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  • Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Full-Day Tour

    1. Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a 2-hour boat trip on Lake Titicaca and visit the floating islands of Uros. The inhabitants of the lake are referred to as the Water Tribe and have built their own islands with a local type of sugarcane. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. The next stop on this 7-hour activity is Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua speakers who have developed unique and effective social systems and hand-weaving techniques. Stop for a typical lunch in the village of Taquile. Take a walk through the hills and archaeological sites of this 6-kilometer-long island before returning to Puno by boat.

    It was an amazing experience to get in touch with Taquile's island way of living as a coperative social group and in an indepedent way from the mainland country. People there were so kind to show us some of their customs and to serve us delicious sea food :-) we also enjoyed our time spent with some Uros families, who tried to explain us their way of living from fishing, making handicrafts and tourists visiting them. We would like to give many thanks to our guide who was very knowledgable about their customs and he gave us a nice tour in uros and taquile islands!! The boat driver was very good and we were feeling safe during the whole boat trip! We totally recommend this experience! :-)

  • Half-Day Uros Floating Islands Tour from Puno

    2. Half-Day Uros Floating Islands Tour from Puno

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then climb aboard a motor boat in Puno. Cross Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world - and journey amongst the reeds to the artificial islands of Uros. Discover more than 60 man-made floating islands inhabited by the indigenous Uru people. In recent times they have made more contact with mainland culture, but still hunt birds and fish as part of their main activities. Step onto these incredible reed platforms and get in touch with an authentic culture. Observe the different inhabited reed islands of the archipelago from the water and take a guided tour of 2 or 3 of the islands aboard a traditional reed raft (optional) before returning to Puno.

  • From Puno: Amantani, Taquile & Uros Full-Day Tour

    3. From Puno: Amantani, Taquile & Uros Full-Day Tour

    On this full-day tour, start with an early morning pick-up from your central Puno hotel and departure from Amantani to Taquile at 06:00. After a 3-hour drive, arrive to Amantani Island port and walk for about an hour to Cerro Pachamama, the highest point of the island, to see the Inca ruins and beautiful scenery. At 11:30, depart from Amantani for Taquile, where you will walk uphill for 40 minutes to have lunch in a local restuarant and learn about the local customs of this beautiful island. Visit the main square, craft market and admire the unique landscapes from this vantage point. Then, depart for Uros to explore the 2 floating islands of Uros. At 17:20, arrive in Puno and transfer from the port to hotels in downtown Puno.

  • From Puno: 2-Day Amantani Island Tour

    4. From Puno: 2-Day Amantani Island Tour

    Day 1: Uros and Amantani  On this tour to Amantani, Uros and Taquile Islands, you will be picked up from your hotel in the downtown area and driven to the port, where you will board a comfortable motor boat. Your guide (Spanish/ English) will take you to the Uros Floating Islands (30 minutes travel) before reaching Amantani (approximately 2.5-hours) by midday, where Amantani families will be waiting for you. Walk (30 minutes uphill) to the local houses in Amantani and have lunch based on Andean specialities provided by the islanders. Have time to rest and settle into your rooms. Then, walk to the top of the island and see the ceremonial Inca temples Pachamama and Pachatata. You'll also see one of the best sunsets in the world. Then, return to the local houses for dinner and at night, go dancing with the families (the party is optional). Day 2:...

  • Sillustani: Chullpas de Sillustani Afternoon Half-Day Tour

    5. Sillustani: Chullpas de Sillustani Afternoon Half-Day Tour

    Your half day tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel in Puno around 2:00 PM, to start your visit to the ceremonial center of Sillustani, located 34 km from the city of Puno. This tour visit will allow you to appreciate the magnificent architecture and engineering. The chullpas are circular stone towers erected to house the funerary remains of the principal authorities of the ancient settlers of Collao (Altiplano). Some reach up to 12 meters high and are characterized by their base being smaller in diameter than the upper part. A short distance from the archaeological complex is the site museum, where various pieces of the Kolla, Tiahuanaco and Inca cultures are preserved. One of the most famous attractions of the Sillustani complex is the "Chullpa del Lagarto", a funerary tower that represents the highest chullpa of the complex. This was built in the Inca era and raised with square...

  • From Puno: Floating Islands of the Uros Half-Day Tour

    6. From Puno: Floating Islands of the Uros Half-Day Tour

    Join a half-day guided tour to visit the famous floating islands on Lake Titicaca where the Uros people live and discover the rich history of this culture established over 3,000 years ago.  Embark on a boat from to the main port of Punos towards the floating islands located in the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, where today around 2,000 inhabitants live. Be amazed by the unique sight of the 80 floating islands that have been built of totora, an aquatic plant that grows on the surface of the lake.  Learn how the totora is woven and laid and layered to build the surface of each island. The Uros people trade the plant and also use to build their houses, to cook, and in their cuisine. As an optional activity, It is possible to make a journey in a boat called "Balsa de Totora", a traditional form of aquatic transport also made from the aquatic plant.

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What people are saying about Puno

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 25 reviews

It was an amazing experience to get in touch with Taquile's island way of living as a coperative social group and in an indepedent way from the mainland country. People there were so kind to show us some of their customs and to serve us delicious sea food :-) we also enjoyed our time spent with some Uros families, who tried to explain us their way of living from fishing, making handicrafts and tourists visiting them. We would like to give many thanks to our guide who was very knowledgable about their customs and he gave us a nice tour in uros and taquile islands!! The boat driver was very good and we were feeling safe during the whole boat trip! We totally recommend this experience! :-)

Very well organized (were picked up from the hotel and brought back again). The visit to Taquile Island and the Uros was very interesting. Our guide, who also spoke very good English, told a lot about the islands and their past. The lunch buffet was very tasty (unfortunately, the cold drinks were not included in the price)

Everything was correct, the last to look for the hotel. the transfer to the port and the rest of the excursion. Visiting the Uros is worth it. Know the explanation of your way of life.

It was a great day ... ,,, there was only one problem with the boat's engine, but it was solved in half an hour. Uros Island and Taquile Island

Very nice trip, small group, guide was very informative, relaxed and friendly