Amantani Island Homestay

Peru

 

  • Stay in the home of a local family
  • Enjoy authentic home cooking
  • Explore Amantani Island with a guide
  • Take in views of the lake
  • Witness village life

Open:  Open all year.

Location:  Amantani Island is on Lake Titicaca, about 4.5 hours from Puno by boat.

Rooms:  Guests are accommodated in the homes of local families, usually being offered the best room in the house, although this is still likely to be basic by western standards. Families can usually accommodate no more than 2 guests, so family groups and large groups travelling together will be accommodated in different houses.

Activities: The afternoon is spent exploring the island, possibly walking to the to the highest point to see the ancient ruins and enjoy views of Lake Titicaca. Dinner is taken in the family home, after which all guests are invited to the village dance and provided with traditional clothing. This is a great opportunity to meet the local people.

Facilities:  The accommodation is basic but clean. Bedding and blankets are provided. Guests share the family bathroom. The hospitality is warm and genuine and guests are made to feel very welcome, even being invited into the kitchen to witness dinner being cooked.  There may be only limited or possibly no electricity.

Dining: Meals are taken with the family in their home.  The food will be basic, usually based on potatoes, grain and fish.

Health: Lake Titicaca is not a malarial area.

Communication:  There is no phone, fax or email and no mobile reception on Amantani Island.

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Client Rating for Peru 5/5 from 58 reviews

Being part of a local house, a simple guesthouse was constructed for visitors, with a huge livingroom for guests only, offering a heater, two large rooms on the 1st floor, with brilliant view to the Lake Titicaca and on the village. Bathroom downstairs, with shower, colourful, basic and clean. Local food with potatoes, vegetables, tomatoes, chicken, tea in company of our guide. Unfortunately we didn't got much contact to the family; only on our way back to the boat I spoke a while with Juanita, our host mother, about her family. It's more a B&B than a homestay. (We had meals and walks with our guide at Amantaní. He showed us a tiny café and told us stories about the recent past. Local people are in general quite shy, we got the impression they wouldn't propose anything to us in self-initiative.)

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