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Taquile & Uros Islands

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8 Hours

Activity Type

Small Group

Group Size

16 people




Sail close to the clouds on Lake Titicaca and meet the descendants of ancient civilisations that inhabit its islands. Feel the spongy reeds of the ‘floating’ Uros islands beneath your feet, learn about unique local cultures, customs, and relish the vistas over seemingly infinite waters from the brilliant Taquile Island. This is the world’s highest navigable lake, sitting at a soaring 3,812 m above sea level. On this unique and inspiring trip, encounter the fascinating people and beautiful locations that characterise this evocative place.

The Taquile & Uros Island by Speedboat is a small group shared guide activity and operates with a minimum of 2 travelers and maximum group sizes of 16 travelers. Solo Traveler booking accepted.

For a private guided tour please contact us.

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  • Explore the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca – the world’s highest navigable lake.
  • Discover the “floating islands” of Uros and enjoy a traditional lunch in the village of Taquile.
  • Understand Taquile’s weaving traditions, inscribed by Unesco as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”.

What you will do

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Day 1: Puno - Taquile Island - Uros - Puno
Day 1: Puno - Taquile Island - Uros - Puno
Having picked you up from your hotel at around 7:30, we'll head to the port in Puno. Here, we'll board our fast speed boat and set sail on Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, located at 12,500 feet (3,810 metres) above sea level.
Upon arrival to Huayllano, the lake port for the Isle of Taquile, whose inhabitants give a friendly welcome to visitors. Traditions, customs and colourful costumes are maintained on the island. The islanders are skilful craftsmen and employ the techniques developed over the centuries by their ancestors. You will be welcomed into one of the houses to share their activities, such as weaving. After this is a delicious lunch made from local ingredients. Then, a walk back to the Main Square to board the launch that will take you to the floating islands of Uros.
These islands consist of layers of totora and are their inhabitants' homes and workplaces. Stepping on them feels very much like a water bed. We see the houses, the islands and meet its friendly inhabitants. Uros people are descendents of one of the oldest South American groups. Rides on traditional reed boats can be arranged.
Mid afternoon, once all activities are completed we will embark and head back to the port of Puno and your hotel.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English/Spanish speaking guides
  • Entrance to the Uros and Taquile Islands.
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Fast Boat ride
  • Lunch
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program

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How prices are based?
Prices are "from" per person based on a minimum of two travelers. Solo Traveler booking accepted.
The Taquile & Uros Island is a small group shared guide activity and operates with a minimum of two participants and maximum group sizes of 16 like-minded travelers.
For a private guided tour please contact us.
What is the difference between the Uros and Taquile Island in shared and private service?
The Lake Titicaca: Uros and Taquile Island in shared service includes a "Speedboat" transportation and a guide for a group of diverse people (up to 16 tourists).
The private service, on the other hand, is a special service for a closed group of from 2 visitors.
About the man-made floating Uros Islands
The floating islands of the Uros are a group of artificial islands that are inhabited and built from Totora, an aquatic plant that grows on the surface of Lake Titicaca. The islands are raised on a portion of the surface of Lake Titicaca, blocks of Totora roots are woven on which successive layers of Totora are laid out woven or interwoven in the form of mats. The Uros are its inhabitants, an ancestral people who are currently concentrated in Peru on the floating islands located in the bay of Puno. Their subsistence is based on the ancestral culture linked to Lake Titicaca, based on the multiple uses given to the Totora that springs from the bottom and fishing.
About Taquile Island
Perhaps the most beautiful island on Lake Titicaca, Taquile Island affords fine views and the chance to observe its local inhabitants and fascinating customs. The Quechua-speaking men and women still wear traditional dress, colour-coded according to their marital status, and live by the strict code of 'ama sua, ama llulla, ama qhilla' - do not steal, do not lie, do not be idle.
You can also shop for some fine weavings, only available for purchase here. They are made by the island's men, who are the only ones permitted to knit and who can be seen doing so throughout Taquile.
Where can you buy souvenirs from Taquile?
You can buy handicrafts in the Centro Artesanal of the community. The craftwork is divided between weaving and knitting; women do the weaving, while the knitting is man’s work. The tradition begins when they are young as boys on the island begin learning their trade at the tender age of 8. Chief among these crafts are the iconic chuyo hats that many of the locals wear. Women can also be found making yarn and other tasks surrounding the creation of the items.
The products are cheap since they are sold by local designers.
Why to Travel by speed boat?
Travel by speed boat to the natural Taquile Island, is born by the need of our clients who wish to take the tour in a short time unlike a regular boat, in a regular boat trip takes much more time and is exhausting. The tour of the places in speed boat is the same as a normal or regular boat, however we will have time to do other short tours such as: city tour or Sillustani Graves in route to the Airport.
What should I pack?
Sturdy shoes, A small day pack, Camera, Water to drink, Sun block, Sun glasses, sun hat
Rain jacket in case, Money for souveneirs and drinks
Will I need any extra money?
YES, so that you can buy some beatuiful souvenirs to support the local people if you like, snacks and bottled water, drinks are available on the island or before boarding the boat
What kind of weather can I expect on the tour?
Very hot sun on boat ride so expect to get burnt out on deck unless you are covered with suncreen and hats as you don`t feel the burn due to the cool altitude breeze!
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