Uros and Taquile Island start with the contact in their respective hotels and then transfer to the port of Lake Titicaca, then we will board a boat to go towards our first visit to the floating islands of the Uros, where we will walk getting to know its people and their customs, way of life, the guide along with a man from the same community would explain about the customs of these islands who live for years in the Highlands.
Villagers showed, as they made their homes, and boats, with a material called totora, show us your crafts, fabrics produced by themselves and that they offer for their daily sustenance, after sharing a few minutes with the women they dismiss them singing songs their native language the Aymara, as thanks for the visit.
Then again, they approach the boat and head to the island of Taquile. The trip will last approximately one hour. Taquile is a huge Island characterized by its beautiful fabrics, here visitors can see how the people of the island made ponchos, belts, gloves, and other items typical high Andean, all made by hand.
For to get to the top of the island, will have to walk by a beautiful trail, somewhat inclined that offers landscapes spectacular of the Lake. Our group lunch at a typical restaurant, lunch visitors, will have free time to visit the workshops on tissues and take pictures with the Islanders. Later we will descend towards the dock and embark on our journey back to Puno, arriving at the city approximately at 17:00 approximately.
Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island
As a responsible company in the current situation, we have become aware of the protocols and standards that the health sector and the government requirements for the operation of our services. That is why we are working on training our professional team and collaborators in the procedures necessary to safeguard the health and protection of each of our visitors.
Travelers visiting the city of Cusco should take into consideration the issue of altitude. It is important to take time to acclimatize, the first day of arrival to the city, should eat light foods, and especially rest so that the “soroche or altitude sickness” will not disturb the plans of the visit. It is advisable, if health allows it, to drink a hot cup of a good infusion, we recommend a good mate de coca, to restore the discomfort in the body.
Cusco is a small city and the most important tours are at very close distances, it is always advisable to choose guaranteed options, there are many tour operators that are not authorized, before contracting a tour it is necessary that the visitor checks the most relevant information of the company in the government agencies that give the permission to provide tourist services in the city.
For security reasons it is recommended that you use a certain amount of cash for minor purchases or to acquire any souvenirs or details that the visitor may be interested in. In the city of Cusco the great majority of businesses, use payments with credit or debit cards the case, likewise, there are many agents, banks, and exchange houses, which you can access to remove money without any inconvenience.
Cusco is a city with a very varied climate, in the months of November to February, are known as the rainy season, the months of May until the end of July are the cold season, and the remaining months are warmer and with better weather. For this reason, it is recommended that visitors wear warm clothing on the tours they take, and always carry sunscreen, light clothing, comfortable shoes for walking, and what is necessary to enjoy the trip to the fullest.