Uros and Taquile Island Tour: Full Day

Type of Service
Small groups between 8 to 15 people as maximum
Difficulty
Easy
Frequency
The whole year
Availability
Every day

Uros Floating Island and Taquile Island Tour Full Day

The Uru Culture is one of the oldest and most indigenous ethnic groups on Lake Titicaca. They speak the Aymara language and have inhabited the lake since the Incas began expanding their terrorities over the plateau hundreds of years ago. The men are expert navigators of the totora rafts and the women dedicate themselves to embroidering their native textiles. This isolated civilisation is entirely dependant on the Totora reed with which they build their islands, houses, rafts and which also serves as food and fuel for their community.

The Island of Taquile is home to around 2,200 inhabitants, all of which speak the native Quechua language. Its residents are famous for their fine handwoven textiles which are regarded as among the highest quality in all of Peru. Knitting is exclusively performed by males, who are taught the skill as children, and the women are experts in wool spinning and using vegetables and minerals to dye the wool.  The women are also the weavers of the Chumpis, the wide colourful belts that are commonly worn in the community.

Places to visit :

  • Puno
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Uru Culture
  • Floating Islands
  • Taquile Island
From $ 72 / per person
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Itinerary

The tour begins with pick up from your hotel in Puno at 6:45am. You’ll then be driven by private transport to the port of Puno. Here you will take the 7:15am boat to the floating islands of Uros, located 10 km (30 mins by boat) from the port.

The indigenous Uru people, construct their islands out of huge blocks of Totora Reed, an aquatic plant native to Lake Titicaca. The islands are covered with a fresh layer of reeds every 20 days, and are able to float due to porosity of the blocks that release gases produced by decomposition. These blocks are then joined together and anchored to the lake bed using eucalyptus sticks.

The Uru culture is one of the oldest ethnic groups on Lake Titicaca, who have inhabited its waters since the Incas began expanding their terrorities over the plateau hundreds of years ago. They dedicate themselves to fishing and bird hunting and are entirely dependant on the Totora reed with which they build their islands, houses, rafts and which also serves as food and fuel for the inhabitants.

After saying goodbye to the Uru people, you’ll take the boat a further 1-hour to the island of Taquile. When you arrive you’ll walk along a wide trail to the Plaza de Armas, all the while admiring the breathtaking deep blue shores of Lake Titicaca. Throughout your tour of the island, you’ll visit places where local artwork is made, and take lunch at a local family home.

After lunch, you will return by boat to the port of Puno and be transported by car back to your hotel in the city.

  • 6:45am : Pick up from the hotel in Puno
  • 7:15am : Departure from the port of Puno
  • 8:00am : Visit to 2 floating islands of Uros
  • 9:30am : Depart by boat to Taquile Island
  • 12:00pm : Walk to Plaza de Armas on Taquile Island
  • 1:00pm : Take lunch at a family home in Taquile
  • 3:30pm : Return by boat to the port of Puno
  • 5:00pm : Transport from port to hotel in Puno

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel in Puno
  • Private transport to/from Port of Puno
  • Motor Boat (with toilet and seating)
  • Professional Spanish/English speaking guide
  • Lunch in Taquile and snack during the tour
  • Entrance ticket to Uros Floating Islands
  • Entrance ticket to Taquile island

Not Included

  •  Food not included in the itinerary
  • Gifts and Souvenirs
  • Tips and Gratuities

Recommendations to bring

  • Original passport – expiration date no less than 7 months
  • Walking shoes or light shoes or tennis shoes
  • Canteen water bottle as you should drink plenty of fluid on the tour
  • Raincoat or long poncho during the rainy season
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Long pants
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Medicines and / or personal effects
  • A light backpack or briefcase
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Cash/coins – small denominations – soles & dollars
  • Face mask and face shield (if preferred)

Price and Options

OPTION 1
$72 REGULAR PRICE 80 PER PERSON
PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE
“SHARED BOAT”

(Group between 8 to 15 people)

OPTION 2
$135 REGULAR PRICE 150 PER PERSON
PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE
“PRIVATE BOAT”

(2 participants as minimum)

Additional Information

  • The groups are formed between 4 to 7 people maximum.
  • For the reservation of this tour a minimum of 02 people is required.

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