01DAY KAYAKING AT LUQUINA
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best options, Kayaking from Puno to Luquina, 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 KAYAKING PUNO TO LUQUINA
|PRICE PER PERSON (Private tour)||INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS|
|US$00.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Transfer hotel to port, private motor boat for 01day, visit Uros islands, experienced guide in kayaking in major lake, basic paddling instructions, sea kayak equipment, support-rescue motor boat, visit Luquina community, entrance fees, lunch on Luquina. Note: Starting point of kayaking is from Uros Titino island, minor lake (for private tour only)|
|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|
|Pick-up from hotel: 6:45am
Departure to Uros island: 7:00am
Starting point for kayak paddling: 10:00am (Uros Titino island)
|Distance from Puno to Luquina: 22km (by boat)
Distance of kayak paddling: 8km approx.
|Arrival to Luquina community: 12:00pm, then lunch
Return to Puno: 14:00pm
Arrival in Puno: 16:00pm, then transfer to hotel
|Distance from Luquina to Puno: 54km (by boat)
First Aid Kit: Included during the journey
01DAY 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. 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 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 kinder garden, primary school, besides guest rooms for visitors and the reed boats the unique method of transportation which is also used for fishing. Then we continue until Uros Titino island, which is the starting point for our kayak program. A kayak ride, paddling about 2:00 hours in direction to the peninsula of 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 andes mountain range on the Titicaca, the highest and navigable lake in the world. Lunch included at family house. Then a return trip to Puno. Arrival in Puno. Transfer to hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Transport from hotel/port/hotel, private motor boat for 01day, visit Uros islands, experienced guide in kayaking in major lake, basic paddling instructions, sea kayak equipment, support-rescue private motor boat, entrance fees Uros Island US$3, visit Luquina community, lunch on Luquina. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Additional charge for pick-up, 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 motor boat has 25 comfortable seats, velocity 08 knots + night navigation lights + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + lifebuoy + toilet + Carpeted floor + reclining seats + panoramic windows + potable cooler + telephone charger. 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, 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.