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Casa Andina - Suasi Island Lodge

suasi Island Lodge This special place combines a truly unique location with excellent service. Built with local materials such as stone, adobe and totora reed, the hotel is located in the small private island of Suasi, one of the most beautiful and special islands of the entire Lake Titicaca. The island has 106 acres and is home to the four South American camelids.

Room at Suasi Island LodgeThe vastness of Lake Titicaca can be observed from every single room of the hotel, which is perched on a sheltered hill next to magnificent Andean terraces full of flowers.

24 rustic rooms with unrivalled views of the lake, each one decorated with furniture specially designed to match the surrounding landscape. In addition, an exclusive "Andean Cottage", located at the riverside of the great Titicaca; it boasts 2 rooms with private terraces, 2 chimneys, and private butler service for travelers.

The secluded location of this special place of course means it is not that easy to get to, although it can be reached either by boat or via the road along the shore of the lake. However, news just came in that Suasi Island Lodge is now offering fixed departure packages leaving twice a week from Puno.

Optional Activities

Description:

  • Duration: 2 hours / overland /
  • Difficulty: low /
  • Meeting Point: lobby
  • Includes: guide, binoculars and water
  • Altitude: 3850 - 4000 m.a.s.l.
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Recommended: Camera, sun block and sunglasses
  • Departure: 7:00 am / 4:30 pm
  • Arrival: 9:00 am / 6:30 pm

Nature Interpretation Walk on the Island

Suasi covers an area of 43 hectares containing species of flora and fauna native to the highland plateau, including three species of camelidae and one of "vizcachas" or large hares. Smooth paths cut across the island from north to south.

Free of charge

Description:

  • Duration: 3 hours (1hour 30' canoe ride) / lake /
  • Difficulty: low /
  • Meeting point: lobby
  • Includes: guide, binoculars and Canadian canoes
  • Altitude: 3850 m.a.s.l.
  • Distance: 6 km.
  • Recommended: Bathing costume, sun block and sunglasses.
  • Departure: 9:00 pm / 3:00 pm
  • Arrival: 12:00 / 6:00 pm

Canoe Excursion the Titicaca

canoeing on Lake Titicaca

A one and a half hour ride around the island on Canadian canoes, going through groups of bulrushes and observing various species of lake birds (huallatas, rayadores, piqueros) and several kinds of gulls, in addition to various species of camelidae and large hares. Activity free of charge.

Description

  • Duration: 3 hours / overland /
  • Difficulty: low /
  • Meeting point: lobby
  • Includes: guide
  • Altitude: 3850 m.a.s.l.
  • Recommended: a camera
  • Departure: 3:00 pm
  • Arrival: 6:00 pm

Martha's Cultural Cabin

Martha Giraldo, owner of the island, manages a cultural cabin where travellers can learn about the uniqueness of the ecosystem in the Highland Plateau and Lake Titicaca area, with emphasis on human intervention throughout history in livestock-raising, farming, pottery and textiles. The cabin has two of the most complete libraries on the Highland Plateau.Activity free.

Description:

  • Duration: 2 hours / overland /
  • Difficulty: low /
  • Meeting point: lobby
  • Includes: guide
  • Altitude: 3850 m.a.s.l.
  • Recommended: warm clothing
  • Departure: 9:00 pm
  • Arrival: 11:00 pm
Lake Titicaca at dusk

The Island by Night

A walk around the island to gaze at the southern firmament, ending with a bonfire next to the hotel.

Description:

  • Duration: 7 hours / overland
  • Difficulty: high /
  • Meeting point: lobby
  • Includes: guide, binoculars, water, transport from the Island to Cambria, snack and visit to the house of Luis, a member of the local community, to eat local products. Altitude: 3850 - 4300 m.a.s.l. Distance: 10 km
  • Recommended: comfortable clothing, binoculars, camera, sun block and sunglasses.
  • Departure: 5:30 am
  • Arrival: 12:30 pm
  • Social Responsibility: 50% of the benefits of this activity are allocated to the local population.

Walk to Mount Muyuni

We will leave the island by boat towards the community of Cambria and, after walking around that area, begin the climb to the Muyuni summit to enjoy wonderful views of the lake, the islands and the communities settled on its shores. On the way down, we will stop at the home of Luis, a member of the local community, to try some Andean highland products and see the vegetable gardens and livestock of local families.

Description:

  • Duration: 2 hours / lake
  • Difficulty: low /
  • Meeting point: lobby
  • Includes: guide, binoculars, rowing boat
  • Altitude: 3850 m.a.s.l.
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Participants: Maximum of 3
  • Recommended: Binoculars, sun block, bathing costume, sunglasses and camera
  • Departure: 9:00 am / 3:00 pm
  • Arrival: 11:00 am / 5:00 pm
  • Social responsibility: 50% of the benefits of this activity is allocated to the local population.

Sailing on the Titicaca

We will board a wooden rowing boat and sail on Lake Titicaca with a member of the Ayamara community of Cambria. During the trip we will observe colonies of lake birds, camelidae and large hares.

Sailing on Lake Titicaca

Rates on request - please inquire

Package rates are now available every day. Single supplements apply.

For further information and booking inquiries please send us an e-mail.