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Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 1 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 1-99 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-31417
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Puno, Peru
  • Ends Puno, Peru
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch at Taquile Island
The Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island tour starts and ends in Puno. The Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island is a beaches tour that takes 1 days taking you through Puno, Peru and other destinations in Peru.

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
ITINERARY

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the lake port of Puno, where a speedboat or a regular boat (depending of your choice) will take you to the floating islands of the Uros.

Located 4 miles northwest of the city, 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.

We are going to be in contact with the local people. They will show to us their lifestyle and traditions, with more than 200 families living here.

Then, we will board the boat for an hour and a half, to continue the 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.

This is the second biggest island in the Lake Titicaca with an extension of miles. Their textiles are amazing and they are being considered as a heritage by UNESCO. The highest point gets 4,050

Later, we will enjoy a delicious Andean lunch, and then, we will return to the port of Puno, where our transport will be waiting to take you to your hotel.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Round trip transportation from and to your Puno hotel.
Meals
  • Traditional lunch at Taquile Island
Transport
  • Lake transport
Guide
  • Guided tour of Uros and Taquile Islands
Others
  • Admission fees
  • Live tour commentary provided in Spanish and English
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Gratuities
  • Extra Meals And Drinks
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

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

For any tour departures within 03 January 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 03 January 2023, a deposit of 50% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 31 days before trip departure.

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 traveling 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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Peru? Can I visit Peru during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed for travelers. Find more information here.

  • What is an ideal time to visit Peru? Is travel possible during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed to travelers. You can find more information here.

  • Is Peru expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work?

    Peru is not expensive for travelers and we recommend it as a top pick for visitors on a budget. Most travelers can get by on USD 30 to USD 40 per day, including transport, accommodation, and food. Tackling the Inca Trail and exploring Machu Picchu are must-do attractions but also relatively costly. ATMs are the quickest way to withdraw neuvos soles, as the country’s currency is called, on the road and visa cards are easily accepted. Many ATMs have an English language option, too. They can be found in some airports, inside banks, and as stand-alone units in major towns and cities. If you are looking for other destinations to visit on a budget, find more information here.

  • How long would I need to visit Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

  • How many days do you need in Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

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