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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our Lake Titicaca Sillustani Package Tour. This carefully crafted journey lets you experience the mystique and beauty of Lake Titicaca. The world’s highest navigable lake is a wonder to behold. Additionally, you will get to explore the ancient archaeological site of Sillustani.
Over the course of two captivating days, you’ll explore the rich tapestry of cultures and traditions. History dwells within this awe-inspiring region, ready for your discovery.
On the first day of your Lake Titicaca tour, you’ll have the chance to visit the fascinating Uros Islands. Here, the Uros people, an ancient Aymara-speaking community, live on floating islands made from totora reeds. You’ll get to marvel at their unique way of life. It blends centuries-old traditions with the breathtaking beauty of Lake Titicaca.
We will then escort you to Taquile Island, a UNESCO-recognized site renowned for its textiles. Here you can interact with the local community and learn about their ancient techniques.
Day two of your journey will transport you back in time to the 15th century. You will visit the Sillustani archaeological site. The burial site of the noble Colla people nestles on the shores of Lake Umayo. Monumental burial structures known as “chullpas” characterize this location.
Our knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the Colla civilization, sharing stories of their history and cultural significance. You’ll be amazed by the intricate designs and remarkable engineering prowess of these structures.
Join us for this enriching Lake Titicaca Sillustani Package Tour. This experience will not merely serve as a tour but will transpire as a transcendent voyage through the annals of time. We will be immersing you in the vibrant cultures and stunning landscapes of this part of the world.
Puno Hotel Transfer
0700 – 0715 AM
On your Lake Titicaca Sillustani Package Tour, you will experience the beauty and mystique of Lake Titicaca. It holds the distinction of being the highest navigable body of water in the world. On the first day, we will journey to the unique Uros Islands.
There, you will marvel at the ingenious floating islands made from Totora reeds. We will then guide you to Taquile Island, where you can witness the locals’ unparalleled weaving techniques.
The second day of the tour will take you back in time to the Colla civilization. You will be visiting the Sillustani archaeological site. There, you’ll observe the impressive ‘chullpas’, or funeral towers, that rise from the serene Lake Umayo.
The tour’s conclusion will leave you with a deep appreciation for the rich cultural history. Additionally, the breathtaking landscapes of this remarkable part of the world will be memorable. You will fully immerse in the vibrant cultures and traditions that make Lake Titicaca and Sillustani such unique destinations.
We will start your full-day Lake Titicaca tour early in the morning. We will commence the tour by arranging your pickup from your designated Puno hotel at 7:00 AM. After the pick up, we will journey towards Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.
It sits at an impressive 3,812 meters (or 12,500 feet) above sea level. The lake spans a massive area, covering about 8,372 square kilometers (or 3,232 square miles).
On arrival, you will experience the unique Uros Floating Islands. The local families operate Totora reed boats. We will present you with the opportunity to embark on a memorable excursion aboard these boats.
Remember, the additional cost for this activity is payable directly to the families. The interaction with the local Uros people promises to be a culturally enriching experience.
Later in the day, we will proceed to Taquile Island, a place renowned for its textiles. UNESCO recognizes it as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Here, you will engage with the local community and learn about their impressive weaving techniques.
Post lunch, we will return to Puno, wrapping up the first day of your Lake Titicaca and Sillustani package tour. The full-day tour covers approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles) and is of moderate difficulty due to the high altitude.
We will begin the second day of your Lake Titicaca package tour. We will set our afternoon for a visit to the enigmatic archaeological site of Sillustani. The tour for the day will commence with our arrangement. We will pick you up from your specified hotel in Puno at 2:00 PM.
We will then travel 34 kilometers (or approximately 21 miles) to reach Sillustani. The site rests on the shores of the picturesque Lake Umayo. It stands about 3,840 meters (or around 12,600 feet) above sea level.
As you explore, you will encounter the impressive funerary towers or “chullpas” that the Colla people constructed. The grandeur of these stone structures will astound you. These towers were burial sites for noble families. They represent one of the most significant pre-Inca burial grounds in the Andean region.
The conclusion of the tour will see us escort you back to Puno as the evening progresses. The Sillustani half-day tour is an easy, relaxing experience, with minimal physical exertion involved.
The tour starts at approximately 7:00 AM with a hotel pickup in Puno and ends around 5:00 PM at the same location.
Yes, there is a moderate amount of walking involved on both the Uros and Taquile Islands. It is advised to wear comfortable shoes.
The weather can vary significantly from warm and sunny during the day to quite cold at night. It’s recommended to bring layers, a hat, and sunscreen.
Yes, a traditional lunch on Taquile Island is included in the tour.
Yes, please notify us in advance about your dietary needs, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Yes, an optional ride on a totora reed boat is available at Uros Island for an additional fee, which is to be paid directly to the local families operating the boats.
Yes, children can participate in the tour, but keep in mind the amount of walking involved.
You can pay online through our secure payment gateway using a debit or credit card. It’s recommended to carry some cash for personal expenses and optional activities.
Tipping is not obligatory but greatly appreciated. It’s a nice way to show your appreciation for their service.
The tour includes a visit to the Uros Floating Islands, where you will learn about the Uros people’s unique way of life. It also includes a visit to Taquile Island, known for its textile arts, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch with panoramic views of Lake Titicaca.
Planet Odysseys’ 2-day tour was a masterclass in experiential travel. The vivid stories of Lake Titicaca, coupled with the ancient echoes of Sillustani, left me with memories I’ll cherish forever. Highly recommended for anyone visiting this part of Peru.
Two days of pure magic! The Lake Titicaca Sillustani Package with Planet Odysseys was a deep dive into the region’s breathtaking beauty and rich history. Floating on Uros, experiencing the serenity of Sillustani, and the warm hospitality throughout were truly memorable.
From the tranquil waters of Lake Titicaca to the mystique of the Sillustani ruins, Planet Odysseys curated a journey that was both awe-inspiring and enlightening. A perfect blend of nature, culture, and heritage in just two days.