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72
2 Days
Puno
Luquina Community
Min Age : 5 years
Max People : 25
Tour Details Luquina Homestay

A boat trip to Luquina Community, visiting en route Uros Islands and Taquile Island. Luquina Community is located on the peninsula of Luquina, where live farmers & fishermen. This tour has been created to support the people of the island, receiving from them lodging, food and an unforgettable experience in the middle of the Lake Titicaca. Arrival to Luquina community the families will wait you and escort for your home stay as a warm welcome. You will find that your room has been built with local materials and traditional decor. Luquina has became an obligatory stop for who visits Lake Titicaca, described as a place where time has stopped, where you will appreciate the customs and experiences of communities. In the afternoon we will go fishing by small rowing boats on Lake Titicaca together with our host family. The Pucara culture built on the Peninsula farming terraces, temples and chullpas (tumbs), which still remains a place sacred for the locals, who still practice their most important religious and cultural rituals of the Andean traditions, the ceremony of offering in honor to the Mother earth (Pachamama), also from there you can admire the magnificent sunset on the Titicaca, the highest and navigable lake in the world. Here we have the chance to dinner together with our host family. Overnight at Luquina community.

Departure & Return Location

Departure location: Puno. Arrival location: Luquina community (Google Map)

Departure Time

7:00am (by shared or private motor boat)

Price Includes

  • Transport from hotel to port
  • Motor boat (02 days)
  • English Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All meals during excursion
  • 01 night accommodation at house of family

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips and others not mentioned in the program

Complementaries

  • Flashlight (just in case)
  • Sunscreen
  • Mineral water
What to Expect

Luquina community is composed by communities engaged in agriculture, corn, quinoa as well as crafts that are representative for their color.

The peninsula has natural viewpoints with a unique view of the majestic Lake Titicaca and the andes mountain range

Tour duration is two days and one night, starting a visit to Los Uros Floating Island, then Taquile Island where you can watch the pre-Inca farming terraces, also you will learn about the local custom, where people are dedicated to the weaving & knitting.

  • Uros culture
  • Taquile island & its textiles
  • Luquina community and its people
  • Livestock farming
  • Farming (agriculture)
  • Fishing techniques
Itinerary

Day 1Puno - Uros + Taquile Islands - Luquina Community

A boat trip of 25 minutes until Uros islands. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of Uros. The residents of the Uros use the totora reed (aquatic plant) that grows in the lake, to create life conditions and ensure that the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that generate these plants support the island. The Uros people use the totora reed to build their islands, houses, for cooking, eating, and to sale in the city of Puno. This culture stablished over 3000 years ago and the people have spoken as a language Uro puquina, the last person who still spoke the Uru Puquina language died in 1951, now a day the population speak Aimara Language. On Uros live more than 2000 people, divided into 90 artificial islands, where there is a garden, primary school and medical center, besides guest rooms for visitors and the reed boats the unique method of transportation which is also used for fishing. Then Taquile Island, which is located 37 km away from Puno; famous for its craft production (declared cultural heritage of humanity), particularly for its beautiful textiles. The people still practice the moral principles of Inca as “Ama Sua” (do not steal) “Ama Quella” (do not be lazy) and “Ama Llulla” (do not lie) that are still used among inhabitants. The island is about 1.5 km wide and 5.7 km length. Taquile Island was a prison during the colonial period, now a day live 2000 people approximately, where people wear a special hat for example regarding the single or married and authorities. Visiting non-tourist areas you will appreciate the pre Inca temples, tombs and agriculture terraces (built by Pucara culture), its landscapes, traditional farming techniques and their customs. This visit can be tired, because its 565 steps to walk down to the main port, but worth it. Then on the way back to Puno, our boat will stop at Community of Luquina. Arrival to Luquina community the families will wait you and escort for your home stay as a warm welcome. You will find that your room has been built with local materials and traditional decor. Here we have the chance to dinner together with our host family. Dinner and accommodation included at Luquina community.

Day 2Luquina community - Puno

Luquina Community is located on the peninsula of Luquina, where live farmers & fishermen. This tour has been created to support the people of the island, receiving from them lodging, food and an unforgettable experience in the middle of the Lake Titicaca. Luquina has became an obligatory stop for who visits Lake Titicaca, described as a place where time has stopped, where you will appreciate the customs and experiences of communities. In the morning we will go fishing by small rowing boats on Lake Titicaca together with our host family. The Pucara culture built on the Peninsula farming terraces, temples and chullpas (tumbs), which still remains a place sacred for the locals, who still practice their most important religious and cultural rituals of the Andean traditions, the ceremony of offering in honor to the Mother earth (Pachamama), also from there you can admire the magnificent sunset on the Titicaca, the highest and navigable lake in the world. Breakfast and lunch included. Afternoon a return trip to Puno.

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