PUNO AND TITICACA LAKE 3 days

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PUNO AND TITICACA LAKE

To speak of Puno and Lake Titicaca is to hear a mixture of folkloric nature and culture. Mystic of the Qolla people that marks the feeling of the high Peru

Puno

Puno is a city in southern Peru near Lake Titicaca, one of the largest in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world. This city, besides being the commercial epicenter of the region, is also considered the “Peruvian Folklore Capital” due to its traditional music and dance festivals. The most emblematic places include the cathedral of Puno, an Andean baroque style, and the Yavarí, a 19th century steam ship that today has been turned into a B & B.

TITICACA LAKE

Lake Titicaca is the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest of the world’s large lakes. Titicaca is one of less than twenty ancient lakes on earth, and is thought to be there million years old. Lake Titicaca sits 3 810 m above sea level and is situated between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east. Peruvian part is located in Puno department, in Puno and Huancane provinces.

It covers 3 200 square miles (8 300 square km) and extends in a northwest-to-southeast direction for a distance of 120 miles (190 km). It is 50 miles (80 km) across at its widest point. A narrow strait, Tiquina, separates the lake into two bodies of water. The smaller, in the southeast, is called Lake Huinaymarca in Bolivia and lake Pequeño in Peru.

Lake Titicaca lies between Andean ranges in a vast basin (about 22 400 square miles – 58 000 square km in area) that comprises most of the Altiplano (High Plateau) of the northern Andes. In the snow-covered Cordillera Real on the north-eastern (Bolivian) shore of the lake, some of the highest peaks in the Andes rise to heights of more than 21 000 feet (6 400m).

Titicaca’s level fluctuates seasonally and over a cycle of years. During the rainy season (summer, from December to March) the level of the lake rises, normally to recede during the dry winter months. The average level is 3.810msnm +- 2.5m.

Titicaca’s waters are limpid and only slightly brackish, with salinity ranging from 5.2 to 5.5 parts per 1 000. Surface temperatures average 56°F (14°C); from a thermo cline at 66 feet (20 m) temperatures drop to 52°F(11°C) at the bottom. Analyses show measurable quantities of sodium chloride, sodium sulphate, calcium sulphate, and magnesium sulphate in the water.

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    PUNO AND TITICACA LAKE 3 DAYS

    UNO AND TITICACA LAKE Description

    This capital city of the department of the same name is located in the Titicaca lake, in the geographical region known as the Altiplano or high sierra. The western part of the Titicaca lake, which is the world`s highest navigable, is located in this region.

    Itinerary

    First day PUNO AND TITICACA LAKE:
    We will take you from the airport or from the train station to your hotel. You will have the free day.

    Second day:
    After having a healthy breakfast we will transport you in the direction of the wharf to aboard the launching ship heading for the famous floating islands of the “Uros”. In the afternoon we will visit the graveyard of Sillusatani, a pre-Inca archaeological site; then towards the bank of the “Umayo” lake, where are located giant stone cylinders named “Chulpas”. These comprises a necropolis where important persons in the Tiwanacu culture were buried.

    Third day:
    After a comforting breakfast, we will take you to the airport or to the train station for returning to Lima.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    • Transportation.
    • 2 night accommodation at a hotel.
    • 2 continental breakfast.
    • Excursions (outing).
    • Guides, admission and taxes.

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Reed Boat Ride (Kontiki) in Uros Islands: S/.10 soles – this is OPTIONAL but the locals will try to sell this to you.
    1. Easy First day PUNO AND TITICACA LAKE:

      First day PUNO AND TITICACA LAKE:
      We will take you from the airport or from the train station to your hotel. You will have the free day.

    2. Easy Second day: PUNO AND TITICACA LAKE:

      Second day: PUNO AND TITICACA LAKE:
      After having a healthy breakfast we will transport you in the direction of the wharf to aboard the launching ship heading for the famous floating islands of the ”Uros”. In the afternoon we will visit the graveyard of Sillusatani, a pre-Inca archaeological site; then towards the bank of the ”Umayo” lake, where are located giant stone cylinders named ”Chulpas”. These comprises a necropolis where important persons in the Tiwanacu culture were buried.

    3. Easy Third day PUNO AND TITICACA LAKE:

      Third day PUNO AND TITICACA LAKE:
      After a comforting breakfast, we will take you to the airport or to the train station for returning to Lima.

    host family
    one night in the house of your
    a omodation host family
    host family

    Do the tour prices include the island entry fees? Do I need to take extra money?

    Yes, all of the tour prices include the associated island entry fees. If heading to the islands of Taquile and Amantani we advise to take some money for souvenirs as they are renowned for some of the finest woven goods in Peru.

     

    No, this experience is optional and can be paid directly to the locals on the island.

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