1 day
duration
1/10
physicality
Puno – Taquile
location
10+
age
Jan-Dec
dates

Uros – Taquile Islands, On this tour we collect passengers from hotels in the center of Puno to the port, where we take our comfortable motor boat; our guide (Spanish / English) will take us to know the floating islands of the Uros before arriving at Taquile, where we will arrive at midday, we will walk until we reach the parade ground (located in the center of the island of Taquile) to observe all the beauty of Lake Titicaca; it is in this same place where we will have lunch and we will know more about the inhabitants and textiles of this island declared as “Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity” by the UNESCO; After lunch and visit the main square, craft market and the local museum of this island, we will descend to the main port, where we will take our return boat to get to Puno.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Puno – Taquile
DEPARTURE TIME 6:45 A.M.
INCLUDED
Transfer hotel – port – hotel.
Tourist boat
Guide Service / Spanish-English
Ticket to the Islands
NOT INCLUDED
Life insurance
Others not mentioned in this program
RECOMMENDATIONS (THINGS TO BRING)
Arrive a day before departure for the excursion, acclimatization conditions.
Comfortable shoes
Personal backpack
Sun cream
Sun hat
Personal medication
Snack, chocolate or candies energized

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THE FLOATING ISLANDS OF THE UROS

Our departure starts at 6:45 am from your hotel. To direct us in a private transport to the dock or main port. At 7:15 a.m., we start the exit towards the floating islands of the Uros, currently considered the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca. Also known as the highest navigable lake in the world. During the trip you will be able to observe a beautiful panoramic view, landscape. Our specialized guide will introduce you to the existence of the floating Uros Islands. At present the people of the Uros still maintain their own culture and tradition, as well as artisanal fishing, especially the (CARACHI) and the silverside. When fishing is abundant, they keep the fish drying in the sun. They also devote themselves to hunting wild birds and collecting duck eggs. There are 75 islands that live today, and each island is well organized, after a long and beautiful visit, you will say goodbye to the Uros. Our next visit will be the natural island of Taquile.
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THE NATURAL ISLAND OF TAQUILE

To arrive to our next visit, we will sail by boat for 2 hours and a half, to the natural island of Taquile, during the navigation you will be able to observe the chain of mountains (the real mountain range), not only that, the people of Taquile very collaborative and well organized. It is the reason that the Taquileños have demonstrated their high degree of advancement in Textile, receiving their award by UNESCO. It should be noted that spinning and weaving are mainly done by men, starting at the age of eight. Women do exclusively yarns and fabrics. Life in Taquile is still largely unchanged by modernity. The visit will be an average of 2 hours, and 1 hour will have to taste a delicious typical lunch, if you really want to be part of this community, you can voluntarily collaborate buying some of their crafts. So that this community has some means of sustainability, that way they can continue to show their existence to future travelers, Finally our guide will inform them of the time of return arriving at 17 pm in the afternoon to the city of Puno.
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