A perfect full day adventure at the highest navigable Lake in the world, Experience the hidden beauties Of Lake Titicaca while paddling by the shores of the peninsula of Chucuito, (off the beaten track) & Enjoy of a typical lunch with a traditional Aymaran family. In addition visit the famous reed floating islands of Uros.
You will travel from Cusco to Puno at 10:00 pm so you will arrive to Puno at 6:00 Am next morning ready to start your Titicaca Lake tour
This great adventure begins at 6:30am with a transfer from your hotel to the port. We then travel by motorboat to visit the famous Uros floating Islands. The boat is 35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather and comes fully equipped including a toilet. Stepping on the floating islands feels a lot like a waterbed but it is quite safe to walk on them. We see inside the houses, check out 2 of the 60 the islands and can also arrange rides on traditional reed boats. We then continue b motor boat and after a relaxing 2 hours of navigation we reach Luquina, a traditional Aymaran community that holds a spectacular location with terrific Lake Titicaca views. It will be then the starting point of our adventure.
Distance: 7.00 kilometers
Duration of the Kayak Activity: 2 hours 30 minutes
At 10.00 am we meet the team of Titicaca kayak Company and your certified kayak Guide. Who will give us the security briefing and basic paddling instructions and help Us the get on properly the kayak gear, flotation device etc. (No previous experience required, but good physical condition). At 10.30 am we start paddling towards the tip of the Peninsula of Chucuito, see how the great Lake Titicaca opens and gets endless, it is possible to distinct the high Bolivian snow caped mountains at the other side of the Lake. Enjoying the cool lake breeze we continue paddling and at 11.30 am. reach a pristine sandy beach at the community of Karina, another off the beaten track destination. Have a deserved rest and enjoy the spectacular views. Then we start paddling again back to our base camp at Luquina, at 1:00 pm approximately, we reach the shores at the base camp. Where the local families will welcome us with some hot drinks and ready lunch, share with them a cross cultural experience while enjoying a delicious typical lunch. At 3:00pm. Our group continues trip back to Puno city, arrival at 5:00pm approximately and transfer to your elected Hotel or Bus Station.
Titicaca Kayak at Luquina 1D 2016 – 2017
PRIVATE SERVICE:From 02-ppl US$ per person.From 03-ppl US$ per person. From 04-ppl US$ per person. From 05-ppl US$ per person.From 06-10ppl US$. you can leave any day you suit .
To Book: we need you to send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of US$30 per person by Paypal or Western Union .
ALL DEPARTURES 100% GUARANTEED AND WE LEAVE WITH 02 PEOPLE MINIMUM.
JANUARY 2017:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 ,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
FEBRUARY 2017: Upon Request (Private service only)
MARCH 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
APRIL 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
MAY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JUNE 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JULY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
AUGUST 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
SEPTEMBER 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
OCTOBER 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
NOVEMBER 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
DECEMBER 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JANUARY 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
All our kayak trips feature:
Experienced guides, certified by the ACA American Canoe Association (the only ones in the region).
Safety talk & basic paddling instructions before Every departure.
Full sea kayak equipment: spray skirts for protection, personal flotation device,
Neoprene boots, paddle jacket, Hydro skin mambas, Whistles, paddle. Brands NRS and Harmony USA).
High quality double and single sea kayaks (Perception, USA) With pedal rudders.
Support – rescue motor boat to assist the Participants, always nearby.
Snack: energy bars and water.
What is totora?
Totora is a cattail-like reed that grows abundantly in Lake Titicaca. Our livelihoods depend on this reed for shelter, food and medicine.
Do the islands move?
You won’t notice the island moving at all. They do sway a little during very high winds. The surface is soft and springy, like walking on a mattress.
What kinds of meals can I expect?
All of our meals are wholesome and cooked fresh every day. Breakfast consists of bread and pastries, fruit preserves, coffee, tea, and eggs cooked to order. Lunch and dinner might include baked trout or chicken with vegetables. Be sure to leave room for dessert!
I’m a vegetarian? Can you accommodate me?
Let us know in advance and we’ll make sure your dietary needs are taken care of.
Do I need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding?
No, all our guest rooms have new mattresses, clean sheets and lots of warm blankets. We’ll even put a hot water bottle in your bed at night.
Can I charge my camera’s batteries?
Yes, our island is 100% solar-powered and has universal plugs that accept round and/or flat prongs. Voltage throughout Peru is 220v. Almost all electronics (e.g. cameras, video, MP3 players, digital tablets, e-readers, etc) are dual voltage, so a voltage converter is not necessary. Please check your individual device’s user manual for more information.
Can I swim in Lake Titicaca?
Yes, you can. Some of our more adventurous guests enjoy taking a plunge after a day in the hot sun. Brace yourself for icy temperatures, though. The average surface temperature is 10 to 14º C (50 to 57º F), but colder during our winter months (June through September).
Will the high altitude affect me?
Each person responds differently to high altitudes. Surprisingly, it has little to do with your level of physical fitness. Lake Titicaca is at 3812 m (12,507 ft) in elevation. Most of our guests arrive from Cusco or Arequipa and have had some time to acclimatize. Alternatively, high altitude pills are available in most pharmacies in Peru or through your doctor.
What language do you speak?
We mostly speak Aymara, our indigenous language, as well as Spanish.
When is the best time to visit?
Most visitors arrive in our winter months (June, July, August). October and November are great times to visit, with slightly warmer temperatures. Our rainy season begins in December and continues until March.
Are families welcome?
We are a very family-friendly destination. Children love Isla Khantati!
Why do you have a flamingo as your logo?
The flamingo is Qhana, and he is our mascot and a member of our extended family. He had been injured, so we rescued him and nursed him back to health. When the flamingos return to Lake Titicaca as part of their migration, he will be free to join them. In the meantime, he’s enjoying the good life in his own private pond.
Do you have wi-fi?
No, we don’t have wi-fi or Internet access available to our guests.
As Puno is located at such a high elevation, it experiences more extreme weather conditions than would be expected for its tropical latitude. The average annual temperature is about 15 °C, and the weather never gets overly warm. During the winter months from June to August, night-time temperatures usually drop well below 0 °C. At this high altitude, the rays of the sun are very strong. Most of the annual precipitation falls during the southern hemisphere summer, with the winter months being very dry.