Uros – Amantani – Taquile Islands 2 Days / 1 Night, The 3,600 inhabitants of Amantani have a Quechua origin and are mainly small farmers. The most important crops in Amantani are the Andean potatoes, Bailey and green beans. The “Amantaneños” have not been as successful in their tourism business initiatives as their Taquile neighbors. However, they are able to welcome you with much appreciation and sincerity.
A visit to Amantani, necessarily implies spending a night on the island. The houses are very simple and the services are basic. There is no running water, no electricity and, of course, no toilets or showers. For many people, this home-stay experience and the encounter with the host family is a revelation of the reality of the people of the Andes at an altitude, for example.
The Island of Amantani is located 26 miles (38 km) away from the city of Puno (3 hours and 30 minuts of sailing on the normal boat). Due to a more distant place, tourism on the island of Amantani has not developed as much as in Taquile.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Puno – Amantani|
|DEPARTURE TIME||7:30 A.M.|
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- 07:30 am – Pick up from the hotel in the center of Puno
- 08:00 am – Departure to the floating islands and Taquile
- 08:30 am – Visit to the floating islands of the Uros on the road to Amantani
- 13:30 pm – Arrival to the island of Amantani
- 14:00 pm – Lunch in the local house
- 15:00 pm – Hike in Amantani
- 18:00 pm – Dinner and accommodation at the local house
- 08:00 am – Departure from Amantani to Taquile
- 09:00 am – Arrival at Taquile on the north pier and walk to the main village
- 10:30 am – Arrival to the main town of Taquile
- 12:00 pm – Lunch time
- 13:00 pm – Return to Puno from the main pier (538 steps)
- 16:00 pm – Arrival in Puno