One Day Tour of Lake Titicaca

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Group Tour with Normal Boats
  • Group Tour with Normal Boats 1-20 people. Price per person: $45 Start Time: 07:00Available: 20 seats
  • Group Tour with Fast Boats 2-20 people. Price per person: $65 With the fast boat service, you have more time to explore the islands of Lake Titicaca.Start Time: 07:00Available: 20 seats
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Departure & Return Location

Hotel in Puno

Duration

07:00am
Tour Details

During this one-day tour of Lake Titicaca, we will visit two islands: Uros and Taquile.

Both of these islands have distinct characteristics, and the residents here uphold their traditions and customs. The island of Uros, also known as the floating islands, is entirely constructed from totora reeds. The inhabitants live a peaceful life on this island. It is situated not far from Puno city, and many islanders make a daily journey to Puno for work or shopping.

In contrast, Taquile is quite secluded. The island has been designated as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO. Taquileños are renowned for their weaving skills. Men, starting from the age of 8, are primarily responsible for spinning and weaving. Through these textiles, the people of Taquile communicate their marital status based on colors, size, and manner of use. Unmarried men wear red and white chullos, while married men wear red ones. Unmarried women wear a pompom-adorned chullo, larger and more colorful than that of their married counterparts.

Price Includes

  • Puno Hotel Transfer
  • Bi-Lingual Guide (English and Spanish)
  • All Embarkation Fees
  • Lunch
  • Transportation

Price Excludes

  • Ride on the Totora Reed Boat (10 Soles)
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner

Recommended To Carry

  • Sunscreen
  • Peruvian Soles in cash
Itinerary

Day 1Puno - Uros

We will start our one-day tour of Lake Titicaca by picking you up from your hotel at 7:00 AM. Then, we will drive you to the boat pier. Here, you will have some free time to buy snacks or a water bottle before embarking on your day trip. After a quick introduction speech by our guide, we will start our short boat ride to Uros Island.

Once in Uros, you will be welcomed by the locals, who will demonstrate their lifestyle and how they have built the floating islands of Uros using totora reeds. You will then have the option of riding on a boat made entirely of Totora Reed to the main island of Uros, which costs 10 Soles. Here, our guide will explain a few things before we start our onward ride to the island of Taquile.

Day 2Uros - Taquile

Taquile is an impressive island where the people have preserved their traditions and customs. As the boat docks, we will do a short hike to the main plaza of Taquile Island. From there, you will be able to see the enormity of Lake Titicaca. Spinning and weaving are mainly done by men, who begin to learn this art from the age of 8.

Through these fabrics, the inhabitants of Taquile show their marital status depending on colors, size, and mode of use. Single men wear red and white chullos, while married men wear red chullos. Single women wear a pompom chullo, which is larger and more colorful than that of married women.

We will then stop for lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake. After lunch, we will return to Puno. At the boat pier, our local representative will meet you and transfer you back to your hotel.

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