03DAYS ISLA SUASI – LAKE TITICACA
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, vía shared fast boat, Puno to Suasi Island, 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.
03DAYS ISLA SUASI +UROS & TAQUILE
|BY FAST BOAT||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
US$460.00 per person
(STANDARD GROUP SERVICE)
|Inclusions: Group transfer hotel / port / hotel, shared fast boat for 03Days, quick stop en route at Uros & Taquile islands, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, accommodation + lunch & breakfast on Suasi island. Besides kayaking service. Note: The Lodge offer also spa & massage services
Exclusions: Additional charge for transport from hotels out of Puno city as Hotel Sonesta Posada, Casa Andina Premiun, Xima, Libertador and Jose Antonio. Dinner at lodge, beverages, extras, tips and others not mentioned in the program.
|Day 01: Pick-up from hotel: 06:45 – 7:00am
Departure to Isla Suasi: 07:15am
Arrival at Isla Suasi: 12:30pm. Then transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure to explore the north side of island
|Distance: 6km (Puno to Uros), 37km (Puno to Taquile Island), 79km (Puno to Isla Suasi)
Time of travel: 3:00hrs (one way navegation from Puno to Isla Suasi)
|Day 02: Morning: Free time for kayaking around island. Then explore the east side of island.
Afternoon: visit the library (the interpretation room), then free time.
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen on board during the journey, first aid kit
|Day 03: Morning: At leisure
At midday: Return trip to Puno, 03 hours by fast boat
Arrival in Puno: 15:30pm. Then transfer to hotel.
|Technical specificatications: Velocity of fast boat 17knots per hour or 32km/hour|
03DAYS ISLA SUASI (Lake Titicaca)
Vía Fast Boat (Group Service)
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: PUNO – SUASI + UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS: Early morning between 6:45 – 7:00am a driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel in Puno (Peru) and take you until main port, where is waiting for you a motor boat. A boat ride of 15 minutes by fast boat 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 Taquile Island located 37 km away from Puno, (1:30 hours by fast boat). Upon arrival to Taquile Island the families will wait you as a warm welcome. Then a short visit and explanation by your guide about their textiles, famous for its craft production (declared cultural heritage of humanity). Taquile Island was a prison during the colonial period, currently live 2000 people approximately, where people wear a special hat for example regarding to single, married or authorities. Then we continue to Suasi Island which is located 70km away from Puno, a trip of 2:00 hours (one way) by fast boat. Arrival to Suasi Island, where the staff of hotel will wait you as a warm welcome. Lunch included at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island and enjoy the sunset in lake Titicaca the highest navigable lake in the world.
DAY 02: SUASI ISLAND – PUNO: Breakfast included at hotel. Today you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise in lake Titicaca. You can to practice kayaking and navigate around the Island on Lake Titicaca. Suasi Island is northeast of Lake Titicaca (Big Lake), it has 43 acres where lies an original lodge which is solar powered. Suasi is a private island where ecological activities is conducted as walking, observation of camelids as vicunas and alpacas (Puno is considered as world capital of alpacas with over 2’300 000 alpacas), flora and fauna and sport adventures as kayaking. The hotel has 24 rooms of rustic appearance well equipped with lake view, gourmet restaurant with light and candle, steam sauna with eucalyptus leaves, game room, a small nature museum and a private cottage suite (Andean cottage) of 02 rooms on a small private beach. Suasi is a magical Island to disconnect of the world, indeed a perfect place to end or begin a journey in Peru, especially for quiet relaxation, not to mention the novo Andean cuisine prepared with local produce. In the afternoon explore the Island visiting the library (the interpretation room) where you will learn about livestock, agriculture, ceramics and textiles have developed in the highlands. Martha, a sociologist by profession, has one of the most complete libraries in the region specialized in topics related to the Andean highlands. Today also enjoy the magnificent sunset in the high andes of Peru. Overnight on Suasi Island.
DAY 03: SUASI ISLAND – PUNO: Breakfast included at hotel. Morning at leisure. Around midday return to Puno, a trip of 3:00 hours by fast boat. Arrival in Puno around 15:30pm, then transfer to hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Round trip transport from hotel/port/hotel, English-Spanish speaking guide for 03Days, entrance fees Uros Island US$3, entrance fees Taquile Island US$3, entrance fees Isla Suasi, shared fast boat for 03Days, accommodation + lunch & breakfast. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Additional cost for transfer from hotels located out of Puno city as Hotel Sonesta Posada, Casa Andina Premiun, Xima, Libertador and Jose Antonio. Additional service transport from Isla Suasi to Juliaca Airport. Dinner at lodge, drinks, extras, tips.
IMPORTANT: Our fast boat has 30 comfortable seats, velocity 17 knots + night navigation lights + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + toilet + Carpeted floor + panoramic windows + reclining seats + telephone charger. 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: Velocity of fast boat 17knots per hour or 32km/h, 30 confortable seats, fiberglass structure, night navigation lights, compass, life jackets, lifebuoy + toilet on board + panoramic windows, reclining seats, telephone charger. Lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters.||Technical specificatications: Velocity of fast boat 17knots per hour or 32km/h, 30 confortable seats, fiberglass structure, night navigation lights, compass, life jackets, lifebuoy + toilet on board + panoramic windows, reclining seats, telephone charger. Lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters.|
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen on board during the journey, first aid kit, and maps of lake Titicaca, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.||First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen on board during the journey, first aid kit|
|Insurance policy: Our fast boat and its passengers are covered with insurance policy during the trip.||Insurance policy: Our fast boat and its passengers are covered with insurance policy during the trip.|
|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 in Puno are not paying their guides and motor boat drivers, hiring them without experience. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs from the islands with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!
MOTOR BOAT DESCRIPTION (ACUATIC TRANSPORTATION):
Be aware with low rates and types of motor boats that some travel companies from Puno offer tours to Lake Titicaca by semifast boat instead by speed boat. Our company is working hard to control this situation and avoid the low rates & the ilegal tour operators, because on Lake Titicaca there are only 3 types of motor boats. We at Rumbo Explora operate with genuine motor boats, tourist transportation & tour guides with legal permits, that is why our prices are very competitive, still providing an excellent service, even paying good rates to our supliers. Rumbo Explora pay to government local tax 18% + 30% on the profits, contributing to peruvian economy, providing work to the local guides, drivers, motor boat drivers and office staff.
Regular Motor Boat: Velocity 08 knots/hour or 15 km/hour, 02:30 hours one way navegation to Taquile Island, lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters, our regular boat has 25 comfortable seats + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + lifebuoy + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows + potable cooler + telephone charger.
Fast Boat: Velocity 17 knots/hours or 32km/h, 01:30 hours one way navegation to Taquile Island, lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters, our fast boat has 30 comfortable seats + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + lifebuoy + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows + portable cooler + telephone charger. (Semifast boat 11knots/h = 21km/h, 01:45 hours of navegation)
Speed Boat: Velocity 26knots/hour or 44km/hour, 45 – 50 minutes one way navegation to Taquile Island, lenght: 14 meters, beam: 3.80 meters, our luxury speed boats have 20 & 40 comfortable seats + GPS + radio communication + compass + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + lifebuoy + toilet + Carpeted floor + reclining seats + panoramic windows + portable cooler + telephone charger.
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.