FISHING IN LAKE UMAYO & SILLUSTANI CULTURAL
LAKE UMAYO: Descending from the Andean Range across the Peruvian High Plateau to the Lake Umayo where live native species like carachi, suche and mauri. Also the king fish which was introduced from Argentina. One of the good things about this activity in Peru you participate with the locals sharing the fishing techniques all year around. To practice fishing you need a cane/fishing rod or nets, water clothes, decoy and rowing boat or minor ship.
Fishing is one of the main activities that bring visitors to the Lake Umayo all year around, because the water conditions, willow-lined banks, lush vegetation provide ideal habitat for the fish. The communities located on the shores on the lake, as well as the quantity and variety of species in its waters, make of Lake Umayo a paradise for those who enjoy this sport.
If you like to fish for fun or are really serious, the Lake Umayo is the best choise. It is not a competitive activity, it does not matter who catches the most fish or how big, the idea is to enjoy the trip, to find peace, to get the best specimen and to give it back to its habitat in the best condition. In Lake Umayo, the star is the carachi (native species), but the king fish is the biggest one found almost 40cm and 4 pounds heavy.
The Lake Umayo is one of the few places in the world where you can find great fishing in its wildness state. Some outdoor sports magazines praise Lake Umayo as one of the best places to fish. The community of Atuncolla has an ideal location for our guests who are able to arrive at Lake Umayo, unpack their bags one time and have the opportunity to fish up to two different lakes during your stay.
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with association of the tour guides – Puno. Our staff are some of the best paid in Puno & Lake Titicaca, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.