Water activity

Puno: Uros and Taquile Islands Tour in a Speedboat

Activity provider: LimaTours

Puno: Uros and Taquile Islands Tour in a Speedboat

Activity provider: LimaTours

From US$ 75 per person

Spend the day soaking up the sunshine as you sail around Titicaca Lake, the highest lake in the world. Travel around the floating islands of Uros and you learn about the culture, history and traditions of the locals while admiring the stunning landscape.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from any of the hotels indicated. If if you are not staying in any of the indicated hotels, or if you are staying in a private residence or AirBnb, please contact the local partner in the days prior to the tour to arrange a pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the landscape of the highest lake in the world
  • Watch craft demonstrations from local people
  • Learn about the unique culture and history of Taquile island
  • Meet the locals and enjoy a traditional lunch
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transfers by speed boat
  • Professional tour guide in English or Spanish
  • Lunch in Taquile
  • Admission to Uros and Taquile islands
  • Gratuities
  • Photos
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Roundtrip transportation is available from hotels located in Puno (urban area)
  •  Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers who are staying in Peru for more than 60 days because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable warm clothes, a waterproof jacket, comfortable shoes, and a sun hat
  •  It is recommended that you bring snacks, water, local currency, sunscreen, and insect repellent
  • The use of face masks in public places is no longer mandatory due to a decrease in COVID infection in Peru. With the exception of health facilities, ground transportation services and closed spaces without ventilation. However, it is recommended that persons over 60 years of age who have received less than three doses of COVID continue to use the KN95 mask for preventive purposes.

Product ID: 247577