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Amantani Island (Isla Amantani)

#105 of 1,211 things to do in Peru
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Address: Lake Titicaca, Peru
Phone Number: +51 951 437 863

Guided tours are the best way to see this remote and friendly island where...

Guided tours are the best way to see this remote and friendly island where the cows and sheep seem to outnumber people. Two mountain peaks, known as Father Earth and Mother Earth, make for superb hiking.

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You must be fit to attempt this!

A lovely island where you can "home stay" for a night. But beware, its a half hour steep walk from the port to the houses and another half hour to your home stay. The walk to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynne G
Carlisle, United Kingdom

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely island where you can "home stay" for a night. But beware, its a half hour steep walk from the port to the houses and another half hour to your home stay. The walk to the top of the island is equally challenging, as is getting around the island. The tour company DO NOT warn you of this in... More 

Thank Lynne G
Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a homestay on Amantani through All Ways Travel, a local tour company in Puno. We traveled with Hebon, a local from Amantani, through Uros to the island. This was a 4.5 hour boat ride including the visit to the Uros floating islands. We were welcomed on the island with a flower necklaces and taken to the house where... More 

Thank ABKaufman89
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Amantani was beuatiful. The people were hospitable and the food was delicious. If you're a vegetarian, you'll be happy to visit this island. The diet is naturally vegetarian, which may be a welcome change if you've been traveling through a lot of Peru. The next part of this review is about a specific company, Lago Tours, that hosts tours of... More 

1 Thank Michael B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We spent one night here with a local family. The island is beautiful and actually feels authentic unlike the other islands on the lake. Our family was fantastic and helpful and cooked us amazing Peruvian food. The hike up to the Pachatata hill to watch the sunset over the like is a tough climb at altitude but easily manageable if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We took a day trip , organised by the couple we staying with in Capachica . What an absolutely beautiful island . There was only 4 of us tourists there . Had a nice lunch with a local family after climbing to top of island . Scenery is incredible , we loved this place . The highest island in the... More 

Thank Collor
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The island is definitely worth visiting, we hiked up both mountains and saw a very beautiful sunset over the Lago Titikaka. However, our guest family was not very talkative, the food was very basic ( as expected), but they didn't even pretend to care a bit so they gave us e.g. jam out if the bought plastic bag. Instead of... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

When I landed on Amantani I had no idea of what was going to happen, but after the first walk up to the house that was going to guest us, on those silent clean tracks with the green of eucalyptus against the blue of Titicaca on the horizon in an incredibly bright air, we were aready loving the island and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently took a 2 day tour of the beautiful and vast Lake Titicaca with an overnight on Amantani Island (homestay). It is a very rudimentary way of life and as other reviews suggest you may find yourself (as we did) without shower facilities, hot water, a flushing toilet or heating. Our group typically stayed with families... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The island is very quiet and in complete contrast to Lima, Cusco, Puno etc. with very little Spanish influence. There is a very peaceful and slow atmosphere whilst all of the local people are very friendly and interesting to talk to about their way of life. Some interesting things to do are going in the lake, visiting the main settlement,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I joined a 2-day Lake Titicaca tour which included a homestay at Amantani Island. There was a group of hosts and hostesses waiting for us upon arrival at the island, wearing their colourful traditional costume. All the ladies were knitting while chatting among their fellow islanders. Our group was split into small groups and we were placed in different homestay.... More 

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