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The Titicaca Lake is the highest navigable lake in the world (3856 m.a.s.l.). Its shores and islands, such as Amantani and Taquile, are home to the Aymaras and Quechuas, who are amongst Peru’s oldest people, predating the Incas by a thousand years. Here, visitors may wander through old traditional villages where Spanish is a second language and where ancient myths and beliefs still hold true. Located very close to Puno, we can find the famous floating Uros Islands whose inhabitants preserve their traditions and costumes on their handmade reed floating villages.
The tour begins at 07:45 am when we will pick you up from your hotel or from the bus terminal (07:00 – 07:30 am), and transport you to the local city port where you will be shipped to the islands by boat. On arrival, we will visit three of the islands, meeting their people who explain us their daily life and deeply rooted customs.
Uros Floating Island
The tour takes a full day, starting with a visit of the Uros Islands, and then a visit to the Taquile Island, enjoying the colorful clothing of its habitats that makes Taquile famous and a cultural heritage of mankind.
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Note: Please do not give candies or lollies to the kids on the islands! They really appreciate oranges and other fruits as it is impossible to grow them in these altitudes on the islands and it will conserve both their teeth and the environment.
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Price US$ 70 per person
Children under 5 years don’t pay.
Please send us their passport information in a separate mail during your booking.
Exclusive international transaction fees: The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further information please don’t hesitate to ask.
Upon request, with each booked tour with Green Peru Adventures, you will receive a free walking tour of the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. You will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.