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Tour Uros Taquile Amantani Full Day

In this tour you will be able to know the floating islands of UROS that are located inside the bay of the Lake Titicaca to only 14 km of distance of the city of Puno (20 to 30 minutes of navigation).

Researchers have come to the conclusion that the UROS were one of the oldest ethnic groups that populated the highland region in the Andes. The main activities of the inhabitants of this locality were based on fishermen and bird hunters. This group preferred to remain isolated from civilizations on land.

Private Tour Benefits

Personalized attention: With our company you will have the advantage of having a private transport and a guide at the disposal of your group. We will add the service of hot infusions on board and bottles of water.

Flexible Itinerary: You decide the departure times of your hotel, time spent on the islands and the return to Puno. Adapting it to your travel plans and travel rhythm.

Better knowledge of attractiveness: private tours give you the opportunity to know better the attractiveness by having a guide and all the time you need.

Uros and Amantani Itinerary

Our trip to Taquile Island by regular boat is 2 hours and 45 minutes, on the way we will visit the floating islands of the Uros. The same one that is currently considered the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca.

It is also known as the highest navigable lake in the world. After this we will make a brief visit to a minimum of two islands where the traditional way of life of the settlers, their customs and activities to which they devote themselves such as handicrafts and artisan fishing.

These islands are built on blocks of roots of totora with layers of dry totora placed vertically and horizontally, on this base are located their rooms made of the same material. Then we continue our journey to Taquile.

Taquile Island is located 37 km from the city of Puno, famous for its production of handicrafts (declared cultural heritage of humanity), and precisely for the manufacture of its beautiful textiles. In this Taquile Island the inhabitants practice moral principles of Inca origin such as “Ama Sua” (do not steal), “Ama Quella” (do not be idle) and “Ama Lulla” (do not lie) that are still used among the inhabitants. The island is about 1.5 km wide and 5.7 km long.

In colonial times the island of Taquile was a prison, now live approximately 2000 people, the people wear a very special hat for example referring to single or married and authorities, on this island you can live with tranquility, as it has a kindergarten, school for children in primary and secondary, in addition to a medical center and also have satellite phone. In addition to this we can also find areas that are not tourist but just as interesting, temples, tombs and terraces of the pre-Inca era (Pucará), their landscapes, traditional farming techniques and ancestral customs, and so on. This visit can be tiring, due to the 565 steps that must be given to go down towards the main port and by the altitude (13, 000 feet / 4,030 meters above sea level), a fairly interesting and exciting tour, but worth it; after this we will return to the city of Puno.

Advantages of contracting this tour with Rainbow Peru Travel

  • Personalized assistance: You will have private transportation and a specialized guide just for your group.
  • Departure and return times will be adapted to the availability of time you have.
  • You will have more time to get to know in depth the place and the culture of its inhabitants.

INCLUDES:

  • Hotel Round Trip.
  • Boat ( Normal Boat )
  • Guide Service / Spanish-English
  • Ticket to the Uros Islands
  • 1 Typical lunch in Taquile

Recommendations to take:

  • Personal Backpack.
  • Mineral water.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Personal Medication.
  • Raincoat (October to March).
  • Sun hat.
  • Camera

Prices 2020:

Private service:

  • 1 Person: Pool USD 200 per person
  • 2 – 3 People: US $ 180.00
  • 4 to more people US $ 80.00

​Group Service:

  • USD 50.00 per person

RATES 2020

Exclusive service: we will only operate on our tourists; we will not pass or join with other agencies. Our groups in average are from 2 to 6 people, the departure is guaranteed 100% even if it is only one person.

Christina John
Cardiologist

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