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Cusco to Puno (including 1 night homestay) - possible in 2 days/2nights?

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Hi - we are finalizing some details of our upcoming trip and due to some travel considerations (length of time for bus transportation) which I had not accounted for, we are losing a couple of days. I am wondering if it is possible to leave Cusco (on August 31) , arrive in Puno and immediately head to a tour of the island for an overnight homestay? We wish to minimize our time in Puno to avoid cutting a day in Arequipa.
Our current itinerary (there is more before and after this) includes:

Aug 31 - leave Cusco for Puno/Lake Titicaca, overnight in Puno
Sept 1 - Tour Lake Titicaca, overnight on island (Uros or Taquille)
Sept 2 - arrive back in Puno, overnight in Puno
Sept 3 - travel to Colca Canyon and Arequippa.

We would like to avoid spending 2 nights in Puno (on either side of the island homestay), and add a day to Arequippa. From the tours I've reasearched online, they either arrive from Cusco to Puno too late to head directly to a homestay on an island, or the tour leaves Puno to Colca Canyon too early to accomodate coming back directly from an island, instead of spending the night in Puno. I haven't yet looked into private tours to see if this was an option. The reason for this request is that one of our "Arequippa nights" is now earmarked for overnight in Colca Canyon (which we want to do) and another was taken away due to no daytime buses going from Arequppa to Paracas (our stop after Arequippa). Arequippa was supposed to be our resting spot during this three week trip to Peru. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Jenn

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