Full Day Tour “Uros & Taquile Islands” By Speed Boat

8 Hours

DURATION 8 Hours

Easy

These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.

Middle

A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.

Moderate

Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.

Challenging

“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.

Formidable

These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.

Highlights

UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS

WAMAN ADVENTURES: provides a service of quality and guarantee, our tour: Uros & Taquile Islands will take you on an impressive journey through the sacred lake Titicaca. The advantage of this wonderful tour is that the time spent on traveling is reduced to less than half and therefore allowing more time to enjoy the islands. We also take less frequented routes whereby personal encounters with local families and weavers can be enjoyed. The inhabitants of Uros island are especially known for their fine Textileria, which are within the finest Peruvian handicrafts. On the island, awaits travelers with a spectacular view of the lake and a simple facade stone welcomes you to our visitors. You will be able to appreciate the elaboration of the famous textiles of TAQUILE, as well as hear from the weavers themselves the interpretation of their culture and their tradition of everyday life. Come with us to discover the wonders of Lake Titicaca!

  • Duration: 8 hours.

Itinerary

THE FLOATING ISLANDS OF UROS.

Our departure to Uros & Taquile Islands starts at 7:30 am from your hotel. We will be directed to a private transport towards the dock or main port. At 7:45 am, we start the trip to the floating islands of the Uros, currently considered the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca – also known as the highest navigable lake in the world. During the trip, you will be able to observe a beautiful panoramic view, landscape. Our expert guide will inform you about the existence of the floating Islands of the Uros. At present, the people of the Uros still maintains their own culture and tradition, as well as artisanal fishing, especially the (KARACHI) and the kingfish. When fishing is abundant, fish are kept dry in the sun. Also, they are dedicated to the hunting of wild birds and the collection of duck eggs. There are 75 islands that live today, and every island is well organized. After a long and beautiful visit, you will say goodbye to the Uros. Our next visit will be the natural island of TAQUILE.

THE NATURAL ISLAND OF TAQUILE.

To get to our next visit in our tour to Uros & Taquile Islands, we will sail by boat for 2 hours and a half, to the natural Island of Taquile, during the navigation you will be able to observe the mountain chain (the royal mountain range). The people of Taquile very cooperative and well organized. It is the reason that the Taquileños have demonstrated their high degree of advancement in the Textileria, receiving its award by the UNESCO. It should be noted that spinning and weaving are mainly done by men, starting at the age of eight. Women only make yarns and fabrics. Life in Taquile is still largely unchanged by modernity. The visit will be an average of 2 hours, and 1 hour you will have to taste a delicious typical lunch. If you would like to support and be a part of this community, you may voluntarily collaborate by buying some of their crafts. By doing so allows this community some means of sustainability and in that way, they are able to continue sharing their culture and existence in the times to come. Finally, we will continue to make our way towards the city of Puno, arriving at 17:00 hours.

VERY IMPORTANT: This tour starts at your hotel when we pick you up and will end at your hotel when we leave it.

What´s Included

INCLUDED:

  • Pick-up, hotel – harbor – hotel
  • Guide service.
  • All admissión tickets.
  • Motorboat (speedy boat)
  • Pre- Briefing.
  • 01 lunch in Taquile Island

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Extra expenses

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Water
  • Snack
  • Camera
  • Light jacket
  • Comfortable clothes for ziplining
  • Shoes other than sandals (sandals are not permitted!)

Prices

Waman Adventures offers DAILY DEPARTURE, as long as we have a minimum of 2 people.

PRICES: 2017 and 2018 :

Group Service: US$50 per person 

Departure Dates

  • Daily departures: We pick you up from your hotel r.

Timetable

  • In the morning 07:00- 07:30

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