Welcome to Cordillera Real


The best season for climbing in the Cordillera Real is May to September. Note that most of the climbs are technical and require climbing experience, a reputable climbing guide and proper technical equipment. You should be fully acclimatized to the altitude before attempting any of the ascents.


Top experiences in Cordillera Real

Travel guides

Starting at $36.39

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Cordillera Real activities

$73 Cultural & Theme Tours

Overnight Amantani Island Homestay Experience from Puno

Day 1: Depart Puno for the Uros Floating Islands & Amantani Homestay (L/D)You will be picked up from your hostel between 7:00-8:00am and transferred to the port of Puno, where you will meet your guide and board the motor boat. The first stop will be the Uros Floating Islands, where you will spend about one and a half hour. There are more than 50 floating islands and you will visit two of them. On the first floating island, your guide will explain to you about the people who live on the floating islands. Then you will have some free time to walk around, visit the small huts made from reeds, take some pictures and buy a souvenir to support the people of these islands if you wish.After this visit you will continue on with a 3-hour boat ride to Amantani Island where you will spend the night with a local family. You will be met by the families at the dock and then taken to their houses to enjoy a delicious lunch with them.  In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional hike up to the highest point of this community which is located at about 4150m (13600 feet) to enjoy the sunset. There you can admire awe-inspiring views of Lake Titicaca, the Cordillera Real mountain range and the Isla del Sol on the Bolivian side of the lake in the distance.In the evening, after the dinner, the families will organize a local party for you and provide you the traditional dress to enjoy the party (optional). Take plenty of pictures of this crazy mix of locals and foreigners all decked-out laughing and dancing together.Day 2: Taquile Island & Return to Puno (B) The next day you will have an early breakfast before saying goodbye to your family and heading over to the neighbouring Taquile Island (1-hour boat ride). The people who live on this island are very famous because they are considered “the best weavers of Peru”. There, you will go on a beautiful hike to enjoy the views of the lake. During this hike you will stop to visit the town square of Taquile and visit the handicraft shops to see the typical weaving. The square is also the highest point of the hike (3950m or 12960 feet). You will finish the hike going to the second port of the island, where you will take the motor boat back to Puno, finishing the tour at 3:30pm approximately.  

$199 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Amantani Homestay Including Kayak Experience

Please note: there is a mandatory pre-departure orientation the day before your tour begins.  Day 1: Kayak from Puno to the Uros Floating Islands & Amantani Homestay (L-D)You will be picked up from your hotel between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and transferred to the shores of Lake Titicaca. Meet your kayaking guide, who will give you a safety briefing and basic paddling instructions. During the kayak ride in the Titicaca National Reserve, keep an eye out for wildlife on the lake. After paddling for about one hour, arrive at the Uros floating islands, where you can spend about 1.5 hours to exploring this man-made floating reed village. There are more than 50 floating islands, handmade from local reeds, and you will have the chance to visit two of them. On the first floating island, your guide will explain to you about the people who live there the history and culture of the Uros people. Then you will have some free time to walk around, visit the small huts made from reeds, take some pictures and buy a souvenir to support the people of these islands if you wish.Depart on a 3-hour boat ride to Amantani Island, where you will spend the night with a local family. You will be met by the families at the dock and then taken to their houses to enjoy a delicious lunch with them. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to go on an optional hike up to the highest point of this community which is located at about 13,600 feet  (4,150 m) to enjoy the sunset. There you can admire awe-inspiring views of Lake Titicaca, the Cordillera Real mountain range and the Isla del Sol on the Bolivian side of the lake in the distance. In the evening, after having dinner, the village families will organize a local party for you and dress you up in traditional clothing to enjoy the party and learn how to dance as locals do (optional). Take plenty of pictures of this mix of locals and foreigners all decked-out laughing and dancing together.Day 2: Taquile Island and Return to Puno (B)Start the day with an early breakfast before saying goodbye to your family and heading over to the neighboring Taquile Island via a 1-hour boat ride. The people who live here are considered they are considered the best weavers of Peru. Take a hike to enjoy the views of the lake, stopping to visit the town square of Taquile and visit the handicraft shops to see the typical weaving. After enjoying some free time around the square, you will enjoy a typical lunch (own expense). Finish your hike at the second port of the island, where you will take the motorboat back to Puno where your tour will come to an end at around 3:30 p.m.

$100 Private & Custom Tours

Lake Titicaca, Private visit to HUATAJATA, builders of reed boats

Our adventure starts at 8:00 am, with pick up from your hotel / hostel in the city of La Paz in your private mobility and professional bilingual guide, to direct us through a Asphalted road to the town of Huatajata, the trip is approximately 2 hours, the road is all paved with an impressive view of the Cordillera Real. We arrive at the town of Huatajata Visit to the Totora Museum, this exposes the different expeditions of TOTORA rafts that sailed the oceans and rivers of the World. You can also buy crafts made in totora, such as small rafts decorative After our visit to the local museum, we will have lunch (In base to fresh trout typical of the place), later we will take the boat to go to the Island of Pariti, here we will visit the Archaeological Museum that shows a Variety of valuable ceramics belonging to the Tiwanakota culture (classic period 500 to 800 AD), We will return to the population of Huatajata, where our transportation will be waiting to return to the city of La Paz. Our service includes the tour of the Altiplano North of Bolivia, We will observe the Fauna and Flora typical of this Andean region like the different Potato Crops, and Quinoa

$987 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Lake Titicaca 4-Day Kayak Adventure with Camping and Homestay

DAY 1: (B, L)Arrival in Puno. Meeting point at the hotel or airport. We leave Puno heading south, passing by the villages of Juli, Ilave and Yanguyo, until you reach the embarkation point in Punta Hermosa. Here, you will head to the kayaks and all the equipment into a motor boat and head to the island of Anapia (90 minutes). Upon arrival, local families welcome you and provide accommodation in their homes. In the afternoon, enjoy a short time to practice paddling and maneuvering on the kayak.DAY 2: (B, L, D)After breakfast, you will meet in the spring to start your journey. Begin circling the island of Suana and Caño, then head to the island of Yuspique. You will be escorted by a artisan fishing sailboat which will take your belongings and accompany you during the journey. In Yuspique, hike and see a family of vicuna (South American camelid animal), the only inhabitants of the island. Enjoy a hike to an Ushnu at the top of the island with a spectacular view of 360 degrees, with a view of the Cordillera Real. In the evening, you will camp under the stars where you will see major constellations of the southern hemisphere.DAY 3: (B, L, D)After breakfast at the camp, you will continue the journey around the island crossing some small deserted islands (some of them in Bolivia). During the tour, you will see a variety of birds like the Titicaca Grebe (endemic bird) or Siete Colores del Totoral. Arriving at your camp set alongside a beautiful beach on the island of Ccana, there are only 12 inhabitants and hundreds of vicuñas which reside here. Astronomy night and campfire.DAY 4: (B, L)On your last day of travel, you will leave the camp heading north (longest leg of the journey) passing the island of Iscaya to finally reach your destination in Punta Hermosa. Once there, vehicles will be awaiting your arrival where the equipment will be loaded and you will make your return drive to Puno. Arrival at the hotel or airport.

$100 Outdoor Activities

ICE CLIMBING FULL DAY

1 and 1/2 hour drive from La Paz to Paso Zongo (4700m). Once at the base camp lunch will be served. Then, walk to the lower glacier, once at the place, guides will explain and show some basic techniques for ice climbing and mountaineering. Have the chance to practice these techniques with the guides and our climbing equipment. Later in the day, practice ice climbing techniques on small ice walls with safety ropes in place. Finish the day with a nice photo-shoot in the glacier and head back to La Paz by 5:30 p.m.Climb Huayna Potosi, the "Old Mountain" Learn basic ice climbing techniques. See stunning views of the Cordillera Real

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