FAQs

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How much time in advance do I have to book a tour in andestitikaka?

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  • If the reservation is made via whatsapp or cellphone 1 or 2 days in advance will be totally OK .
  • If the reservation is made via e-mail minimum 2 to 3 days in advance.

Note: the reservation is not made until having the confirmation from us.

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What to do in case of an altitude sickness?

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Height disease is common at this altitude, dry air, height pressure, difficulty walking even with a little effort. What andestitikaka recommends is: take short walks, do not make much effort, rest in the hotel, and take hot drinks like you with herbs, sugars, coca tea the latter has been working with really good efficience.

In case altitude sickness gets worse, we recommend the attention of a specialist and subsequently the passenger transfer to a lower point than this. Very rare!

UNDERSTAND THAT SHORT OF BREATHE IS TOTALY NORMAL AT THIS ALTITUDE.

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How difficult are the big islands to walk?

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Andestitikaka has as a policy unlike many tourism agencies, we do the tours with a lot of patience, we do not hurry anyone to walk fast, and the paths we take are usually chosen by our professional guides, who do a previous briefing about the program, just before we arrive at the islands.

Note: if you feel that you cannot do it, you still have the option of staying on the boat or try a little bit then get back to the boat, previous asking to our day tour guide. Good for people 06 - 60 years of age. (Not necessarily in shape)

The option: Taquile luxury is the easiest way to visit part of Taquile island.

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I have difficulty walking, what can do with easier walks?

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Andestitikaka has the option for you, we will take you to places where you do not have much to walk, such as floating islands of uros, chucuito, aramu muro, among others.

So our transportation will take us to the right  point of visit. See these Uros - Taquile - Aramu muro.

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What should I bring for the tour on Lake Titikaka?

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  1. For a half day tour: bring water (you can buy on the islands and other places of tour), coat according to the season, light clothing, personal backpack, hiking shoes, bath paper.
  2. For a full day tour: we add the first, more water, some snack for the tour.
  3. For a tour of two days and one night: add to the first and second, lantern or torch and more water.
  4. Money for your expenses, handcrafts, extra drinks, for more food.

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What is the weather like?

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Lake Titicaca is located up on the Andes, so the climate of almost all the year around is sunny during the day and cold during the morning and nights, with very sudden changes of temperature in the night. So we recommend to always wear a jacket for the morning and the night, as well as to wear light clothing for the day, to use sunscreen with a factor of more than 40 spf.

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Is there any ATM on the islands or how much money do I have to take?

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There is no ATM on the islands.

Bring money for your drinks, such as coke, beer, fruit. Some money for their purchases of souvenirs or present, people sell handicrafts.