Welcome to Cordillera Real

Bolivia’s Cordillera Real has more than 600 peaks over 5000m, most of which are relatively accessible and many of which are just a few hours’ drive from La Paz. They’re also still free of the growing bureaucracy attached to climbing and trekking in the Himalaya. There are popular climbs in the Cordillera Real – but also fun treks, bikes and hikes here for non-climbers – you can build your own DIY adventure. There... Read More

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$76 Cultural & Theme Tours

Overnight Amantani Island Homestay Experience from Puno

Day 1: Departing from Puno to the Uros Floating Islands and Amantani Homestay (L/D)You will be picked up from your hotel 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 1.5-hour. There are more than 50 floating islands and you will visit two of them. On the first floating island, your guide will explain 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 and Return to Puno (B)The next day you will have an early breakfast before saying goodbye to your family and heading over to the neighboring 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 at 3950m or 12960ft. After enjoying some free time around the square, you will enjoy a typical lunch. Then 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 Water Sports

2-Day Amantani Homestay Including Kayak Experience

Day 1: Kayak from Puno to the Uros Floating Islands & Amantani Homestay (L-D)You will be picked up from your hotel between 7:00-8:00am and transferred to the shores of Lake Titicaca where you will meet the tour guide who will give you a security briefing and basic paddling instructions. During the kayak ride you will be on the Titicaca National Reserve, there is a big chance you will see the wildlife of the lake. After paddling for about one hour you will arrive to the Uros floating islands where you will have approximately 1.5-hours to float around immersing yourself in this incredible floating reed village. There are more than 50 floating islands 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. 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 4,150m (13,600 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 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 crazy mix of locals and foreigners all decked-out laughing and dancing together.Day 2: Taquile Island and Return to Puno (B)The next day you will have an early breakfast before saying goodbye to your family and heading over to the neighboring 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 (3,950m or 12,960 feet). After enjoying some free time around the square, you will enjoy a typical lunch (not included). Then you will finish the hike going to the second port of the island, where you will take the motorboat back to Puno where your tour will come to an end at 3:30pm approximately.

$987 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Titicaca Lake by Kayak

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.