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From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile Island Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Peru Selected Trips

From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile Island Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Peru Selected Trips
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Two activities in one full day. Visit the floating islands of the indigenous Uros people, then sail to Taquile Island and meet the local people to learn more about their traditions, with views of Lake Titicaca's spectacular scenery.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in downtown Puno. Please provide the name and address of your hotel/accommodation while booking so that the pickup can be arranged.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the manmade floating islands of the Uros people
  • Take in the scenic splendor of Lake Titicaca
  • Sample some of the local food
  • Meet and interact with the indigenous people, and learn more about life on the lake
Full description

Depart Puno and journey to the floating islands of the Uros people on Lake Titicaca. Find out about how these islands are created by the locals using bundles of dried totora reeds. Learn the history of the area and interact with the locals to hear more about their life out on the water.

Then, cruise over to Taquile Island in the largest part of Lake Titicaca. Experience life on the lake up close and get some stunning views of the Andes Mountains as a bonus. 

Hear about the inhabitants of Taquile Island and how they descended from the Inca people to mostly work as farmers and weavers, and how they have inherited some distinct Inca traditions.

Go for a medium-level hike on the island, known for its handwoven art and collective farms, and enjoy a lunch of local produce served in a local restaurant. Then, return to Puno city on the shore of the lake for the end of the tour services.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel (downtown Puno only)
  • Entrance fees to the floating islands and Taquile island
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Lunch
  • Transportation by regular boat or by speedboat (if option selected)
  • Cold drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of downtown Puno. This can be arranged at an additional cost for the following locations: the Sonesta Posada del Inca hotel, Casa Andina Premium, Hotel Libertador Isla Esteves, Xima Hotels, Jose Antonio Hotels, and Mirador del Titicaca.
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • A vegetarian lunch option is available on request
  • Please note that the visit to Taquile Island involves a medium-level amount of hiking
  • Waterproof clothes if travelling during the months: January, February and March
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 227 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Good service in picking up and dropping off, good explanation along the way from guide. We advise you to go to the Uros islands alone. Most interesting part of the trip. Takes a lot of extra time to get to Taquile and in our opinion is not worth it (a real show is being performed there).

July 18, 2022

The hostel pickup was on time and the whole tour was very informative (good guide). The Uros Islands were impressive to look at, but then it became very "sales-heavy" (in the huts/stalls with their products, as a very touristy singing performance, as well as the 10-soles extra ride on their boat). By the way, you can also get to the other island by normal boat. But the island of Taquile was a highlight! Very beautiful scenery, with a great view of Lake Titicaca, a walk around the island, delicious lunch and a pleasant introduction to its culture. You could also sit on the roof of the speedboat and admire the beautiful surroundings. All in all it was a great day trip.

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October 30, 2021

Ich war von diesem Tour sehr gut überrascht. Super Organisation und Erklärungen vom Guides. Ich war ein bisschen skeptisch weil ich viele Kommentare darüber gelesen habe, dass es sehr turistisch geworden ist und nicht mehr so autentisch. Ich muss zustimmen aber es gibt ein Grund warum es so ist. Das war eine der interessantesten Erlebnisse für mich in Peru und wurde jedem empfehlen. Mir geht´s nicht darum ob sich die Einwohnern für die Turisten bekleiden, sondern wie sie dort leben und diese schwimmende Inseln bauen. Und ein Tip.. die Armbänder die man in Taquile zu verkaufen findet gibt es wirklich nur dort. Ich dachte es gäbe noch in Cuzco, aber gar nicht. Und die sind wirklich die schönste und autentischste. Schade, hätte ich das vorher gewusst.

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October 12, 2021

Product ID: 84666