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  • From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile Island Full Day Tour

    1. 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 th...

    Great experience. Very educational and interactive. Tour guide Manuel was great in answering questions.

  • 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.

  • Half-Day Uros Floating Islands Tour from Puno

    7. 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: Floating Islands of the Uros Half-Day Tour

    8. From Puno: Floating Islands of the Uros Half-Day Tour

    Join a half-day guided tour to visit the famous floating islands on Lake Titicaca where the Uros people live and discover the rich history of this culture established over 3,000 years ago.  Embark on a boat from to the main port of Punos towards the floating islands located in the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, where today around 2,000 inhabitants live. Be amazed by the unique sight of the 80 floating islands that have been built of totora, an aquatic plant that grows on the surface of the lake.  Learn how the totora is woven and laid and layered to build the surface of each island. The Uros people trade the plant and also use to build their houses, to cook, and in their cuisine. As an optional activity, It is possible to make a journey in a boat called "Balsa de Totora", a traditional form of aquatic transport also made from the aquatic plant.

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What people are saying about Uros Floating Islands

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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Very well organized and executed! The guide was speaking English and trying to make the trip a lifetime experience! I can highly recommend this trip and hope for further travelers that your have as much luck with the weather as we had! Thanks Get Your Guide for providing the option to book this day trip!

Nice guide, pick up service, good communication, really good idea to spend day over the Titicaca. Recommend this company!!!

Great experience. Very educational and interactive. Tour guide Manuel was great in answering questions.

Visit to both islands was great, superb lunch, friendly guide. Would definitely recommend.