Uros and Taquile Island - Titicaca Lake: You will be picked up from the port of Puno and head to the floating islands of Uros. The Uros are an ancient culture that inhabits a series of artificial islands built on the basis of reeds growing in the lake itself. These are constructed by weaving reed in the areas where it grows thicker and thus forming a natural layer. On it they build their houses and cook outdoors in order to prevent fires. After a tour of an hour and a half, you will continue your tour to the island of Taquile. This is, unlike the other islands in the lake speaking Aymara, Quechua speaking. It was part of the Inca empire and you can still see remnants of that culture in its constructions. However, the Spaniards also arrived here, and stripped them of their outfits forcing them to wear traditional dresses of peasants. You will receive a brief explanation about the island and will be able to walk along it until lunchtime. After lunch you will go down the ''550 steps'' to return to the main port and the city of Puno. ''
Meeting/pick-up point: From hotels in downtown and outside Puno.
Duration: 8 hours approximately.
Start/opening time: From Monday to Sunday at 6.45am.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: In order to book this service the following is required: complete names, date of birth, passport number, nationality, language, hotel where passenger is staying for pickup.
Tour not recommended for elderly passengers with high blood pressure or physical problems.