Located on an altitude of 3800m the lake Titicaca is one of the highest lakes in the world. To discover the lake from the peruvian side I visited the floating Uros Island, Amantani Island & Taquile Island. Join me and hop on the boat in this videoblog episode!
the video: floating Uros Islands, Amantani Island & Taquile Island
Puno was my last stop in Peru and my chance to discover the lake Titicaca after visiting all the Inka sites including Machu Picchu the days before. As Puno itself has not that much to offer I went on the Island tour after spending one night in town.
The lake is huge and you spend hours on the boat to get to the different islands. The floating Uros islands have been our first stop – we were introduced to the history of the Uros and the way they used to construct the islands back in time. Today there are only a few families left who still live on the islands made out of reed.
Amantani island, the next stop, is not an artificial island – here we had a homestay with a local family who cooked for us delicious meals. We used our time there to climb up the highest point and enjoy the sunset by having a beer before we were invited to a small fiesta with local music in the village.
The tour finished on Taquile Island with a little hike around the Island – with a great view for lunch.
If you're about to travel to the lake Titicaca you should have a look at Puno Travel Guide: what to do, where to eat & sleep on a budget
I figured out another great Deal with the Touroperator who provided the Tour – with the Discount Code “hola gringo machete” you get 15 % discount on Tours with Machete Tours!
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My accommodation in Puno was supported by Hostelbookers.com – together with Traveldudes they help me to show you South America on my #HolaGringo trip. Because I was shooting footage for a marketing video the tour was provided by Machete Tours.
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