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Uros and Taquile island, full day tour

Leave the city behind and come to the Uros and Taquile island to learn about these interesting communities living in the middle of the Titicaca lake. The Uros have lived on floating islands made from a reed called totora for more than two centuries. These people have learned to survive in the middle of Lake Titicaca by carrying out activities such as fishing, hunting and gathering. Currently these people also raise animals, but their main economic source has become tourism. In the other hand, Taquile is known as a peaceful island where men make clothes from sheep wool. From Taquile island you can have impressive views of the Titicaca lake and spend a calm and beautiful day. This tour is the perfect way to spend a full day in Puno.

General information

Price / 75 USD per person

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Availability

Everyday at 7:00 hrs

Duration

10 hours

Included and not included

Pick-up and transfer to your hotel.

Private transportation (only passengers doing the tour)

Entrance tickets to the port and the islands.

Experienced tour guide

Lunch

All fees and taxes

Breakfast and dinner

Gratuities for the guide (optional)

Itinerary

Pick up from your accommodation (7:00 am)

We pick up all participants from their hotels. Our pick-up area covers the center of Puno, we can also pick you up from another area if you notify us in advance.

Departure to the Uros (7:30 am)

We depart to the Uros floating islands using a lake boat. During the tour you will be able to see the landscape of the beautiful Titicaca lake.

Arrival in the Uros islands (10:00 am)

Once we arrive in the floating islands, the locals will help you to get out of the boat. In the Uros you will learn how these people live on the floating islands and what else they make with the totora reed. You will also have the chance to take a ride in a boat made of totora reed (not included in the price).

Departure to Taquile (11:00 am)

During this time you will enjoy the lake and will see many more floating islands on the way. You can also go to the roof top of the boat to have a better view.

Arrival in Taquile (12:00)

Once we arrive in Taquile, we need to walk around 45 minutes to the main square of the island, from there we will have an awesome view of the whole island. We will do a tour to know the entire island and learn about their culture and activities. After that we will have lunch at a nice restaurant and then we will start walking back to the boat.

Return to Puno (15:30)

After a long day discovering the communities in the Titicaca lake, we return staright to Puno and arrive at the port around 17:00 hrs.

What to bring
  • Comfy shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hut or cap

Are you ready to experience Puno?