Lake Titicaca Full Day, discover the floating islands of the Uros and the Taquile island in Lake Titicaca through our full day tour we will know the set of islands made by hand by the natives themselves, we will be part of all their customs of the Uros family . The sparkling blue waters of Lake Titicaca are home to the famous artificial floating islands of the Uros. These islands and their dwellings, which date back to pre-Inca times, are made entirely of totora, a native bulrush plant that grows in the lake. With a guided tour, meet the inhabitants who have formed a small community and learn how these islands stay afloat. During the afternoon, visit the island of Taquile and experience the unique culture of the locals.
Our agency offers you a short option, but also one of the best, giving you a service of elegance and guarantee throughout the tour. For those looking for an unforgettable experience this tour is ideal for you.
Uros floating islands.- In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel to go in a transport to the dock or main port. Around 7:15 am, we start the departure 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, scenic view. Our specialized guide will introduce you to the existence of the floating islands of the Uros.
At present, the people of the Uros still maintain their own culture and tradition, as well as artisanal fishing, especially (CARACHI) and pejerrey. When fishing is abundant, they preserve the fish by drying them in the sun. They also hunt wild birds and collect 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.
Taquile natural island.- To get to our next visit, we will sail by boat for 2 and a half hours, to the Taquile natural island, during navigation you will be able to observe the chain of mountains (the real mountain range), not only that, the Taquile people are very collaborative and well organized. It is the reason that the Taquileños have demonstrated their high degree of advancement in the textile industry, 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 make exclusively from yarns and fabrics. Life in Taquile is still largely unchanged by modernity. The visit will take 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 by buying some of their crafts. So that this community has some means of sustainability, that way they will be able to continue showing their existence to future travelers. Finally our guide will inform you of the return time, arriving at 17:00 pm. to the city of Puno.
Our service includes:
- Transfer hotel – port.
- Motor boat.
- Professional bilingual guide (Spanish-English).
- Entrance to the Islands (Uros and Taquile).
Our service does not include:
- Life insurance.
- Others not mentioned in this program.
We recommend bringing:
- Warm clothes.
- Personal backpack.
- Sun cream.
- Sun hat.
- Personal medication.
- Photographic camera.
- Extra money in soles.