If you’re itching to see Lake Titicaca Peru but don’t have quite as much time available, we offer this 3D Cusco to Lake Titicaca Extension. Spend a day traveling from Cusco to Puno and a day on the islands before traveling on to your next destination.
All of our extension packages can be designed to include your preferred style of accommodation. The pricing shown on this page is for Standard style of travel, which includes hotels in our Standard category of hotel. For other styles of travels – including Comfort, Boutique, or Luxury – please contact us for pricing.
For more information on the different styles of travel we offer, please see Styles of Travel.
It’s a good idea to prepare for a variety of weather for your Cusco to Lake Titicaca tour. We recommend a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, light and warm clothes. In addition, you should bring:
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We’ll pick you up at 7am and take you to the bus terminal. Your Cusco to Lake Titicaca adventure begins at 7:30 as you say goodbye to Cusco and start your 10h journey towards Puno, stopping at several spectacular sites along the way.
First stop is Pikillacta, a pre-Inca city whose name means ‘Place of the Flea’ in the Inca language, Quechua! From here, you will visit the colonial church of Andahuaylillas, known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Americas’ – it has to be seen to be believed! The spectacular Inca ruin of Raqchi is another highlight, and the incredibly ancient remains of Pukara round out the day. Arriving in Puno in the evening, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Lunch and guide are included.
This is a fairly long but fun-filled day! You will be picked up from your hotel around 6:30 am and taken to the boat for your day-long Lake Titicaca adventure. First stop is Uros where you’ll have a brief explanation of the way of life of those who live on these incredible floating islands.
From here, we travel another 2h on the boat until we reach Taquile, a small island with an incredibly strong traditional culture. Taquile has approximately 1,200 Quechua-speaking inhabitants, most of whom are small-scale farmers. However, since the mid-70s, they have also become well known for their firm entrepreneurial spirit. Since the beginning of the influx of tourism to the island, some Taquileños have been participating directly in tourism activities. Some have organized themselves to provide tourism services such as homestays, restaurants and boat transportation.
Upon arrival, you’ll have a chance to visit the main plaza and the market, followed by an opportunity to have lunch. After lunch, it’s time to start the 3h journey back to Puno, arriving there around 5pm.