful i have experienced. However,when you re there,thats physically uncomfortable. Peak of this Island is at 4135 metres above sea level so prepare for Altitude sickness-no oxygen bombs anywhere. There are no electric plugs,no running water and... More 

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

The 2 days 1 night homestay tour did not live up to expectations unfortunately. We were told we would have an English speaking guide and though she did talk English it seemed like a quick, watered down version of what she was saying firstly in Spanish. We were paired with a local family upon our arrival to Amantani. Staying with... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visited Amantani as part of a 2-day trip to the islands of Lake Titicaca and stayed in a homestay, which was a fantastic experience. The island is very unspoilt and has no street lights etc, so bring a torch if you come and stay overnight. Staying in the homestay was far more of an experience than staying in a... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

A lovely island where you can "home stay" for a night. But beware, its a half hour steep walk from the port to the houses and another half hour to your home stay. The walk to the top of the island is equally challenging, as is getting around the island. The tour company DO NOT warn you of this in... More 

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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We booked a homestay on Amantani through All Ways Travel, a local tour company in Puno. We traveled with Hebon, a local from Amantani, through Uros to the island. This was a 4.5 hour boat ride including the visit to the Uros floating islands. We were welcomed on the island with a flower necklaces and taken to the house where... More 

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