02DAYS BIKING + KAYAKING AT LUQUINA
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best options, Biking + Kayaking in Puno Peru, with guided visits to Uros & Taquile island + 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.
02DAYS BIKING + KAYAKING PUNO TO LUQUINA
|PRICE PER PERSON||INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS|
|US$00.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Day 01: Private land transportation hotel to Plateria village, biking equipment, english-spanish speaking private guide, lunch, dinner and accommodation. Day 02: Breakfast, private motor boat, kayak equipment, entrance tickets, visit Taquile island, lunch, transfer port to hotel. Note: Biking service beging from Plateria village, kayaking service beging from Luquina community.
|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|
|DAY 01: Land transport hotel to Plateria: 08:15am + visit fertility temple
Biking from Plateria village: 10:00pm.
Arrival in Luquina community: 12:00am.
|Distance from Puno to Luquina: 54km (by road)
Distance from Puno to Plateria: 28km
Distance of bike pedaling: 10 – 12km approx. starting from Plateria village
|DAY 02: Kayaking Luquina to Taquile: 9:00am
Arrival in Taquile island: 11:00am. Hiking on the island and lunch. Then return to Puno.
Arrival in Puno: 17:00pm. Then transfer to hotel.
|Distance of kayak paddling: 5 – 7km
Distance from Taquile to Puno: 37km (by boat)
First Aid Kit & Services: Included during the journey
02DAYS BIKING + KAYAKING PUNO TO LUQUINA
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DIA 01: PUNO – FERTILITY TEMPLE – LUQUINA COMMUNITY: A driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel in Puno (Peru) then you will be driven to Plateria village, which is located 28km away. En route we stop in Chucuito village is located 18 km away south of Puno, 20 minutes drive, on the road connecting to Bolivia, this town is known as the city of the royal boxes because it was paid the taxes here in colonial times, those taxes came from the silver mines of Laykakota, Puno – Peru, in that time this mine was comparable only with the mine of Potosi – Bolivia. Visit the temple of fertility called “Inca uyu” formerly called Temple of the Sun (Inca). In the main square lies a sundial worked in alabaster stone dating from 1610, rebuilt in 1825. Chucuito has 02 squares, in one of them is located the church of Santo Domingo and in the other one the church Our Lady of Assumption. In this town existed a jail, which you could still see its construction in all its originality. In addition Chucuito has a fish farm (an experimental center of the National University of Altiplano). Then a trip to the peninsula Luquina. Upon arrival to Luquina community the families will wait you and escort for your home stay 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 Peninsula 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. Here we have the chance to go fishing in lake Titicaca in typical local boats. Overnight at Luquina community.
DAY 02: KAYAK LUQUINA COMMUNITY – TAQUILE ISLAND – PUNO: Breakfast included at the Lodge. Then kayaking across the blue water of lake Titicaca. We visit Taquile island, which is located 15 km away. Taquile island is famous for its craft production (declared cultural heritage of humanity), particularly for its beautiful textiles. The people still practice the moral principles of Inca as “Ama Sua” (do not steal) “Ama Quella” (do not be lazy) and “Ama Llulla” (do not lie) that are still used among inhabitants. The island is about 1.5 km wide and 5.7 km length. Taquile Island was a prison during the colonial period, now a day live 2000 people approximately, where people wear a special hat for example regarding the single or married and authorities. On the Island there is a kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, a health center. Visiting non-tourist areas you will appreciate the pre Inca temples, tombs and agriculture terraces (built by Pucara culture), its landscapes, traditional farming techniques and their customs. This visit can be tired, because its 565 steps to walk down to the main port, but worth it. Lunch included on Taquile Island. Then a return trip to Puno. Transfer from port to hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Private land transportation Puno to Luquina community, biking equipment, english-spanish speaking private guide for 02days, visit en route fertility temple of Chucuito, accommodation + all meals at Luquina community, private motor boat, kayak equipment, guided visit to Taquile island, lunch, entrance fees to Taquile island US$3. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Additional charge 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.
|LAND TRANSPORT & MOTOR BOAT FEATURES||BIKING & KAYAK FEATURES|
|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: We provide biking equipment as Mosso & Atom bikes, mountain bike helmet, padded cycling gloves, elbow, knee and shin pads, mineral water.|
|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 specificatications: Professional kayaks Doubles & Singles (Prijon – Germany), paddles, spray skirts for protection, lifejackets + whistles. Support-rescue motor boat + first aid kit.|
|Insurance policy: Our tourist transportation have vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record)
Insurance policy: Our motor boats and its crew are covered with insurance policy during the trip.
|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.||Kayak guides: 01 Experienced guide (certified from American Canoe Association – Branch Office Chile). Our tour guide is the only one that passed the kayak test in the lake major. 02 Experienced guides. Our tour guides have a large experience in minor lake, where is located the floating islands of Uros or nearby.
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.