Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town
Kid Friendly: Yes. for teenagers, small children could feel tired hiking.We must walk about two hours on the main island, stopping for explanations, visiting the locals and having lunch.
Maximum travelers: 4
English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)
Explore Titikaka Lake with a local guide
Discover Uros, the floating islands in lake Titikaka, made entirely of reeds. There are about a hundred of them, 20 min away from Puno city.
The native people are descendants from ancient Uros who have inhabited this area for more than 900 years.
Taquile is a natural island, located about 45 km away from Puno city: people who lives here are Quechuas and speak quechua language. Men Knit and women dress according to their civil status if married or single. The textiles of this island are considered as human heritage by UNESCO.
Do not forget that Puno is about 3818 m. a. s. l. Or 12 500 feet. Take some pills for the altitude.
At 7. 00 hrs I pick you up from your hotel to go to the harbor, it is 25 min to get to Uros island there are about 96 islands made of reeds and we will meet the local people and their way of life. Let's spend about an hour and 20 min there and continue the journey to Taquile islands ( 2 hours).
In Taquile the locals show us how they live and why their textiles are considered world human heritage, it is a beautiful and peaceful island where we have lunch.
About 14:00 hrs we return to Puno city, arriving around 16:30 hrs.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Just let me know the hotel where you will stay to pick you up.
End location: When the tour finishes I will leave you in your hotel or the place that you ask me to.
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
I pick a van or sprinter renault or merceds benz to go to the harbor and a traditional boat with capacity of 2people for the tours it does not have air conditioning or heater. Van , sprinter or traditional boat, all of them are private, just for you and no one else.
Transport could be a van or sprinter to pick you up from you hotel to go to the harbor and to come back.
The private traditional boat to go to the islands. (It is not a speed boat).
My services as a guide.
I can hire a speed boat if you wanted for four people the rate is $599.00.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
36 soles - Entrace fees for the islands and lunch per person.
Lunch in Taquile.
Entrance fees for Uros and Taquile islands.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.