UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS FULL DAY

Day 1: UROS islands and Taquile Island

Duration: 10 hours approx. Distance: 75 kilometers round trip (takes 3 hours, 10 min. OW to Taquile, By Classic Motor Boat = 11 km/hour)

At 6:30am pick-up from your hotel in Puno, transfer to the port. Then by motor boat (35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather, 25 individual seats) we visit the Uros floating Islands. Stepping on them feels very much like a water bed (but it is quite safe). We see the houses, the islands and meet its inhabitants.Uros people are descendents of one of the oldest South American groups. Rides on traditional reed boats can be arranged. In the mornings these islands can be crowded. We visit two of the 60 islands before continuing on to Taquile Island. After a relaxed navigation of extra 2 1/2 hours when we enjoy the spectacular views offered by Lake Titicaca, we get to Taquile island. There a unique community can be observed. A long path gradually ascending will take us to the village (45 min. hike approx) to visit the communal cooperative where you will find handy craft textiles. Lunch at one of the many local restaurants. The views are magnificent. Then we descent 500 steps down to the main port of the island. at 2:30pm approx. depart back to Puno City (3 hour return journey). At 5.30pm Arrival to Puno then transfer to your hotel in Puno.

 

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Our day begins with your pick up from hotels in downtown Puno at 06:30 and move to the port, where we take our comfortable motor boat, it will take us to the Floating Islands of Uros (30 min journey) before arriving at Taquile (approx. 2 ½ hours travel time), where we arrive by 12:00 pm (we will have to walk an average of 30 min uphill) to see all beauty of Lake Titicaca, is in this place we will have time for our lunch and know more about the inhabitants of this island and textiles declared "Cultural Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO, after lunch and visit the main square of this island, descend t o the main port, where we take our boat back to reach Puno by 05:00 PM.

 

 

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