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Tour to the Uros and Taquile Islands is done by a very different circuit to other travel agencies, with walks through very peaceful places in the middle of Lake Titicaca. Taquile is located 45 kilometers from the city of Puno, has approximately 2,200 inhabitants who wear their colorful costumes. It is currently considered “The fourth most beautiful island in the world in lakes”, its beautiful scenery and culture make it “a destination that every tourist should visit at least once in life”.
This tour is the most popular and complete, in one day we will know the famous floating islands of the Uros, we will visit 2 of the more than 90 islands that make up the Uros; And finally we will continue with the tour to appreciate the island of Taquile, which was declared by UNESCO as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”, thanks to its textiles that is considered one of the finest in Peru, customs of its inhabitants and beautiful landscapes.
From 7:00 a.m. our staff makes contact in your hotels (near Puno), to go to the port of Puno and aboard the speedboat, bound for the Floating Islands of the Uros, where we will visit two of them; our guide will give a detailed explanation of the main activities, customs and the construction of the islands.
After visiting the Uros, (1 hour and 15 minutes trip by speedboat), to Taquile Island (port) begins a hike uphill to view the beautiful scenery that offers us the Sacred Lake, you can feel calm and explore the area, enjoy the breathtaking view of Lake Titicaca.
We will have a typical lunch of the area, after lunch, the local family will demonstrate their customs and traditions such as their beautiful and fine weavings made by the people of the island.
Then, we will return to the port to board the boat that will take us back to the city of Puno, arriving at approximately 3:30 pm.
We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as easy as possible. In this section, you will find speedy answers to all those questions you had about Uros and Taquile Tour 1 Day in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.Has another question that we haven’t answered here? Drop us a line, and we will get back to you asap!
The trek has to be paid for in full by at least 7.30 pm two days before departure. For example, if your tour departs on a Wednesday, then you must come to our office before 7.30 pm on Monday.
It would be much appreciated if you pay the trek balance in cash US dollars or local currency. You can withdraw some money from several ATMs along Avenida Sol (either in US dollars or local Peruvian Soles). You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay an 8% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance by traveler’s checks.
Peru Hike Company can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historic Center of Puno. The pickup time will be coordinated with your guide in the briefing. The pickup time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic. Cusco is a very old city, therefore, it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.
Group tours are made up of different types of people. Physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route. It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, it will be the guide who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if said modifications can be made.
Strikes and demonstrations are usually frequent in Peru and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your excursion as planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, all situations will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.
You’re responsible for your objects during the tour. Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our trucks, tents, or restaurants.
We did this tour after a tour of Cusco, the stay with the guide and the explanation about the floating islands and the traditions was undoubtedly very good, the organization by the Peru Hike company is excellent, without a doubt we recommend it to everyone.