The Titicaca, World's Highest Navigable Lake is part of the Titicaca National Reserve, and was created in 1978 to preserve 37,000 hectares of marsh reeds in the south & north sectors of the lake. Amantaní is an island on the Peruvian side of the lake. According to a 1988 census, it has a population of 3,663 Quechua-speakers divided among
about 800 families. The island is circular and is about 9,28 km² in size. It has two mountain peaks, the Pachatata (Father Earth) and the Pachamama (Mother Earth) with ancient Inca & Tiawanaku remnants on top of both. The hillsides are terraced, mostly worked by hand and planted with wheat, quinua, potatoes and other cereals & vegetables. Livestock, including alpacas, also graze in the slopes.
The reserve is divided into two sections: Ramis, in the provinces of Huancané & Ramis; and Puno, in the province of the same name. The reserve is home to dozens of native bird species (over 60 species in total, between resident & migratory birds), fish (4 different families) and amphibians (18 native species). There are three islands in the lake: Huaca Huacani, Toranipata and Santa María.
Uros-Taquile, Amantani Islands Tour Itinerary:
- All transfers.
- Accommodations in a familiar lodge in Amantani island.
- All-lake transportation.
- All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services.
- All entrance fees.
- Meals: 1B/1L/1D.