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Island tour to Uros "Floating Island"-Amantani and Taquile

2 Days City Tour PT005

Information

To visitors to Lake Titicaca, a boat trip to the floating islands, a unique tourist destination, is a must. These islands are made and re-made from the totora reeds which provide home, sustenance and transportation for their residents. About a two hour boat ride from Puno, on the Peruvian side of the lake, the largest of about 40 islands and the main destination is the ialand of Santa María.Showing location of Uros islands and Taquile island off Puno, Peru.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  • Backpack to carry your personal item such as toilet paper, towel, etc
  • Sleeping bag; only if you like to feel more comfortable
  • Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
  • Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  • Water bottle & Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  • Sun block (sun protection cream)
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
  • Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  • Sunglasses & Swimsuit (if you plan to swim in the lake)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles
  • Place of Departure
    Puno - Puno - Puno

Itinerary

  • 1
    Puno – Uros Floating Island – Amantani Homestay (L&D)

    Between 7:30 am to 8am you will be picked up from your hotel. Travel and after 2 hours by motor boat and then you will arrive at the Uros Island. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros use the cattail, a type of rush, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support the island. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water…Continue traveling in our boat, we will get the next island called Amantani, just arriving there will be first contact with local's families, they bring you up to the homes, there you get your accommodation for one night in basic typical room between the agriculture fields. The local family will supply yours all foods. After lunch the entire group together walk up to highest point of island, called Pachatata temple 4200m. Is the best place to get pictures from all surround views of this blue sacred lake of the Incas…After the explanation of your tour guide, back to the homes to get your dinner and then you can go to enjoy typical dances with the local music players. Overnight in local family home.

    Medium

    City Tour

    10H

    Conventional

    3 Star

    Bus

  • 2
    Amantani – Taquile Pre-Incas Terraces - Puno (B&L)

    At 8am after enjoyed the delicious family breakfast meet the entire group and travel by boat to the Taquile island, 3 hours crossing the lake you will arrive at the last place to visit. Visit and explanation about the live, culture, typical costume and every common activity at the main square, short treks around the island including lunch in the co-operative restaurant, there is also a co-operative shop on the plaza that sells exceptional woollen goods which are not cheap but of very fine quality. Taquile Island is famous for its craft production, particularly for its beautiful textiles. The island is narrow only about 1 KM wide, but 6 to 7 Km. long, on Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing…Afternoon between 4 or 5pm you will return to Puno and transfer back to your Hotel.

    Medium

    City Tour

    10H

    Conventional

    Not Include

    Bus

Maps

Prices

Type Service Cost
Cost Per Person USD$ 105.00
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