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

1. 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 Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile Island Full Day Tour

2. From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile Island Full Day Tour

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.

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

3. 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.

Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Full-Day Tour

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

Enjoy a 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 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.

From Cusco: 2-Night Lake Titicaca Excursion

5. 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 the morning.

Puno: 2 Day Visit to Uros, Amantani and Taquile

6. 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 center of the island. Along the walk, gaze upon the breathtaking natural landscapes including the nearby Bolivian mountain range. Once you arrive at the top of the hike, listen to your local guide share stories and anecdotes about traditional life on Taquile. Later on, enjoy some free time to wander around and explore then relax at a local restaurant for lunch. Finally, descend to the harbor and hop aboard the boat back to Puno.

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

7. 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.

2 Day Amantani Island Rural Tourism Tour

8. 2 Day Amantani Island Rural Tourism Tour

The excursion starts with a morning pick-up from the hotel to the main port in the city. Departing from Puno city, the boat stops in The Uros floating Islands, where the guide will explain the history, purpose, and the way to make floating islands. After the explanation you will have free time to walk along the island or just interact with the locals. Continuing with the trip the boat will head to Amantani Island where the local family will be waiting to take you to the house, Lunch will be prepared by the family using local products. In the afternoon the guide will take you to the top of the island to see one of the most amazing sunsets in Peru (optional), if not, just walk around the island enjoying the great views of Lake Titicaca. At night a welcome party organized by the locals will be held in the comunal room. Dinner and breakfast will be provided by the family. The second day after breakfast the leader of the family will take you to the island's pier to take a boat to ride to Taquile island, where you guide will explain the traditions of the islanders in Taquile which are very special compared with other places in the lake. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Taquile island. Return to Puno city on the second day.

From Cusco: Puno and Uros Islands 2-Day Trip

9. 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 Cusco: Lake Titicaca with a visit to Uros and Taquile

10. From Cusco: Lake Titicaca with a visit to Uros and Taquile

Discover the beauty of lake Titicaca and its islands on this 2-day tour from Cusco. Stay overnight in a comfortable 3-star hotel and enjoy delicious lunches. Learn about the local Taquile culture. Day One: Be picked up from your hotel and driven to the bus station to catch your bus to Puno. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to the Andean Baroque Andahuaylillas church. Explore the rich artwork in this 16th century Jesuit church on a guided tour. Board the bus and head to the Incan archaeological complex of Raqchi. Walk through the complex to admire the ancient adobe and stonework. Continue to the city of Sicuani where you can enjoy a delectable buffet lunch. Drive to La Raya where you can take in breathtaking views of mountains that are considered sacred. Uncover the history of ancient cultures at the museum Litico Pukara before transferring to your accommodation in Puno to rest for the evening. Day Two: Start the day with pickup from your hotel and transportation to the Port of Puno. Hop aboard a boat and view the mountains and towns that line the shores of lake Titicaca as you cruise to the island of Uros. Take part in a cultural demonstration to gain a deeper understanding of the local Taquile culture. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the island. Have a lunch of fresh fried fish and quinoa cream at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel in Puno to rest or spend some free time exploring the area. Leave for Cusco at 9:30 PM and travel overnight to reach your accommodation in Cusco in the morning.

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What people are saying about Taquile Island

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 296 reviews

Absolutely amazing. Our guide was excellent and interesting and the islands were just what we needed- a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our home stay was also excellent. One of the best tours I have ever been a part of!

Interesantes las islas flotantes, los humanos aprovechando la naturaleza.

Very good day, the landscapes are very pretty. The lunch meal was great!

Great day visiting Uros and Taquile Islands and meeting with the locals.

Beautiful place, and a unique story! It's so worth it.