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UROS, TAQUILE HOME STAY & TAQUILE ISLANDS

2 DAYS - LAKE TITICACA

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Visit the islands of Uros, Amantani and Taquile in Lake Titicaca and learn about the traditions of this ancient nations.

ADVENTURE TOUR

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Meals

    1 dinner, 1 breakfast & 1 lunch

  • Tour Style

    Boat trip, smooth trek

  • Group Size

    Between 05 and 15 people

  • Team

    Professional local guide

Puno - Uros, Amantani & Taquile Island - Lake Titicaca

Tour Itinerary

The islands we visit on our itinerary are far away from each other. Our boat is equipped to cover long distances, but above all to make the trip entertaining. If the weather is favorable, you will greatly enjoy the trip between the Uros and Amantani Islands.

Our boats have 3 sections, you will be able to contemplate Lake Titicaca from any of them.

The Island of the Uros

The inhabitants of the floating islands of the Uros are an ancestral ethnic group. This group of people has lived on Lake Titicaca since time immemorial. Even today they still maintain their original way of life, fishing, hunting birds and collecting eggs. But their main skill lies in the manufacture of various items made of totora reeds. This plant is present on the shores and in shallow places of Lake Titicaca.

Amantani Island

The island of Amantani is the largest island in Lake Titicaca, covering an area of 9,000 meters and home to some 800 families, its highest point is at 4,150 meters above sea level.

This lovely island has two temples dedicated to Pacha mama (mother earth) and Pacha tata (father earth). These temples are closed all year round, except on the third Thursday of January, when the locals celebrate their annual festival. We will have the opportunity to visit the mountain in the afternoon and enjoy the scenery from the viewpoint of the island.

The landscape of Lake Titicaca and the horizon at sunset are sublime from this place.

Taquile Island

The island of Taquile has been trapped in time, almost in its entirety. The inhabitants have kept their customs alive to the present day, but the influence of modernity is present in some details of their daily life.

The inhabitants of Taquile are expert weavers, an ancient tradition that dates back to the earliest civilizations. All weavings are made on fixed looms and pedal looms of pre-Inca design. The most characteristic garments are the so-called "Chullo", a woven cap with earflaps, and "La Cinta del Calendario", which represents the annual cycles related to rituals and agricultural activities.

The textile work of the inhabitants of Taquile was declared a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO.

First day

Hotel Pick-up

The pick-up service starts at 07:00. And we leave the port of Puno at 07:30.

"Dear passenger, our no-cost (free) hotel pick-up and drop-off service is only available for accommodation located in the city centre. If you are staying in a private place (AIRBNB) or outside the city centre, we'll contact you to coordinate the meeting time and place.

* Remember that you can book our private pick-up and drop-off service too."

07:30

Amantani Island Homestay - Lake Titicaca

The Floating Island of the Uros

The boat ride to the islands takes approximately 30 minutes and offers beautiful views of Lake Titicaca. Upon arrival we are welcomed by a group of islanders. Our local guide will explain important aspects of the life and customs of this small nation.

A traditional activity in the Uros is the ride in a small handmade boat, made of cane by the locals. The cost of the ride is not included in the tour.

Amantani Island

After the tour on the floating island of the Uros, we continue our journey to the island of Amantani. Upon arrival at the island's port, we will be welcomed by a group of families. Our guide, who is in charge of the group, introduces us to the families who provide accommodation on the island.

Visitors are divided into pairs and each group stays in a family home.

In the afternoon, we visit the Pachamama mountain, an ancient ceremonial site located at the top of the island. This place is ideal for watching the wonderful sunset over Lake Titicaca. At nightfall, we will gather in the main square and return to our family home for dinner.

Food in Amantani is regulated for health and safety reasons. During dinner, our hosts invite us to get to know their home and their way of life.

In the evening visitors are invited to a particular activity, an Andean party. Local families provide traditional clothing. The men wear ponchos and woolen hats. The women wear colorful skirts, blouses, and veils. The costumes have unique styles and designs. The party takes place in the main folklore hall and is accompanied by one of the local orchestras.

The tour includes lunch in Taquile square and concludes around 5pm. The transfer service will be waiting for you at the port of Puno.

Second day

Lake Titicaca Tour

Taquile Island

The next morning and after an instant breakfast we say goodbye to our host family and return to the island's dock. Our stay on Amantani Island is over.

The hike up from the port to the centre of the island will be along a trail. The path is surrounded by cultivated fields, small houses, and impressive views of Lake Titicaca. You will meet the inhabitants and admire their colourful weavings, a craft since time immemorial. Here you can also enjoy a very scenic hike, followed by lunch in a local restaurant.

After visiting the islands, we return to the dock, with a greater appreciation of what life is like on Lake Titicaca.

15:30

Transfer to the hotel

The tour concludes around 03:30 pm. The transfer service will be waiting for you at the port of Puno.

Briefing

Pre-information about this tour and the itinerary.

  • This tour doesn't require a briefing. However, we'll contact you at your hotel or other means, to coordinate the pick-up time. We will contact you by any of the following means:


    • Phone call hotel.
    • WhatsApp (recommended).
    • E-mail.

    If you wish to visit our office, please write to us in advance. Phone numbers, e-mails, address and location of our office can be found in our contact section. However, due to the current situation, we're only working remotely for now.

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