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2-day tour of Lake Titicaca: Uros Island and homestay in Taquile

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Explore the distinctive beauty of Lake Titicaca on this immersive 2-day, 1-night cultural excursion, uncovering the essence of its main attractions. Begin by delving into the captivating world of the Uros Floating Islands, marveling at their unique construction entirely made from native reeds. Glide through the tranquil waters in a traditional reed canoe, experiencing a truly authentic mode of transportation.

Continue your journey to the enchanting island of Taquile, where you’ll indulge in a delicious lunch featuring locally sourced lake trout. Embark on a scenic hike, soaking in the panoramic vistas of the lake and surrounding landscapes, before settling into one of the island’s traditional cabins for the night. As the sun rises over the glistening waters of Lake Titicaca, start your second day with a breathtaking spectacle. Dive deeper into the cultural heritage of Taquile as you discover the intricate traditions of textile weaving and pottery making. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of local life, gaining insight into the rich artistic legacy of the island.

Immerse yourself in Lake Titicaca’s beauty with a guided tour featuring an overnight stay on Taquile Island.

Experience the unique culture of the Uros people as you visit their floating islands, crafted entirely from native lake reeds.

Indulge in stunning scenery, invigorating hikes, and authentic, locally prepared cuisine on Taquile Island.

Live like a local during an overnight stay in a traditional island cabin on Taquile.

Uncover the rich artistic traditions of textile weaving and pottery making on Amantani Island.

Price Includes

  • Professional English/Spanish speaking certified guide
  • First aid kit
  • 24/7 customer service support
  • 01 night in a local house on Taquile Island with a host family
  • 01 breakfast
  • 01 lunch
  • 01 dinner
  • Water bottles
  • All transfers guaranteed
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Puno (Door-to-door service)
  • Permits and Tickets:
  • Admission to the Uros and Taquile islands

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Extras and upgrades
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Day 1Puno | Lake Titicaca | Uros Islands | Taquile Island | Homestay Experience

Our Titicaca adventure commences at 7:30 a.m. with your pick-up from your Puno hotel, followed by a scenic drive to the main port. A comfortable motorboat awaits, ushering us to the captivating floating islands of the Uros town, situated approximately 14 km away. The journey offers leisurely appreciation of the stunning surroundings.

Upon arrival at the floating islands, prepare to be awestruck by the grandeur of these reed constructions. Originally crafted for defense, the Uros ingeniously built these islands, ensuring mobility in the face of threats. Composed entirely of the lake’s native reeds, these islands are in a perpetual cycle of renewal.

Stepping onto the resilient reed floors is an experience in itself. We’ll explore the main island, marveling at the houses, watchtowers, and other structures, all fashioned from reeds. A local resident will enlighten us on the island’s construction before we engage with a local family to glimpse their way of life.

Next, we set sail for the enchanting Taquile Island, a journey of approximately 1.5 hours. Arriving at a secluded and picturesque section of the island, we’ll enjoy a leisurely break on its pristine sandy beach. Then, we embark on a four-hour exploration of this breathtaking island, venturing to its less-touristed northern region for panoramic views of Lake Titicaca. Along the pre-Inca trails, we’ll visit weaving families, delving into the intricate artistry and symbolic richness adorning their textiles.

A traditional lunch at a local restaurant awaits, featuring renowned dishes like quinoa soup and grilled trout.

As the day draws to a close, friendly locals extend warm hospitality, providing accommodation in a local family home. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in traditional culture, with an optional afternoon hike to a nearby hill for awe-inspiring sunset vistas over Lake Titicaca.

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

Difficulty: Easy

Accommodation: Local homestay on Taquile Island

Day 2 Homestay Experience on Taquile Island | Lake Titicaca | First-hand Cultural Immersion

In the morning, savor a traditional breakfast with your host family, and feel free to join in cooking if you desire! Following breakfast, engage in various daily activities, which may involve tending to crops, caring for animals, or learning traditional building techniques for houses or other structures. Your knowledgeable guide will ensure an authentic experience throughout.

After a morning immersed in culture, gather for a family lunch around noon. Then, we’ll stroll to the port to bid farewell to our gracious hosts, culminating in a small traditional ceremony with coca leaves and wine. Around 1:00 p.m., it’s time to embark on the return journey to Puno, arriving by 3:30 p.m. Upon reaching Puno, we’ll transfer you back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Difficulty: Easy


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My 2-day tour of Lake Titicaca, exploring Uros Island and experiencing a homestay in Taquile, was an enriching and unforgettable journey into the heart of Andean culture. The first day began with a scenic boat ride to the fascinating floating islands of the Uros community, where I was mesmerized by the ingenious construction of the islands entirely made of reeds. Engaging with the local families provided valuable insights into their unique way of life.

The highlight of the trip was undoubtedly the homestay experience on Taquile Island. Spending time with a local family, participating in daily activities, and sharing meals allowed me to immerse myself fully in the rich traditions of the island. The optional afternoon hike to witness the sunset over Lake Titicaca was a magical end to the day. Overall, this tour provided a perfect balance of cultural immersion and natural beauty, leaving me with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

August 5, 2023