Titicaca Lodge

Ocosuyo, Amantani Island, Puno, Peru
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Hotel Description

Boasting a secluded and unique location on Amantani Island in the middle of Lake Titicaca, the Titicaca Lodge offers an opportunity to experience the culture of Quechua-speaking natives that have inhabited the island for centuries. The accommodations and tourist experiences of the lodge are designed to maintain the spiritual ideology that shapes this 4000-person society, and visitors feel this the moment they step off the boat.

Set among the Pre-Incan terraces on the green hills of the island, the lodge includes guest rooms, a dining room and kitchen, and plenty of outdoor space to watch impressive sunrises and sunsets on the lake. The construction was conducted in ecologically friendly materials such as adobe, stone, wood, and straw, all of which contribute to maintaining indoor heat as well as respecting local traditional architecture.

Single, twin, double, and triple guest rooms are simple yet comfortable, decorated in pastel colors with patterned bedspreads and hard-wood floors. Candles and small work desks allow guests to enjoy time reading a book or writing postcards while taking in the views. Shared bathrooms are clean and bright, and the hotel staff leave towels and toiletries in the rooms for guests' use. All units have views of the fields, lake, and Andes mountains beyond.

Guests can participate in traditional ceremonies and religious acts such as having a shaman read their coca leaves, and making an offering to the Pachamama, or Mother Earth. The lodge owners and staff believe that a stay at the lodge allows guests to connect to their own positive energy and that of their natural surroundings, making this a tranquil one-of-a-kind location to enjoy a vacation and learn about Andean culture at the same time.

Area

Amantani Island hosts the Occosuyo community, who have been farming the land on the pre-Incan terraces and going into Puno only to barter for cloth and other goods for centuries. The lodge is a 10-minute walk from Occopampa beach, which serves as the starting point for fishing trips organized by the hotel. Guests can learn about traditional fishing practices and see even more of Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

In the tiny village of Ocosuyo—a very short walk away—guests can observe weaving and knitting techniques and support the economy of the island by buying a warm sweater or hat to take home as a unique souvenir. Hiking on the island is somewhat limited by its size, but is well worth an excursion to take in the various views of the lake and the mountains beyond, as well as seeing the extent of the pre-Incan terraces.

Food & Beverage

Meals at the lodge use traditional Andean ingredients such as potatoes, beans, and quinoa to produce hearty stews and other Peruvian specialties. Almost all produce is grown on the island, and meals often include fish caught in Lake Titicaca.

Meals are taken with the hotel staff, providing additional opportunity to learn about their culture and traditions. Complimentary breakfast includes local cheese, fresh-baked bread, eggs, coffee, and juice. Lunch is also included in the room rate, while dinner is not. Room service is available, and the restaurant chef strives to cater to guests with special requests.

How To Get There

The boat ride starts in Puno, a city of 165,000 people on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. From there, guests can take a regular boat (3 hours 15 minutes), a medium-speed boat (2 hours 30 minutes), or a high-speed boat (1 hour 30 mins) according to availability.

The boats can also stop at the Uros Islands, the floating reed islands on Titicaca Lake, and host another unique Andean community who have been living there for centuries. After this, guests can sit back and enjoy the views of the Chacon and Llachon peninsulas, before arriving at Amantani Island and taking a short walk to the hotel.

Amenities & Services

General:

Breakfast, Restaurant, 24-Hour Front Desk, Patio, Lounge Area, Garden.

Services:

Airport Transfer, Wake-Up Service, Laundry Service, In-Room Breakfast Option, Room Service, Train Station Transfer, Tours and Excursions.

On-Site Activities:

Picnic Area, Bread and Pizza Oven, BBQ Facilities.

Nearby Attractions:

Lake, Hiking, Port, Bird Watching, Boating, Sailing, Swimming, Plantation, Fishing.

Languages:

English, Spanish.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Air Travel

A transfer from and to the airport can be arranged at a surcharge of USD 90.00 each way.

Road Travel

A transfer from and to the bus terminal can be arranged at a surcharge of USD 55.00 each way.

Rail Travel

A transfer from and to the railroad station can be arranged at a surcharge of USD 55.00 each way.

Hotel Policy

Check-in and Check-out Times

Check-in time: 12am
Check-out time: 11am

Smoking

The hotel does not operate a non-smoking policy.

Pets

Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.

Extra Beds

Children under 6 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Extra beds for children under 18 years of age are available at a surcharge of USD 20.
Extra beds for adults are available at a surcharge of USD 20.

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