From Cusco: 2-Night Lake Titicaca Excursion
- Duration: 1 day
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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! :-)
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
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.
They could have done a better job with informing me about a pick up delay. Pick up was scheduled at 8:00 am yet they didn't show up until 30 minutes later. I tried calling them numerous times but they weren't responsive up to the last minute. Aside from that issue I enjoyed this tour a lot.
It's really interesting to see the traditional lifestyles of both the Uros and the people on Taquile Island. The guide Daniel took great effort to explain everything, even over lunch to make us really appreciate every facet of their lives.