US$ 425 or S/. 1423 per 1 person (private)
US$ 247 or S/.827 per person (min 2 people)

2 Day Paramis Homestay + Titicaca Kayak Experience

(Out of the tourist trap + lunch in Amantani)

We're kayaking from Puno to Uros Islands, and then navigate to Llachon by motor boat.

At Llachon, kayak adventure continues on to Paramis community by paddling, on arrival have lunch at local family house.

The first day during our stay at Paramis we'll be also participants of fishing and harvesting activities. Learn some clue knowledge about natural herbs using.

The next day, after an early breakfast, we'll go by kayaks from Paramis to Amantani Island.

Our lunch is in Amantani 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 Paramis Homestay + Kayak Features

  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Paddling Distance: 24 km +
  • Tour Route: Puno/Uros/Llachon/Paramis/Amantani/Uros/Puno
  • Kayak Frequency: Daily
DAY 1: Kayak from Puno to Uros and from Llachon to Paramis
  • 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 Paramis: 2 hours
  • Paddling distance from Llachon to Paramis: 7 km
  • Lunch place:  At local family house, Paramis at Balbino’s house (12:30 pm)
  • Overnight: At local family house, at Balbinos house.
DAY 2: Kayak from Paramis to Amantani Island
  • Kayak departure: 9:00 am from Paramis
  • Paddling duration: 2 hours and 15 min (approx. since it begins until we get to Amantani)
  • Paddling distance to Amantani: 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 Paramis lake shore community surrounded with such beautiful landscape, crystal, clear and pure water (open lake). Next day we’ll kayak from Paramis to Amantani Island.

Guest reviews (on TripAdvisor)

Before you go read what our client has commented about Paramis Homestay and Titicaca Kayak Experience Tour:

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Private Paddle on Lake Titicaca

Our one night/two day private paddling tour on Lake Titicaca with Edison was a standout highlight of our Peru trip. From ease of booking to the door-to-door service, Edison and his support team took care of us every step of the way in a professional yet highly personal manner.

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.

Tour Overview

DAY 1: Kayak from Puno to Uros Islands, then from Llachon to Paramis
  • 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 Paramis Island by kayak.
  • 12:30 pm arrival time to Paramis community.
  • 1:00 pm lunch time at family house.
  • 3:00 pm do fishing and harvesting activities.
  • 6:30 pm welcome party and dancing.
  • 7:30 pm dinner.
DAY 2: Kayak from Paramis to Amantani Island
  • 7:00 am breakfast.
  • 9:00 am kayak departure from Paramis to Amantani.
  • 11:15 am arrival time to Amantani.
  • 12:00 pm visit the Island and lunch.
  • 1:30 pm leave Amantani by boat to Puno
  • 3:45 pm arrival to Uros
  • 4:15 pm arrival to Puno by motor boat.
  • 5:00 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 Paramis

Kayak to Uros Islands

kayak-to-uros

Our driver Roberto/Isidro picks you up from your hotel in Puno then drive you to besides Esteves Island (launch point). 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 passing through scenic landscape.

On arrival to Uros there are more than 90 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 Paramis

kayak-llachon-paramis

Then after, we're finally leaving Uros islands for Llachon community at 8:15 am by our motor boat.

After 2 hours navigating to Llachon we’ll reach the embarkation point.

We're paddling across the open water and pass to Paramis community located on a beautiful lake shoreline. Enjoy the serenity of the Lake, blue water inspires tranquility and peace.

Paramis overnight

paramis-overnight

This adventure kayak takes about 2 hours and 15 min (10 km), then on arrival to Paramis we'll be disembarking on its sandy beach shoreline and start walking up to our family host house, beautiful ambiance.

Our family, Balbino and his brother Calixto and his sister Francisca will provide the lunches. In the afternoon be part of their local daily activities such as fishing and harvesting.

Beautiful views of the surrounding lake-shore including the Cordillera Real on the Bolivian side of the lake from our house.

paramis-landscape

At about 6:30 pm community people will show us their typical dances and for sure we’ll dance with them.

After dinner go to bed and rest well for the next day adventure.

Day 2: Kayak from Paramis to Amantani

paramis-amantani-kayak

Amantani is located 38 km away from Puno city, and 10 km from Paramis which will be reached by kayaks early in the morning.

Sun is rising while we're getting ready to paddle toward Amantani Island.

Today we'll proceed to explore the Island of Amantani. Our host family we'll tell us “Adios” “Goodbye”. We'll enter in our kayaks and begin paddling to our last destination in the open lake: Amantani.

Amantani Island

amantani-island

When we arrive to Amantani, Inca Tiyana Port after we’ve paddled some 2h15min we're walking up to the restaurant where we'll be explained by the guide about their life style, history and traditions.

Lunch is based on Trout/Chicken and Quinoa Soup.

This visit will take almost 1h30min since we arrive until we leave the Island to get back to Puno city by motor boat.

When we reach Uros Islands as the last option you can decide to paddle one more time from Uros reed islands to Puno shore (to same initial launch point)

 uros-reed-kayak

At the end of the day we’ll back by boat to Esteves Island and you’ll get transferred to your hotel by our driver.

What to bring

  • Sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat/Cap
  • 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, Taquile and Amantani islands.
  • English-Spanish speaking kayak guide.
  • 1 bottle of water per day.
  • Budget Accommodations: at family lodge in Paramis community.
  • All meals included at Paramis family homestay while we’re on the tour.
  • Lunch on Amantani Island.
  • Drop off by hotel on return.

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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: andeanwayspuno@gmail.com

Or WhatsApp us to: +51 923206333

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.

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