Uros & Taquile with Overnight 2D / 1N
- Departures: On request
- Physical Condition: Very good
Day 01: Puno – Uros – Taquile
In the morning journey by boat to the Floating Island of Uros in Lake Titicaca. Located 4 km from Puno, the original inhabitants of these floating islands are said to descend from one of the most ancient peoples of the Americas and still to this day practise their ancient traditions. Their dwellings made of totora reed are built on the surface of Lake Titicaca.
Afterwards, you will make your way to the unique Island of Taquile, where time appears to have stopped. The Mediterranean atmosphere of this place is striking, with its steps of stone and its houses centred around the square. Its indigenous community that lives here, around 350 families are descendants of the Incas and known for their Textile activities, such as their beautifully woven chumpis (belts), chullos (caps), and ojotas (and sandals) and according to the custom, officials are distinguished by black or brown caps.
Their agriculture system operates on a collective basis and the crops are distributed according to each individual need, a traditions which goes back to the XIVth century.
Taquile also offers a magnificent lake landscape from where the impressive snowfalls of the Cordillera Real (Real mountain chain) can be seen.
Overnight with a local community family in Taquile. (L-D)
Day 02: Taquile – Puno
Return to Puno. (B)
- Excursions as described
- Transportation to the islands
- Specialized tour guide
- Meals where stated (B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner)
- Accommodations with a local community family in Taquile
- Services not specified in the program
- Extras and tips
- National flight tickets to/from Juliaca