- duration 1 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement + years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Opportunity to visit the highest navigable lake in the world
- Get to know one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Learn about the local culture from professional guides
- Explore the Floating Islands of Uros made of totora's reed
Come with us on our boat trip at the Lake Titicaca, an adventure that will allow us to explore the famous floating islands of the Uros, whose most outstanding feature is that they were built by men.
We will also visit the wonderful island of Taquile, to observe vestiges of the Inca culture that still remain today. To finish the day, you will witness a typical cultural activity of the region and then, taste a delicious traditional lunch
He is clearly one of the most knowledgable travel agents we have ever used. The first day our tour took us to almost 14,000 feet - the viaduct where the train to the clouds travels. Being with him was so much better than a long bus ride and 20 km on the train!! He constantly checked on us to make sure we were not getting sick from the altitude. He adjusted our trip to stop and see everything, or just to take pictures. When we arrived back in Salta, he made sure we had great local food for dinner.
The second day, Mateo again arrived bright and early so that we could see all the little villages on our way to Cafayate. As we drove through the amazing views, Mariano knew exactly where to stop to avoid the crowds. He picked an amazing inn outside of the city for lunch, so that we would not fight the crowds. AND he was incredibly patient as we walked the mercado in search of a chess set!!
Our days in Salta and jujuy were wonderful and left us wanting more!!! We all highly recommend their travel agency, ask for Mateo and hold on for the ride!!!”
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the lake port of Puno, where a lake transport will take you to the floating islands of the Uros.
The Uros are an ancestral society that populate a series of artificial islands built on the basis of the totora plant, which grows in the same lake. The islands are constructed by weaving the totora in the places where it grows thicker and forming a natural layer. On top of it they built their houses, also of totora, and cook outdoors to prevent possible fires.
After Uros visit and, an hour and a half boat trip, you will continue your journey to the island of Taquile. This is Quechua, unlike the other Aymara speaking islands on the lake. It was part of the Inca empire and vestiges of this culture can still be seen in its constructions.
Once there you will be given a brief explanation of the island and witness a cultural activity. After lunch, you will return to the port of Puno, where our transport will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
- Round trip transportation from and to your Puno hotel.
- Traditional lunch at Taquile Island
- Lake transport
- Guided tour of Uros and Taquile Islands
- Admission fees
- Live tour commentary provided in Spanish and English
- Extra Meals And Drinks
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island tour. You can cancel the tour up to 32 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 31 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 6 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 31 days before departure. For any departures within 24 November 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.Rooms have to be filled when booking. Thus, if you are 1 person travelling you have to pick Single Room. If you’re 2 people travelling, you can either pick either Single Room, in which case each traveler will receive their own Single Room, or Double Room, etc.