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Having a homestay with the locals in Amantani on Lake Titicaca

Located on the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake and home to some amazing and beautiful places. Amantani Island is another place which preserves the traditions of the old empire. About 40 km away from Puno, on the Lake Titicaca, Amantani island is situated. It has two mountain peaks, Pachatata(“father earth”) and Pachamama (“mother earth”) and terraced hills, mostly worked by hand. The main activity of the people is farming potatoes. They have also a small textile industry, but not as developed as the other islands. In Amantani there is also a cooperative where some families subscribe and receive tourists at their home. With the help of www.titicacaperu.com, they started to hosted tourists and to show them their ways of life. The tourist schedule on Amantani happens on a rotational basis. Every week, a different community hosts tourists. Once in the program, each family is able to host…

Visiting the floating island of Uros on Lake Titicaca

In the Andes, on the world’s high navigable lake, you can find the Uros people. Ancient people  that live on an approximate of 120 self-made floating islands on Lake Titicaca, near Puno. This people are descendants of the ancient Uros, who are one of the first major ethnic group to have settled in the high-altitude plateau and choose to live on the islands on the lake. Initially, they constructed their islands into the middle of the lake where they lived untouched for centuries. But due to a strong storm that destroyed the islands, they were forced to rebuild closer to shore, near Puno. And this was the point that opened the islands to the civilization and, of course, tourism. We arranged a tour with www.titicacaperu.com to visit the Floating islands and to have an authentic day and night on Amantani island. The price that we paid for both experiences was 65 USD/person. So,…

12 Amazing Things to do in Peru

From the deserts of the Pacific coast to the Amazon rainforest, from the world’s tallest navigable lake to the world’s largest tropical mountain range, Peru offers a wide range of landscapes and such different climate zones. And among mountains, forests and deserts are the remains of dozens of ancient civilizations. So, Peru has it all and it is so difficult to make a top because everything is so amazing in their own way. Below I will try to select only a few of the fantastic things that Peru has to offer. Discover the Magic of Machu Picchu When you think of Peru, there is only one thing that comes to your mind – Machu Picchu. It is indeed one of the most beautiful attractions in Peru. This Inca city, uncovered during the Spanish conquest, forgotten and undisturbed for centuries, is located in the most amazing area, surrounded by beautiful mountains,…

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