Kayak to Uros + Amantani Island Tour is about paddling from Puno bay to Uros Island, step on it (visit their reed houses) and then take “the slow group boat” to Amantani Island. Upon arrival a short steep hike and lunch, visit the main square and return to Puno Port.
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Amantani Island Tour Itinerary
7:00 am pick-up and transfer to kayak dock
You’ll be transferred by our driver from your hotel to Kalapajra pier or Isla Esteves. You’ll meet here to your kayak guide. He provides the basics of paddling, if this is your first time kayaking.
8:30 am arrival to Uros Floating village
The most impressive landscape you will see during the day. Uros people are masters using the lake’s main source. Totora reeds have been used for thousands of years by their ancestors, certainly improving each generation. Now their Islands can last for more than 20 years. Your guide will provide more Uros community facts and history of the men of the Lake.
8:45 am disembarking on a floating Island
Our next move is to explore the man-made floating Reed Island; we’ll get out of the kayaks and relax on this fascinating place. After your guide explains about the construction of the reed floating Islands you’ll have time to visit inside their houses and even to buy cute little reed boats (bring cash)
9:30 am onboarding the Amantani group boat
A local friendly Uros inhabitant takes us to the big covered section boat to later navigate towards Amantani Island. Actually we are going to take this boat from a commercial floating island. On this Island you would buy snacks, coffee, sodas, water, you would even get Uros floating stamp on your passport for S/1 PEN (optional).
After a few minutes staying on this Island, we will finally onboard the Amantani boat and head to “the frog shaped Island”. We’ll navigate in the immensity of Titicaca for about 2 hours and 45 minutes. Amantani Island Day Tour is only available by slow boat on a shared excursion.
Upgrade your experience by paddling from Puno to Uros and navigating to Taquile Island (instead of Amantani Island) by speed boat and finally on the way back to Puno you’ll have the chance to kayak again from Uros.
US$ 85 per person
12:45 am arrival to Amantani and lunch
Amantani Island is circular and steep with many pre-Incan terracing systems. It is also popular among people that love a cultural exchange experience, a perfect place for a Lake Titicaca Homestay.
We’ll walk up through a stone paved path and local farming fields and have lunch in one of the rotating local houses (prepared with local crops and ingredients).
Your guide is going to explain about the history, tradition, legend, and facts.
After Amantani guided trip you are going to have free time to explore the Island and walk around.
2:00 pm departure from Amantani to Puno
You’ll walk down to the port and embark on the boat to go back to Puno city.
However, if you think a day trip to Amantani Island is too short to experience and have a close glimpse of their way of life then you would opt to stay the night at a local family house and being picked up the next day at 2:00 pm.
If you stay on Amantani, you’d have plenty of time to enjoy an amazing sunset over Lake Titicaca, prepare Quinoa flour steam cooked Quispiño, visit the local school, hike up to Pachamama and Pachatata temples, do local agricultural tasks, herd sheep or even go fishing with locals.
Best of all you pay them directly and contribute to their economy.
5:45 pm arrival to Puno city
Upon arrival to Puno port you are transferred to your hotel.
Kayak to Uros + Amantani Island Tour Inclusions
– Transfer from your hotel to kayak dock.
– Private English speaking kayak guide
– Fully equipped tandem or single kayaks.
– Entry tickets to Uros and Amantani Islands.
– Slow motorized boat for Amantani
– Group English and Spanish speaking boat tour guide.
– Lunch in Amantani Island.
– Return to Puno.
– Transfer from Puno port to your hotel.
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