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  • 3 Days, 2 Nights
  • Group Size: 3 - 15
  • April through December

This experience must be one of the most beautiful and authentic ways to discover Lake Titicaca in a few days, including camping on spectacular beaches, visiting remote communities and paddling on a canoe to the less visited islands of Ticonata, Amantaní and Uros Titino.

This route makes a visit to Lake Titicaca not only very special, but since the distances paddled are very well managed, this results in an overall comfortable tour, ideal for families, too.

You will be exposed to low temperatures so it is recommended to come prepared.

We consider the paddling these days as moderate and the tour requires a good physical condition. Distances may sound like a lot but considering that the average speed is 6km per hour, you don’t row that much time, especially since the stretches will be divided into two stages.

The meals offered are adequate, considering the physical activity that you are going to
perform and the calories you burn. In other words, you can expect sufficient, abundant and tasty food.

The camps are located near a small accommodation, where we can make use of the bathrooms, hot water and dining rooms when necessary, providing extra comfort.

Price Includes

  • Polynesian canoes for 6 people
  • Equipment such as life jackets, dry bags, binoculars, radios, first-aid kit
  • Support and safety boat
  • Mentioned meals for the three days
  • Complete camping equipment with tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, dining tent and chairs
  • SUP boards available at every stop
  • Trained English speaking guides

Price Excludes

  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
  • Transfers from your hotel to the starting point and back

What to Bring

  • Comfortable and warm outdoor gearhiking shoes, hat, socks, gloves, swimwear, sandals, poncho
  • Essentialscash, passport
  • Sun protectionsun screen, sun glasses
  • Headlamp, reusable water bottle
  • towel, necessary toiletries

Why is this experience RESPONSible?

Paramis is an unspoiled location with very small population, and for instance very little economic oportunities. We hire services of a family consisting of three elder siblings that provide us infrastructure for our extra confort, same goes for produce harvested in the community that takes part of our meals, once there.

Moreover, the canoe is a completely CO2 neutral and silent way of transportation on any lake. Together with your local guide you will enjoy a low-impact visit and observe the flora and fauna from a unique perspective.

Day by Day

Day 1Puno - Paramis (3.850m) - Ticonata island - Paramis

Early this day, after breakfast, we drive to the community of Paramis: an authentic place lost in time, that offers spectacular views, joyful community members and some hidden and well-protected beaches which will be our base for the next 2 days.

Once we are set up, a short round trip paddle awaits us to the island of Ticonata. Here we will enjoy a picnic and we will be able to visit and learn a little more about this ancient island in which remains of the Tiahuanaco culture were found. We will visit the local museum and hike to the upper part of the island, before returning to our camp.

Tonight we have a barbecue on the shores of Lake Titicaca: this special moment will, without a doubt, become an unforgettable memory of the trip.

Day 2Paramis - Amantaní island (4.150m) - Paramis

After breakfast on the shores of the lake, a short stretch of just over 7km awaits us to the island of Amantaní, the largest in the entire lake. This beautiful island houses pre Incan temples and we will go up to the highest part of the island to visit the temple of Pachatata. From here we will have a panoramic view of the entire lake.

After this visit we will be having lunch in one of the houses of the community members, before beginning to paddle back to our camp where we will enjoy a delicious dinner at night.

Day 3Paramis - Uros Titino (3.810m) - Puno (3.850m)

Today we start early, since a long stretch awaits us to the islands of Uros Titino. The particular thing about these islands is that they stay away from the set of 110 more conventional islands floating near Puno. They chose not to receive mass tourism and prefer to carry a style of a more authentic life.

The distance to row is just over 18 km. On the island we will serve you a lunch before starting the last part of the journey to the city of Puno.

The Route

Your Host
11Alvaro and his polynesian canoe at Lake Titicaca


After many outdoor activities around the world, Álvaro decided to establish in Puno and take a new activity to Lake Titicaca. He brought two Outrigger Canoes to the lake because he believes that these vessels offer an exclusive and unique way to connect with the beautiful nature of the lake, its calm waters and wildlife. He loves working with the local population and offers tours to some of the islands of Lake Titicaca as well as the Paracas Bay on the coast south of Lima.