US$ 425 per 1 person (private)
US$ 247 per person (min 2 people)
2 Day Amantani Homestay + Titicaca Kayak Experience
(Out of the tourist trap + lunch in Taquile)
We're kayaking from Puno to Uros Islands, and then navigate to Llachon by motor boat.
At Llachon, kayak adventure continues on to Amantani Island by paddling, on arrival have lunch at local Amantani community lodging house.
The first day during our stay on Amantani we'll also walk up to the Temple of Pachatata.
The next day, after an early breakfast, we'll go by kayaks from Amantani to Taquile Island.
Our lunch is in Taquile Island, then after we’ll depart toward Puno by motor boat or have a final paddle from Uros to Puno shore on the way back.
2 Day Amantani Homestay + Kayak Features
- Activity level: Moderate
- Paddling Distance: 24 km +
- Tour Route: Puno/Uros/Llachon/Amantani/Taquile/Uros/Puno
- Kayak Frequency: Daily
DAY 1: Kayak from Puno to Uros and from Llachon to Amantani
- Hotel pickup time: 6:50 am
- Paddling Time from Puno to Uros: 1 hour
- Paddling distance to Uros: 4 km
- Motor boat navigation: 2 hours from Uros to Llachon
- Paddling Time from Llachon to Amantani: 2 hours and 15 min
- Paddling distance from Llachon to Amantani: 10 km
- Lunch place: At local family house, Amantani Island (1:00 pm)
- Overnight: At local family house, at Amantani Island.
DAY 2: Kayak from Amantani to Taquile Island
- Kayak departure: 8:00 am from Amantani
- Paddling duration: 2 hours (approx. since it begins until we get to Taquile)
- Paddling distance to Taquile: 10 km
- Arrival Time to Puno: 4:50 pm
Where you’ll begin kayaking
Kayak through the reeds from Puno to Uros (Lake Titicaca National Reserve). Navigate by boat to Llachon shoreline where from we’re paddling again toward Amantani Island surrounded with such beautiful landscape, crystal, clear and pure water (open lake). Next day we’ll kayak from Amantani to Taquile Island.
Guest reviews (on TripAdvisor)
Before you go read what our client has commented about Amantani Homestay and Titicaca Kayak Experience Tour:
Our round-trip included an overnight Homestay with Maralena and her lovely family on Amantani island. Their hospitality was flawless. The next day started with an early morning 10 km paddle to Tequile island and then another private family welcome to the iconic reed islands of Uros.
While the lake paddling was the true activities, it was all the people involved that took this experience beyond expectations. Edison takes very good care of his guests and is an incredible source of information. We could discuss any topic and I always came away with learning something new.
If you are a decent paddler, the total 26 km over two days is do-able. There was also the option of a final paddle from Uros back to Puno Bay which we did not do. Edison and our boat driver, Valeri, was with us at all times. As two women, we felt safe every minute.
The food we had was delicious! What a treat to have a meal cooked over a wood-fire and ingredients right from the garden.
A few tips that worked for us:
Pack extra layers for the overnight stay on Amantani if you go during the colder periods.
Sunscreen and re-apply when on the water
Consider purchasing textiles/woven items from the co-op market on Tequile because not only is the quality the best that we saw, the money goes directly to the people who make these items by hand.
To sum up : This was, without a doubt, the best experience from A to Z in our 2 week trip in Peru.
First of all, the contact with them (via Edison) is excellent and super efficient, be that via mail or whatsapp : quick to reply and very flexible.
We went as a couple and it was our second time kayaking : we asked for (and got) a double kayak for this experience .
The journey goes as described on their website :
Roberto, the driver that picked us up at the hotel was punctual, very nice and already knowledgeable about the region.
We then met with Edison (and our kayak) :
He was the best guide we’ve had : friendly, very knowledgeable about so many things and super enthusiastic !
After a quick paddling to Uros we met with our captain, Nestor who takes you to Lluchon, a young and also friendly Amantani local.
The homestay in Amantani was exceptional : Henri and Mariluisa were interesting, kind, attentionate, cooked very well and the room we amazing.
Lunch in Taquile was simple but good.
Overall the kayaking is really cool, not over demanding, even for beginners like us, and we’d definitely recommand doing the Uros-Puno return in kayak !
DAY 1: Kayak from Puno to Uros Islands, then from Llachon to Amantani
- 6:50 am pick-up from hotel
- 7:15 am departure to Uros by kayak.
- 8:15 am arrival to reed Islands and motor boat ride to Llachon.
- 10:15 am disembark at Llachon port.
- 10:30 am departure to Amantani Island by kayak.
- 1:00 pm arrival time to Amantani.
- 1:30 pm lunch time at family house.
- 3:00 pm visit the Temple of Pachatata.
- 6:30 pm dinner.
DAY 2: Kayak from Amantani Island to Taquile
- 7:00 am breakfast.
- 8:00 am kayak departure from Amantani to Taquile.
- 10:15 am arrival time to Alsuno local port at Taquile.
- 11:30 pm lunch at a local restaurant (20 min walking up).
- 1:00 pm leave Taquile by boat to Puno
- 3:30 pm arrival to Uros
- 4:00 pm arrival to Puno by motor boat.
- 4:50 pm arrival to Puno, if we paddle again from Uros.
Tour Description (what you’ll do)
DAY 1: Kayak from Puno to Uros Islands, then from Llachon to Amantani
This day will be unique and tailor-made vacation out there on Lake Titicaca, paddling, meeting new people, contemplating the beauty of the surroundings.
This first day begins with the visit of Uros Islands.
Kayak to Uros Islands
Roberto or Isidro usually picks you up from your hotel in Puno then drive you to Esteves Island. So you don't have to worry about how to get to kayak departure point. Just be ready at 6:50 am.
Here, after 15 min drive and a safety briefing from your kayak guide we receive the appropriate safety equipment and embark on our 0ne hour kayaking adventure to Uros reed islands.
There are more than 80 floating islands. We’ll step on one of those islands to onboard the motor boat. Your guide and the boatman are uploading on the boat the kayaks, which takes 15 min while enjoy the view of the reed islands.
Llachon Kayak to Amantani
Then after, we're finally leaving Uros islands to Llachon at 8:15 am by motor boat.
After 2 hours navigating to Llachon we’ll reach our embarkation point.
We will start the second part of kayaking hugging the shoreline along the Capachica Peninsula until we reach the tip from where we'll see the next island: Amantani.
We're paddling across the open water and pass small rocky places over to Amantani Island.
This adventure kayak takes about 2 hours and 15 min (10 km), then on arrival to Amantani Island we'll be disembarking on its southern tip (Occosuyo community) and start hiking along the island to our family host house, beautiful ambiance.
Our family provides lunch.
Visit the village’s pre-Incan Temple of Pachatata or Pachamama and in the afternoon settle into our rural lodge for dinner and overnight.
Beautiful views of the surrounding lake-shore including the Cordillera Real on the Bolivian side of the lake.
Day 2: Kayak from Amantani Island to Taquile
Taquile Island is our destination this second day.
It is located 36 km away from Puno city, and 10 km from Amantani Island which will be reched by kayaks in our case.
Sun is rising while we're getting ready to paddle toward Taquile Island.
Today we'll proceed to explore the Island of Taquile. Our host family we'll tell us Adios “Goodbye”. We'll enter in our kayaks and begin paddling to our last destination: Taquile.
It is located 10 km approx from Amantani, this mean we're spending at least 2 hours and 15 min paddling with breaks.
When we arrive to Taquile, Alsuno Port, we're walking up to the restaurant where we'll be explained by the guide about their art textile.
People still keep their ancient traditions: weaving and knitting. We'll learn how married and single people wear.
Lunch is based on Trout and Quinoa Soup.
This visit will take almost 3 hours since we arrive until we leave the Island to get back to Puno city by motor boat.
When we are already at Uros Islands as a last option you can decide to paddle one more time from Uros reed islands to Puno shore (to same initial launch point).
But wait a second! You may want to add " Uros Sunset Kayak Experience Tour" to your itinerary for a total and full enjoyment in Lake Titicaca, for US$15 per person extra.
At the end of the day we’ll back by boat to Kalapajra Uros local pier and you’ll get transferred to your hotel by our driver.
What to bring
- Sun protection
- Long sleeve T-shirt
- Warm Jacket
- Extra snacks
What’s included (what we provide)
- Private transfer from your Puno hotel to kayak dock.
- Kayak equipment/gear.
- Entrance fees to Uros, Amantani and Taquile islands.
- English-Spanish speaking kayak guide.
- 1 bottle of water per day.
- Budget Accommodations: at family lodge on Amantani Island.
- All meals included at Amantani family homestay while we’re on the tour.
- Lunch on Taquile Island.
- Drop off by hotel on return.
Request Further Information. Get more. Do more.
If have questions and doubts about this kayak tour, take your time in telling us your inquiries and we’ll show you a lot more options.
Just email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or WhatsApp us to: +51 923206333 (talk to Edison)
What else you should know
Remember that it is a physical activity so be prepared to paddle 24 km through the most beautiful spots of the Open Lake Titicaca and National Reserve (Puno sector), as well as wearing comfortable clothes that you can wet.
How to book
You can get fully booked it and then get the Confirmation by:
Paying an Initial Amount via PayPal (link will be sent to you later) or make a bank transferand the Total Balance must be paid on your arrival at your hotel in Puno or while running the Tour in cash or using your Visa debit or credit card.
After we receive your email we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link or bank transfer number.
The exact amount and additional requirements will be sent to you.
Now please, start by filling the Booking Form below.
Similar Multi Day Kayak Trip Titicaca
2 Day Uros Homestay Kayak + Taquile Fast Boat Tour
A combination of kayak, homestay and fast boat ride. Day 1: Paddle from South Uros and overnight. Day 2: go to Taquile by a speed boat and enjoy a tasty lunch.
2 Day Taquile Homestay + Titicaca Kayak Experience
Kayak from Puno to Uros, and then go by boat to Llachon, paddle again to Taquile Island. Here, immerse in its local culture and art textile besides of their lifestyle