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On this one day tour of Lake Titicaca, we will be visiting two islands, Uros and Taquile.
Both these islands are distinct and people living here maintain their traditions and customs. Uros island or the floating islands are made entirely of totora reeds. Here the people live a tranquil life. The island is not so far from Puno city. Most of these island dwellers make a daily trip to Puno for work or buy things.
Taquile on the contrary is quite secluded. The island has been declared as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. by UNESCO. Taquileños are known for weaving. Spinning and weaving are mainly done by men. They start this from the age of 8. Through these fabrics they inhabit Taquile show their marital status depending on colours, size and mode of use. In males, singles use red and white chullo, while married men use red chullos. While single women use a pompom chullo larger and more coloured than that of married women.
Puno Hotel Transfer
We will start our one day tour of Lake Titicaca by picking you up from your hotel at 0700. We will then drive you to the boat pier. Here you will have some free time to buy snacks or 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 would demonstrate their lifestyle and the manner how they have built the floating islands of Uros using totora reed.
You will then have an option of riding on the boat made entirely of Totora Reed, to the main island of Uros which costs 10 Soles. Here our guide would explain a few things before we would start our onward ride to Taquile island.
Taquile is an impressive island, here the people have preserved their traditions and customs. As the boat would dock in, we will do a short hike to the main plaza of the Taquile island. From there, you would be able to see the enormity of Lake Titicaca. Spinning and weaving are mainly made by men, who begin to perform this art from the age of 8.
Through these fabrics they inhabit Taquile show their marital status depending on colors, size and mode of use. In males, singles use red and white chullo, while married men use red chullos. While single women use a pompom chullo larger and more colored 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 would meet you and will transfer you back to your hotel.