Trip to the Uros Islands & Taquile
Activities in Puno

Trip to the Uros Islands & Taquile

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An excellent tour, to other beautiful places, highly recommended
10 Bernardo Reyna
  • English and Spanish English and Spanish
  • 8 hours - 10 hours

Sail across the waters of Lake Titicaca and discover local traditions on the floating Uros Islands and the beautiful Taquile Island.

Trip to the Uros Islands & Taquile

Having picked you up from your hotel between 6:50 am and 7:20 am, we'll head to the port in Puno. Here, we'll board a boat and set sail on Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, located at 12,500 feet (3,810 metres) above sea level. 

When you make your reservation, you'll choose between a cruise by normal boat or by speedboat. If you choose the regular boat, the tour will last 10 hours, while the speedboat tour lasts 8 hours. 

The first stop on our tour of Lake Titicaca will be the famous floating Uros Islands. We'll step off the boat and explore one of the main islands to meet the Uru people who live here. The locals will tell us all about their ancestors' pre-Inca culture, one of the oldest in the Andean Altiplano, as we admire the impressive artificial archipelago on which they live. Did you know that the islands are made from a plant called totora? 

Next, we'll set sail once again and head to Taquile Island; the largest island on Lake Titicaca, enjoying the incredible lake and mountain views on the way. Reaching Taquile, we'll delve into local culture discovering the weaving techniques used by the island's inhabitants to make their famous textiles.

Afterwards, we'll make a stop to renew energy with a delicious traditional lunch (optional), before saying farewell to the islands of Lake Titicaca.

At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped back off at your hotel in Puno between 3:30 pm and 5 pm, depending which boat tour you've booked.

Hotel Pick Up

This tour includes pick up from hotels in the centre of Puno. If you're staying elsewhere, you'll have to make your own way to the meeting point at Plaza de Armas for the scheduled time.

Uros Island Tour

If you don't have enough time to take this trip, you could take our Uros Islands Tour, where you'll enjoy a boat trip on Lake Titicaca and you'll explore the Uros Island, but you won't visit Taquile.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Adults Children under 5 years old
Regular boat tour
US$ 13.40
Free
Regular boat tour + lunch
US$ 20
Free
Speed boat tour
US$ 29.40
Free
Speed boat tour + lunch
US$ 36
Free

Regular boat tour

  • Adults

    US$ 13.40
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

Regular boat tour + lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 20
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

Speed boat tour

  • Adults

    US$ 29.40
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

Speed boat tour + lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 36
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

8 hours - 10 hours.

Language English and Spanish

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English and Spanish speaking guide.

Transport by bus and boat.

Entrance to the Uros and Taquile Islands.

Lunch (optional).

Not included

Drinks.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (6:50 AM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Do you have any questions?

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US$ 13.40
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.