02DAYS KAYAKING LUQUINA TO TAQUILE
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best options, Kayaking in lake Titicaca (Peru), with guided visit 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.
02DAYS KAYAKING LUQUINA TO TAQUILE ISLAND
|PRICE PER PERSON (private tour)||INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS|
|US$00.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Day 01: Transport hotel / port, private motor boat for 02Days, English-Spansh speaking private guide, entrance fees, visit Uros island & Luquina community, accommodation & all meals. Day 02: Basic paddling instructions, Kayak Llachon to Taquile island, experienced guide in kayaking in major lake, visit to Taquile island, private support-rescue motor boat, entrance fees, lunch.
|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: Pick-up from hotel: 7:45am
Departure to Uros & Luquina: 8:00am
Arrival in Luquina: 12:00pm. Then lunch
Afternoon explore the surroundings
|Distance Puno to Luquina: 22km (2:00 hours by boat)
First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen on board during the journey, first aid kit
|Day 02: Kayaking Luquina to Taquile: 8:30am
Arrival in Taquile: 10:30am. Then hiking and lunch. Afternoon return to Puno.
Arrival in Puno: 17:00pm. Then transfer to hotel.
|Distance Luquina to Taquile: 15km
Distance kayak Paddling: 8km suggested (2:00 hours paddling)
Distance Taquile – Puno: 37km (2:30 hours by boat)
02DAYS KAYAKING LUQUINA TO TAQUILE ISLAND
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: BIKING PUNO to LLACHON & STOPS: A driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel in Puno (Peru) to take to the port, where you will board a motor boat. A boat ride of 25 minutes 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, 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 built with totora reeds, where reed boats (balsa) are the unique method of transportation which is also used for fishing. Then a trip to the peninsula Luquina, located 22km from Puno city. 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 dinner together with our host family. Overnight at Luquina community.
DAY 02: LUQUINA COMMUNITY – TAQUILE ISLAND – PUNO: Breakfast included at the Lodge. Then kayak ride, paddling about 2:00 hours to Taquile island, crossing the blue water of lake Titicaca, in direccion to Taquile Island, which is located 15km from Luquina and 37 km away from Puno. Taquile 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. 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. Then a return trip to Puno. Transfer from port to hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Transporte hotel to port, private motor boat, English-Spanish speaking guide, guided visit to Uros islands & Luquina community, accommodation + all meals at Luquina community, kayaking from Luquina to Taquile island, experienced guide in kayaking in major lake, basic paddling instructions, sea kayak equipment, private support-rescue motor boat, lunch on Taquile island, entrance fees to Taquile island US$3, entrance fees 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 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.
|MOTOR BOAT FEATURES||KAYAK FEATURES|
|Technical specificatications: 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.|
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen on board during the journey, first aid kit, and maps of lake Titicaca, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.||First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen on board during the journey, first aid kit, and maps of lake Titicaca, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.|
|Insurance policy: Our fast boat 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.||Tours 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, 01hrs + 30 minutes One Way navegation to Luquina Community + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows.
Fast Boat: Velocity 13knots/hours or 25km/h, lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters, 50 minutes One Way navegation to Luquina Community + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows. (Semifast boat 11knots/h = 21km/h, 01hour + 10 minutes of navegation)
Speed Boat: Velocity 24knots/hour or 42km/hour, 35 to 40 minutes One Way navegation to Luquina Community, lenght: 14 meters, beam: 3.80 meters, our speed boats have 20 & 40 comfortable seats + GPS + radio communication + compass + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows + cooler.