in Puno, Perú

Taquile Island Fast Boat Cultural Tour

Puno, Perú

63.34 USD

1 - 6

10 hrs

From $63.34 USD
per person

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  • Perfectly combining nature and culture on this enriching full day excursion by fast boat from Puno, to the two most impressive islands on Lake Titicaca. Visit the floating island of UROS, to see and understand how the lives of the communities on the islands are based around the many practicalities of the reeds. Continue with a breathtaking boat ride along Lake Titicaca to the remote side Taquile island, where the local families share their peaceful existence. This itinerary is a brilliant mix of understanding the different traditional lifestyles, while enjoying the breathtaking views.

  • Around:
    • Puno, Perú
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered
    Please contact us via whatsapp as soon as you arrive in Puno so we can confirm the pick up time for the following day.

  • Cultural Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 7:00 AM
  • Duration: 10 hrs

  • Price per person: $63.34
  • Size: 1 - 6 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages:

  • Pick-up/drop off from your hotel (only hotels located in downtown Puno).
    Bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
    Roundtrip transportation in a fast boat.
    Fuel surcharge

  • Cold drinks.
    Optional Totora boat ride.
    Supplemental charge for Pickups from hotels outside the city of Puno (Libertador, Eco Inn, Casa Andina Private Collection, Posada del Inca, Jose Antonio and hotels in the village of Chucuito)

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Taquile Island Fast Boat Cultural Tour

Duration Full Day

07:00: Pick up from your Hotel in downtown Puno

07:30: Departure from the Port, introduction of Lake Titicaca

07:45: Welcome to the floating islands by the UROS community. The president will give us a demonstration of how the floating islands are constructed and maintained. We will get an insight in the daily lives and homes of the families.

09:00: Optional Boat ride on the traditional reed boats with the ladies of the Uros Family

09.40: Boat ride to Taquile island

11.00: 30-min introductory hike to the history and nature of the peaceful Taquile island

11.30: Welcome by the Taquile community, get an insight in the daily activities, customs and traditions.

12.00: Demonstration how to make organic shampoo from local products, followed by Traditional dancing performances of the families; Pachamama and Pachatata.

12.30: Lunch in a local restaurant. Quinoa soup, fresh fish caught in the lake, vegetables and traditional tea.

13.30: Beautiful Hike with breathtaking views of the island and the lake; learn about plantations and local products.

14.30: Relaxing time at the amazing hidden beach of Taquile and boatride back to Puno

17:00: Arrive back to the port of Puno, transfer to your Hotel

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Please, check with us if you need a price quote for a private tour or a tour guide in another foreign language.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers


5.0 stars, based on 1 reviews
Richard O
Richard O

The “Floating Islands” are incredibly commercial but interesting and worth the visit. Taquile Island was awesome! Very scenic hiking with tons of photo oops. Our guide Percy Flores was amazing! Very friendly, speaks multiple languages, and you could tell he had developed great relationships with the natives. His knowledge and commentaries made the tour very interesting to learn more about the history, culture, and traditions. All day tour by boat with lunch was $45 US. Fernando was able to add my friend last minute and met us at our hotel to make sure we got sent off ok. Very accommodating. Great value and probably the best thing to do out of Puno.

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