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From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile Island Full Day Tour

From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile Island Full Day Tour

From US$ 32 per person

Two activities in one full day. Visit the floating islands of the indigenous Uros people, then sail to Taquile Island and meet the local people to learn more about their traditions, with views of Lake Titicaca's spectacular scenery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in downtown Puno. Please provide the name and address of your hotel/accommodation while booking so that the pickup can be arranged.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the manmade floating islands of the Uros people
  • Take in the scenic splendor of Lake Titicaca
  • Sample some of the local food
  • Meet and interact with the indigenous people, and learn more about life on the lake
Full description
Depart Puno and journey to the floating islands of the Uros people on Lake Titicaca. Get explanations from your guide about how these islands are created by the locals using bundles of dried totora reeds. Learn the history of the area and interact with the locals to hear more about their life out on the water. Then, cruise over to Taquile Island in the largest part of Lake Titicaca. Experience life on the lake up close and get some stunning views of the Andes Mountains as a bonus. Hear about the inhabitants of Taquile Island and how they descended from the Inca people to mostly work as farmers and weavers, and how they have inherited some distinct Inca traditions. Go for a medium-level hike on the island, known for its handwoven art and collective farms, and enjoy a lunch of local produce served in a local restaurant. Then, return to Puno city on the shore of the lake for the end of the tour services.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel (downtown Puno only)
  • Entrance fees to the floating islands and Taquile island
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Lunch
  • Transportation by regular boat or by speedboat (if option selected)
  • Cold drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of downtown Puno. This can be arranged at an additional cost for the following locations: the Sonesta Posada del Inca hotel, Casa Andina Premium, Hotel Libertador Isla Esteves, Xima Hotels, Jose Antonio Hotels, and Mirador del Titicaca.
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Know before you go

  • A vegetarian lunch option is available on request
  • Please note that the visit to Taquile Island involves a medium-level amount of hiking
  • Please bring sun screen, a sun hat, walking shoes and waterproof clothes (January, February and March only)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 159 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Ich war von diesem Tour sehr gut überrascht. Super Organisation und Erklärungen vom Guides. Ich war ein bisschen skeptisch weil ich viele Kommentare darüber gelesen habe, dass es sehr turistisch geworden ist und nicht mehr so autentisch. Ich muss zustimmen aber es gibt ein Grund warum es so ist. Das war eine der interessantesten Erlebnisse für mich in Peru und wurde jedem empfehlen. Mir geht´s nicht darum ob sich die Einwohnern für die Turisten bekleiden, sondern wie sie dort leben und diese schwimmende Inseln bauen. Und ein Tip.. die Armbänder die man in Taquile zu verkaufen findet gibt es wirklich nur dort. Ich dachte es gäbe noch in Cuzco, aber gar nicht. Und die sind wirklich die schönste und autentischste. Schade, hätte ich das vorher gewusst.

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October 12, 2021

Brilliant day would have rated it excellent but unfortunately as we were sat at the back of the boat next to the engine although the guide had a microphone we couldn’t hear anything so missed out on quite a bit as he told lots of facts on the boat luckily our friend was sat closer and could fill us in on what he said later

March 10, 2020

We took a private guide but for this type of a trip that was a mistake. We ended up being on a boat shared by about 30 other passengers. The guide on the boat seem to be much more knowledge than our private guide. So my recommendation would be to simply sign up for the speedboat tour without the private guide.

October 20, 2019

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