Enjoy an active stay full of adventure in the traditional community of Luquina, a pristine corner of Titicaca Lake away from the bustling city of Puno. Savor the fresh air and astonishing views from the banks of the Titicaca Lake while biking around the island and kayaking in the azure-colored water.
Keep in mind that the accommodation in Luquina is basic and rural. The activities offered in Luquina are subject to change depending on the weather and arrival time.
Your overnight adventure on Titicaca Lake starts in the morning as you board a small boat. Your first visit is Taquile, a traditional weaver’s island. The backdrop of the snowcapped Cordillera Real ensures an amazing background for your photos. After learning about the important Peruvian and head to Luquina Chico for a delicious Andean lunch served in the community’s restaurant ‘La Casa del Pescador’ (The Fisherman House). After lunch, get ready for an active afternoon of adventure. Start off by biking around the peninsula. The country roads running along the lake combined with the diverse terrain create the perfect setting for active exploration. After exploring the community by bike and observing the way local villagers live in the rural fields, head for the lake for your next activity of the day – kayaking. Paddle the pristine waters of the lake and take in the spectacular views as you enjoy the fresh air. In the evening, enjoy the chance for a unique cultural exchange at dinner time with your host family.
After breakfast, take in the breathtaking views as you hike along the shores of Lake Titicaca. For those who would like a more hands-on experience, why not join your host as he casts his fishing net? On your way back to Puno make sure to visit the Uros floating islands. Learn about the community’s way of life and interact with the locals who live interwoven with the 'totora' reed which grows abundantly in the shallows of the lake.
You will be picked up at your hotel in Puno. The boat ride from Puno to Taquile takes about 1.5-3 hours and the boat ride from Taquile to Luquina takes about 1-2 hours.