This excursion will take you to the most important islands on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca by motorboat you will learn about the construction of the Floating Islands and the way of life of their inhabitants during this two-day tour. Spend a night in a family home on Amantani Island, where you will appreciate its temple and even make a hike to the highest point of this island, from where you can admire the impressive sunset. Also we’ll hike through the impressive landscape of Taquile, where you will learn why the textiles of this island are so fine and famous in the world.
Summary travel plan
- Floating Islands of Uros - Amantaní Island
- Visit to Taquile Island - Return to Puno
Itinerary Tour to Uros, Taquile & Amantani Islands
Floating Islands of Uros - Amantaní Island
We’ll pick you up at your hotel in Puno between 07:45 and 08:00am and head to the port in order to board our motorboat. Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake, and it contains several traditional islands. Our first stop on the lake will be the legendary Floating Islands of Uros, where we’ll learn how the islands are made and maintained, and about the way of life of their inhabitants. The Uros are considered the oldest living culture in the Americas; their moveable artificial islands were once intended for defense.
Afterwards, we’ll continue on by boat for three hours until reaching Amantaní Island. There, we’ll each meet the local families with whom we’ll be staying and share in their daily activities. The Quechua-speaking population of Amantaní still dons the mixture of Spanish peasant dress with Andean accessories that they adopted shortly after the Spanish conquest.
In the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to try the island’s traditional dress and learn a local dance. We’ll spend the night in family homes.
Visit to Taquile Island - Return to Puno
After breakfast, we’ll board our motorboat and head to Taquile Island an hour away. There, we’ll have the opportunity to learn about and take part in local traditions. Taquile is famous for its textiles, which have been declared Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Humanity by UNESCO. You’ll see young and old creating their works- men knit, and women weave. We’ll explore the island for two hours and enjoy a delicious local lunch.
After this memorable experience, we’ll return to the port of Puno. We’ll arrive in Puno at around 5pm and you’ll be dropped back off at your hotel.
This tour includes
- Transfer: Hotel – Lake Titicaca Port – Hotel
- Admission: Floating Islands of Uros
- Admission: Taquile & Amantaní Islands
- Transport: Motorboat
- 01 Night’s Lodging in Amantaní: Family Home
- Meals in Amantaní: 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner, 01 Breakfast
- Professional bilingual guide
This tour does NOT include
- Totora-reed Boat Ride (optional excursion)
- Lunch in Taquile
- Additional expenses
Important tour information "Tour to Uros, Taquile & Amantani Islands"
What to bring for this tour?
- Hat for the sun
- Hiking Shoes
- Light layers (weather shifts from very hot to cold)
- Extra cash in soles
- Sleeping bag