Amantani Island (Isla Amantani) Tours

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For those wishing to avoid heavily touristed Taquile Island, but still enjoy a smoothly operating system of homestays and a taste of traditional lake lifestyle, Isla Amantani is the perfect option. The 26- mile (38-km), four-hour trip and dearth of infrastructure (electricity, running water, automobiles) has kept the island of some 3,600 Quechua-speaking people somewhat isolated from Titicaca’s tourist industry.

Amantani has been communally owned since shortly after Peru’s independence from Spain, after which the indigenous residents—used as poorly paid labor by landlords of European descent—took a page from their oppressors’ own handbook and staged a revolution of their own. Ever since, the island has been run as something of a commune, a tradition that extends to today’s tourism.

Upon arrival, visitors are assigned to a family and its small adobe home; some are much nicer than others. Toilets look modern, but don’t flush; you’ll use buckets of water provided. Your host family also provides simple meals, made with locally available foodstuffs such as potatoes, quinoa, eggs and perhaps lake trout. Some guidebooks recommend bringing fruit, cooking oil, rice or sugar—all difficult-to-obtain delicacies in this isolated spot—as gifts.

Your family can also arrange guided hikes, perhaps even in English, around the scenic island. There are two mountains, Pachatata (Father Earth) and Pachamama (Mother Earth), terraced with beautiful farms, which you can climb—slowly, remember your altitude. Pre-Columbian temples top both peaks and are still used on traditional feast days. 

As on Taquile, Amanti islanders knit and weave the region’s renowned textiles, which are offered for sale around the island. Host families will typically dress visitors in traditional clothing for a nightly dance, accompanied by a local band.
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Address: Puno, Peru
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Overnight Amantani Island Homestay Experience from Puno

Combine visits to three different Peruvian islands with an overnight homestay on this 2-day trip. Get views of the Cordillera Real mountain range and Lake Titicaca, as well as insight into the indigenous cultures that call that area home. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Puno, all entrance fees, basic accommodations, and meals per itinerary provided.
  • Duration: 2 days
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2-Day Tour Uros, Amantani, and Taquile Islands with Homestay

Experience the local culture of the Lake Titicaca islands on a 2-day tour that includes a homestay on Amantani Island. Sleeping in a family home means a personal connection that you can’t get on a day trip—plus the unforgettable chance to watch the sunset and stargaze in the middle of the high-altitude lake—and you’ll explore Amantani, Uros, and Taquile Islands before cruising back to Puno.
  • Duration: 2 days
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US$109,00
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Private 2-Day Lake Titicaca Expedition with Overnight on Taquile Island

Discover the one-of-a-kind environment of Lake Titicaca during this 2-day, 1-night private cultural tour of the lake’s top sights. Explore the fascinating Uros Floating Islands, constructed entirely from native totora reeds, and take a ride in a totora reed canoe. You’ll then visit Taquile Island, enjoying a lunch of local lake trout and doing some hiking before spending the night in one of the island’s traditional huts. On day two you’ll admire the sunrise over the lake before learning about the textile, ceramic and weaving traditions of Amantani Island. Your overnight Lake Titicaca adventure also includes a private guide, one day of locally-prepared meals, one night of accommodations and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Uros Amantani and Taquile Island 2 Day Tour from Puno

Located on majestic Lake Titicaca, the floating reed islands of Amantani, Taquile, and Uros boast a history dating back to pre-Inca days. On this adventurous 2-day tour, spend time on these remote islands and enjoy Amantani hospitality during an overnight home stay. Gain insight into local customs, folklore, and traditions—with meals plus round-trip travel from your Puno hotel included.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Titicaca with Homestay at Amantani 2 Days 1 Night

Home to close-knit communities who have lived the island life for centuries, Lake Titicaca ranks among Peru’s must-see natural attractions. On this tour, discover sites of interest including the pre-Inca Temple of Pachatata, explore Titicaca islands like Amantani, Taquile and Uros, and learn of the traditions and folklore of local people. Enjoy local hospitality on an overnight home stay, with meals plus round-trip travel from your Puno hotel included.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Uros Amantani Taquile Full Day tour

Explore the unique floating islands and UNESCO-listed landscapes of Lake Titicaca on this full-day tour from Puno. Admire the Inca ruins of Amantani Island, tuck into a traditional Peruvian lunch on Taquile Island, and learn about island culture and traditions on the floating islands of Uros. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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