Uros and Taquile, Titicaca lake islands tour 1D
Titicaca lake islands Uros and Taquile Tour
Enjoy a trip to the most famous islands in the Titicaca lake (Peru), Taquile and the floating island of Uros on this Titicaca lake tour, and learn a bit about the local ancient culture of the indigenous Uru community, the water people high up in the Andes mountains! You will be guided by an English speaking guide, native to the Cusco Region.
The Titicaca lake, according to local culture the birthplace of the sun, is known as the largest navigable lake in the world and the second-largest lake in South America. At an altitude of 3812 meters (12507 feet), it is the highest large lake in the world as well as spanning over 2 countries, Bolivia and Peru. You will visit the islands with a boat from the city of Puno, the capital city of the Puno region.
Taquile is an island only 7 square kilometers, harboring around 2000 indigenous people. Despite the size of the local community, its culture is world renown for its colorful woven textiles. Everywhere you go on the island you can bear witness to the stunning landscapes of the green hills contrasted with the blue water of the Titicaca lake.
Uros is the name of the 120 (and growing) floating islands built by the Uru, the indigenous offspring of the oldest native community of the Titicaca lake. This unique culture is an astounding experience to witness, living afloat on floating platforms of Totora reed.
Titicaca lakes islands Uros and Taquile Tour Full Day Itinerary
|7:15 am||Pick up from your hotel|
|7:40 am||Boat departure from the port of the city Puno into the Titicaca lake|
|8:00 am||Visit the floating Uros Island (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes), where you will learn about the daily life of ancestral families there who live on the lake. Learn about their activities and their weaving technique on the islands!|
|9:15 am||Travel by boat to Taquile Island|
|10:30 am||Arrival at Taquile port and hike for about 25 minutes to a local restaurant.|
|11:30 am||Guide explanation in the local restaurant.|
|12:30 pm||Lunch! It is traditional to serve grilled trout or omelet, quinoa soup, and hot beverages.|
|1:30 pm||Hike around the island (optional)|
|2:30 pm||Return to Puno|
|5:00 pm||Arrival to Puno and transfer to your hotel|
PRICE PER PERSON:
- Regular boat: $38.00
- Fast speedboat: $55.00 Finish around 4:30 pm
- There is an additional cost of $25 for transfers to the port from hotels that are outside of the city. These hotels are Libertador, Eco Inn, Casa Andina Private Collection, Posada del Inka, Jose Antonio and hotels in the town of Chucuito.
|DISTANCES||NORMAL SPEED BOAT||FAST SPEED BOAT|
|Puno Port – Uros||25 min.||10 min.|
|Uros – Taquile||02 hours and 30 min.||01 hour and 15 min.|
|Taquile – Puno Port||02 hours and 40 min.||01 hour and 20 min.|
- Titicaca lake islands Uros and Taquile group tour
- Transfers from the hotel – port – hotel
- Entrance tickets into the islands
- motorboat with a private bathroom.
- Professional guide (English and Spanish)
- Lunch, you pay directly to the community (25 soles or $9)
- Others not mentioned
- Personal expenses
- Money Transfer fee
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