WHAT DOES SHARED GROUP TOUR OR SHARED SERVICE MEAN?
Group tours are a shared service. The traveller/s join a group that signs up for a fixed departure tour and share the cost of the boat or of the guide. This type of service is cheaper than a private service if the person travels alone or in a small group of 2 or 4 people. If your travel group is larger, it will be worth asking for a quote that fits your group. Travelling in a smaller group makes the guide and the participants have the opportunity to do activities different from the taste of the small group.
WHAT ESSENTIALS SHOULD CARRY?
It is recommended to bring sunglasses, sunscreen with high SPF, moisturising cream, swimsuit (the lake water is cold but there are those who dare to take a dip!), flashlight, hat, warm clothes and comfortable for the night and early morning, cotton t-shirts for the day, hand sanitizer and camera
HOW WILL THE ALTITUDE AFFECT ME?
Not all people feel the effects of the altitude immediately. For some the symptoms are mild and the body adapts in a few hours, others need more time to acclimatize. The most common symptoms are shortness of breath with minimal exertion, headache, nausea and feeling weak. Our suggestion is to rest as soon as you arrive in Puno, stay warm, eat light the first hours or the first night and drink a lot of liquid. Sweet drinks usually help because they provide energy. Sugar and a little rest will help our bodies a lot to adapt to the height. In some cases, the symptoms of altitude sickness do not improve even after a couple of days. If the symptoms persist on the third day or get worse it is better to continue to a lower altitude destination such as Cusco, Arequipa or Lima