US$ 425 solo traveler (private)
US$ 247 per person (2 up to 3)
Amantani Homestay Kayak Tour is an adventure and cultural exchange combo experience covering the islands of Uros, Amantani and Taquile in 2 days.
The first day, Lake Titicaca Homestay Tour will have you kayaking from Puno to Uros Islands and then navigate to Llachon by a private motor boat.
At Llachon shoreline, kayak adventure continues on to Amantani Island, on arrival have lunch at local Amantani community lodging house.
During our stay on Amantani Island you could choose between walking up to the summit (visit Pachatata or Pachamama temple) and kayaking at Lake Titicaca Sunset (unique experience).
More Things to Do: Lake Titicaca Biking Tours
The second day, after an early breakfast, we’ll kayak from Amantani to Taquile Island. We’ll cover a distance of 10 km. On the men knitting Taquile Island a well-deserved lunch is included for our Lake Titicaca 2 Day Tour, then after we’ll navigate from Taquile to Uros Islands by boat.
On Uros Islands, you’ll get unique clue information about their way of life, process of building their reed homes and learn about their origin from your guide. Without hesitation Uros floating Islands Tour is a must.
Finally, be ready for a last paddle from Uros to Puno shore (optional).
Lake Titicaca Homestay Kayak Tour Features
Activity level: Moderate
Paddling Distance: 24 km +
Tour Route: Puno, Uros, Amantani and Taquile
Kayak Frequency: Daily
Lake Titicaca Homestay Kayak Tour Overview
Day 1: Puno to Amantani Island
7:00 am transfer from your hotel to kayak dock.
7:20 am meet up with your guide and depart towards Uros.
8:15 am on arrival embark on Uros to Llachon motor boat ride.
10:15 am arrival and free time to walk around while your kayaks are set up
10:30 am you’ll kayak from Llachon to Amantani Island.
12:30 pm meet up with Henry at Amantani Island port.
1:30 pm after a 15 minutes hike up, you’ll have a well-deserved lunch.
3:00 pm visit the ancient temple or paddle at sunset.
7:00 pm dinner time
Day 2: Amantani to Taquile Island
7:00 am you’ll have breakfast, walk down to the port.
8:30 am you’ll paddle from Amantani to Taquile Island.
10:30 am upon arrival, hike up, learn their art textile and have lunch.
11:30 pm lunch at a local restaurant.
1:00 pm boat ride from Taquile to Puno.
3:30 pm guided visit of Uros Islands, upon arrival.
5:00 pm arrival time to Puno port by motor boat
5:30 pm arrival at Kalapajra or Isla Esteves kayak dock, if kayaking.
Amantani Homestay Kayak Tour Day by Day Description
Day 1: Puno to Amantani Island Tour
The first day, on Lake Titicaca 2 Day Tour we will cover Puno to Amantani Island by kayak and motorized boat.
Amantani Island Kayak Tour will have you kayaking out of the ordinary and crowded places. Your day will be adventurous, outstanding and local culture and traditions immersion.
Kayak to Uros Islands
Your early morning in Puno begins with a quick transfer from your hotel to kayak dock. We team up with select friendly and reliable drivers, one of them is going to pick you up from your hotel and drives you to kayak launching place (the day before his name will be confirmed). Upon arrival, meet up with your Amantani kayak guide, get a safety briefing, paddling lessons, wear the appropriate kayak gear and embark in your sit inside kayak.
You’ll kayak to Uros Islands through the maze of carpeted reeds, narrow water ways and spectacular landscape.
The set of Uros floating Islands are located almost one hour kayaking away from Puno. We’ll step on one of those islands to immediately onboard the motor boat, in order to skip the crowds and gain time for what is coming next.
While you enjoy the view of other Islands and surroundings, your guide and boatman will put up the kayaks on the boat.
Then after, we’re finally leaving Uros islands for Llachon coastiline. Your Puno to Llachon navigation will be pleasant with great views of Capachica and Chucuito peninsula surrounding the lake.
Our Kayak to Uros + Amantani Overnight Tour is also another great option for a homestay and kayak adventure on the Lake. Basically, you’ll paddle to Uros islands accompanied with your personal guide, and then after you have visited the Uros family, you’re onboarding a shared motor boat to head Amantani Island. This is a group tour with round-trip kayak chance.
US$ 115 per person
Llachon to Amantani Kayak
After 2 hours navigating in open Lake, we’ll reach out the second kayak launch pier. Llachon is located in the tip of Capachica peninsula. You surely will love the local landscape with Taquile Island and Luquina in Chucuito peninsula hitting the blue horizon while you walk and explore. Meanwhile your guide and boatman will set up the kayak and equipment.
Your next adventure, Llachon to Amantani Kayak begins hugging the crystal water of the shoreline along Capachica peninsula, feeling the lake breeze in your face, reaching the rocky tip from where we’ll be able to see Amantani Island.
We’ll paddle across the open Lake for almost 2 hours, covering a distance of 10 km.
If your tight itinerary does not allow you to stay more days for an overnight in Amantani Island, then Llachon to Amantani Kayak Tour is for you, a full day trip. Summarizing, you’ll paddle from Puno to Uros Islands then navigate by boat to Llachon and continue on to Amantani Island by kayak, upon arrival cultural exchange experience and lunch at a local family house, at the end of the day you’ll be back in Puno city.
DAY PADDLE ADVENTURE
US$ 197 per person
Arrival and Homemade Lunch
Upon arrival at Amantani Island port, disembark and meet with Henry, member of our host family.
His house is located 10-20 minute hike up. Henry will show you the way to his house, where a tasty homemade lunch prepared by Maryluz awaits for you.
While you slowly ascend the “steep” path, very common in the High Andes, our team stores the kayaks.
After your well-deserved lunch, rest and relax for the next activity.
Ancient Temple Trek or Amantani Sunset Kayak?
Foor the the afternoon, you’ll visit the village’s pre-Incan Temple of Pachatata or Pachamama or just take again the kayaks to paddle at sunset over the peninsula of Capachica. Later, settle into our rural lodge for dinner and overnight.
Beautiful views of the surrounding lake-shore including the Cordillera Real on the Bolivian side of the lake.
What to choose? Your Amantani Homestay Kayak Tour is fully flexible and customized, if for some reason (altitude sickness, bad weather condition, etc.) you can’t kayak from Llachon to Amantani then we highly recommend you to kayak at sunset because the next day you’ll have chance for hiking in Taquile Island anyway.
Pachamama and Pachatata temple are pre-Incan buildings on the top of the Island, most people hike up there for the Lake Titicaca sunset and 360 view of the Lake.
Just decide on the go.
However, if you are looking for exclusively sunset tours, then you might be interested in Uros Islands Sunset Tour. It’s a Lake Titicaca Half Day Tour starting from a remote side of Uros and visiting a local family reed house, and just before you come back you’ll enjoy of a great Lake Titicaca sunset.
US$ 50 per person
Day 2: Taquile & Uros Islands Tour
The second day of Amantani Homestay Kayak Tour will take us to the men knitting island and the reed floating islands.
Amantani to Taquile Kayak
Taquile Island is located 36 km away from Puno city, and 10 km from Amantani Island, our next destination.
After an early breakfast, you’ll walk down to local port wearing typical customs, colorful embroideries.
At the launch place, shot the last pictures with the family, get in your kayak, and gently paddle away saying “Adios! Goodbye!”
Amantani to Taquile Kayak takes 2 hours until reaching its shore.
Taquile Hiking and Lunch
Taquile Island is divided into 6 communities. We’ll arrive at Alsuno port, following up the “steep” stone paved path leading us to the restaurant.
Taquile an isolated spot on the lake is famous for their fine art textile, preserved through generations. Your guide the information you need to know about this particular Island.
People wear bright and black colors depending on their marital status. Men knit their very own hats “Chullos” and women weave husband’s calendar belt.
Your lunch will be overlooking the lake, based on quinoa soup, grilled trout (or vegetable omelet for vegetarian option) and Coca muña tea.
This visit will take almost 3 hours since we arrive until we leave the Island to get back to Puno city by motor boat.
Taquile Island Tour will last about 3 hours. Then after, your boatman captain will take us to Uros Islands on 2 hours and 30 minutes of navigation.
Are you serious? Does Taquile to Uros boat ride take 2 hours and 30 minutes? Yes, it’s a slow regular slow boat. However you would upgrade the boat by booking Kayak to Uros + Taquile Speed Boat Tour. You’d paddle from Puno to Uros, visit Taquile on a round-trip by speed boat. On the way back to Puno, get dropped off at Uros by the same boat, kayak again to Puno.
US$ 85 per person
Uros Islands Tour
Uros Islands Tour takes place upon arrival, on a reed floating home. Uros families are friendly and funny. You’ll learn some great history of their origin, process of building fancy reed houses, have free time for visiting inside their houses or even buying reed souvenirs (optional, bring cash).
When you think things can’t get any better, the sun slowly sinks over the Lake and it’s time to set up the kayaks for the last paddle of your Lake Titicaca 2 Day Tour at the sunset.
At the end of the day you’ll find yourself approaching to Isla Esteves or Kalapajra pier, from where our driver picks you up and takes you to your selected hotel, when you choose to return by kayak or take the regular slow boat.
Are you more of boat tours than kayakbtrips? If so, join Lake Titicaca 2 Hour Tour, a short trip in Lake Titicaca at the sunset.
US$ 25 per person
What to bring
– Sun protection
– Long sleeve T-shirt
– Warm Jacket
– Extra snacks
– Any gift for the family (optional)
What’s included (what we provide)
– Hotel to kayak dock car transfer.
– Kayak equipment/gear.
– Entrance fees to Uros, Amantani and Taquile islands.
– English-Spanish speaking kayak guide.
– Accommodations at family homestay on Amantani Island.
– All meals included at Amantani family homestay while we’re on the tour.
– Lunch in Taquile Island.
– Drop off at your hotel on return.
What else you should know
Remember that on Amantani Homestay Kayak Tour is a physical activity, so be prepared to paddle 24 km + through the most beautiful spots of Lake Titicaca National Reserve and open Lake, as well as wearing comfortable clothes that you can wet.
Your kayak guide can re-adjust some parts of your itinerary according to the situation and weather condition. Feel free to let him know it.
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