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| Lake Titicaca, Isla Amantani, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited only for a day from Capachica, but I really wished we would have stayed at one of the homestays. The island is beautiful, with terraced hillsides, sheep, stunning views and great hiking opportunities. There are two peaks, Pachamama and Pachatata, with ancient...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Because of the altitude and the dazzling sun everything is exceedingly bright so you need to be diligent about wearing sunglasses, hats and sunscreen. Taking photographs is also challenging due to the bright light. Amantani, a small island of 3 1/2 square miles, is located...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

I chose an overnight stay here to see how some of the people actually lived. After a 3 hour boat ride from Uros islands, we reached the dock. Their are several communities here which host tourists. Our host house was at the highest point of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank dlwamboldt
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Visiting this Island was a rich cultural experience that I would recommend to anyone visiting Peru. We stayed one night with a homestay host. The locals were welcoming and engaging. We hiked to Pachatata to watch the sunset which left us a bit breathless (altitude!!)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We stayed with a local family as part of a two day trip on lake Titicaca. The accommodation and food was basic but our host family were most welcoming. This made for a wonderful visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

We loved our experience on Amantani Island with a homestay family 9 years ago, and came back again bringing our daughter and her fiance so they can experience this as well. This time, we went to the other side of the island (away from the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Usia2014
Reviewed May 6, 2018

There is really nothing to compare with staying with a family when you travel. The woman of the house prepares food for you and dresses you up in traditional costume so you can have fun at a party later in the night. The beds are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Wendy T
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We loved the time we spent on the island of Amantani with our hosts. The walk to the temple of the sun and the moon were very nice, and a bit tiring due to the altitude! The night was wonderful with all those stars. It...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Didianarana
Reviewed March 27, 2018

The standard tours will drop tourists off in time for lunch and pick up the next morning and that's very nice. If you have a little more time it's wonderful to spend a couple of nights. We stayed at the pretty home of Richar and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank g-and-s-NYC
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful nature and scenery full of tradition. Warm welcoming people to be found on the island. A walk to the 🔝 of pachamama and pachatata mountain is highly recommended.If you are traveling cheap, get a bus too peninsula and then a short boat ride to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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October 12, 2018|
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Response from seattaxi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, though if you are on a homestay visit I would not assume that there will be electricity in the bedroom. The house we stayed in had some electricity but none in our room.
August 23, 2018|
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Response from seattaxi | Reviewed this property |
We booked through our hotel (we stayed the night before) and it was cheaper than booking from the UK. I dare say that if we had strolled down to the lake shore we could have saved a little more. We set off at 6.30am, so... More
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August 6, 2018|
Response from Wendy T | Reviewed this property |
It was part of a tour I was on, so I don't know how it works doing it on your own. I went withs Kaypi Tours, which is a Peru only tour company. If you do go on your own, you might want to bring things for the family... More