Sail close to the clouds on Lake Titicaca and meet the descendants of ancient civilisations that inhabit its islands. Feel the spongy reeds of the 'floating' Uros islands beneath your feet, learn about unique local cultures and customs at a homestay, and relish the vistas over seemingly infinite waters from the brilliant Taquile Island. This is the world’s highest navigable lake, sitting at a soaring 3,812 m above sea level. On this unique and inspiring trip, encounter the fascinating people and beautiful locations that characterise this evocative place.

Puno, Peru
Puno, Peru
Short Breaks
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 Max 20
Carbon offset
54kg pp per trip



Perched on the shores of vast Lake Titicaca, Puno is alive with the pulse of Andean music and the rhythm of traditional dance. Set sail on the world’s highest navigable lake - sitting at 3,820 m (12,562 ft) above sea level - stopping to visit the floating Uros Islands, which are constructed from layer upon layer of totora reeds. Learn about the lake people’s distinctive culture and spend the night with a welcoming family on one of the lake’s non-floating islands. Enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal and perhaps challenge the locals to a game of football.
Rise early and head out by boat to Taquile, a very small island littered with crumbling Inca terracing which punctuates the ruby-red soil. Enjoy the crisp air on a short hike up a gentle hill and be treated to stunning views over Lake Titicaca. Munch on lunch and drink in the last of Titicaca’s vistas before returning to Puno, where this short and sweet adventure ends.
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1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Boat, Minibus
Homestay (1 night)
Included activities
  • English speaking guide
  • Lake Titicaca boat trip and Uros Island
  • Taquile Island visit


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Important notes

This is a join in trip where you will be joined by other like minded travellers on transfers and during day excursions.

The closest airport to Puno is Juliaca airport, aprox 30 drive from Puno.

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