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Full Day Peru Lake Titicaca Tours Details

Immerse yourself in a captivating journey with our Lake Titicaca Full Day Tour in Peru. Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, will be your playground. At an astonishing 3,812 meters (12,500 feet) above sea level, it spans the border of Peru and Bolivia. You will set sail from the Peruvian side, where the vast bodies of water stretch out towards the horizon.

As part of this full-day tour, we will visit the floating islands, an astonishing feat of pre-Columbian ingenuity. You’ll meet the Uros people, natives who have made these islands their home for generations. 

The experience is a tribute to their way of life, showing how people live in harmony with nature. Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, isn’t just a body of water. It’s a living, breathing part of the landscape.

Our adventure doesn’t stop there. We will make our way to Taquile Island, a UNESCO-recognized site. Here you’ll witness first-hand the mastery of the local textile art. 

The journey to this part of the lake promises to be a sensory delight. You’ll encounter stunning vistas of the lake set against the backdrop of the Andean peaks.

During the rainy seasons, the lake’s surface temperature drops, adding to the ethereal beauty of this place. Embrace this unforgettable Lake Titicaca Tour, designed to stir the explorer within you.

Read more about Taquile and its Textile art.

Departure & Return Location

Puno Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0700 – 0715 AM

Price Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Puno.
  • Guided boat tour to Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island.
  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to Uros and Taquile Islands.
  • Lunch on Taquile Island.
  • Visit to local communities on both islands.
  • Opportunity to participate in traditional activities on the islands.
  • Detailed information about the local culture, history, and ecology of the Lake Titicaca region.

Price Excludes

  • Optional totora reed boat ride at Uros Floating Islands.
  • Additional food and beverages not specified in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses and tips for guide and boat crew.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any additional activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Pckup and drop-off outside of Puno city.

Recommended To Carry

  • Comfortable walking shoes for island explorations.
  • Sunscreen and a hat to protect against the intense Andean sun.
  • Water bottle to stay hydrated during the tour.
  • Warm clothing layers as temperatures can drop quickly in the evening.
  • Rain gear, especially during rainy seasons.
  • Camera to capture the stunning landscapes and unique culture.
  • Small Peruvian soles change for any direct purchases on the islands.
  • Snacks for energy during the tour.
  • Personal identification, a copy is recommended.
  • A small backpack to keep your essentials.
What to Expect

On the Lake Titicaca Full Day Tour, you’ll experience the marvel of Peru Lake Titicaca. This is not just any lake, but the highest navigable lake in the world. You will feel the grandeur of its crystal-clear waters beneath the vast sky. 

This aquatic marvel, set high in the Andes, boasts an elevation of 3,812 meters (12,500 feet). As you navigate its waters, you’ll marvel at its sheer size. Additionally, the way the lake blends with the sky at the horizon will captivate you.

You’ll visit the Uros, floating islands unique to Titicaca Peru. You will discover an astonishing culture as you meet the Uros people, who call these man-made islands home. They will welcome you with open arms and share the stories of their ancient civilization. 

Their way of life, living in close harmony with the lake, will fascinate you. We will then continue to Taquile Island. It is a place where time seems to stand still. Here you’ll encounter weavers producing intricate textiles, a cornerstone of their culture. 

This Full Day Tour of Lake Titicaca offers an unparalleled opportunity. You’ll be able to delve into the rich tapestry of life on the world’s highest navigable lake.

Full-Day Peru Lake Titicaca Tour Overview:

  • Experience Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake at an elevation of 3,812 meters (12,500 feet).
  • Explore the unique Uros Floating Islands, handmade marvels constructed by the Uros people.
  • Immerse in the rich cultural heritage of the Uros people. They have built their homes, boats, and even islands from totora reeds.
  • Visit Taquile Island, an intriguing destination where time seems to have stood still.
  • Encounter the skillful weavers of Taquile, whose intricate textile work is an integral part of their culture.
  • Enjoy the stunning panoramas of Lake Titicaca's sparkling blue waters against the backdrop of towering Andean peaks.

Full Day Peru Lake Titicaca Tours - Uros and Taquile Island

In the early morning, we will start your full-day Lake Titicaca tour. Around 7:00-7:15 AM, we will pick you up from your Puno hotel. A brief ride takes us to the port where your boat for the day awaits. 

The first stop on our journey will be the Uros Floating Islands. These fascinating islands, constructed entirely from Totora reeds, offer a unique insight into the Uros people’s way of life. Here, you will have the option to take a ride on a Totora reed boat, operated by the local families. 

Please note that this experience carries an additional cost, payable directly to the operators.

From Uros, we will sail towards Taquile Island, which will take us around two hours (30 kilometers or 18.64 miles). This serene island is famous for its vibrant textiles and the culture of its inhabitants. 

On Taquile, you will hike to the village. It nestles at an altitude of 3,950 meters (about 12,959 feet) above sea level. The hike is moderately difficult but well worth the effort. After a local lunch, we will descend to the main port for our return journey to Puno. 

We will drop you back at your hotel by around 5:00 PM.

Statistics of the Lake Titicaca Full-Day Tour:

  • Distance Covered: Approximately 60 kilometers (around 37.28 miles)
  • Highest Altitude: Taquile Village, at 3,950 meters (12,959 feet) above sea level
  • Lowest Altitude: Puno City, at 3,830 meters (12,562 feet) above sea level
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate, due to the hike on Taquile Island
  • Duration: Approximately 10 hours, from pickup to drop-off.

What time does the Full Day Tour to Lake Titicaca start and end?

The tour starts at approximately 7:00 AM with a hotel pickup in Puno and ends around 5:00 PM at the same location.

Is there a lot of walking involved in the tour?

Yes, there is a moderate amount of walking involved on both the Uros and Taquile Islands. It is advised to wear comfortable shoes.

What is the weather like at Lake Titicaca?

The weather can vary significantly from warm and sunny during the day to quite cold at night. It’s recommended to bring layers, a hat, and sunscreen.

Is lunch provided on the Full Day Tour?

Yes, a traditional lunch on Taquile Island is included in the tour.

Can I participate in the tour if I have dietary restrictions?

Yes, please notify us in advance about your dietary needs, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Is it possible to ride on a traditional totora reed boat?

Yes, an optional ride on a totora reed boat is available at Uros Island for an additional fee, which is to be paid directly to the local families operating the boats.

Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, children can participate in the tour, but keep in mind the amount of walking involved.

What are the payment methods for the tour?

You can pay online through our secure payment gateway using a debit or credit card. It’s recommended to carry some cash for personal expenses and optional activities.

Do I need to tip the guide or the boat captain?

Tipping is not obligatory but greatly appreciated. It’s a nice way to show your appreciation for their service.

What will I see on the Full Day Tour?

The tour includes a visit to the Uros Floating Islands, where you will learn about the Uros people’s unique way of life. It also includes a visit to Taquile Island, known for its textile arts, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch with panoramic views of Lake Titicaca.

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Group Traveller

Planet Odysseys transported us to the heart of Andean culture on their Lake Titicaca tour. From the vastness of the lake to the stories of its people, every moment was unforgettable.

March 27, 2023


Group Traveller

A day to remember! Planet Odysseys’ full-day tour of Lake Titicaca was a captivating blend of scenic beauty and rich Peruvian heritage. A must-experience for anyone visiting Peru.

March 18, 2023


Group Traveller

Spellbinding landscapes and heartfelt interactions with the locals. The full-day Lake Titicaca tour with Planet Odysseys is an essential Peru experience. Highly recommended!

February 22, 2023