Lake Titicaca by train
Trek to Machu Picchu
9 - 13
Day 9: Cusco to Puno
After breakfast you transfer by train to Puno (it’s a full day transfer -10hrs) The route takes you through the Cusco and Vilcanota valley until you reach the ‘altiplano‘ (highland savannah) finally arriving in the town of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. You will have dinner and overnight at La Hacienda hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Puno to Taquille
You depart early morning on a boat to the island of Taquile (24 miles from Puno). On route you will see the fascinating floating islands of Uros and experience the Titicaca National reserve. On arrival to Taquile you will be allocated a local family to stay with and then taken on a walk around this peaceful island to discover the pre-Incan ruins and to see the world famous hand weavings and experience the ancient communal lifestyle. The food and accommodation is basic yet the experience is well worth it. (B, L, D)
Day 11: Taquille to Puno
After breakfast you will have some time to explore your surroundings and admire the impressive panoramic views of the lake. Returning to Puno in the afternoon you will transfer to La Hacienda hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 12: Puno to Lima. Fly to UK
After breakfast you will transfer to the Juliaca airport, about 45 mins from Puno, for a morning flight back to Lima and onto the UK (B)
Day 13: Arrive Home
Arrive in the UK.
- All accommodation on a twin share basis at La Hacienda, Puno (http://www.lahaciendapuno.com/en/) and with a local family in Taquile or similar
- All meals as outlined above
- Travel Insurance extension (if purchased through Charity Challenge)
- Personal expenses (ie: gifts, extra soft drinks or alcohol, laundry etc)
Please note that this extension is subject to minimum numbers and flight availability and should be booked no later than 10 weeks prior to departure. In some cases, a surcharge may need to be applied in which case we will inform you prior to confirming your booking. Full payment must be received no later than 8 weeks prior to departure or your place on the extension may be cancelled. All bookings will be confirmed no later than 6 weeks prior to departure.
The advertised costs for this extension are per person on twin sharing basis. If you are a solo passenger, We will accommodate you in a room with someone of the same sex.
*= Please note that we reserve the right to change accommodation. Where this is necessary, alternative accommodation will be of an equal or better standard.