Perfectly combining nature and culture on this enriching full day excursion by fast boat from Puno, to the two most impressive islands on Lake Titicaca. Visit the floating island of UROS, to see and understand how the lives of the communities on the islands are based around the many practicalities of the reeds. Continue with a breathtaking boat ride along Lake Titicaca to the remote side Taquile island, where the local families share their peaceful existence. This itinerary is a brilliant mix of understanding the different traditional lifestyles, while enjoying the breathtaking views.
Duration Full Day
07:00: Pick up from your Hotel in downtown Puno
07:30: Departure from the Port, introduction of Lake Titicaca
07:45: Welcome to the floating islands by the UROS community. The president will give us a demonstration of how the floating islands are constructed and maintained. We will get an insight in the daily lives and homes of the families.
09:00: Optional Boat ride on the traditional reed boats with the ladies of the Uros Family
09.40: Boat ride to Taquile island
11.00: 30-min introductory hike to the history and nature of the peaceful Taquile island
11.30: Welcome by the Taquile community, get an insight in the daily activities, customs and traditions.
12.00: Demonstration how to make organic shampoo from local products, followed by Traditional dancing performances of the families; Pachamama and Pachatata.
12.30: Lunch in a local restaurant. Quinoa soup, fresh fish caught in the lake, vegetables and traditional tea.
13.30: Beautiful Hike with breathtaking views of the island and the lake; learn about plantations and local products.
14.30: Relaxing time at the amazing hidden beach of Taquile and boatride back to Puno
17:00: Arrive back to the port of Puno, transfer to your Hotel