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Puno: Full-Day Tour of Lake Titicaca and Uros & Taquile

1. Puno: Full-Day Tour of Lake Titicaca and Uros & Taquile

You’ll be picked up at your Puno accommodation at the beginning of this full-day excursion to Lake Titicaca. An English-speaking guide will accompany you as you travel to the lake’s islands of Uros and Taquille. Uros is a group of islands whose buildings are made entirely of tortora reeds. It is home to a small community that dates back to pre-Inca times. Spend some time with the local residents before continuing on to Taquile – an island whose culture is more closely related to that of the Aymara people of Bolivia. You’ll enjoy a locally prepared lunch on the island before visiting the local cooperative and seeing first-hand the skill of the local weavers. Return to Puno and to your lodge after a unique look at the cultures of these islands.

From La Paz: 2-Day Tour to Isla del Sol & Lake Titicaca

2. From La Paz: 2-Day Tour to Isla del Sol & Lake Titicaca

Depart from La Paz on a guided two-day trip that includes a boat journey on Lake Titicaca and visits to Copacabana, Yumani and Isla del Sol, where you will be spending the night. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the cobalt blue lake and snow-sprinkled mountains as you explore the land of the Inca. The tour will depart La Paz early in the morning for Lake Titicaca. Your first stop will be at the Tiquina viewpoint, where you will get some stunning panoramic views of Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at an elevation of 3,812 meters. Next, take a ferry across to Copacabana, the main Bolivian town on the shore of the lake that sits right beside the border with Peru. From here you’ll travel by speedboat to the Isla del Sol, considered by the Incas as the birthplace of their Sun God. In the afternoon, you’ll have time to explore Yumani, on the south coast of the island, and marvel at the Sol Pilko Kaina temple and the details of Inca architecture.  After spending the night on the island, you’ll have the next day free until 15.30, giving you plenty of time to visit the northern side of the island, home to the Golden Museum and the Inca Fountain of Youth. In the afternoon, you’ll take the boat back to Copacabana, where you’ll have time for dinner before catching the bus back to La Paz where you will arrive around 23.00.

From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile by Fast Boat with Lunch

3. From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile by Fast Boat with Lunch

Spend the day discovering the natural and cultural heritage of Lake Titicaca. One of the first ethnic groups in the Andean region, the Uro people built their homes and livelihoods on floating islands made from reeds. Tour the islands by boat before stopping off at Taquile to meet the locals and enjoy a traditional lunch on the lake.  The adventure starts with hotel pick up from central Puno at 7:00 AM. Drive to the shores of the lake before hopping in a boat for the 1.5-hour journey to Taquile. Ride in comfort on a fast boat with an experienced guide. Restrooms are available onboard and along the way you'll enjoy stunning views of the lake. Upon arrival at Taquile, enjoy a 1-hour walk around the island. Stop by a village to see a cultural demonstration by the locals and learn the art of Taquile textile making which was recognized by UNESCO for its intangible heritage. At 12:00 PM, a lunch of quinoa soup, fresh fish, and vegetables will be served. Enjoy the local flavors while learning about day-to-day life on the island.  After lunch, walk back to the main dock in Taquile for the return transfer. At 3:30 PM, the group arrives in Puno for hotel drop-off.

From Cusco: Puno and Uros Islands 2-Day Trip

4. From Cusco: Puno and Uros Islands 2-Day Trip

Travel to Puno on this 2-day trip from Cusco. Experience historic and scenic sights including Andahuaylillas, the Temple of the Wiracocha God, and La Raya. Ride to Uros Islands on a speedboat and a tour of the island of Taquile on day 2. Day 1: Cusco to Puno Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to the bus station for the tourist bus to Puno. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey with plenty of stops at attractions along the scenic route. Stop at Andahuaylillas to visit its beautiful chapel. Pause in Racchi to encounter the Temple of the Wiracocha God, then enjoy a lunch stop in beautiful La Raya. Continue your journey with a visit to the Pucará Site Museum. Arrive in Puno in the late afternoon. Enjoy a transfer from the bus station to your hotel accommodation, with the evening free to explore the city at your leisure. Day 2: Puno and the Floating Islands to Cusco Begin your day with pickup and transport to the pier for a speedboat journey to the Uros islands. Take a tour of these famous floating islands made of reeds. Enjoy a cruise on the highest navigable lake in the world to the remote island of Taquile. Take a guided tour of the island and its scenic viewpoints, before pausing for lunch in a local restaurant. After eating, begin your journey back to Puno. Take advantage of some free time to explore the city at your leisure. Enjoy some dinner in one of the city's many restaurants (own expense), before hopping on the night bus for the journey back to Cusco.

From Cusco: Lake Titicaca with a visit to Uros and Taquile

5. From Cusco: Lake Titicaca with a visit to Uros and Taquile

Discover the beauty of lake Titicaca and its islands on this 2-day tour from Cusco. Stay overnight in a comfortable 3-star hotel and enjoy delicious lunches. Learn about the local Taquile culture. Day One: Be picked up from your hotel and driven to the bus station to catch your bus to Puno. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to the Andean Baroque Andahuaylillas church. Explore the rich artwork in this 16th century Jesuit church on a guided tour. Board the bus and head to the Incan archaeological complex of Raqchi. Walk through the complex to admire the ancient adobe and stonework. Continue to the city of Sicuani where you can enjoy a delectable buffet lunch. Drive to La Raya where you can take in breathtaking views of mountains that are considered sacred. Uncover the history of ancient cultures at the museum Litico Pukara before transferring to your accommodation in Puno to rest for the evening. Day Two: Start the day with pickup from your hotel and transportation to the Port of Puno. Hop aboard a boat and view the mountains and towns that line the shores of lake Titicaca as you cruise to the island of Uros. Take part in a cultural demonstration to gain a deeper understanding of the local Taquile culture. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the island. Have a lunch of fresh fried fish and quinoa cream at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel in Puno to rest or spend some free time exploring the area. Leave for Cusco at 9:30 PM and travel overnight to reach your accommodation in Cusco in the morning.

Puno: Lake Titicaca Day Tour

6. Puno: Lake Titicaca Day Tour

Your tour will begin between 6:00AM and 7:00AM, at which point you will transfer from your Central Puno hotel to the port. You will then travel by motor boat (which is 35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather) to the Uros floating islands. Stepping on these islands feels very much like being on a water bed, but is completely safe. You will see houses and many islands, as you meet the friendly local inhabitants who are descendants of one of the oldest South American groups. Rides on traditional reed boats can be arranged, and you will visit two of the 60 islands before continuing on to Taquile Island. Following a relaxed 2.5-hour navigation, you will get the chance to enjoy the spectacular views offered by Lake Titicaca. Once there, you will discover a unique community, before a long gradually ascending path takes you to the village. You can visit the communal cooperative where you will find handicraft textiles of high quality, before you eventually depart back to Puno City at 2:30PM. At 5:30PM you will arrive to Puno, at which point you will be taken back to your hotel.

From Puno: Full-Day Uros Taquile Sillustani Tour

7. From Puno: Full-Day Uros Taquile Sillustani Tour

On this tour, you can visit the island of Uros, Taquile and go overland to Sillustani. Speedboat traveling means less travel time to have time to visit the Sillustani ruins at your return. This tour to the island of Taquile includes a speedboat ride, pick-up from your hotel between 06:50 and 07:05 to be taken to the port of Puno, where you will proceed to take a fast boat and embark towards your destination of the floating islands of Uros. Your Spanish/ English-speaking guide will release the life of these amazing people to you. Then, go to the Port of Taquile (1-hour and 15 minute drive), the island where you will take a 20 minute walk to a local restaurant and eat a delicious trout (or omelet). Have time to walk (on your own) on the island. Afterward, you will go to the parade ground to get to know a little bit more about the life of Taquileños showing you how they lived through their textiles. Return at about 14:20 back to the island and arrive to Puno at approximately 15:30. Then, immediately go on a private tour of the famous Sillustani chullpas, where you can discover the lagoon called Umayo and visit the Inca and pre-Inca tombs.

From Puno: Visit Amantani Island and uros Locals with Lunch

8. From Puno: Visit Amantani Island and uros Locals with Lunch

Be picked up from your hotel in Puno at around 7:00 AM in the morning. Relax as you make your way to the islands. Listen as your expert guide explains how the locals built these islands using blocks of dried reeds. Discover the history of the place and interact with the inhabitants to learn more about their life in the water. Cruise to the island of Amantani, located on Lake Titicaca. Experience what life on the lake is like up close and enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes. Take some wonderful photos before having lunch at a restaurant with a Peruvian menu like fresh trout from Lake Titicaca. Return to Puno in the afternoon.

From Puno: Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca & Taquile Day Tour

9. From Puno: Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca & Taquile Day Tour

Enjoy a full day on the floating island of Uros and Taquile. Escape from Puno and enjoy the beautiful communities within Lake Titicaca. During this tour you will learn about the economic activities that take place on each of the islands, such as fishing, agriculture and harvesting. The people who live on the islands enjoy a lot of tranquility, however, they lack many public services as they are a bit far from the city. On the island of Uros, the most interesting thing is to see how people live on floating islands made of a reed called Totora, on the other hand, on the island of Taquile, life is a little more normal, however, it is very interesting to take a walk and see the locals.

From Puno: Boat Day Tour to Uros Totora Floating Islands

10. From Puno: Boat Day Tour to Uros Totora Floating Islands

Enjoy a beautiful trip to the Uros islands from Puno. This islands are located in the lake Titicaca and you will get there by boat while you enjoy the gorgeous landscape from the comfort of your seat. The Uros are group of islands made of a reed called Totora. The inhabitants of Uros have lived like this for over 2 centuries. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake on the world and among the Uros this lake has many communities in the Peruvian and Bolivian side. This is definitely a place you should visit when coming to the south of Peru.

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What people are saying about Lake Titicaca, Peru

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Superb activity to discover the floating islands and the history of the lake. Bonus for the guide who invited us to a folk dance show at the end of the day

A very enriching experience, we really liked the organization of Fausto the guide and everything we could learn from the communities. Highly recommended!

The tour was a great experience

The tour was really fantastic and well organized. Our tour guide was superb, we learned a lot of that trip. Thank you!

Everything was very good, the guide very friendly, the activities met expectations.

Worth it!!

It is a nice excursion, lunch is sensational and the lake view is the same.