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Puno: Full-Day Tour of Lake Titicaca and Uros & Taquile

1. Puno: Full-Day Tour of Lake Titicaca and Uros & Taquile

You’ll be picked up at your Puno accommodation at the beginning of this full-day excursion to Lake Titicaca. An English-speaking guide will accompany you as you travel to the lake’s islands of Uros and Taquille. Uros is a group of islands whose buildings are made entirely of tortora reeds. It is home to a small community that dates back to pre-Inca times. Spend some time with the local residents before continuing on to Taquile – an island whose culture is more closely related to that of the Aymara people of Bolivia. You’ll enjoy a locally prepared lunch on the island before visiting the local cooperative and seeing first-hand the skill of the local weavers. Return to Puno and to your lodge after a unique look at the cultures of these islands.

From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile by Fast Boat with Lunch

2. From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile by Fast Boat with Lunch

Spend the day discovering the natural and cultural heritage of Lake Titicaca. One of the first ethnic groups in the Andean region, the Uro people built their homes and livelihoods on floating islands made from reeds. Tour the islands by boat before stopping off at Taquile to meet the locals and enjoy a traditional lunch on the lake.  The adventure starts with hotel pick up from central Puno at 7:00 AM. Drive to the shores of the lake before hopping in a boat for the 1.5-hour journey to Taquile. Ride in comfort on a fast boat with an experienced guide. Restrooms are available onboard and along the way you'll enjoy stunning views of the lake. Upon arrival at Taquile, enjoy a 1-hour walk around the island. Stop by a village to see a cultural demonstration by the locals and learn the art of Taquile textile making which was recognized by UNESCO for its intangible heritage. At 12:00 PM, a lunch of quinoa soup, fresh fish, and vegetables will be served. Enjoy the local flavors while learning about day-to-day life on the island.  After lunch, walk back to the main dock in Taquile for the return transfer. At 3:30 PM, the group arrives in Puno for hotel drop-off.

From Puno: Half-Day Kayak on Uros Floating Islands

3. From Puno: Half-Day Kayak on Uros Floating Islands

This kayak tour on Lake Titicaca begins with a pick-up from your hotel to Isla Esteves Port at 08:00 approximately, where you will take all the professional equipment/ gear needed for kayaking. You will paddle for about an hour until the islands of the Uros. During the trip, you will see all of the biodiversity of Lake Titicaca comprised of its birds, flora and fauna and landscape of Lake Titicaca. In addition, see an island made ​​entirely of rocks when you finally arrive to the island of Uros, where the locals will give you a warm welcome and explanation of the activities. Return to your hotel at about 11:30.

From Cusco: Puno and Uros Islands 2-Day Trip

4. From Cusco: Puno and Uros Islands 2-Day Trip

Travel to Puno on this 2-day trip from Cusco. Experience historic and scenic sights including Andahuaylillas, the Temple of the Wiracocha God, and La Raya. Ride to Uros Islands on a speedboat and a tour of the island of Taquile on day 2. Day 1: Cusco to Puno Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to the bus station for the tourist bus to Puno. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey with plenty of stops at attractions along the scenic route. Stop at Andahuaylillas to visit its beautiful chapel. Pause in Racchi to encounter the Temple of the Wiracocha God, then enjoy a lunch stop in beautiful La Raya. Continue your journey with a visit to the Pucará Site Museum. Arrive in Puno in the late afternoon. Enjoy a transfer from the bus station to your hotel accommodation, with the evening free to explore the city at your leisure. Day 2: Puno and the Floating Islands to Cusco Begin your day with pickup and transport to the pier for a speedboat journey to the Uros islands. Take a tour of these famous floating islands made of reeds. Enjoy a cruise on the highest navigable lake in the world to the remote island of Taquile. Take a guided tour of the island and its scenic viewpoints, before pausing for lunch in a local restaurant. After eating, begin your journey back to Puno. Take advantage of some free time to explore the city at your leisure. Enjoy some dinner in one of the city's many restaurants (own expense), before hopping on the night bus for the journey back to Cusco.

From Puno: 2-Day Amantani Island Tour

5. From Puno: 2-Day Amantani Island Tour

Day 1: Uros and Amantani  On this tour to Amantani, Uros and Taquile Islands, you will be picked up from your hotel in the downtown area and driven to the port, where you will board a comfortable motor boat. Your guide (Spanish/ English) will take you to the Uros Floating Islands (30 minutes travel) before reaching Amantani (approximately 2.5-hours) by midday, where Amantani families will be waiting for you. Walk (30 minutes uphill) to the local houses in Amantani and have lunch based on Andean specialities provided by the islanders. Have time to rest and settle into your rooms. Then, walk to the top of the island and see the ceremonial Inca temples Pachamama and Pachatata. You'll also see one of the best sunsets in the world. Then, return to the local houses for dinner and at night, go dancing with the families (the party is optional). Day 2: Going to the island of Taquile After your breakfast, descend to the Port of Amantani (08:00) to take a boat towards Taquile Island. Have lunch on this island and then return to the Port of Amantani (13:00) to return to Puno by 16:00. 

From Puno: Full-Day Uros Taquile Sillustani Tour

6. From Puno: Full-Day Uros Taquile Sillustani Tour

On this tour, you can visit the island of Uros, Taquile and go overland to Sillustani. Speedboat traveling means less travel time to have time to visit the Sillustani ruins at your return. This tour to the island of Taquile includes a speedboat ride, pick-up from your hotel between 06:50 and 07:05 to be taken to the port of Puno, where you will proceed to take a fast boat and embark towards your destination of the floating islands of Uros. Your Spanish/ English-speaking guide will release the life of these amazing people to you. Then, go to the Port of Taquile (1-hour and 15 minute drive), the island where you will take a 20 minute walk to a local restaurant and eat a delicious trout (or omelet). Have time to walk (on your own) on the island. Afterward, you will go to the parade ground to get to know a little bit more about the life of Taquileños showing you how they lived through their textiles. Return at about 14:20 back to the island and arrive to Puno at approximately 15:30. Then, immediately go on a private tour of the famous Sillustani chullpas, where you can discover the lagoon called Umayo and visit the Inca and pre-Inca tombs.

Puno: Lake Titicaca Day Tour

7. Puno: Lake Titicaca Day Tour

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.

From Puno: Sun Island and Copacabana 1-Day Tour

8. From Puno: Sun Island and Copacabana 1-Day Tour

Your tour begins with an early morning pickup from your hotel where you will then head to Copacabana. When arriving at the border of Peru and Bolivia your passport and migration card will be checked by authorities from both countries. Once arriving in Copacabana you will visit the Sanctuary of Copacabana and then have lunch in town. In the afternoon at 1:30 PM the tour will head to Sun Island. Enjoy a 1.5 hour ride on a motor boat. Once you get to the island, stretch your legs on a 40 minute walk. See the archaeological complexes of Pilko Kaina on the shore of the island, the Chincana ruins, the Temple of the Sung, the Sacred Rock and the Table of Ceremonies. Spend time in the archaeological museum to learn more about the history of the impressive complexes. Your day tour will end with a drop-off at your hotel in Puno at 8:30 PM.

From Puno: Amantani, Taquile & Uros Full-Day Tour

9. From Puno: Amantani, Taquile & Uros Full-Day Tour

On this full-day tour, start with an early morning pick-up from your central Puno hotel and departure from Amantani to Taquile at 06:00. After a 3-hour drive, arrive to Amantani Island port and walk for about an hour to Cerro Pachamama, the highest point of the island, to see the Inca ruins and beautiful scenery. At 11:30, depart from Amantani for Taquile, where you will walk uphill for 40 minutes to have lunch in a local restuarant and learn about the local customs of this beautiful island. Visit the main square, craft market and admire the unique landscapes from this vantage point. Then, depart for Uros to explore the 2 floating islands of Uros. At 17:20, arrive in Puno and transfer from the port to hotels in downtown Puno.

Puno: Uros and Taquile Islands Tour in a Speedboat

10. Puno: Uros and Taquile Islands Tour in a Speedboat

The tour begins with pickup from selected hotels in Puno and heads to the port where your speedboat adventure begins. Board your boat for the day and then head out on the water to discover the array of floating islands, populated by the ancestral Uros society. The people have built their homes upon the artificial islands on Titicaca lake which are made from a type of reed, the Totora plant. As you sail around the islands, learn about the history, culture and traditions of the Uros people, and how their fascinating way of life thrives even in the modern day. Then continue onto the island of Taquile, once part of the Inca Empire, where the remains of this incredible culture are still visible. On Taquile island, meet the locals and witness first-hand their culture and traditions. Watch a unique craft demonstration, and learn how the community thrives from their skills. Finally, enjoy a traditional and tasty lunch before returning to Puno.

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What people are saying about Puno

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 43 reviews

A very enriching experience, we really liked the organization of Fausto the guide and everything we could learn from the communities. Highly recommended!

Nice trip to Uros. Our guide Hugo was helpful and knowledgeable. Trip was short and relaxed to get idea about Titicaca

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!

Worth it!!

It is a nice excursion, lunch is sensational and the lake view is the same.

Unforgettable landscape

Excellent service, starting with the punctuality of the hotel pick-up.