01DAY BIKING + KAYAKING AT LUQUINA
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, Biking + Kayaking in Puno Peru, with guided visits to Luquina peninsula, all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
01DAY BIKING + KAYAKING PUNO TO LUQUINA
|PRICE PER PERSON (SUPERIOR CLASS)||INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS|
|US$00.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Transfer hotel to port, private motor boat, kayak, private land transportation Luquina to Puno, bikes, english-spanish speaking private guide, entrance fees, lunch in Luquina community. Note: kayaking service beging from uros island. Biking service beging from Luquina community.
Exclusions: Tips, extras and others not mentioned in the program.
|US$00.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$00.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$00.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|On request 06 persons up|
|AM: Pick-up from hotel: 6:45am
Departure to Uros: 07:00am
Departure by kayak: 09:30am
|Distance from Puno to Luquina: 22km (by boat)
Distance of kayak paddling: 5 – 7 km approx.
|Arrival in Luquina community: 11:30am. Then lunch at family restaurant
Departure by bike: 13:30pm.
Arrival in Puno: 16:30pm. Then transfer to hotel.
|Distance from Luquina to Puno by road: 54km
Distance of bike pedaling: 10 – 12km approx.
First Aid Kit: Included during the journey
01DAY BIKING + KAYAKING PUNO TO LUQUINA
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DIA 01: PUNO – UROS ISLAND – LUQUINA: Early morning, a driver and guide will pick you up from the hotel in Puno (Peru), to take you to the port, where is waiting for you all kayak equipment. A kayak ride, paddling about 1:00 to 1:30hours to the island of Uros. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of Uros. The residents of the Uros use the totora reed (aquatic plant) that grows in the lake, to create life conditions and ensure that the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that generate these plants support the island. The Uros use the totora reed to build their islands, houses, for cooking, eating, and to sale in the city of Puno, besides to barter (exchange) with products such as quinoa, potatoes, barley and wool. This culture appeared over 3000 years ago and the people have spoken as a language Uro puquina and they had dark-colored blood and they did not feel cold, the last person who still spoke the Uru Puquina language died in 1951, now a day the population speak Aimara Language. On Uros live more than 2000 people, divided into 80 artificial islands, where there is a garden, primary school, a medical center and an Adventist church, besides guest rooms for visitors and the reed boats the unique method of transportation which is also used for fishing. Then a trip to the peninsula Luquina. Upon arrival to Luquina community the families will wait you and escort to the restaurant as a warm welcome. You will find that your room has been built with local materials and traditional decor. Luquina has became an obligatory stop for who visits Lake Titicaca, described as a place where time has stopped, where you will appreciate the customs and experiences of communities. In the afternoon we will go fishing by small rowing boats on Lake Titicaca together with our host family. The Pucara culture built on the Península farming terraces, temples and chullpas (tumbs), which still remains a place sacred for the locals, who still practice their most important religious and cultural rituals of the Andean traditions, the ceremony of offering in honor to the Mother earth (Pachamama), also from there you can admire the magnificent sunset on the Titicaca, the highest and navigable lake in the world. Lunch included at family house. Then we take our bikes across the dusty road in direction a Puno. Then a return trip to Puno. Transfer to hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Transfer hotel to port, private motor boat, kayak equipment, includding visit to Uros island, private land transportation, biking equipment, english-spanish speaking private guide for 01day, lunch in Luquina community, entrance fees to Uros island US$3. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Additional charge in group service for pick-up and drop-off, for hotels located out of Puno city as Jose Antonio, Mirador del Titikaka and others. Drinks, tips and others not mentioned in the program.
IMPORTANT: Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA||OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS|
|Technical specifications: We provide biking equipment as Mosso & Atom bikes, mountain bike helmet, padded cycling gloves, elbow, knee and shin pads, mineral water.
Technical specifications: Kayak equipment as Kayak Prijon (doubles & singles), paddles, spray skirst for protection, lifejackets, whistles, support-rescue motor boat.
Technical specifications: Our modern & new tourist transportation vehicles: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)
Technical specifications: Velocity of regular boat 8knots per hour or 15km/h, 25 confortable seats, wooden structure, night navigation lights, life jackets, lifebuoy + toilet on board + panoramic windows, reclining seats, telephone charger. Lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters.
|Technical specifications: Few tour operators work with good tourist transportation vehicles as: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)|
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen & first aid kit, telephone charger and maps of Colca valley, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.||First Aid Kit & Services: Few tour operators provide this service.|
|Insurance policy: Our tourist transportation vehicles have national permit circulation and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record)||Insurance policy: Most of tour operators work with vehicles which have local permits only.|
|Tours guides: We put at your disposal the most qualified staff of tourist guides, with degree of the Institute (3 years) or University (5 years) and certified from the language center of the university and Peruvian-American Cultural Center (US Embassy) with a high level of English.||Tours guides: Some travel agencies are not paying their guides or drivers, hiring them without experience. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs during the journeys with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.
MOTOR BOAT DESCRIPTION (ACUATIC TRANSPORTATION):
Be aware with low rates and types of motor boats that some travel companies from Puno offer tours to Lake Titicaca by semifast boat instead by speed boat. Our company is working hard to control this situation and avoid the low rates & the ilegal tour operators, because on Lake Titicaca there are only 3 types of motor boats. We at Rumbo Explora operate with genuine motor boats, tourist transportation & tour guides with legal permits, that is why our prices are very competitive, still providing an excellent service, even paying good rates to our supliers. Rumbo Explora pay to government local tax 18% + 30% on the profits, contributing to peruvian economy, providing work to the local guides, drivers, motor boat drivers and office staff.
Regular Motor Boat: Velocity 08 knots/hour or 15 km/hour, lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters, 03hrs + 00 minutes One Way navegation to Amantani Island + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows.
Fast Boat: Velocity 13knots/hours or 23km/h, lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters, 01hrs + 45 minutes One Way navegation to Amantani Island + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows. (Semifast boat 11knots/h = 20km/h, 02hours + 00 minutes of navegation)
Speed Boat: Velocity 24knots/hour or 42km/hour, lenght: 14 meters, beam: 3.80 meters, 01hour + 00 minutes One Way navegation to Amantani Island, our speed boats have 20 & 40 comfortable seats, velocity of 24 knots + GPS + radio communication + compass + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows + cooler.