Uros Floating Island & Taquile

Activity Type
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Physical Grading
Light-Moderate
Service Level
Upgraded Comfort
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
Full Day

Starting From
$ 190.00 USD
PER PERSON

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.

Think Green, Think Global for a Better Place for Everyone

Traveling with us you are making a big difference in favor of the environment, our trips are rated as eco-friendly trips to ensure that fragile ecosystems are protected and maintained for future human generations, also maintain ecosystem and environment integrity through considering a sustainable and ethical business model. Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translates to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices.

Trip Details for Lake Titicaca Private Tours

Group size

  • You decide the number of participants, the price is quoted based on the number of participants. The itinerary is described and based on personalized service.

Service Level

  • Private (Your Tour, Your Way)

Physical Grading

  • 1 2 3 4 5 6, Easy: Designed for everyone. Light, Nothing too Challenging. Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

Itinerary

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.

What’s Included For Lake Titicaca Private Tours

Inclusion

  • Tour guide in English.
  • Boat on speed boat to gain more time to enjoy more time at each visited place, boat brings a toilet on board.
  • Entrance fee to the lake and other visited places.

Exclusion

  • A little stroll on local typical boat around the floating island.
  • Meals.
  • Extra expenditures.

Price

From US$ 190 / per person.

Price is based on a personalized service with a private guide at your side and on a private speed boat with toilet on board (speed boats beat the regular boats in 2 hours, that means that you will have plenty of time to enjoy at each visited place).

Items to Consider for this Tour

  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Camera
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
  • Warm jacket
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Water bottled.
  • American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat.

What Makes Us Different!… Here’s, Why You Should Book With Us!

Making a choice of your right travel company/ tour operator is the most important decision you will make as you make your plans for a long-anticipated dreamed adventure. At first glance, some companies may seem cheaper. However, when you research a little deeper, you will see why traveling with Peru Summit Adventures assures that you will have the most memorable travel experience possible. In fact, we guarantee it, our TripAdvisor reviews say that.

Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translate to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices, here are the reasons why you should go with us!

1. We Focus on Details

Little insignificant details make all the difference to get a successful trip and an unforgettable experience, that’s the point where our tailor-made trip specialists and destination experts work intensely. No stone is left unturned in our quest to deliver exceptional private tours, trekking tours, and expeditions in Peru. With us, it’s all about you and your traveling mates too, for sure! We take your wants, needs, time constraints, budgets, and personal travel style into account to deliver experiences that are far from standard.

2. Our Safety Record is Flawless

Safety is at the core of everything we do at Peru Summit Adventures. There is nothing that we take more seriously. Put away your concerns and start enjoying the trip of your life knowing that you are on safe and sound hands. Peru Summit Adventures is a registered trademark and a licensed company by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism (MINCETUR).

3. Knowledge and Expertise

What an awesome to travel with someone who is from the same destination, a professional expert, it’s how you get the first-hand information. Our Peru Summit Adventures staff are friendly, funny, with deep knowledge on the route and destination, and great storytellers. We love what we do and it’s obvious. A simple concept, yes, but it makes all the difference. The team at Peru Summit Adventures all live and breathe the trip, experience, adventure, (you’ll see this when you arrive!). We love what we do, and it’s obvious. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the buzz and excitement that Peru Summit Adventures offers.

4. We are Local Entrepreneurs, A Family Enterprise (we are not a gringo company)

Probably you will see that most of the tour operators mention it on their websites that are local tour companies, however, if you research a little deeper you will find out that’s not true, they might be although half of the operation is done from here and another half abroad, they even have NorthAmerican phone number or European phone numbers, which is a clue to find out, we are not against the foreigner companies or half foreign companies, what we are against is that they lie.

In Cusco exist just few truly local tour operators. If you did not know, foreign companies come to Peru to get rich without paying a General Sales Tax or Tax Contribution to our country. If you did not know that, according to the United Nations, for every US $100 spent on a tour in a developing country or foreign travel companies, only $5 stays in the local economy. Normally, almost all of the money flows back to large companies operating outside the destination countries. As we are a local family enterprise, we guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of Peruvians through contributing to general sales tax.

5. Responsible Travel

Be a responsible traveller! Let’s make this world a better place for everyone and for everyone that lives in it! The natural environments that we travel to are fragile and abundant with beautiful culture and traditions that are often reliant on tourism. We have a responsibility as travelers to minimize the impact of our presence, protect what is delicate, and leave a positive influence everywhere we can.

As a locally owned and based Peruvian tour company, we integrate these practices into our in-country operations we are aiming for a style of travel that makes the world a better place for everyone, and for everyone that lives in it. Since our very first days as a tour operator, responsible business has been at the heart of what we do. Peru Summit Adventures is committed not just to treading lightly, but to making a real difference by helping and investing in local communities, education initiatives, environmental conservation projects. These values are not more than just words, they are ingrained in the culture and philosophy of our crew, daily operations of Peru Summit Adventures trips, and at our office too.

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We Focus on Details

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Our Safety Record is Flawless

Safety is at the core of everything we do at Peru Summit Adventures. There is nothing that we take more seriously.

Knowledge and Expertise

Our Guides with a deep knowledge of destination, route, and a focus on customer service makes all difference en route

Responsible Travel

Let’s make this world a better place for everyone and for everyone that lives in it! All is done in a responsible manner

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