Uros Floating Island & Taquile
Uros Floating Island & Taquile
Lake Titicaca Private Tours Full Day (Uros Floating Island & Taquile Island)
Lake Titicaca Private Tours Full Day–Taquile, Uros floating islands and other islands on lake Titicaca are truly amazing to experience their people who have lived since immemorial time with a private guide at your side, They remain starkly traditional – Campesinos (peasants) wear sandals recycled from truck tires, women work in petticoats and bowler hats, and llamas are tame as pets.
Quechua and Aymara-speaking residents work the fields with primitive tools, sail the lake with primeval caballitos de totora (reed boat), and harvest crops with methods unchanged since the days of the Incas, Uros Floating Islands where Indian communities consisting of just a few families construct tiny islands out of totora reeds, It is truly amazing!
Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world with extraordinary scenery wherever one looks. There are many islands in the lake some of them are larger and other smaller and all of them are inhabited by local Aymara people and each of which has its own unique history. This is a place of rich history and traditions. The lake is the legendary Inca creation site and is the birthplace of the sun in Incan mythology. It was here that the bearded white god Viracocha and the first Incas, Manco Capac and his sister-wife Mama Huaca (or Mama Ocllo), made their mystical appearances, later they moved toward the north to the valley of Cusco where the founded the Inca empire. Lake Titicaca Private Tours are perfect tours to experience all the treasure about this great lake.
Our tailor-made trip experts will work with you, offering guidance on the best time to travel at a pace that makes sense for you and yours. This tour is completely customizable, which means you can make your add-ons or focus on certain interests, where our private guides will offer you with more unique experiences, we will tailor this adventure to your specifications.
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DAY 1: Explore the Gems of the Lake Titicaca: Uros Floating Island - Taquile Island
Today we will take a full day tour to Lake Titicaca, where we will visit the Uros floating islands and Taquile island. At 6:30 am, we come to your hotel to pick you up, we will then go to the main port to take the boat to Urus floating islands. At this place, we will learn about the daily life of this local inhabitants and will learn how these people have been preserving the technique of weaving the artificial islands since remote times. Our next destination is Taquile, a place of weavers and a perfect place to learn about their textiles, we will take a short hike around this island while savoring the amazing views in every direction, and we will get one of the local restaurants for lunch (lunch is not included). After that, we will take the boat back to Puno, arriving to the hotel at about 5:00 pm.
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