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Our most recommended Puno Region Cruises & boat tours

From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile Island Full Day Tour

1. From Puno: Uros Islands and Taquile Island Full Day Tour

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.

Lake Titicaca 2-Day Tour to Uros, Amantani and Taquile

2. Lake Titicaca 2-Day Tour to Uros, Amantani and Taquile

Discover the islands of Lake Titicaca on this 2-day tour from Puno. Spend the night at a homestay on Amantani Island and learn about local traditions. Day 1: Uros Islands and Amantani Head to the legendary floating reed islands by motorboat. On Amantani Island the tour breaks into smaller groups for stays with local families. Trek to the top of the mountain to see the Temples of the Pachamama and Pachatata. Authentic food will be prepared and music performed by your designated family. Day 2: Taquile Island – Puno After breakfast, take a short boat ride to nearby Taquile island and meet locals known for their intricate weavings. Return to Puno after lunch, arriving between 3:15 PM and 3:30 PM.

From Cusco: 2-Night Lake Titicaca Excursion

3. From Cusco: 2-Night Lake Titicaca Excursion

Day 1 Meet at the bus terminal in Cusco in the evening and board your overnight bus to Puno, the bus departs from Cusco at 9:30 pm. The address to the terminal is Industrial 550. Day 2 After a night on the road, arrive in Puno in the morning, around 5:30 am. Transfer to our partner hostel where you can store your luggage for free, while you go on the tour. Next, take the boat out to the Uros Islands for a guided tour of the famous floating reed islands. Cruise the highest navigable lake in the world out to the remote Island of Amantani. Enjoy a guided tour of Amantani island. Learn the traditional history, lifestyle, and cultures of the island community. Around 12:30 pm, take the boat across to the Llachon Peninsula. Lunch in the shore-side village of Llachon. Witness the seasonal activities of this rural community and enjoy some free time in one of the most picturesque hideaways on Lake Titicaca. In Puno, enjoy some free to explore the city or go for dinner at one of the many restaurants before boarding your overnight bus back to Cusco, at 9:30 pm, from our partner hostel. Day 3 Get dropped off at your hotel or hostel in Cusco in the morning.

Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Full-Day Tour

4. 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.

2-day Tour Lake Titicaca - Uros, Amantani & Taquile

5. 2-day Tour Lake Titicaca - Uros, Amantani & Taquile

Day 1: Early in the morning, we will pick you up at the hotel located in the city of Puno to go to the port lake, and take the regular boat to start the excursion visiting the Uros Floating Islands. These beautiful islands, handmade by the man, are made with totora reed and there are about 80 islands of this material around. The islands of Uros are built by weaving the totora reed and also, they build their houses with the same material and cook outdoors to avoid fires. You will meet the friendly Uros people, their customs and lifestyle. The Titicaca tour continues taking a boat ride towards Amantani Island, sailing the extensive Lake Titicaca considered the highest navigable lake in the world with an altitude of 3,812 meters above sea level, and it is the second largest lake in South America. Upon arrival, the friendly community will welcome us. There are in total 800 families and this mystical island has important ceremonial centers and shamans who see the future through coca leaves. We will have lunch with the local people to learn more about their lifestyle. Then we will ascend to Pacha Tata (4,100 meters above sea level), where is located the most important mystical ceremonial center of the Lake Titicaca, to see the beautiful sunset. Enjoy a lovely dinner with the local people, and if you wish, then you can participate in traditional activities with them. You will spend the night in a cozy family house. Day 2: After a traditional Andean breakfast, we will embark on the boat to visit Taquile Island, located 28 miles from Amantaní Island. Taquile has an altitude of 3,950 meters above sea level, however, the highest point reaches 4,050 meters. On this island, you will enjoy spectacular Lake views, as well as its landscapes surrounded by Andes mountains and an amazing blue sky. Here you will admire wonderful flora such as the Cantuta flower, and the medicinal plant Muña with healing properties, most used in infusions. The fauna is from farm animals such as cows, rams, chickens, among others. We will appreciate a special show of the local community with dances, music and a photo session with traditional costumes, while you are enjoying lunch. The Taquile island is well known because of its talented people. The textile art is really impressive with ancient and organic techniques, like the use of natural dyeing from vegetables. At the end, we will take the boat back towards the port lake of the city of Puno. Then, we are going to drop you off at your hotel.

From Puno: 3-Hour Uros Floating Islands Tour

6. From Puno: 3-Hour Uros Floating Islands Tour

Embark on an extraordinary adventure to the enchanting floating islands of Uros, where a world of wonder awaits. We'll make it easy for you with a convenient hotel pick-up and take you to the port of Puno. Hop on a comfortable motor boat that will sail you across the shimmering waters, revealing the famous Uros Floating Reed Islands. Get ready to be captivated by our bilingual guide, fluent in both Spanish and English, who will be with you every step of the way. Dive into the fascinating tapestry of life and the rich history of the Uros people as our knowledgeable guide shares their captivating stories and traditions. Take your time to fully immerse yourself in the ethereal beauty of the islands. Walk along the floating reed pathways at your own pace and soak in the unique atmosphere. Engage with the local families and gain a deep understanding of their daily lives and the incredible resilience that sustains their way of living. Don't forget to capture those unforgettable moments and breathtaking views from panoramic spots, ensuring lasting memories of this remarkable excursion. Choose a schedule that suits you best from our flexible options. Whether you prefer the morning, midday, or afternoon, our itinerary provides three convenient time slots to accommodate your preferences. Prepare for an unforgettable 3.5-hour adventure that will leave a lasting impression on your heart and mind. Embrace the magic of the Uros floating islands, an experience that will stay with you forever.

Tour to Uros and Taquile Islands Full Day Tour by Fast Boat

7. Tour to Uros and Taquile Islands Full Day Tour by Fast Boat

Enjoy a pickup in the morning to travel to the main port of the city of Puno. Go onboard the boar our boat to start this Uros and Taquile Islands tour. Your first stop will be the Uros floating islands, where the guide and the locals themselves will tell the group about the way of life on Lake Titicaca. After taking pictures and seeing some craftsmanship fairs, you will get back on the boat to set off on the trip to Taquile Island.  Walk around the island in Taquile and talk with the inhabitants. Admire their textile work that is very well-known in the region. See the terraces that are still being preserved. Listen to the guide explaining how they used to be used, and that they are still being used in the present day.  Enjoy lunch and start the walk back to the port to take the boat back to Puno, where the tour ends. (Lunch is not included)

From Cusco: Puno and Uros Islands 2-Day Trip

8. 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 Puno: 2-Day Amantani Island Tour

9. From Puno: 2-Day Amantani Island Tour

Day 1: Uros and Amantani Islands Embark on an extraordinary tour of the mesmerizing Amantani, Uros, and Taquile Islands. We'll start by picking you up from your downtown hotel and transporting you to the port, where a comfortable motor boat awaits. Accompanied by our bilingual guide (Spanish/English), we'll first visit the enchanting Uros Floating Islands, a scenic 30-minute journey from the Puno. Next, we'll set course for Amantani, an approximately 2.5-hour voyage that will bring us to the island by midday, where warm Amantani families eagerly await your arrival. Embark on a brief uphill walk (30 minutes) to reach the local houses on Amantani, where a delectable lunch featuring Andean specialties, lovingly prepared by the islanders, awaits. Take your time to rest and settle into your cozy accommodations. In the afternoon, we'll ascend to the island's summit, where you'll marvel at the ancient ceremonial Inca temples of Pachamama and Pachatata. Witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets in the world from this panoramic vantage point. As night falls, return to the local houses for a delicious dinner before joining the islanders for an optional festive evening of traditional dancing and celebration. Day 2: Exploring Taquile Island After a satisfying breakfast, descend to the Port of Amantani (at 08:00) to board a boat bound for Taquile Island. Once there, indulge in a delightful lunch, savoring the island's flavors and immersing yourself in its vibrant atmosphere. Later in the afternoon (at 13:00), we'll return to the Port of Amantani and begin our journey back to Puno, arriving by 15:00. Prepare for two days filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, cultural encounters, and unforgettable experiences. Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Amantani, Uros, and Taquile Islands, leaving with memories that will last a lifetime.

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Puno Region

The trips was an amazing way to see and learn about lake Titicaca and it’s people! Our guide Jose Carlos was great fun and very informative. Our host family on Amantani island we so lovely as well. Overall we had such a great time on the trip and would totally recommend it to anyone who wants to see the natural beauty of the lake and get to know the local people.

Unique and fun adventure. The stop on one of the Uros Islands was very interesting - such gentle people! The overnight home stay on Amantani was special, and the hike up to the temples of Pacha Tata and Pacha Mamá was challenging and beautiful. Excellent two days, with fabulous authentic and homemade food.

The fantastic Tour, the hotel where the manager is very apathetic, regarding the tip, it did not seem suggested to me, if not mandatory in all the places where the visit was made, I know that all those regions live from tourism but one feels obliged and spend a lot on tips.

We really enjoyed our trip to the Uros Islands. Our guide Hugo was very nice and told us a lot about Puno and the area. It was such a great experience! We highly recommend it.

Our pick up from hotel was on time. Boats captain was very profesional, guide spoke good english.