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Lake Titicaca Islands 2-Day Tour: Uros, Luquina, and Taquile

Navigate to beautiful Lake Titicaca islands and learn about the local lifestyle on this fun-filled 2-day tour. Enjoy delicious traditional meals.

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Immerse Yourself in the Culture of the Lake Titicaca Islands

On this Lake Titicaca Islands Tour, visit gorgeous islands and peninsulas with incredible lake views. You’ll get to experience the Uros Islands, the Luquina Community, and Taquile Island. Meet locals and learn about their rich culture. Generally, people from this area have mixed heritage and speak Quechua and Spanish. The people of the Uros Floating Islands speak a dialect called Haymara. Fishing and potato growing are two of their main economic activities. Join us for 2 fantastic days appreciating magnificent landscapes and getting to know local culture!

Highlights

  • Visit the Uros Floating Islands and learn about the local people’s lifestyle
  • Stay in the Luquina Karina Community in the evening
  • Meet the “best weavers of Peru” at Taquile Island
  • Enjoy traditional-style meals

Tour Information

Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Start and End Location: Puno
Availability: Year-round

Itinerary

Day 1 – Explore the Uros Floating Islands and Discover the Luquina Community
At 6:45 am, your Lake Titicaca Islands Tour will start as you are picked up at your hotel in Puno and taken to the harbor on Lake Titicaca. From there, you will go on a 25-minute motorboat ride to the Uros Floating Islands. Explore the islands and learn about the history and lifestyle of the people that live there.

After that, you will go to the home of a local and see for yourself how they live. Then, you will return to the motorboat to travel one hour to the Chucuito Peninsula, south of Puno. There, you’ll find the Luquina Karina Community. Admire the farming fields and go fishing or swimming at the large beach. At night, you’ll stay in this community.

Day 2 – Navigate to Taquile Island and Witness its Fabric Traditions
After breakfast, you will take the motorboat to Taquile Island to meet the “best weavers of Peru.” On your tour of the island, you will walk around for 1.5 hours, visiting the main square and its high-quality fabric craft stores. The island has rich traditions that mix Inca and colonial customs. Next, you will visit a local family and have lunch (at your own expense). Finally, you will return to Puno.

What’s Included

  • Transfer from your hotel to the harbor and transportation by motorboat
  • Guide (Spanish/English)
  • Admission ticket
  • 1 night in homestay
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and 1 breakfast (all typical regional food)

What’s Not Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Day 2 lunch on Taquile Island
  • Snacks and water
  • Tips for the guide

What to Bring

  • Mineral water and snack
  • First aid kit
  • Warm jacket and waterproof jacket for the October-March rainy season
  • Comfortable shoes and flip flops
  • Extra money in Peruvian soles
  • Camera
  • Sunblock, sunglasses, and hat

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Puno, Peru -15.840400, -70.027900

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