Uros artificial islands in lake Titicaca
Titicaca lake tour
Uros welcoming travelers in their floating islands
Titicaca landscape from Taquile
Taquile Pier in lake Titicaca
Travelers touring lake Titicaca
Taquile hoses doors
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Tour Uros Taquile

Visit the floating islands of Uros and Taquile in just one day

(6 reviews)
1 day
Spanish / English
Starts: From your hotel in Puno at 6:30 a.m.
Ends: To your hotel in Puno at 5:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!


Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. You will discover the landscapes and views that the islands offer you in this Tour of Uros and Taquile. Visiting the Uros Islands, we will witness a cultural demonstration of how they live on the island. We will also walk around Taquile Island while the guide tells us all about their culture and traditions.

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Tour details


  • Transfer to the pier
  • Boat transportation (round trip)
  • Entrance to the islands (Uros and Taquile)
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish / English)

Not included

  • Lunch at Taquile

Important information

Lunch at the restaurant in Taquile is not included and has an extra fee to be paid to the local family at the destination in USD.

Payments to local families are made directly to them so that they can keep maintaining their community and developing their culture.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 8 days before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. If you cancel at least 7 days before the tour starts, you will receive 50% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Tour Uros and Taquile

7 : 00 AM

Pickup and Uros Islands

After being picked up at our hotel, we embark in Puno to start the tour visiting the floating islands of the Uros. Here we will discover the daily life of its inhabitants and how they live on artificial islands formed by reeds.

Uros floating island in lake Titicaca
11 : 00 AM

Taquile Island Tour

We will arrive at the island of Taquile where we will walk for about an hour and a half towards the main town. During this tour, our guide will tell us the aspects and curiosities of the culture of Taquile.

Local touring Taquile with a sheep
1 : 00 PM

Lunch and return to Puno

We will have lunch in a restaurant in town where we can enjoy the local cuisine. After lunch, we will return to the main port to finish our Tour to Uros and Taquile. After the boat trip, we will arrive at the port at approximately 5:00 PM. Once at our hotel, our trip will have come to an end.

titicaca landscape from Uros

What to bring to Tour Uros Taquile

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking Boots
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Raincoat / waterproof poncho
  • Chas USD
  • Medication to avoid altitude sickness (in case you consider it necessary)

Where does the tour Tour Uros Taquile start

If you plan to arrive from Arequipa, the most common option is to take the tour to the Colca Canyon and on the second day board a bus from Chivay directly to Puno, where you will arrive around 6:00 pm. If you plan to arrive from Cusco, you can do so in a tourist bus that has different, regular stops along the route at various archaeological sites and tourist attractions (10 hours ride). Alternatively, you can also board a direct bus on a route of roughly 6.5 hours that you can book with several companies, including Cruz del Sur. If you plan to arrive in Puno coming from Bolivia, you can opt for different companies that offer the route Copacabana - Puno or La Paz - Puno.

Questions & Answers

  • How can altitude sickness affect me?

    Not everyone is affected in the same way and for the same length of time. The most common symptoms are headache, difficulty breathing, nausea and weakness. Our recommendation is to rest as soon as you arrive in Puno, eat light meals and drink plenty of liquids.
  • What does the local food consist of?

    The food will vary depending on availability and what they cook that day. Traditionally their diet is based on Andean potatoes, barley, green beans and quinoa.

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