Taquile Island (Isla Taquile) Tours

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As famed for its handicrafts—the island’s traditional knitwear has been proclaimed a UNESCO Masterpiece of Intangible Human Heritage—as its dramatic, rocky topography topped with windswept pre-Columbian ruins, Isla Taquile is one of Lake Titicaca’s most famous destinations. 

It is not easy to get here, however, and most people making the 45km (28mi) trip on the slow boat from Puno opt to spend the night. That, too, can be a challenge, as the island and its sole tourism operator, the Munay Taquile Travel Agency, are communally owned by Taquile’s 2,200 residents. They (or rather, the Taquile Council of Elders) require that the island’s 40,000 annual visitors live much as locals do while on the island.

When tourism began to arrive to Lake Titicaca in the 1970s, shortly after the indigenous government won full ownership of the island, the quiet, agriculturally oriented lives of locals began to change. Outsiders were in control, and brought in boatloads of camera-snapping tourists without the permission or input of local leaders. 

Rather than submit to the loss of privacy and profit like so many indigenous communities, however, Isla Taquile’s government secured exclusive rights to transportation, lodging, food service and island tours. Thus, if you choose to visit, you’ll be staying in a family home, eating traditional cuisine and hiking around the island’s Inca ruins and stunning vistas with a local guide. 

You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to peruse the island’s famed hand-woven textiles, considered some of Peru’s finest handicrafts and see them made. Knitting is done almost exclusively by men, while women spin yard and work the looms, creating elaborate designs that incorporate both ancient and modern symbolic patterns. Most famous are the knitted hats with earflaps, called chullos: men wear red chullos if married, red and white if single and black to signify leadership. Women usually stick to the stylish bowler-style caps popular throughout the Andes.
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Full Day Tour: Uros and Taquile Islands on the Titicaca Lake from Puno

The floating islands of Lake Titicaca are an important part of Peru’s cultural heritage and this full-day tour from Puno visits two of the island’s communities. Cruise around the Uros islands, learn more about local life and traditions, admire the colorful handicrafts made by the islanders, then enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch on Taquile Island. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Taquile Island and Uros Floating Islands Day Trip from Puno

Explore the unique island cultures of Lake Titicaca on a day trip to Uros and Taquile. Walk across the incredible man-made reed island of Uros and discover the unique lifestyle of the people. Then, visit Taquile Island and learn about the community that is known for their beautiful handmade textiles. Enjoy a delicious Peruvian lunch while taking in the views of the extensive and beautiful lake.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Uros Kayaking and Taquile Island Day Tour

Explore the world's highest navigable lake on a kayaking tour from Puno. Paddle the waters of Lake Titicaca—the mountain lake that acts as a natural border between Peru and Bolivia—toward the floating Uros islands: a series of man-made islands constructed from native totora reeds. Explore a Uros and learn about its residents from your guide, then set out via boat to Taquile Island, a hotbed of textile art. Embark on a leisurely island hike with some time spent in Taquile's town square for lunch, shopping and weaving demos.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Tour Uros Taquile by normal Boat

The Uros islands and UNESCO–listed Taquile Island are widely considered among Lake Titicaca’s top attractions, but chartering boats to reach them independently is a challenge. On this tour, begin with pickup at your central Puno hotel, then take to the waves by motorboat with your guide. With entry fees included, explore the Uros islands and Taquile in one day, and experience a way of life very different to the mainland.
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Full-Day Tour of Uros, Taquile and Sillustani from Puno

The floating islands of Uros and Taquile are a must-see attraction while on Lake Titicaca. Learn about traditional life on the floating islands with this tour from Puno, which takes you directly to the islands for free time to explore. Then, jet off to the pre-Incan ruins at  Sillustani for a guided tour before returning to Puno.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Full-Day Guided Lake Titicaca Tour: Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island

Explore two of Lake Titicaca’s island cultures on a full-day tour from Puno. First, stop at the man-made floating islands of Uros and learn about the unique culture of one of the oldest ethnic groups of South America. Then head to Taquile Island and observe the beautiful textile handiwork of the community and take in the beautiful views of the lake before heading back to Puno.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Day Tour of the Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island

Discover the gorgeous scenery and fascinating daily rhythms of life on Lake Titicaca during this flexible-length day trip to the Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island. Explore the highest navigable lake in the world by boat, learning about its unique Floating Islands constructed entirely from native totora reeds. You’ll also stop by Taquile Island, where you’ll enjoy a tasty lunch of local lake trout. This Lake Titicaca trip also covers a guide, all entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Lake Titicaca Tour from Puno, Peru

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and home to unique traditions. Visit two of the most popular destinations on the lake during this full-day trip from Puno, Peru. Be welcomed onto some of the many man-made floating islands in the Uros community to see what life on the lake is like. On Taquile Island watch local master weavers create their culturally important hats and enjoy lunch with regional favorites including quinoa soup and fried trout.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Uros and Taquile Islands by Fast Boat

Discover the rural tranquility of the Uros and Taquile Islands on an enriching full-day excursion from Puno. Cruise the shimmering waters of Lake Titicaca, the worlds highest lake, and spend some leisurely free time exploring the beautiful islands. Marvel at the majestic floating islands, made entirely of reeds, as you wander and watch locals go about their daily business. Learn about the rich culture and history of the region from your expert guide and feast upon a complimentary lunch when hunger strikes.
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Lake Titicaca Full-Day Tour from Puno: Uros and Taquile Floating Islands

If you only have time for one-day trip from Puno, make it a cruise around the famous floating islands of Lake Titicaca. On this full-day tour, set sail across the glittering lake, discover the unique culture and traditions of the Uros people, ride a totora reed boat around the islands (optional), and enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch on Taquile Island.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Tour: Taquile and Uros Islands by Kayak and Motorboat from Puno

Join this amazing private 10-hour kayak and culture adventure from Puno. Kayak about 6 mi/10 km from the peninsula of Capachica to Taquile where you'll enjoy lunch in a local house and learn about the local customs with commentary provided by your guide. Take a motorboat to Uros floating islands, known for the unique village lifestyle set among the totora reeds. Hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, safety gear and all equipment is included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Titicaca with Homestay at Amantani 2 Days 1 Night

Home to close-knit communities who have lived the island life for centuries, Lake Titicaca ranks among Peru’s must-see natural attractions. On this tour, discover sites of interest including the pre-Inca Temple of Pachatata, explore Titicaca islands like Amantani, Taquile and Uros, and learn of the traditions and folklore of local people. Enjoy local hospitality on an overnight home stay, with meals plus round-trip travel from your Puno hotel included.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Tour Uros - Amantani - Taquile (2d -1n)

Explore Uros, Amantani, and Taquile on this overnight tour from Puno. Immerse yourself in the regional culture, learning about the people, the land, and the wildlife through guided commentary as you travel. Visit the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, and explore each island: Uros Islands, Amantani Island, and Taquile Island. Meet the local residents at each place and spend time learning about their daily life.
  • Duration: 2 days
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2-Day Uros Floating Island, Amantani, Taquile and Sillustani Tour

Explore two of Lake Titicaca’s islands, Amantani & Taquile, during this 2-day round trip tour from Puno. Start from your hotel to catch a boat to Amantani and enjoy a warm welcome and typical Andean lunch from the community. Settle into your room then hike to the top of the island for sunset and a visit to Pachamama and Pachatata, two important Inca temples. Day 2, boat to Taquile Island for lunch then back towards Puno where you wrap up by touring the ancient burial ground of Sillustani.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Day Tour of the Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island

Discover the unique lifestyle of the residents of the Uros Floating Islands during this flexible-length private day tour of Lake Titicaca. Navigate the gorgeous waters of the highest navigable lake in the world, learning about the construction of its amazing floating residences built entirely from the local tortora reeds. You’ll then continue to the island of Taquile, where you finish the excursion with a tasty lake trout lunch. Your private Uros Floating Islands and Lake Titicaca excursion also includes a guide, round-trip hotel transport, site entrance fees, private vehicle and lunch.
  • Duration: Flexible
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Uros Amantani Taquile Full Day tour

Explore the unique floating islands and UNESCO-listed landscapes of Lake Titicaca on this full-day tour from Puno. Admire the Inca ruins of Amantani Island, tuck into a traditional Peruvian lunch on Taquile Island, and learn about island culture and traditions on the floating islands of Uros. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Full-Day Uros and Taquile Island Tour from Puno

Enjoy a true cultural immersion with the traditional island cultures of Peru’s Lake Titicaca during this 10-hour visit to the islands of Uros and Taquile. Get a taste of daily life for the residents of these floating islands made of ‘totora’ reeds as you learn about the villagers’ artwork and boat-making. An included lunch of typical local cuisine adds to the authenticity.
  • Duration: 1 day
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