Lake Titicaca, Peru Neighborhood tours

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Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Full-Day Tour

1. Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Titicaca and visit the floating islands of Uros. The inhabitants of the lake are referred to as the Water Tribe and have built their own islands with a local type of sugarcane. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. The next stop is Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua speakers who have developed unique and effective social systems and hand-weaving techniques. Stop for a typical lunch in the village of Taquile. Take a walk through the hills and archaeological sites of this 6-kilometer-long island before returning to Puno by boat.

Half-Day Uros Floating Islands Tour from Puno

2. Half-Day Uros Floating Islands Tour from Puno

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then climb aboard a motor boat in Puno. Cross Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world - and journey amongst the reeds to the artificial islands of Uros. Discover more than 60 man-made floating islands inhabited by the indigenous Uru people. In recent times they have made more contact with mainland culture, but still hunt birds and fish as part of their main activities. Step onto these incredible reed platforms and get in touch with an authentic culture. Observe the different inhabited reed islands of the archipelago from the water and take a guided tour of 2 or 3 of the islands aboard a traditional reed raft (optional) before returning to Puno.

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

3. 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.

Sillustani: Chullpas de Sillustani Afternoon Half-Day Tour

4. Sillustani: Chullpas de Sillustani Afternoon Half-Day Tour

Your half day tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel in Puno around 2:00 PM, to start your visit to the ceremonial center of Sillustani, located 34 km from the city of Puno. This tour visit will allow you to appreciate the magnificent architecture and engineering. The chullpas are circular stone towers erected to house the funerary remains of the principal authorities of the ancient settlers of Collao (Altiplano). Some reach up to 12 meters high and are characterized by their base being smaller in diameter than the upper part. A short distance from the archaeological complex is the site museum, where various pieces of the Kolla, Tiahuanaco and Inca cultures are preserved. One of the most famous attractions of the Sillustani complex is the "Chullpa del Lagarto", a funerary tower that represents the highest chullpa of the complex. This was built in the Inca era and raised with square stones that fit perfectly. It was destroyed at the beginning of the 19th century by huaqueros who sought the treasures of the place. Another beautiful place in Sillustani is the Umayo lagoon, an incredible mirror of water that reflects the blue sky and the white clouds of Puno. This lagoon houses an island that is a reserve for the protection of local vicuñas. This tour of Sillustani takes approximately 1 hour and you will be going back to Puno, where you will arrive around 5:00 PM. 

From Puno: Visit Amantani Island and uros Locals with Lunch

5. 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: Boat Day Tour to Uros Totora Floating Islands

6. 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

4.3 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Top guide, punctual pick-up, great food and very interesting approach to the culture of the Uros people and the inhabitants of Taquille. If I had to put a downside, it would be that the price of the excursion seems a bit expensive.

Very well organized course alongside a very professional guide who taught us a lot about the habits and customs of these inhabitants. The midday meal was a delight, one without faults.

It was a great day ... ,,, there was only one problem with the boat's engine, but it was solved in half an hour. Uros Island and Taquile Island

Fantastic trip to the islands of Uros and Taquile, beautiful landscapes, friendly people.

Very good excursion with a nice guide. We particularly liked Taquile Island.