KAYAK EQUIPMENT IN LAKE TITICACA
DESCRIPTION OF KAYAKS
PRIVATE / SHARED SERVICES
Rumbo Explora has been implementing for visitors Kayak service on Lake Titicaca. As first option for major lake we are working with PRIJON KAYAKS (Germany), 04 Doubles & 06 Singles, and for minor lake with FREEDOM KAYAKS (Canada), 06 Singles. In addition we began to operate with 3 types of motor boats (Regular boat), 25 seats, velocity 08 knots per hour, (Semifast boat) 30 seats, velocity 11 knots per hour, (Luxury Speed boat), 40 & 20 seats, velocity 26 knots per hour, fully equipped using edge technology in the construction of speed boats in fiberglass. From the technical point of view, the motor boats have 2 types of insurances as certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vessel Insurance Policy to all risks in record exclusive for foreign, here some facts of speed boats. The best kayak guides, exclusively for our most demanding customers, here some kayak features.
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA||OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS|
|PRIJON KAYAK FEATURES: Our company has implemented Prijon Kayak for major lake, (04 Double) & (06 Single), capacity 14 persons, paddles, spray skirts for protection, lifejackets + whistles.||KAYAK FEATURES: Other travel agencies work with fake kayaks, locally desing, cheaper rates.|
|SPECIFICATIONS: (Double Kayak) Lenght 470cm, Width 68cm, Wight 27kg, capacity 200kg. (Single Kayak) Lenght 358cm, Width 62cm, Wight 27kg, capacity 130kg.||SPECIFICATIONS: The size is smaller.|
|FREEDOM KAYAK FEATURES: Our company has implemented Freedom Kayak for minor lake (06 Single), capacity 06 persons, paddles, spray skirts for protection, lifejackets + whistles.||None|
|SPECIFICATIONS: Lenght 365cm, Width 62cm, Wight 25kg, capacity 136kg.||SPECIFICATIONS: The size is smaller.|
RESCUE MOTOR BOAT FEATURES & OTHER SERVICES
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA||OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS|
|SUPPORT-RESCUE MOTOR BOAT: Our company puts at your dispposal support-rescue motor boats, for kayak services in Lake Titicaca.||SUPPORT-RESCUE MOTOR BOAT: Most of Tour Operators work with small motor boats, considered as support or rescue motor boat|
|INSURANCE POLICY: Our motor boats & its passengers are covered with Insurance Policy during the trip.||INSURANCE POLICY: None, that is why the price is cheaper.|
|FIRST AID KIT & SERVICES: At Rumbo Explora our priority is provide First Aid Kit & Oxygen service in all our operations in Lake Titicaca.||FIRST AID KIT & SERVICES: None.|
|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.
|KAYAK GUIDES: Some Local Operators contract motor boat drivers instead of Kayak Guides, hiring them without experience and not paying them. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs from the islands with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!|
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The tour INCLUDE round trip transport from hotel/port/hotel, experienced guides in kayaking at Lake Titicaca, (in English & Spanish), basic safety paddling instructions before departures, rescue motor boat (allways nearby the participants), entrance fees to Uros Island US$3. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Our regular boat has 25 comfortable seats, velocity 8 knots + night navigation lights + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + toilet + panoramic windows + reclining seats. 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.
NOT INCLUDED: For group tours/shared service, round trip transfer from hotel / port / hotel from hotels with Lake view as Hotel Sonesta Posada, Casa Andina Private Collection, Eco Inn, Libertador and Jose Antonio.
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 association of the tour guides – Puno. Our staff are some of the best paid in Puno & Lake Titicaca, 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.