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

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

Anna Russian Federation

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Everything was good, even the weather.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was an excellent tour which was well led and informative and fun. I would recommend that everyone visits Uros, it was an amazing experience. The tour guide was excellent and although we were the only Englisg people on the tour, he made sure we understood. Make sure that you have sun cream and a hot. There is very little protection. The boat Journey back is about 3 hours, so it may be useful to take something to keep you occupied, although the views are stunning. We did not tip the guide as were were so efficiently placed back on the bus transfer back to the hotel and we would have liked to pass on our thanks for a great day.

Paul M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The tour was great tour. The water is an amazing blue and the people were extremely friendly. I would highly recommend.

Hitomi S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great trip.
Uros was fascinating with a background on how the islands are built.
Taquile portion was interesting.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great trip, but quite strenuous maybe there should be a note about this. We learned so much about the Uros and Taquile people. I', so glad we added Lake Titicaca to our Peru trip.

Elizabeth F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Loved this day trip! While most of the tourists onboard were Spanish-speaking, our guide, Jorge, made sure to repeat everything in English to ensure I understood.

The trip to Uros was great - we learned from the locals about life on the island and how the island is made. We then got to play dress up with a local lady and try on some of her traditional garb! Be sure to bring plenty of cash. The locals make their living on selling their wares after the island tour - it's a bit of a hustle but well worth the nominal price for a fantastic souvenir.

Taquile was so beautiful! Lunch was delicious and it was great to learn about their heritage in textiles and the unique meaning the various apparel has in their community and traditions.

Sarah C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

interaction with the locals was amazing!

Steven F

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 !

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