PUNO: NEW 3-DAY EXPERIENCE IN THE ALTIPLANO, CORDILLERA AND TITICACA LAKE
DISCOVER LAMPA TOWN, MICHELANGELO'S "PIETA", DINOSAUR PLANTS FOREST, TINAJANI CANYON AND UNKNOWN TITICACA
Puno is a destination within the southern circuit of Peru that needs to refresh in its offer, this area of Peru is so wonderful that we must pay due attention and this is why we have sought and found more treasures and bet on ideas that we have been cooking to remove them from the oven when it’s their time, and the time is now. This new experience is varied and splendid, unusual in Peru and offers a new vision of the high plateau of Puno, its Cordilleran side, its hidden villages and, of course, the highest navigable lake in the world, Titicaca.
Next, we present an itinerary suggested as a novelty in the area, obviously this itinerary is possible to do it by parts, although doing it complete encompasses an experience that encompasses mysteries, history, unique landscapes, culture and greatness.
DAY 1: LAMPA TOWN AND IT’S WONDERS
Arrival at the airport of Juliaca around noon and transfer of 25 minutes to the 'pink city of Lampa', you will have time to acclimatize to the height of almost 3,900 meters above sea level and lunch in an old and beautiful Casona with more than 200 years old in the which will stay for two nights.
In the afternoon discover among several of the surprises that Lampa has prepared; the beautiful Temple of Santiago Apóstol, the tomb of an emblematic character of the town, the only replicas of Michelangelo's Pieta in the world and a walk through its streets, mansions and municipality. Dinner and overnight in the Casona.
DAY 2: CORDILLERANO DE DREAM CIRCUIT
Waking up in the quiet town of Lampa and having breakfast is a pleasure, we will leave for the mountain circuit that will amaze us with its views and geography. We will visit an artisanal textile workshop in the Alpaca area of Palca, where we will meet the managers and who will explain more about alpaca weavings. Then we will visit a beautiful lagoon until we reach the viewpoint at the top of the Cordillera pass, crossing an immense forest of Puyas de Raimondi, one of the most impressive plants that exist; relative of the pineapple that blooms at 100 years of age and reaches up to 10 meters in height, an unusual spectacle in the plain aridity of the puna; above 4000 meters above sea level.
We will take a picnic in this unique landscape. Then we will continue to the Tinajani Canyon, which has beautiful and giant rock formations. These formations consist of reddish sediments and sandstones that make us feel that we were on another planet. Then we will go to Pucara where there are bull shaped pottery workshops and we can have a delicious experience of organic coffee. At the end of the day we will pass through the mountain pass to enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset. We will return to Lampa, dinner and overnight in the Casona.
DAY 3: LAKE TITICACA UNKNOWN AND AUTHENTIC
Another day that starts early and that finally will lead us to the magnetism of the best-known attraction. Lake Titicaca is one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in America. Its waters bathe and conserve a predominantly indigenous population, who still keep the traditions of the Inca Empire. It is the natural and virgin alternative that can be accessed without diverting much from the route through an unknown peninsula that leads to a village that is on the tip of it. In this area we will visit a house with a view of the lake like no other. It also offers fields of crops, white sand beach and a "private" dock where we can leave to visit a remote community of floating islands of the Uros and the southern area of the island of Taquile. Back in Llachón, we will have lunch and wait at sunset in this beautiful area. Then, we will return to the airport to take the flight to the next destination.
Dare to change your mind and give yourself the opportunity to take a new experience, at VIPAC we are committed to innovate with quality ideas and to understand the wonderfulness of Peru discovering its hidden treasures.