Luquina Island Lanscpae in lake Titicaca
local with a loom in luquina
Luquina local feeding sheeps
Luquina locals with traditional clothing
Taquile Island Sheep Tour
Luquina traveler touring with a local
Luquina Chico Lake Titicaca interior
Luquina locals welcoming festival
Uros reets traditional boats
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Luquina Peru

Discover the traditions and lifestyle on the shores of Lake Titicaca

(2 reviews)
2 days
Spanish / English
Starts: From your hotel in Puno at 8:00 a.m.
Ends: To your hotel in Puno at 4:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!


This two-day tour will give you the opportunity to get to know Luquina. A small community whose families, with the aim of making their culture and lifestyle known, began a community rural tourism project that is now one of the best options for rural accommodation in the region. You will get to stay with them and have the opportunity to learn about their quiet lifestyle and the importance of textiles in their culture and traditions. The Luquina Peru Tour is a visit to the authentic reality of the community.

Tour details


  • Transfer from hotel to port
  • Bilingual professional guide
  • Tickets to the Uros and Taquile islands
  • Lunch in Taquile
  • Sailboat ride in Luquina

Not included

  • Payment to the local family ($35 USD)*

Important information

The inhabitants of Luquina mainly speak Aymara and just a bit of Spanish, but their warm and gracious personalities make this not a problem.

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

DAY 1 Puno - Uros - Taquile - Luquina

8 : 00 AM

Pickup and Uros  and Taquile Islands

At 8:00 AM we will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the dock in Puno. We will take a boat to Taquile Island, but before arriving, we will be stopping at Uros floating Islands where they will explain their way of life. 

We will spend the morning on the island of Taquile where we will have lunch and get to know the island. Back to the port of Taquile, we set sail towards Luquina.

Uros floating islands

Luquina Island Tour

Once the group has arrived at Luquina Chico in Lake Titicaca, we will settle in our accommodation, and begin sharing their lifestyle with them. You will get to participate in different activities of their daily life from agriculture, fishing or playing a game of volleyball with them.

Taquile traditional pottery

Peña Celebration

After the activities, dinner will be served in the house where you will stay. We will share with them a “peña”, a small musical demonstration that includes dancing and traditional Andean music.

Luquina locals with traditional clothing

DAY 2 Luquina - Puno

Luquina Trip

We will have breakfast at 8:00 AM. Then, we will have free time to get to know the surroundings of the community, formed by rural landscapes and farms. You can take a short walk or a one-hour soft hike to a viewpoint and enjoy the stunning views of Lake Titicaca.

Luquina island landscape

Return to Puno

Before we leave, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a sailboat tour around the lake. We will have lunch in Luquina around 1:00 PM. After lunch, we will come back to Puno to arrive around 3:30 PM, where we will then be transferred to our hotel and our Luquina Peru Tour will come to an end

Uros reeds floating islands

What to bring to Luquina Peru

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer
  • Swimsuit
  • Hat
  • Warm and comfortable clothes
  • Camera
  • Cash USD
  • Hiking Boots

Where does the tour Luquina Peru 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 fluids.
  • 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.
  • What does the extra fee paid to the local family include?

    The 35 dollars paid at the destination and in cash is intended to support the local community without any intermediary. It includes 3 meals and a bed to sleep in. Sheets will also be provided, however, we recommend that you use your sleeping bag.

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