The Lake Titicaca Day Tour begins with the transfer of the Hotel (Central) to the port of Puno to board the boat bound for the Uros Floating Islands, it is located 7 kilometers from the city of Puno, the visit will last from 25 to 30 minutes approximately by boat. Where we will know their way of life, history, customs, clothing, main activities such as crafts, tourism and artisanal fishing, then the native family will invite us to take an additional ride in their typical totora boats, the tour lasts approximately 20 min. (Optional), heading towards the capital island where we will find restaurants, snack shops, trout farms and a great variety of local crafts.
Our trip will continue towards the Natural Island of Taquile (Intika in Quechua), with an estimated time of 2 hours and 30 minutes approximately, upon arrival we will make a walk for forty minutes, to reach the main square of the town where we will have contact with the locals, our guide will explain their history, typical clothing, hand weaving, crafts, main activities, traditions and customs. Then we will taste the delicious lunch offered by a local restaurant next to the main square overlooking the lake, then we will have free time to visit the surroundings, see its temples and traditional stone arches.
Lake Titicaca has an origin as ancient as it is mysterious. The pronunciation of its peculiar name is sympathetic on the other side of the ocean, to the point that jokes with the rivalry between Peru and Bolivia justify that, depending on the nationality of the person speaking, some appropriate the “titi” and leave the “poop” for the other party. However, far beyond the name, its history and the biodiversity that it contains make it an ecosystem as wonderful as it is strange due to its particular circumstances.
Located in the Andean highlands in the central Andes, Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world with an average altitude of 3,812 meters above sea level, and also the largest freshwater lake in South America. Of its extension, 8,562 km², 56% belongs to Peru and 44% to Bolivia, serving as the border between both territories. It is estimated at 3 million years old and has an average depth of 107 meters. The water temperature is 13º on average and more than 25 rivers pour their waters into Lake Titicaca.
We will visit in the Lake Titicaca Day Tour:
- Uros Island
- Taquile Island
- Guide: Our bilingual guide (English – Spanish) will accompany you in the places of visit, making your experience more comfortable.
- Duration: 06:45 – 17:00 hrs. (10 hours).
- Puno 3,830 masl.
- Taquille Island 3,950 masl.
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Professional bilingual guide.
- Pick up from your hotel to the port.
- Entrance ticket to the islands.
- Motorized Boat.
- Lunch on the island of Taquile.
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Snacks and water
- Travel insurance
- First aid kit
- Accommodation in Puno.
- Incentives for staff
WHAT TO BRING
- Light backpack
- Sunscreen (very important)
- T-shirt or jacket (very important)
- Basics such as toilet paper, personal medicine, etc.
- Money for tips
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do the prices of the tours include the cost of entry to the island? Should I bring more money?
Yes, all the prices of the tours include the cost of entry to the associated islands. If you are heading to the islands of Taquile and Amantani, we recommend bringing money for souvenirs as they are recognized as some of the best woven goods in Peru.
Does the tour include a ride in one of the traditional reed boats?
No, this experience is optional and can be paid directly to the locals on the island.