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  • Uros and Taquile Island Boat Trip from Puno

    1. Uros and Taquile Island Boat Trip from Puno

    Benefit from early morning pickup at your hotel in Puno, and then travel down to the port to board a comfortable motor boat to explore the unique islands of Lake Titicaca. Benefit from the local knowledge of an English and Spanish-speaking guide who will take you on an adventure around the manmade islands of Uros, built from the local reeds. Arrive at Taquile at around Midday, and then walk uphill to appreciate the beauty of Lake Titicaca from the main plaza. Break for lunch and learn more about the inhabitants of the island, declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005. Explore the handicraft market to see the famous textiles made by the locals and visit some of the museums. Return to Puno by boat in the late afternoon.

  • Lake Titicaca 2-Day Tour to Uros, Amantani and Taquile

    2. Lake Titicaca 2-Day Tour to Uros, Amantani and Taquile

    Discover the islands of Lake Titicaca on this 2-day tour from Puno. Spend the night at a homestay on Amantani Island and learn about local traditions. Day 1: Uros Islands and Amantani Head to the legendary floating reed islands by motorboat. On Amantani Island the tour breaks into smaller groups for stays with local families. Trek to the top of the mountain to see the Temples of the Pachamama and Pachatata. Authentic food will be prepared and music performed by your designated family. Day 2: Taquile Island – Puno After breakfast, take a short boat ride to nearby Taquile island and meet locals known for their intricate weavings. Return to Puno after lunch, arriving between 3:15 PM and 3:30 PM.

  • From Cusco: 2-Night Lake Titicaca Excursion

    3. From Cusco: 2-Night Lake Titicaca Excursion

    Day 1 Meet your driver at the bus terminal in Cusco in the evening and board your overnight bus to Puno. Day 2 After a night on the road, arrive in Puno in the morning. Transfer to your hostel where you can leave your bags for the day. Next, take the boat out to the Uros Islands for a guided tour of the famous floating reed islands. Enjoy a cruise through the highest navigable lake in the world to reach the remote island of Taquile. Upon arrival at Taquile, enjoy a guided tour of the island which takes in some of the best viewpoints available before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, begin the journey back to Puno.  In Puno, enjoy some free to explore the city or go for dinner at one of the many restaurants before boarding your overnight bus back to Cusco. Day 3 Get dropped off at your hotel or hostel in Cusco in...

    siempre te mandan a un guía, el guía muy bien con su explicación en español e inglés, siempre atento a los usuarios, lago Titicaca magestuoso

  • Puno: 2 Day Visit to Uros, Amantani and Taquile

    4. Puno: 2 Day Visit to Uros, Amantani and Taquile

    Depart from Puno on the first day of the tour and head to the floating islands of Uros and marvel at the stunning scenery all around. Next, enjoy a 3-hour motorboat journey to the Amantani island and see local families running down the hill to welcome you. Meet your designated host family and immerse yourself in their traditional culture and way of life. Enjoy a typical lunch with the family made from natural local products and participate in intercultural activities until dinner time. After dinner, watch a traditional show with your family before spending the night at their home. On day two of the tour start with an early breakfast with your host family. After an emotional goodbye, it's time to depart to Taquile Island a traditional Quechua speaking community, located at the heart of the Lake Titicaca. Admire the beautiful harbor of Taquile and then walk up along a narrow path to the c...

  • Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Full-Day Tour

    5. Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a 2-hour boat trip on Lake Titicaca and visit the floating islands of Uros. The inhabitants of the lake are referred to as the Water Tribe and have built their own islands with a local type of sugarcane. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. The next stop on this 7-hour activity is Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua speakers who have developed unique and effective social systems and hand-weaving techniques. Stop for a typical lunch in the village of Taquile. Take a walk through the hills and archaeological sites of this 6-kilometer-long island before returning to Puno by boat.

    It was an amazing experience to get in touch with Taquile's island way of living as a coperative social group and in an indepedent way from the mainland country. People there were so kind to show us some of their customs and to serve us delicious sea food :-) we also enjoyed our time spent with some Uros families, who tried to explain us their way of living from fishing, making handicrafts and tourists visiting them. We would like to give many thanks to our guide who was very knowledgable about their customs and he gave us a nice tour in uros and taquile islands!! The boat driver was very good and we were feeling safe during the whole boat trip! We totally recommend this experience! :-)

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

    6. 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.

  • Cusco: 2-Day Lake Titicaca Tour

    7. Cusco: 2-Day Lake Titicaca Tour

    Day 1: Cusco to Puno You will be picked up from your hotel at 6:30 AM before heading to the tourist bus station for Puno. During the trip, you will make different stops for different tourist centers. At 8:10 AM you will take a 35-minute tour of the Temple of Andahuaylillas Chapel Sixtina de America. Later on, you will explore the Archeological Complex of Raqchi, before sitting down for a buffet-style lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit the Step la Raya, before continuing to explore the Museum Litico de Pucapucara. Your day will end at 5:30 PM, at which point you will arrive in the city of Puno to rest in your hotel. Day 2: Puno Your second day will begin at 6:30 AM, at which point you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Port of Puno. You will then board your boat in Puno, departing for Taquile. You will then visit the Uros I...

    Good experience to explore puno & lake titicaca. Just beware that after finish tour on the 2nd day, you still have time to explore puno as the bus to go back to cusco will depart around 10pm and you will arrive in Cusco around 5am next day

  • Half-Day Uros Floating Islands Tour from Puno

    8. Half-Day Uros Floating Islands Tour from Puno

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then climb aboard a motor boat in Puno. Cross Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world - and journey amongst the reeds to the artificial islands of Uros. Discover more than 60 man-made floating islands inhabited by the indigenous Uru people. In recent times they have made more contact with mainland culture, but still hunt birds and fish as part of their main activities. Step onto these incredible reed platforms and get in touch with an authentic culture. Observe the different inhabited reed islands of the archipelago from the water and take a guided tour of 2 or 3 of the islands aboard a traditional reed raft (optional) before returning to Puno.

  • From Puno: 3-Hour Uros Floating Islands Tour

    9. From Puno: 3-Hour Uros Floating Islands Tour

    On this tour to the floating islands of Uros, you will be picked up from your hotel and head toward the port of Puno, where you will take a motor boat towards the famous Uros Floating Reed Islands.  Have a Spanish/ English professional guide who will show you this beautiful place, explaining the life and history of these fascinating Uros inhabitants. You will have enough time to explore the island by yourself, visit the families houses and take photographs from tower points. Have the possibility of choosing from three schedules either in the morning, midday or afternoon as seen in the itinerary tab. Remember this 3.5-hour excursion all your life.

  • Puno: Lake Titicaca Day Tour

    10. 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...

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 185 reviews

It was an amazing experience to get in touch with Taquile's island way of living as a coperative social group and in an indepedent way from the mainland country. People there were so kind to show us some of their customs and to serve us delicious sea food :-) we also enjoyed our time spent with some Uros families, who tried to explain us their way of living from fishing, making handicrafts and tourists visiting them. We would like to give many thanks to our guide who was very knowledgable about their customs and he gave us a nice tour in uros and taquile islands!! The boat driver was very good and we were feeling safe during the whole boat trip! We totally recommend this experience! :-)

Excellent service!! I don't know how Leto the group in Cusco, there were only 3 of us, but the pick-up and transfer service were excellent !!!, the guide knew the tour and explained great in several languages! It was very enjoyable and we learned a lot about the culture thanks to the guide's explanations !!! An experience like no other !! recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It was a great day ... ,,, there was only one problem with the boat's engine, but it was solved in half an hour. Uros Island and Taquile Island

Nice excursion even if it is a bit touristy. It allows these ethnic groups to stay there for a few more years.

Very nice trip, small group, guide was very informative, relaxed and friendly