Full Day Tour to Uros and Taquile (Titicaca Lake Islands)

  • Destination: Peru, Puno
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price per person: $70


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The Titicaca Lake is the highest navigable lake in the world (3856 m.a.s.l.). Its shores and islands, such as Amantani and Taquile, are home to the Aymaras and Quechuas, who are amongst Peru’s oldest people, predating the Incas by a thousand years. Here, visitors may wander through old traditional villages where Spanish is a second language and where ancient myths and beliefs still hold true. Located very close to Puno, we can find the famous floating Uros Islands whose inhabitants preserve their traditions and costumes on their handmade reed floating villages.

Itinerary

Day 1
The tour begins at 07:45 am when we will pick you up from your hotel or from the bus terminal (07:00 – 07:30 am), and transport you to the local city port where you will be shipped to the islands by boat. On arrival, we will visit three of the islands, meeting their people who explain us their daily life and deeply rooted customs.

Uros Floating Island
Located 35 minutes by boat from the port of Puno, the Uros Islands comprise a group of islands mostly made of reed which is also used to make houses and boats. The inhabitants of the “Uros” are very friendly people who are cordial with visitors.

Taquile Island
Located four hours by boat from the port of Puno, Taquile is one of the favorite destinations for visitors, especially renowned for its beautiful scenery. While reaching the central square of the island, you can walk uphill for about an hour, then enjoy a delicious lunch and afterwards continue the walk downstairs (535 stone steps) back to the port of Taquile.

The tour takes a full day, starting with a visit of the Uros Islands, and then a visit to the Taquile Island, enjoying the colorful clothing of its habitats that makes Taquile famous and a cultural heritage of mankind.

Included:
  • Transfers
  • Group boat transport
  • Entrance fees to the Islands
  • English speaking guide
  • Boat driver
  • Local cell phone
  • 24-hour-support from company owner
Not Included:
  • Extra drinks and snacks for the boat
  • Tips for guide or boat driver
  • Lunch (20 Soles)
  • Insurance of any kind
Recommendations, what to bring:
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sun glasses
  • Water and snacks for boat
  • Camera
  • Money for souvenirs

 

Note: Please do not give candies or lollies to the kids on the islands! They really appreciate oranges and other fruits as it is impossible to grow them in these altitudes on the islands and it will conserve both their teeth and the environment.

What we need when you make a reservation:
  • Full name as it is written in your passport (please include a scan copy of your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Tour departure date
  • Send a deposit of 60% of the total price of your tour. (The remainder of your balance will be due upon your arrival in Cusco.) Payment may be made via *Western UnionPayPalABN AMRO Bank in Holland or securely and directly through our website by choosing your desired tour and clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Price US$ 70 per person

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Terms and Conditions

Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.

We are looking forward to create an unforgettable experience for you.