FISHING IN LAKE TITICACA (Luquina Community)
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, Fishing in Lake Titicaca, with guided visits to Uros & Taquile islands + 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.
02DAYS FISHING AT LUQUINA COMMUNITY + VISIT UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS (Lake Titicaca)
|PRICE PER PERSON (SUPERIOR CLASS)||INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS|
|US$00.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Transfer hotel to port, private motor boat for 02days, english-spanish speaking private guide, entrance fees, accommodation + all meals at Luquina community, fruits, mineral water & wine, portable cooler, bonfire, textile demonstration, fishing activity. Note: Fishing activitie is arranged with cane/fishing rod, artificial fishing lures, rowing boat.
Exclusions: Tips, extras and others not mentioned in the program.
|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|
|DAY 01: Pick-up from hotel: 7:45am
Departure to Luquina & Uros: 08:00am
Arrival in Luquina community: 12:00pm
Afternoon: Fishing in lake Titicaca
|Distance from Puno to Llachon: 22km
First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen on board during the journey, first aid kit
|DAY 02: Morning: Fishing in lake Titicaca
Departure to Taquile island: 9:00am. Visit preincan constructions + lunch on Taquile island.
Return in Puno: 17:00pm. Then transfer to hotel.
|Distance from Llachon to Taquile island: 15km
Distance from Taquile to Puno: 37km
First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen on board during the journey, first aid kit
02DAYS FISHING AT LUQUINA + VISIT UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DIA 01: PUNO – UROS ISLAND – LUQUINA: A driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you until main 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, 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 built with totora reeds, where reed boats (balsa) are the unique method of transportation which is also used for fishing. Then a trip to the peninsula Luquina. Upon arrival to Luquina community the families will wait you and escort for your home stay 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 Peninsula 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 the magnificent sunset on the Titicaca, the highest and navigable lake in the world. Here we have the chance to go fishing in lake Titicaca in typical local boats. Overnight at Luquina community.
DAY 02: LUQUINA COMMUNITY – TAQUILE ISLAND – PUNO: Breakfast included at the Lodge. Fishing activity in lake Titicaca. Then connection to Taquile Island, which is located 15 km away. Taquile island is famous for its craft production (declared cultural heritage of humanity), particularly for its beautiful textiles. The people still practice the moral principles of Inca as “Ama Sua” (do not steal) “Ama Quella” (do not be lazy) and “Ama Llulla” (do not lie) that are still used among inhabitants. The island is about 1.5 km wide and 5.7 km length. Taquile Island was a prison during the colonial period, now a day live 2000 people approximately, where people wear a special hat for example regarding the single or married and authorities. On the Island there is a kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, a health center. Visiting non-tourist areas you will appreciate the pre Inca temples, tombs and agriculture terraces (built by Pucara culture), its landscapes, traditional farming techniques and their customs. This visit can be tired, because its 565 steps to walk down to the main port, but worth it. Lunch included on Taquile Island. Then a return trip to Puno. Transfer from port to hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Transfer hotel to port, private motor boat for 02days, english-spanish speaking private guide for 02days, guided visit to Uros & Taquile islands + Luquina community, accommodation + all meals at Luquina community, fishing accessories at Luquina community, rowing boat for fishing, guided visit Taquile island + lunch, entrance fees to Uros island US$3, entrance fees Taquile island US$3. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Additional charge in group service for pick-up and drop-off, 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 tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. 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.
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA||OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS|
|Technical specificatications: We provide fishing equipment as cane/fishing rod, artificial fishing lures, rowing boat.
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: Few tour operators work with good tourist transportation vehicles as: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)|
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen & first aid kit, telephone charger and maps of Colca valley, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.||First Aid Kit & Services: Few tour operators provide this service.|
|Insurance policy: Our tourist transportation vehicles have national permit circulation and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record)||Insurance policy: Most of tour operators work with vehicles which have local permits only.|
|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: Some travel agencies are not paying their guides or drivers, hiring them without experience. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs during the journeys with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!
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 association of the tour guides – Puno. Our staff are some of the best paid in Puno & Lake Titicaca, 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.