Set off for an exciting holiday on the peninsula of the minor lake of Titicaca (3,800m). The lake, with its many islands, is known for its extraordinary diversity of landscapes, but also for its Inca archaeological treasures and remains, which continue to preserve the mysteries of Lake Titicaca… From the discovery of the famous floating islands, to the ancestral “Chullpares” tombs and exceptional archaeological museums, not forgetting a meeting with the local Quehuaya community… A cultural holiday full of immersion and change of scenery!
2 days on the spot.
English speaking driver and spanish speaking local guide
From 3'88 to 3'950 meters
From march to november
Community of Quehuaya
3 and a half hour
First stop: the village of Puerto Pérez (approx. 2 hours). This small municipality, was once an important trading port. The can try a dish of Wallake, a spicy fish soup served with chuños, for breakfast. served with chuños, for breakfast. After this short break, we head for the village of Belen Yayes (45 minutes) (Cumana on the map), the only point of entry to the peninsula. Here we cross a pre-Hispanic centuries-old pre-Hispanic stone bridge, a haven for viscachas, also known as rabbits. also known as squirrel rabbits. From here, you can continue some sections by bike. The vehicle will be support to save time on some sections. A passable track circles this peninsula this peninsula in the middle of Lac mineur. The track is very quiet and pleasant. Our route will then take us to the small community of Pata Patani (20 minutes by car / 1 hour by bike). by car / 1 hour by bike), whose museum contains a strange mummy with an elongated skull. skull. If you're not cycling, you can take the boat directly from Puerto Pere to Pata Patani by boat. This mummy was discovered in a Chullpa, a funerary tower typical of the pre-Inca peoples. typical of the pre-Inca peoples, on the side of a hill. We will have the opportunity to see well-preserved Chullpas on our way to the Sucuta site. At the end of the morning we arrive in the small village of Tirasca to visit another museum (30 minutes by car / 1 good hour by bike). If you don't want to cycle, you can go directly to Tirasca by boat. directly to Tirasca by boat. Visit to the Tiraska Museum of Archaeological Heritage heritage and local traditions. Here they have discovered underground tombs. We continue on to the village of Quehuaya, where we can have lunch in the community hostel or picnic In the afternoon, we'll take a boat out to the small island of Totora. The Totora, the endemic reed of the Minor Lake (Wiñaymarka by its Aymara name), is the main main building material around the lake. Return to the hostel and free time to enjoy the small Quehuaya museum or climb to the top of the mountain overlooking the lake. go to the top of the mountain overlooking the village to enjoy the sunset.
3 and a half hour
After breakfast, we set off on foot for a short 20-minute hike to the Chullpas de Quehuaya. (the Quehuaya Chullpas, the ruins of an ancient village belonging to the Tiwanaku village of the Tiwanaku peoples (Kala Uta). Then we'll take a boat through the labyrinth of Totora islets to reach to the island of Pariti. This small island is home to fewer than fifty families and is known throughout the region for its exceptional archaeological collection. You will have the opportunity to admire this superb collection under the guidance of our guide, who will take you on a tour of the island. guide, who will then take you to enjoy the superb view from the mirador of Pariti. Back at the hostel, you will enjoy a final meal prepared by the locals. Return to Puerto Perez by boat. In the early afternoon, return to La Paz.