Lake Titicaca Day Tour

Floating Islands of the Uros, Taquile Island

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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:

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 floating islands of Uros

First, our departure to the Islands of Uros and Taquile, begins at 7:30 am from your hotel. Soon, we will go in a private transport to the dock or main port. Then, at 7:45 am, we begin the journey to 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 we will be able to observe a beautiful panoramic view, and enjoy the landscape. Therefore, our expert guide will inform you about the existence of the floating islands of the Uros.

Also, today, the people of Los Uros still keep their culture and tradition alive. For example, artisanal fishing, especially (CARACHI) and pejerrey. As a result, when fishing is abundant, the fish stay dry in the sun. In addition, they are dedicated to hunting wild birds and collecting duck eggs. On the other hand, there are 75 islands living today, and each island is well organized. Later, after the beautiful visit, we will say goodbye to the Uros. Our next visit will be the natural island of TAQUILE.

Taquile Island

To get to our next visit on our tour of the Uros and Taquile Islands. We will sail by boat for 2 and a half hours, towards the nature and beauty of the Island of Taquile. During the navigation we will be able to observe the Montaña Cadena (the Cordillera Real). The people of Taquile are very cooperative and well organized. It is the reason why the Taquileños have demonstrated their high degree of advancement in the textile industry. Receiving his award from UNESCO.

It should be noted that spinning and weaving are mainly done by men, starting at the age of eight. Women only make threads and fabrics. Life in Taquile continues to maintain its lifestyle despite modernity. The visit will take an average of 2 hours, and we will have 1 hour to try a delicious typical lunch. If you want to support and be part of this community, you can volunteer by buying some of their crafts.

By doing this, we provide this community with some means of sustainability and in this way we contribute so that they can continue to share their culture and existence in future times. Finally we will continue our way back to the city of Puno, arriving at 5:00 p.m.

Very important: The Lake Titicaca Day Tour starts at your hotel when we pick you up, and will end at your hotel when we drop you off.


  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • Pick up from your hotel to the port.
  • Entrance ticket to the islands.
  • Motorized Boat.
  • Lunch on the island of Taquile.


  • Snacks and water
  • Travel insurance
  • First aid kit
  • Accommodation in Puno.
  • Incentives for staff


  • Light backpack
  • Water
  • Sunscreen (very important)
  • Cap
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • 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.

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