All of our tours on and around Lake Titicaca depart from Puno. Puno is the capital of the region and it is considered the “folklore capital” of the country. The city of Puno is a melting pot of the Aymara and Quechua cultures. Most of its inhabitants are of Andean origin and it has a unique mixture of modernity and Andean traditions.
Uros Floating Islands
The Uro community has historically been an ethnic group who preferred to remain isolated from mainland civilizations. They lived in mobile sorts of “boat homes” and survived from their fishing and hunting activities. They had a simple life until tourism made contact with them in the late 60’s.
Together with the local community of Amantani island, we have designed a cultural tour that provides you with a chance to engage in different activities along with local people. In this tour, you can choose the activities that are of your interest and pay directly to locals for the services they provide.
We have joined forces with a team of two wonderful tour guides who have a faster boat to go to Taquile in about 2 hours boat ride. Cesar and Percy (who are also brothers) have designed a fantastic itinerary in Taquile which allows you to see the best of the island in a full-day tour.
Altarani (Amaru Muru)
Join us to walk along a trail of sandstone rocks whose strange shapes help us picture the fascinating local legends and myths. This wonderful path is the prelude to the enigmatic door of Altarani (also known as Aramu Muru´s door). The legend says that this door opens only for those people who are spiritually ready to connect to the spirit of Lake Titicaca.
Sillustani Archaeological Site
This is the most popular half-day tour in Puno. Sillustano is an archaeological site strategically positioned on the top of a peninsula and surrounded by a beautiful lagoon called Umayo lagoon. This site was a cemetery for important people from the pre-Inka culture called Qollas.
Chincheros Alpaca Farm
Fundo Chincheros is a beautiful farm only 20 minutes away from the city of Puno. If you want to adjust smoothly to altitude or enjoy an easy and relaxing day at Lake Titicaca we highly recommend considering a visit to this wonderful place.
Suasi is a secluded island located off-the-beaten-path in the northeastern section of Lake Titicaca. On its private 43-hectares, this island features one of the most beautiful eco-lodges in Peru. The property runs mostly on solar energy. Suasi is a genuine home for nature lovers where the magnificence of Lake Titicaca can be captured from every corner of the island.
Anapia Island is one of the small islands that make the archipelago of “the minor lake” and is an off-the-beaten-path destination in Lake Titicaca. If you look for remote destinations, this is the experience for you. You will have to travel 3 hours by land and then 1 hour of a boat ride. This trip is perfect for adventurers.
Luquina is a small and rarely visited, rural community in the peninsula of Chucuito. It takes around 1 and a half hour’s boat ride from the town of Puno. The local families from Luquina share with us their peaceful existence, each family lives on a small piece of land where they also keep their domestic animals.
Mallkini Alpaca Farm
Located in the Azangaro Province of Puno, 140kms from Juliaca airport, Mallkini, owned by the Michell Group, covers just over 3,000 hectares of land and possesses more than 3,000 Alpacas of the Huacayo and Suri species. Mallkini is the biggest privately funded Alpaca breeding projects in Peru.
As we did for other local communities, we are supporting the community-based organization of Llachon to promote ecotourism and cross-cultural experiences with the community. This visit is a less travelled route in Lake Titicaca.