Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island Titicaca Full Day

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Tour departs from Puno hotels.
    Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private residencies, example; Airbnb
    Dates: Daily
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover two of Lake Titicacas famous islands on this full-day tour from Puno. Embark on a cultural journey and explore the islands of Uros and Taquile, and learn about their indigenous people and traditions. While in Peru, don't miss out on this unique opportunity to interact with the Uru and Taquileos.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included

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Depart from Puno and head out across Lake titicaca toward Uros, a group of man-made floating islands constructed entirely out of reeds.
The friendly Uru people are happy to welcome you to their islands, and will share with you their history, culture and traditions.

Take a boat out to the islands and learn how the Uru built their floating homes entirely out of totora reeds and rope. The islands initially acted as a defensive mechanism, and were easily moved in case a threat arose. The bottoms of the islands rot away fairly quickly, so reeds are being constantly added on top, allowing each island to last for years.

Then, travel on to Taquile, an island untouched by the mainland's modernity. The local inhabitants, known as Taquileos, still wear traditional clothing and are known for their high-quality handicrafts. While the women make yarn and weave, knitting is actually done exclusively by men. Enjoy a small lunch on Taquile before heading back to your Puno hotel.

Inclusions

Lunch

Boat ride to island villages

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Jul-2019

    They said they pick me up but they didn't. I lost few hours of the tour. At 9.30 am called my hotel and ask them to drop me off to where they were... it was so quick and the English translatorer didn't really explain much about the tour. She spoke mainly Spanish. I don't recommend it to English speaking tourists.

  • 20-Nov-2017

    Everything was good, even the weather.

  • 01-Sep-2017

    The guide was a Spanish and English guide, which wasn't bad except for the fact that I was he only one in my group that spoke English, not the guides fault by any means. However, the company running the tour had two groups that day and the other group was full of English speakers so it was rather upsetting that they couldn't have put me the only English speaker in that group :/

  • 16-Apr-2017

    This was an excellent tour which was well led and informative and fun. I would recommend that everyone visits Uros, it was an amazing experience. The tour guide was excellent and although we were the only Englisg people on the tour, he made sure we understood. Make sure that you have sun cream and a hot. There is very little protection. The boat Journey back is about 3 hours, so it may be useful to take something to keep you occupied, although the views are stunning. We did not tip the guide as were were so efficiently placed back on the bus transfer back to the hotel and we would have liked to pass on our thanks for a great day.

  • 26-Jan-2017

    The tour was great tour. The water is an amazing blue and the people were extremely friendly. I would highly recommend.

  • 26-Sep-2016

    Great trip.
    Uros was fascinating with a background on how the islands are built.
    Taquile portion was interesting.

  • 02-Jul-2016

    The tour was very interesting and the guide informative. We enjoyed learning about how the islands and housing are constructed and having a chance to interact with the people. It's sad that the islands are dying out and that they may only be around for a couple more generations. I wholeheartedly recommend people come see this culture while they still can.

  • 04-Jun-2016

    The boat tour was perfect for pictures as it moved so slow. Uros Islands, or the reed islands, were a fascinating example of human ingenuity. It is a tourist trap for sure but one that you feel good about afterwards. Taquile Island is beautiful and lunch there was one of the highlights of the trip but be prepared as the hike to the restaurant is physically exhausting in the altitude! Take your time, drink lots of water and take breaks.

  • 30-May-2016

    The tour was great. Our guide Cesar was attentive and informative. It was interesting to lean how the Uros Island is constructed and how the people live. Taquile Island offered beautiful views and we had a great lunch.

  • 04-May-2016

    This was a great trip, but quite strenuous maybe there should be a note about this. We learned so much about the Uros and Taquile people. I', so glad we added Lake Titicaca to our Peru trip.

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