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  1. Peru
  2. Puno Region
  3. Lake Titicaca

Uros Kayaking & Taquile Island Day Tour

Product ID: 205875
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On this amazing day tour, go kayaking on Lake Titicaca up to the Uros floating islands. Explore the islands and continue on to Taquile Island by boat. Get to know local Aymara and Quechua culture and experience their unique way of living.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Puno accommodation pickup. Please wait in the lobby of your hostel for your pickup 15 minutes before. Pickup time may vary depending on your hostel location so please be patient.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Kayak in the breathtaking Lake Titicaca
  • Visit the floating Uros Islands
  • Discover Taquile Island and the best weavers of Peru
  • Explore how remote cultures function in contemporary times
Full description
You will be picked up from your hostel around 6:30 AM and transferred to the shores of Lake Titicaca where you will meet the tour guide who will give you a security briefing and basic paddling instructions. During the kayak ride you will be on the Titicaca National Reserve, where you can see the wildlife of the lake. After paddling for about one hour you will arrive at the Uros floating islands, where you will have approximately 1.5 hours to float around immersing yourself in this incredible floating reed village. There are more than 50 floating islands and you will have the chance to visit two of them. On the first floating island, your guide will explain to you about the people who live there. Then you will have some free time to walk around, visit the small huts made from reeds, take some pictures and buy a souvenir to support the people of these islands if you wish.

After this visit you will continue on a boat ride to Taquile island. The people who live on this island are very famous for being “the best weavers of Peru”. There, you will go on a beautiful hike to enjoy the views of the lake. During this hike you will stop to visit the town square of Taquile and visit the handicraft shops to see the typical weaving. The square is also the highest point of the hike (3,950m or 12,960 feet). After enjoying some free time around the square, you will enjoy a typical lunch. Then you will finish the hike going to the second port of the island, where you will take the motorboat back to Puno where your tour will come to an end at roughly 3:30 PM.
Includes
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Accommodation pickup/drop-off
  • Boat rides
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Kayak and equipment
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch on Taquile Island
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver. (In Peru & Bolivia it is common to tip your tour guide if you feel he/she provided you with a good service. It is not obligatory but it would be a nice gesture)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
Please make time for a mandatory pre-departure briefing at 7:00 PM on the day before your tour at your accommodation in Puno city center.
Organized by

Bamba Experience Inc

Product ID: 205875