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  • Location:Puno, Peru
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Uros and Taquile Islands Day Trip from Puno

Explore the idyllic floating islands of Lake Titcaca on an exciting full-day tour from Puno. Visit Uros and Taquil to gain insight into the indigenous inhabitants of the unique islands; ride the gentle waters of the world’s highest lake on a boat; and enjoy an authentic experience of culture untouched by mainland modernity. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off is included in this tour.


  • Full-day trip to the islands of Uros and Taquile from Puno
  • Meet local Uru people and learn about their customs and traditions
  • Visit Taquile, an island known for its tranquility and authenticity
  • Delicious lunch included
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Uros and Taquile Islands Day Trip from Puno

Full-Day Tour of Uros and Taquile Islands from Puno

After hotel pick up in Puno, relax during a scenic drive parallel to the glittering Lake Titcaca. Climb aboard a small boat and set sail for the islands of Uros and Taquille, man-made structures made entirely of reeds. 

Enjoy a warm greeting by the friendly locals, who show you round their rustic homes while your knowledgeable guide explains the fascinating history of the islands; originally built as a defense mechanism, the islands were designed with flexible reeds in order to move easily during attack. Learn about the logistical problems of the rotting reed foundations, then return to the boat for the next leg of your voyage. 

Disembark at the island of Taquile, a place that has avoided the metropolitan development of the modern world; the women still wear traditional woven clothes and artisan treasures are created using ancient methods. Learn about the reversals in stereotypical gender roles and feast upon a light lunch inspired by regional recipes. 

After your culturally enriching exploration, return to the mainland and venture back to your hotel in Puno.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

interaction with the locals was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a 10-hour boat tour of 2 floating islands and a trip to Taquilos Island for lunch and a demonstration of local customs and crafts. While the tour operator spoke English with a heavy accent, he was personable and described a wide array of topics. The trip was quite informative and enjoyable!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

It's a fantastic experience, you'll see a different culture, a folk who lives in a floating island. You'll have lunch in a rustic big table facing beatiful landscape view.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We were very pleased with this tour an our guide, from Kontiki, Abel, he was very good. We could not communicate with Viator before our arrival in Puno and we were a bit worried about the location and pick-up time. However, when we arrived at our hotel in Puno, we learned that Viator already arranged everything, the time of the pick-up, the location (our hotel), all functioned so good ! Thanks Viator !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Great tour! You are able to see two completely different cultures - those of the Uros and the local who live on Taquile. A fun day out and a glimpse into some of the various cultures and people that call Peru home. Definitely not to be missed when in Puno!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

I would say this was my second favorite tour in Peru (after Machu Picchu). The Uros island were informative and unlike anything that I have ever seen. They sold beautiful handcrafts as well. The Taquile islands and its people were also interesting and worth the trip. We ate our lunch under the shade overlooking lake Titicaca which was beautiful and serene. So what would I change about this tour? Well I understand Lake Titicaca is ginormous, but it took 2.5 hours to get from Uros to Taquile and then 3.5 to get from Taquile back to Puno. Maybe a faster boat or something informative and fun for us to do while taking these trips. We spent more time on the boat than in either of the places we paid to go. Apart from this, I would highly recommend this trip; a must do in Puno!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Excellent excursion by means of which it is possible to get acquainted with Lake Titicaca. Many thanks to the guide of Samuel for interesting day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

This tour was well-coordinated and very interesting. It provided a great lunch and very enjoyable scenery throughout the day. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Our group had a wonderful guide and beautiful weather. We greatly enjoyed the floating island visit. The people were informative and welcoming. The Taquile Island was also very interesting and our lunch was delicious. Overall, it was a lovely experience and well worth the effort.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Fascinating to visit these unique man - made islands and mingle with the locals, though the pressure to buy some artefacts was fairly intense but all part of the experience I guess it was also nice to trip out further into the heart of the lake to Taquile Island where we were served a magnificent lunch out in the open up on the side of the hill by the locals in trad costumes, of freshly grilled trout with the trimmings.

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