• Uros Floating Islands Tour
  • Uros Floating Islands Tour
  • Uros Floating Islands Tour
  • Uros Floating Islands Tour
  • Uros Floating Islands Tour
  • Uros Floating Islands Tour
UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS TOUR
Lake Titicaca Tour - Full Day

UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS TOUR - FULL DAY

Tour Summary

  • tour id TRPUN202
  • ways to travel Guided tour, adventure
  • activities Sailing
  • group size 16 - 21 Max
  • duration full day
  • departures Daily departures
Uros and Taquile Islands Activity Level

Activity Level

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Prices & Services
  • Essential info

Lake Titicaca keeps ancient legends and villages submerged in the deepest part of it. But it is its islands and the people who inhabit them who can help us to know more about it.

The floating islands of the Uros are known all over the world. The people who inhabit them call themselves Kot-suña, which means People of the Lake, the inhabitants consider themselves owners of the lake and its waters. This ancient ethnic group has its origins since pre-Inca times. Today they still maintain their original lifestyle, men are excellent fishermen and women are expert weavers, but their main skill is the manufacture of objects made with totora, skills that have been inherited from ancestral times.

Taquile Island is located several kilometers from the coast, to cover this distance is necessary to navigate in one of our boats, fast and safe.

The island of Taquile is a beautiful place that has been trapped in time almost in its entirety. The inhabitants have kept their customs alive, but the influence of modernity is present in some details of their daily life. The inhabitants lead a peaceful life following basic rules since the time of the Incas. There is no medical center, no police station, no state institution, no crimes in this place.

On the way to the center of the island, we observe that we are surrounded by fields of crops, the settlers have a unique and striking clothing. The horizon shows us the fusion between the sky and the lake, a sublime and pleasant view.

The most important characteristic of the inhabitants of the Island is their textile work, it was declared as "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO.

Highlights

  • Fast and safe boat.
  • Unlike other tour operators, our service has been implemented to provide our passengers with a beautiful experience.
  • Visit the floating islands, and get to know their way of life explained by them.
  • Taquile, An island that has been trapped in time.
  • Weavers recognized by UNESCO.
Key information
  • Unlike other tour operators, our service has been implemented to provide our passengers with a beautiful experience.
  • The families we visit are more organized and trained in tourism.
  • Sail in a boat made of reed shaped like a dragon or a native bird of the lake.
  • Visit the floating islands, and get to know their way of life explained by them.
What's included
  • Bilingual professional guide.
  • Pick-up / drop-off hotel.
  • Entrance fee to the Islands.
  • Lunch.
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
What's not included
  • Extras & gratuities.
  • Snacks and Water.

HALF DAY TOUR

Dear passenger, our hotel includes pick-up service from your hotel and starts from 07:00 until 07:30 AM. This service is available in the most centrally located Puno hotels.

If you are staying in a private place or outside midtown, we'll contact you to arrange the meeting place and time.

07:00 hrs. Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Puno by our local guide and then transferred to the harbor. We start off our boat excursion of Lake Titicaca by visiting "The Uros Floating Islands", a small community that has lived on these reed Islands for decades. Centuries ago the small indigenous Uros tribe conceived of the islands as a way to isolate and protect themselves from rival tribes, the Collas and the Incas. The Uros people harvested the reeds in the shallows of the lake, bundled them together tightly and built floating island platforms complete with reed houses and canoes, creating in this way their own little world. On the islands we will learn with our local guide about the life style and customs. After strolling around the floating Islands, we continue our journey towards "Taquile Island" (2 hour aprox.), a traditional Quechua speaking community, full of ancient agricultural terraces.

The Taquile population was relatively isolated from the mainland until 1950s, and the notion of the community and family is still very strong among them. The weaving tradition of the Taquile Island goes back to early civilizations, thus keeps elements from pre-Inca Andean cultures alive in the present. All weaving is done on pre-Inca fixed and pedal looms. The most characteristic garments are the so-called "Chullo", a knitted hat with an earflap, and "The Calendar Waistband", depicting the annual cycles connected to ritual and agricultural activities. When we reach the shores of Taquile Island, we will have to walk up along a narrow path, enjoying on the way impressive views of the Lake Titicaca and also see gorgeous little houses inhabited by the direct decedents of the Inca Culture. After lunch, we will descent to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno. We will be back in Puno by 17:00 hrs. approximately. End of the tour.

  • 07:00 Hrs.
    Hotel pickup.
  • 07:30 Hrs.
    Departing from Port.
  • 08:00 Hrs.
    Uros floating Islands.
  • 11:00 Hrs.
    Taquile Island.
  • 15:30 Hrs.
    Hotel drop-off .

Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island Tour don't need a previous informative talk but, before the tour we contact you to confirm and arrange the time and place of departure. As appropriate, we will contact you by:

  • WhatsApp (recommended).
  • Email
  • Phone call to your hotel.

If you wish to visit our office, please write us beforehand. Telephone numbers, emails, address and location of our office is in our Contacts section.

USD 35.00

Group Service - Group Size: 20 - 25 ppl. * Available all year around.

15% off if you book any of our tours to Machu Picchu
Only available on group service

  • Group (price per person)
  • 01 - 05 paxs USD 35.00
  • 06 - 09 paxs USD 30.00
  • 10 - * paxs USD 28.00
  • Prices include entrance fee.
WHAT YOU NEED TO CARRY ON THE TOUR
  • Positive mind.
  • A light day pack to carry your things.
  • Water and some snack.
  • Money for souvenirs and tips if you wish to tip, in Peruvian currency
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Poncho, rain coat. Rainy Season.
HOW TO BOOK OUR TOUR
  • Our booking form is on the right side.
  • On group service we require a 100% deposit by PayPal.
  • On private service we need a 50% deposit by PayPal. Balance, It could be greatly appreciated if you pay cash at your briefing time in your hotel, US dollars or Peruvian Sol. There're many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. PayPal is another option too.
  • PayPal fees, 8% per transaction.
  • Payment methods: You can use other payment methods such as bank transfer, Moneygram and Transferwise.
  • Cancellation Policy: You can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before the tour starts. You'll be charged the total price if you cancel in the 48 hours before the tour starts or in case of no show. Does not include PayPal fees, 8%.
  • Change of departure date: You can change the departure date up to 48 hours before the scheduled tour.
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