1. Peru
  2. Puno Region
  3. Puno
  4. Lake Titicaca

Puno: Lake Titicaca Day Tour

Product ID: 197725
The opportunity to visit Taquile Island, where you will be able to interact with an indigenous community that has conserved its original traditions and organization throughout time.
About this activity
Duration: 10.5 hours
Starting time 6:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup and drop off will be conducted from your accommodation in the Puno city center.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Uros floating islands
  • Hike to the top of Taquille Island
  • Meet the islands' friendly inhabitants
Full description
Your tour will begin between 6:00AM and 7:00AM, at which point you will transfer from your Central Puno hotel to the port. You will then travel by motor boat (which is 35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather) to the Uros floating islands. Stepping on these islands feels very much like being on a water bed, but is completely safe.

You will see houses and many islands, as you meet the friendly local inhabitants who are descendants of one of the oldest South American groups. Rides on traditional reed boats can be arranged, and you will visit two of the 60 islands before continuing on to Taquile Island.

Following a relaxed 2.5-hour navigation, you will get the chance to enjoy the spectacular views offered by Lake Titicaca. Once there, you will discover a unique community, before a long gradually ascending path takes you to the village. You can visit the communal cooperative where you will find handicraft textiles of high quality, before you eventually depart back to Puno City at 2:30PM. At 5:30PM you will arrive to Puno, at which point you will be taken back to your hotel.
Includes
  • All transfers
  • Spanish and English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch on Taquile Island
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional speed boat ride (can be arranged directly at the Uros Islands and paid directly to the local boat skipper)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Remember to bring a t-shirt (optionally a long sleeved shirt), long trousers, warm clothing (a jacket or a fleece), a rain coat or a poncho, a hat and sun glasses, sunscreen, walking shoes or boots, a camera, and Peruvian currency
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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The island of Uros is not from another world, it is very dedicated to tourism, so it loses all its charm. The ship is very slow and the return became very long. Taquile Island was what we liked the most. And you can't miss the trout, it's delicious.

September 14, 2019

The island of Uros is not from another world, it is very dedicated to tourism, so it loses all its charm. The ship is very slow and the return became very long. Taquile Island was what we liked the most. And you can't miss the trout, it's delicious.

September 14, 2019

The tour was a great experience

The tour was really fantastic and well organized. Our tour guide was superb, we learned a lot of that trip. Thank you!

May 7, 2019

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Bamba Experience Inc

Product ID: 197725