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Lake it or Leave it

Trip Length

Trip Code

2 days GSLT

Countries Visited


Start City

End City

Cusco Cusco
Lake it or Leave it

Incan mythology states that Lake Titicaca is the site where civilisation began. And apparently, this is where the first Inca king, Manco Copac, was born of the sun god.

Lake it or Leave it

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Puno

Meals included: 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Take a slow motor boat to the floating reed islands in the middle of Lake Titicaca and spend some time being amazed that you are visiting floating reed islands in the middle of Lake Titicaca. Then head to a local homestay and be amazed that you are spending the night with a real family in South America. It's a good day, alright?

Transfer to the pier woith only the items required for your homestay

Attend a safety briefing at the pier prior to departure

Board the boat and head to the homestay (approx 2.5 hours) - we recommend taking snacks and a gift for the family

There's no electricity on the island, so take a torch

There's also no shower, so perhaps take some wet wipes

Meals are simple but hearty

Day 2: Lake Titcaca - Puno

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Leave your host family for Taquila Island, where you can take a hike uphill and view panoramas of Lake Titicaca. Then head back to Puno and be all like, 'Naawwww, I don't want this Lake Titicaca experience to end.' Sorry, but all good things must come to an end. 

Board the boat again (approx 1 hr) after breakfast for a visit to Taquile Island

Hike uphill for about an hour to enjoy views out over the lake

Enjoy your lunch with an amazing view from here

Transfer back to Puno (3 hours by boat)

At Puno pier (about 4-5 in the afternoon), your adventure comes to an end

If any further accommodation or transfer is needed, let us know in advance so proper arrangements can be made

Your Trip

What to know



Nuts and Bolts


Summary of accommodation, transport & meals




Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

Important Information

Local contact numbers: PEAK South America (Peru & Bolivia) +51 99605 5559 or +51 97009 4823

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

15 October 2014

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