Puno Region
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Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Full-Day Tour

1. Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Titicaca and visit the floating islands of Uros. The inhabitants of the lake are referred to as the Water Tribe and have built their own islands with a local type of sugarcane. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. The next stop is Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua speakers who have developed unique and effective social systems and hand-weaving techniques. Stop for a typical lunch in the village of Taquile. Take a walk through the hills and archaeological sites of this 6-kilometer-long island before returning to Puno by boat.

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Half-Day Uros Floating Islands Tour from Puno

2. Half-Day Uros Floating Islands Tour from Puno

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then climb aboard a motor boat in Puno. Cross Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world - and journey amongst the reeds to the artificial islands of Uros. Discover more than 60 man-made floating islands inhabited by the indigenous Uru people. In recent times they have made more contact with mainland culture, but still hunt birds and fish as part of their main activities. Step onto these incredible reed platforms and get in touch with an authentic culture. Observe the different inhabited reed islands of the archipelago from the water and take a guided tour of 2 or 3 of the islands aboard a traditional reed raft (optional) before returning to Puno.

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From Puno: 2-Day Amantani Island Tour

3. From Puno: 2-Day Amantani Island Tour

Day 1: Uros and Amantani  On this tour to Amantani, Uros and Taquile Islands, you will be picked up from your hotel in the downtown area and driven to the port, where you will board a comfortable motor boat. Your guide (Spanish/ English) will take you to the Uros Floating Islands (30 minutes travel) before reaching Amantani (approximately 2.5-hours) by midday, where Amantani families will be waiting for you. Walk (30 minutes uphill) to the local houses in Amantani and have lunch based on Andean specialities provided by the islanders. Have time to rest and settle into your rooms. Then, walk to the top of the island and see the ceremonial Inca temples Pachamama and Pachatata. You'll also see one of the best sunsets in the world. Then, return to the local houses for dinner and at night, go dancing with the families (the party is optional). Day 2: Going to the island of Taquile After your breakfast, descend to the Port of Amantani (08:00) to take a boat towards Taquile Island. Have lunch on this island and then return to the Port of Amantani (13:00) to return to Puno by 16:00. 

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From Puno: Amantani, Taquile & Uros Full-Day Tour

4. From Puno: Amantani, Taquile & Uros Full-Day Tour

On this full-day tour, start with an early morning pick-up from your central Puno hotel and departure from Amantani to Taquile at 06:00. After a 3-hour drive, arrive to Amantani Island port and walk for about an hour to Cerro Pachamama, the highest point of the island, to see the Inca ruins and beautiful scenery. At 11:30, depart from Amantani for Taquile, where you will walk uphill for 40 minutes to have lunch in a local restuarant and learn about the local customs of this beautiful island. Visit the main square, craft market and admire the unique landscapes from this vantage point. Then, depart for Uros to explore the 2 floating islands of Uros. At 17:20, arrive in Puno and transfer from the port to hotels in downtown Puno.

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Sillustani: Chullpas de Sillustani Afternoon Half-Day Tour

5. Sillustani: Chullpas de Sillustani Afternoon Half-Day Tour

Your half day tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel in Puno around 2:00 PM, to start your visit to the ceremonial center of Sillustani, located 34 km from the city of Puno. This tour visit will allow you to appreciate the magnificent architecture and engineering. The chullpas are circular stone towers erected to house the funerary remains of the principal authorities of the ancient settlers of Collao (Altiplano). Some reach up to 12 meters high and are characterized by their base being smaller in diameter than the upper part. A short distance from the archaeological complex is the site museum, where various pieces of the Kolla, Tiahuanaco and Inca cultures are preserved. One of the most famous attractions of the Sillustani complex is the "Chullpa del Lagarto", a funerary tower that represents the highest chullpa of the complex. This was built in the Inca era and raised with square stones that fit perfectly. It was destroyed at the beginning of the 19th century by huaqueros who sought the treasures of the place. Another beautiful place in Sillustani is the Umayo lagoon, an incredible mirror of water that reflects the blue sky and the white clouds of Puno. This lagoon houses an island that is a reserve for the protection of local vicuñas. This tour of Sillustani takes approximately 1 hour and you will be going back to Puno, where you will arrive around 5:00 PM. 

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From Puno: Visit Taquile Island and Locals with Lunch

6. From Puno: Visit Taquile Island and Locals with Lunch

Be picked up from your hotel in Puno at around 7:00 AM in the morning. Relax as you make your way to the islands. Listen as your expert guide explains how the locals built these islands using blocks of dried reeds. Discover the history of the place and interact with the inhabitants to learn more about their life in the water. Cruise to the island of Taquile, located on Lake Titicaca. Experience what life on the lake is like up close and enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes. Take some wonderful photos before having lunch at a restaurant with a Peruvian menu like fresh trout from Lake Titicaca. Return to Puno in the afternoon.

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From La Paz: Lake Titicaca Tour and Zip Line Experience

7. From La Paz: Lake Titicaca Tour and Zip Line Experience

Enjoy personalized service with pick up from your hotel in La Paz. Together with your guide, make your way to the town of Copacabana, where you can observe high Andean landscapes, flora, and fauna. Upon arrival in the village, you can visit the miraculous Lake Titicaca. Take a private boat to Sun Island, where you can enjoy a fresh local meal, prepared by the local inhabitants of the town. After lunch, take a 20-minute walk with your guide to the source of the spring. Visit the Island of the Moon to see ancient cultural relics and constructions that were witnesses to the great Inca Empire. The locals will be able to surprise you with the handmade crafts and the kindness with which they receive their visitors. Finish the visit to Lake Titicaca and return to Copacabana on your private boat. On the way back to La Paz, stop in the Estrecho de Tiquina, two villages that are separated by the waters of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy crossing the waters of Lake Titicaca by zip-line, a unique experience that you are sure to never forget. End your tour with transfer back to La Paz.

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What people are saying about Puno Region

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 25 reviews

It was an amazing experience to get in touch with Taquile's island way of living as a coperative social group and in an indepedent way from the mainland country. People there were so kind to show us some of their customs and to serve us delicious sea food :-) we also enjoyed our time spent with some Uros families, who tried to explain us their way of living from fishing, making handicrafts and tourists visiting them. We would like to give many thanks to our guide who was very knowledgable about their customs and he gave us a nice tour in uros and taquile islands!! The boat driver was very good and we were feeling safe during the whole boat trip! We totally recommend this experience! :-)

Very well organized (were picked up from the hotel and brought back again). The visit to Taquile Island and the Uros was very interesting. Our guide, who also spoke very good English, told a lot about the islands and their past. The lunch buffet was very tasty (unfortunately, the cold drinks were not included in the price)

Everything was correct, the last to look for the hotel. the transfer to the port and the rest of the excursion. Visiting the Uros is worth it. Know the explanation of your way of life.

It was a great day ... ,,, there was only one problem with the boat's engine, but it was solved in half an hour. Uros Island and Taquile Island

Very nice trip, small group, guide was very informative, relaxed and friendly