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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2015
Isla Taquile homestay  (3 Answers)

Any problem finding accommodation upon arrival during festival times? We plan to arrive during the Fiesta de San Diego on or about July 30th. Comments on your experiences appreciated!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2013
Things to do in Puno in half a day  (4 Answers)

I will arrive at JULIACA airport at 11:30am and will be taking the train from Puno to Cusco the next morning at 8am. Is it possible to visit Uros islands for just one afternoon?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 03, 2012
Peru in October  (14 Answers)

My husband I will be in Peru for 12 days in October. We plan to see Aztec ruins in the Sacred Valley, Machu Pichu, and to fly over the Nazca lines
Part of our trip will be to Lake Titicaca. I would dearly love to travel into Bolivia and see Tiahuanacu and Puma Puccu but my husband says Bolivia would be unsafe for us. I was unable to schedule travel there when I booked the trip originally.
Does anyone have an opinion about travel into Bolivia to those two locations? Should I try to schedule something once we arrive in Cuzco or should we forget the Bolivia side trip?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2012
Sillustani instead of Taquile?  (10 Answers)

Trying to plan an itinerary for a Peru vacation. We are interested in visiting Lake Titicaca, the reed floating islands. One tour operator suggest in his itinerary a visit to Taquile. But, when I shared this information with a friend who'd been to this area, he says NO to Taquile, and to visit Sillustani instead. Now I am confused, particularily becasue I don't now enough about either place to know what I should see, or not see. Would appreciate best way to visit Lake Titicaca, and varous sights to see and do, in a day. Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 05, 2011
Homestay + distances  (2 Answers)

I'll be going to Peru shortly, and will do homestay on an island in Titicaca.

How far are the island? I will visit Uro, Amantani and Taquile. How much sailing does that include?

How's the food? High risk of stomach problems?
How's the accomodation? Should I bring blankets or anything else?

Any other recommendations?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 19, 2011
one day trip tp copacabana  (4 Answers)

I will arrive to Puno (Juliaca) on Oct. 5, 15.00 PM, and depart on Oct. 8, 08.00 AM.
I plan to do the Uros boat tour on Oct. 6. As to the next day, I can either make the overstay on Armantani or just stay in Puno (beach day). I thought however, that there is a possibility to make a one day trip to Copacabana, either by bus, by rented car or otherwise. Any suggestions on this idea will be appreciated, together with reccommendation if the entire concept is more interesting that the overstay on Armantani.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2010
Best Place to Relax in the Titicaca Area  (3 Answers)


I plan on spending a week or so in the Lake Titicaca area. Although I plan on spending a day or two exploring the area, I want to spend 3-5 days just taking a break from life and relaxing (e.g., in a hammock in some quiet area with a book). What is that place in the Titicaca area to just relax? I hear it's probably on the Bolivian side, but any more suggestions would be really appreciated.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2008
Lake Titicaca or the Amazon?  (11 Answers)

Hi, I'm planning a trip next Spring in May when I will do a 7-day cruise in the Galapagos, then planning to spend a few days in Peru. Of course I will visit Machu Pichu, then because of limited time and budget will have to choose between Lake Titicaca or the Amazon. I will have about two extra days in Peru to visit one of these spots. Any advice on which to choose? Also, I wlil be traveling alone. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2008
Advice on Titicaca  (2 Answers)


I will be in Lima for a day, Cusco for 4 - 5 days. I will have 2 days after that and am wondering if I should go to Titicaca or spend it in and around Lima.

If I go to Titicaca the plan is to take a bus on day 1 and stay overnite at Puno, take a 3 hr tour to Uros and fly back to Lima.
1. Is it worth going just for a 3 hr trip?
2. How early do the boat tours start?
3. What is the best (and safe) way to get from Titicaca to Juliaca airport. I will be alone on my way back. I am a single woman who does not know spanish. Is it even recommended?
4. My international flight from Lima leaves at 11:30pm. Will I be ok taking the last flight out of Juliaca or is it better to take the 2 pm flight?

If I do not go to Titicaca, what are my other choices to see around Lima - I heard there are some islands called Galapagos of Peru - is it worth going there?

thanks much for your response

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 01, 2007
Boats and buses...  (3 Answers)

I intend to travel from Cuzco to lake Titicaca then to Isla Taquile and Amantani...from what I've seen in the guides, it looks like all the trips either Puno-Cuzco are done in the morning by this correct ? If not, which company bus does return in the afternoon ? Also, the boat rides to the islands are done early morning and not in the you have any idea if it's possible to rent a whole boat to get to the island as soon as I arrive in Puno as I don't want to stay onvernight in Puno...
many thanks !!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2005
getting to Titicaca from Cuzco  (1 Answer)

does anybody know how much time it would take me to go from Cuzco to Titicaca?
also, what is there to do once i get there?
and, will 2 nights be enough to get the gist of it?

lastly, can i "use" the couple of nights in Titicaca as my altitude acclimatization?

Thanks for any help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2005
Traveling to Lake Titicaca & Its Islands

I have a few questions about visiting the islands of Uros, Amantani and Taquile from Puno:

1. What is the best rate I can get for the boat ride to these islands?
2. About how long is each boat ride?
3. Can, and should, the whole island tour be done in 1 day? (Are there boats going back to Puno from Isle Taquile in the evening?)
4. Is the overnight stay with a native family worth it?

I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2004
How to return from Puno (Titicaca) to Lima? via Cuzco or Arequipa?

I´m planning a trip from Argentina to Peru. Will fly Bs As-Lima, and then Lima-Cuzco, to go to Machu Picchu. After that, taking the PeruRail, will go to Puno and titicaca lake. The question is: to return from Puno to Lima, what route should I take? again the same train, or I should take a Bus (I´ve been said that train between Puno Arequipa are not available) to Arequipa traveling a new route, and there fly to Lima? thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2004
What do to in Peru for 6 to 7 days?  (9 Answers)

Hello All "Real" Tourists, My wife and I are planning to visit Peru for 6 to 7 days. We will be reaching Cuzco on 09/07 and can stay in Peru till 13th or 14th of September. We want to visit Machu Picchu (by train and bus, no hike) and we also want to visit Arequipa (if possible), Lake Titicacca (it would be great if we can stay in one of those floating villages, we also want to sail on the lake), is Urubumba valley also worth visiting (should we add it in the list?). Can you please recommend how do we go for it?. Til' now we have the following plan 09/07 - reach cusco around 4p 09/08 - may be stay in cusco or go early morning to machu picchu 09/09 - stay overnight in MP 09/10 - leave for lake titicacca 09/10, 09/11 - stay on the lake (preferrably two different places) 09/12 or 09/13 - leave peru Can you please suggest a more concrete and a solid plan? Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2004
Puno to La Paz  (2 Answers)

Hi there Unfortunately I have an extremely limited stay in Peru but it has always been an ambition of mine to sail on Lake Titicaca. I have heard that there is a Hydrofoil that croses from Puno to La Paz (via Isla Sol). If this is true can anybody tell me how I can book a trip across the lake (I arrive on the train from Cusco at 1800 on Monday 4th October and need to be in La Paz for my flight to Chile on Friday 9th October). Can anyone out there help - have any ideas? Regards Mike

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2004
Organize a Homestay?  (4 Answers)

Hello I've been told that people often set up a 'homestay' while visiting Lake Titicaca? Is this something that needs to be organized in advance or is it something one can organize on the day of arrival?

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