We recommend these private tours for all people who want to experience a personalized and private visit to the Uros and Taquile, Have freedom of pick-up time and flexibility on time spent on touristic places; as well they are not tied to regular itineraries of shared/group tours. You’ll have a comfortable boat available and Spanish/English guide (other languages may be available upon request in advance).
On this tour after picking up visitors from their hotels, we will have a comfortable boat to the Uros Islands where we will visit islands of 2-3, and then Continuing the tour we head towards the natural island of Taquile (2 ½ hours of navigation) We arrive at about noon. We will make a small hike to the top of island (30 minutes), where we can appreciate the immensity of the lake and all its splendor, we`ll have lunch and know more about their textiles, inhabitants and customs.
We should mention that Taquile Textiles were declared by UNESCO as «Cultural Heritage of Humanity» The spinning and weaving are made mainly by men, who begin to make this art since they were eight years old. By means of this tissue inhabitants shows their civil status depending on the colors, sizes and usage. It`s realy interesting «single men wear a red and white chullo, while married men a red chullo. Single women wear a chullo with big and colored pompons while married women wear small and dead colors pompons”.
6:45hrs Pick up from your hotel in Puno
7:00hrs Departure by boat from the port of Puno.
7.40hrs Visit 2 Uros Floating Islands
9:00hrs Departure of the boat to Taquile Island.
11:30hrs Arrival in the Port of Taquile (30 minute walk up hill)
12:30hrs Guide explaining in main squar
13:30hrs Typical lunch (quinua Soup, Trout with rice or potatoes and coca or muña tea)
14:30hrs Return to Puno city
17:30hrs Arrival in Puno and transfer to hotels
Transfer hotel - port - hotel.
Professional Spanish/English speaking guide.
Motor Boat (with toilet and bus seats).
Entrances fees Uros/Taquile.
Lunch in Taquile.
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