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Lake Titicaca Day Trip: Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island

USD $54.00USD $169.00

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Lake Titicaca Day Trip: Discover the Uros Floating Reed Islands and Hike to the Summit of Taquile Island

Discover the Inca’s most holy site and mythical birthplace of the Universe on this Lake Titicaca day trip. Explore the Uros Floating Islands, made entirely of reeds and maintained over thousands of years. Hike to the summit of Taquile Island for a spectacular panorama of the lake. Encounter local indigenous community members who choose to uphold cultural norms and customs. Discover rich culture and stunning landscapes as you travel along the world’s highest navegable lake.

Highlights

  • Discover Lake Titicaca, where Inca believe the Universe first began
  • Explore the ancient floating Uros reed islands
  • Take a ride in a hand-constructed Uros reed boat
  • Hike to the summit of Taquile Island for stunning views
  • Experience the living cultural heritage of the Inca and other indigenous groups, whose descendants uphold cultural traditions and ways of life

Tour Information

Duration: Full-day tour

Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop off in Puno

Booking Requirements: Minimum 2 travelers required to book this experience

Itinerary

Begin your Lake Titicaca day trip with 7:30 am hotel pick-up in Puno and transfer to the Lake Titicaca port. Ride aboard a two-story motorboat on Lake Titicaca for great views of the water and surrounding landscape. Arrive at the floating islands of Uros by mid-morning. Learn about Uros culture and discover the islands’ fascinating history.

Here, you may have the opportunity to ride in a hand-crafted reed boat, perfected over thousands of years by the Uros people.

From the Uros floating islands, continue onward to the island of Taquile. Here, enjoy a traditional lunch (not included). In the afternoon, hike to the island’s summit for a spectacular panorama of the island and surrounding lake. On the island, meet local indigenous people who uphold their cultural heritage, and choose a lifestyle not unlike that of their ancestors before them. In the evening, return to Puno by bus.

What’s Included

  • All entrance fees (directly support local communities)
  • Lake transportation (comfortable motorboat + life vests)
  • Professional Spanish/English speaking guide
  • Land transportation (tourist bus directly from/to your hotel)

What’s Not Included

  • For travelers staying outside Puno city limits: $ 7.00 USD per transfer
  • Lunch & drinks
  • Reed boat ride, can be arranged upon arrival to Uros Island and paid directly

What to Bring

  • Comfortable T-shirt or long sleeved shirt
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat/poncho (December – March)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Athletic shoes or hiking boots
  • Extra local currency (no ATMs on the islands)
  • 1 liter water bottle (additional water available for purchase on the islands)

Important Notes

Group tours are comprised of no more than 25 travelers with a bilingual English/Spanish tour guide, captain, and crew

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Puno, Peru -15.840400, -70.027900

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