Portada de Islands of Uros & Taquile full day

Islands of Uros & Taquile full day

1 Day

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Type Classic
Duration 1 Day
Departures Daily
Physical level 1 of 5
Destinations Puno

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Overview

Spend a full day on Lake Titicaca, visiting islands located on the Peruvian side of the lake which serve as picturesque windows into the lake’s unique history and culture. During this excursion you’ll explore Taquile Island to see how locals preserve their traditional dress and way of life, and stop by the Floating Islands of Uros to learn how these islands are made and maintained.

Summary travel plan

  • Puno - Floating Islands of Uros - Taquile Island - Puno

Itinerary Islands of Uros & Taquile full day

Puno - Floating Islands of Uros - Taquile Island - Puno

The tour begins with a pickup from your hotel. We’ll leave the port of Puno at around 7:30am on a motor boat. After a travel of 30 minutes through the bay of Puno, we’ll get to the Floating Islands of Uros.

There are approximately 20 of these artificial islands, each inhabited by an Aymara-speaking family with 5-10 members, who construct and maintain their island and houses with totora reeds. Our guide will explain the history and traditions of the Uros during approximately an hour.
 
Afterwards, we’ll board our boat again and continue on to the Island of Taquile, where we’ll hike upwards for about an hour. We’ll visit the town, its artisanal center and museum and we’ll have lunch at a local house where we'll learn about their daily life. Then, we’ll finish our visit descending through the opposite side of the island by lots of stone steps that will takes us to where our boat will be waiting to take us back to Puno (about 5:00pm), where you’ll be dropped back off at your hotel.

This tour includes

  • Transfer: Hotel – Lake Titicaca Port
  • Admission: Titicaca National Reserva
  • Admission: Taquile Island
  • Transport: Motorboat, with bathroom
  • Professional Guide
  • Lunch on Taquile Island
 

This tour does NOT include

  • Totora-reed Boat Ride (optional excursion)
  • Food

  • Extra expenses

Important tour information "Islands of Uros & Taquile full day"

What to bring for this tour?

  • Warm clothes

  • Hat for the sun

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Trekking shoes

  • Water bottle

  • Extra money in soles

  • Raincoat
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