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2 DAYS TOUR: TITICACA UROS, HOMESTAY IN TAQUILE

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2 Days / 1 Night
Availability : Every day
Puno
Min Age : Small group
  • TIME2 DAYS / 1 NIGHTS
  • TYPE OF SERVICESMALL GROUP
  • TOUR TYPECultural / Rural tourism
  • DIFFICULTYEasy
  • AVAILABILITYEvery day
  • LANGUAGESEnglish or Spanish.
Description

This two-day adventure on Lake Titicaca takes you to three of the most beautiful and interesting islands on Lake Titicaca: the floating islands of the Uros and the natural islands of Taquile and Luquina. On all of these islands, you will see a traditional way of life with customs passed down from generation to generation, including the skills of the master weavers who live on this majestic lake.

Itinerary

Day 1PUNO – UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS TOUR – OVERNIGHT IN TAQUILE

Our Titicaca adventure begins at 07h30 when we pick you up from your hotel in Puno and head to the port. Then we will take a comfortable motor boat to the floating islands of the Uros town. The man-made islands are about 14 km from the port and it takes about 30 minutes to get there, but don’t be in a hurry as the scenery is spectacular.
When we get to the floating islands, you will probably be amazed at the scale of these floating reed constructions. The Uros originally built these islands for defensive reasons: if a threat appeared, they could move their island homes to a safer location. The islands are made from the totora reeds that grow around the lake, and each island is in a constant state of rebuilding as old reeds are replaced by new ones.
Entering the islands is quite an experience, as the elastic reed floor feels strange under your feet. We will explore the main island and see the houses, watchtowers and other structures, all built with reeds. Then one of the locals will give a short presentation on how the islands are made, and then you can meet one of the local families to see how they live.
Next, we will board the boat to the wonderful island of Taquile, which is approximately 1.5 hours away. We will arrive at a secluded and picturesque section of Taquile Island, which also has a pristine sandy beach where we can stretch our legs for a while. From where we will depart to explore this incredibly beautiful island for at least four hours. We will go to the less touristy northern area, where we will have spectacular panoramic views of Lake Titicaca. After relaxing here for a while, we will walk along a pre-Inca trail, visiting families of weavers to learn about their textile art and the rich symbolism that decorates their textiles. After a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, quinoa soup and grilled trout being particularly popular, we’ll walk to the home of a host family.
Here, the friendly inhabitants will welcome us and accommodate us in a local family house. You’ll have plenty of time here to immerse yourself in traditional culture, and in the afternoon there’s an optional hike to the top of a nearby hill for majestic views of the sun setting over Lake Titicaca.
You will spend the night with a host family on Amantani Island – Puno

Day 2HOME STAY - ISLA TAQUILE - PUNO

In the morning, you’ll have a traditional breakfast with your host family, and feel free to help cook if you’d like! After breakfast, you can take part in any of the daily activities, which may include growing crops, caring for animals, or even building a house or other structure in the traditional way. Your experienced guide will ensure that this part of the trip is a totally authentic experience.
After a morning of cultural immersion, it will be time for a family lunch around noon. Then, we will walk to the port, where we will give thanks and say goodbye to the family and have a small traditional farewell ceremony with coca leaves and wine. Around 1:00 p.m. It will be time to board the boat for the trip back to Puno, arriving at 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival, we will take you back to your hotel

Included
  • All transfers
  • 01 night in a local house on AMANTANI island
  • 01 breakfast, 01 lunch, 01 dinner
  • Income to the Uros and Taquile islands
  • Host family
  • English and Spanish professional guide
Not Included
  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Undeclared meals
  • Tips (optional)
Book Tour From: 100 USD

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