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Uros Taquile Islands Tour 1D

Overview

1 DAY

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Uros Taquile Islands Tour 1D
Activity Levels

easy

Tour type: Cultural
Ideal For: Adventurous, couples, families, nature lovers and intrepid people.
3-star Package

USD 999 Per Person

5-star Package

USD 0 Per Person

This tour is recommended for the budget travelers with no much time for in depth cultural exploration. Upon the arrival on the island, the group enjoys a 1-hour hike towards the main village. On the way the guide will explain about traditions and live on the island. Once in the main village you will be given free time to explore the local handicraft market. Taquile has approximately 1,200 inhabitants. The people from this island have a Quechua origin and they are mostly small farmers. However, since mid 70s they have also become well known for their firm entrepreneurial spirit. Since the beginning of the tourism flow to the island, some “Taquilenos” have been participating directly with the tourism activities. Some of them have organized themselves to provide tourism services such as home stays, restaurants and boat transportation.


Highlights

  • Travel with an international group to Titicaca lake by boat
  • Meet the locals in Uros, Amantani and Taquile, and contribute to their businesses by buying their handicrafts
  • Feel like a local and support the local families, staying overnight on the Lake in Amantaní
  • Explore the agricultural terraces from pre-Inca times
  • Enjoy traditional dance with the families in Amantani and Taquile

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your accommodation at 6:40 a.m., to go to the port of Puno to take a tourist motor boat and to direct towards the wonders floating islands of the Uros. After a 1 hour motorboat ride, you will arrive at the Uros island in the Titikaka lake. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros are known as the "water tribe", because they must construct its own Islands periodically, adding new layers of totora reeds, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support the island. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water.
They used it as home and trade centers for the natives, who use hand-made boats of the same material as their means of transportation. At present, they speak Quechua and Aymara. Following this exciting tour, you will be led to the Island of Taquile, place where the form of typical and rustic experience was appraised, the place is colorful and landscaping, where they even maintain its customs, ritual, religious and folkloric traditions, in the town of Taquile we will taste a typical lunch with fresh fish (trout). There is also a craft fair on the plaza that sells exceptional wool goods which are of very fine quality and somewhat expensive. Taquile Island is famous for its craft production, particularly for its beautiful textiles. The island is narrow at about 1 Km. wide and 6 to 7 Km. long. The visit could be exhausting because of the altitude (13,000 ft above sea level). On Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins as well as Inca terracing. We will return in Puno in the afternoon.

Included

Whats Included?

  • 07:00 h. Pick up from your hotel in Puno.
  • Transportation to the dock of the Lake Titicaca.
  • Entrance fee to the National Park of the Lake Titicaca.
  • Boat transportation with toilet facitlities.
  • A short tour on the little original Totora reed boat.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.

Whats Not Included?

  • Extras & gratuities
  • Hotel in Puno
  • Lunch in Taquile.
  • Soft or alcoholic drinks.