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Lake Titicaca Peru Uros, Amantani Island and Taquile Island Tour Details

Uncover the breathtaking beauty of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, on a memorable two-day tour. Lake Titicaca nestles on the border of Peru and Bolivia. Lake Titicaca is a mesmerizing body of water. Additionally, it serves as home to rich, vibrant cultures living on its islands.

Your journey will begin with a tranquil boat ride to the Uros Islands. The native Uros people construct these fascinating floating islands of Uros entirely from totora reeds. It provides a captivating insight into a unique way of life. 

You will have the chance to set foot on these remarkable islands and even ride a traditional reed boat. Here you will be experiencing first-hand the centuries-old traditions of the Uros people.

Next, we’ll navigate further into Lake Titicaca Peru to reach Amantani Island, your home for the night. Here, you will experience local hospitality and customs up close as you enjoy a homestay experience with a local family. Discover the cultural richness of Amantani and explore the island’s stunning landscapes.

The final stop on your Lake Titicaca tour is the charming Taquile Island. Known for its intricate handwoven textiles, Taquile boasts a unique way of life where time seems to have stood still. You will have the opportunity to explore this quaint island and interact with the local community. They preserve their ancient traditions with pride.

You may be visiting the islands after your time in Peru or Bolivia. Regardless, this two-day tour will provide you with a deep understanding of life on Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is a mesmerizing body of water. In addition to its natural beauty, it is also the home of rich, vibrant cultures residing on its islands.

Departure & Return Location

Puno Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

Between 0800 and 0815 AM

Price Includes

  • Professional guide fluent in English and Spanish
  • Round-trip boat transportation from Puno to the islands (Uros, Amantani, Taquile)
  • Accommodation on Amantani Island in a local family's home (homestay)
  • Entrance Fees to the islands
  • Meals (includes lunch, dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Puno (within the centre of Puno)
  • Cultural activities on each island visited
  • Assistance throughout the tour for any issues or questions.

Price Excludes

  • Airfares or other transportation to and from Puno.
  • Hotel accommodations in Puno before and after the tour.
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional snacks, or drinks.
  • Optional activities or entrances fees not included in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities or tips for guides and host families.
  • Lunch and Dinner on the second day.

Lake Titicaca 2 Day Tour Packing List

  • Clothing: Dressing in layers is recommended due to changing weather conditions. Include warm clothing for cooler temperatures at night.
  • Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots are essential. Bring extra socks.
  • Rain gear: A waterproof jacket or poncho is advisable, particularly during the rainy season.
  • Sun Protection: Lake Titicaca is at a high altitude where the sun can be intense. Include a sun hat, sunglasses, and high SPF sunscreen.
  • Water and Snacks: Always have a water bottle on hand, and energy-boosting snacks can be beneficial.
  • Camera: To capture the beautiful landscapes and local life.
  • Personal toiletries: Including toothbrush, toothpaste, and other hygiene products.
  • Small First Aid Kit: Include basics such as band-aids, antiseptic cream, and any prescription medications you need.
  • Money: In local currency for any purchases at the local communities or for tipping.
  • Flashlight: This can come in handy during the homestay on Amantani Island as electricity may be limited.
  • Toilet Paper and Hand Sanitizer: Public restrooms might not always have these amenities.
  • Passport: You will need it for identification.
What to Expect on your Lake Titicaca Peru Uros, Amantani Island and Taquile Island?

As you embark on the Lake Titicaca Two Day Tour, you should prepare to be amazed by the natural beauty. Also, be ready to immerse yourself in the cultural richness of the Uros Floating Islands and Amantani Island

Right from the start, you’ll journey across the magnificent Lake Titicaca. It is the largest lake in South America, nestled between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east. 

We will guide you to the Uros Floating Islands, a captivating collection of man-made islands constructed entirely of totora reeds. Here, you will witness the innovative spirit of the Uros people, who have ingeniously adapted to life on the lake. 

You will feel the firmness of the reed underfoot and marvel at the simple, yet effective, construction of their homes.

From the Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca Peru, we’ll head towards the serene Amantani Island. Here you’ll immerse yourself in local customs through a unique homestay experience. Spending the night in a traditional household, you will gain a profound understanding of the islanders’ way of life. 

The next day, we will take you to the enchanting Taquile Island. Here, you’ll encounter a community that takes great pride in their intricate handwoven textiles, reflecting their rich heritage and creative skills. With the Lake Titicaca Two-Day Tour, you will get more than just a visual treat of these beautiful islands. You will truly experience their magic.

 This will be leaving you with a deep appreciation of this part of Peru.

Lake Titicaca Peru Uros, Taquile Island, and Amantani Island Tour Overview:

  • You'll sail across the vast expanse of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America. It spans a surface area of approximately 8,300 square kilometers or about 3,200 square miles.
  • Our guided tour will take you to the Uros Floating Islands. Here you'll marvel at the unique islands constructed from totora reeds by the local Uros people.
  • You'll enjoy a unique homestay experience on Amantani Island, where you'll get a deep-dive into the local culture and traditions.
  • We will journey to Taquile Island, renowned for its intricate handwoven textiles and UNESCO-recognized 'Art of Taquile Island' weaving practice.
  • During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to sample local cuisine. It includes freshly caught fish from Lake Titicaca and other traditional dishes.
  • The trip includes a chance to witness breathtaking panoramas, with Lake Titicaca's elevation of 3,812 meters (or approximately 12,500 feet). They offer spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes.
Lake Titicaca Peru Uros, Amantani Island and Taquile Island

Day 1Puno - Uros Floating Islands - Amantani Island Homestay

Your two-day Lake Titicaca tour begins with an early morning pickup from your Puno hotel at 8:00 AM. From there, our guide will escort you to the dock where your boat awaits. The first leg of your journey will take you to the Uros Floating Islands. They are a mere half-hour ride from the mainland.

As we glide towards Uros, you will begin to see the extraordinary sight of these islands rising from the lake. On arrival, local islanders will welcome you warmly. Your tour guide, well-versed in local culture and customs, will share interesting information about the islands’ construction and maintenance.

During your exploration of the Uros Floating Islands, you’ll have an optional opportunity to board a traditional Totora reed boat. The families on the island operate this. This unique experience comes with a small additional cost, which you will pay directly to the local families.

Later in the afternoon, we will set sail for Amantani Island. It is a place of higher altitude and home to indigenous Quechua-speaking communities. This island is about a two-hour boat ride from Uros. As we disembark, local families will greet us and invite us into their homes for a distinctive homestay experience.

In the evening, you will hike to the peaks of Pachatata and Pachamama, offering panoramic views of the setting sun. Following dinner, dressed in traditional outfits, you will visit the community center. Here, locals will enchant you with a live performance of Andean Folkloric music, an integral part of their cultural heritage.

Statistics for the first day of the Lake Titicaca Two-Day Tour are as follows:

  • Distance Covered: Approximately 35 kilometers or 22 miles via boat.
  • Highest Altitude: The top of Amantani Island at around 4,150 meters or 13,615 feet above sea level.
  • Lowest Altitude: The city of Puno, stands at an elevation of 3,830 meters or about 12,556 feet.
  • Level of Difficulty: Rated as easy to moderate. This takes into account the boat ride, leisurely walking on the islands and the evening hike on Amantani Island.

Day 2Amantani Island - Taquile - Puno

The second day of your Lake Titicaca tour will begin with a hearty breakfast. Your host family on Amantani Island will prepare the meal. After bidding them goodbye, we will board our boat again and set off towards our next destination, Taquile Island. This will be a smooth boat ride of around one hour across the crystal-clear waters of Lake Titicaca.

Upon reaching Taquile, prepare yourself for a bit of a hike. We will traverse the island’s hilly terrain, passing by scenic landscapes and stunning views of Lake Titicaca.

Taquile is famous for its textiles. You should definitely take the time to admire the beautiful woven fabrics and garments. UNESCO recognized these as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

By midday, we will reach the top of the island. Here, you will have the chance to sit back and enjoy a well-deserved lunch. Simultaneously, you can take in the panoramic vistas of the world’s highest navigable lake. 

Post-lunch, we will explore the island further, and learn more about the local culture and traditions. You will even have the opportunity to meet some of the island’s inhabitants.

In the afternoon, we will make our way back to the boat for our return journey to Puno. This will be marking the end of this memorable two-day Lake Titicaca tour. Expect to arrive back in Puno by late afternoon or early evening, depending on the weather and water conditions.

Statistics for the second day of the Lake Titicaca Two-Day Tour are as follows:

  • Distance Covered: Approximately 28 kilometers or 17 miles via boat.
  • Highest Altitude: The highest point on Taquile Island, at around 4,050 meters or 13,287 feet above sea level.
  • Lowest Altitude: The dock on Taquile Island, stands at an elevation of about 3,810 meters or 12,500 feet.
  • Level of Difficulty: Rated as moderate due to the hiking involved on Taquile Island’s hilly terrain.
Lake Titicaca Peru Uros, Amantani Island and Taquile Island

What is the best time to visit Lake Titicaca?

The best time to visit Lake Titicaca is between May and September when the weather is generally dry and sunny. However, the lake is accessible for tours year-round.

What will I see on the Lake Titicaca Two Day Tour?

On this tour, you’ll explore the Uros Floating Islands, stay overnight on Amantani Island, and visit Taquile Island. You’ll learn about the unique cultures and traditions of the local people.

Is Lake Titicaca safe to visit?

Yes, Lake Titicaca is generally safe for tourists.

What is the accommodation like on Amantani Island?

The accommodation on Amantani Island is a homestay with a local family. It’s a simple and traditional setting, providing an authentic experience of local life.

How difficult is the hiking on Amantani and Taquile Islands?

The hikes on both islands can be moderately challenging due to the high altitude and steep trails. However, most visitors with an average level of fitness can comfortably participate.

What will the weather be like?

Lake Titicaca is at high altitude, so it can get quite cold, especially at night. Daytime temperatures are usually pleasant, but it’s recommended to pack layers.

Do I need to bring my passport?

Yes, it’s advisable to bring your passport for identification purposes.

What currency is accepted on the islands?

The Peruvian Sol is the local currency and is readily accepted. It’s recommended to carry small bills for purchases in the local communities.

Is there a luggage limit for the tour?

We advise only bringing a small backpack with essentials for the overnight stay, as space can be limited on the boat.

Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, the tour is suitable for children, but the high altitude and the hikes might be challenging for very young kids.

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Group Traveller

An enchanting trifecta of islands! Planet Odysseys’ tour of Uros, Amantani, and Taquile was an immersive journey into the heart of Lake Titicaca’s vibrant cultures. A true Peruvian gem.

July 9, 2023


Group Traveller

From the floating reed wonders of Uros to the rich traditions of Amantani and Taquile, Planet Odysseys delivered an unmatched Lake Titicaca experience. A perfect blend of nature and culture.

June 17, 2023


Couple Traveller

Captivating and profound. The Uros, Amantani, and Taquile Island tour with Planet Odysseys revealed the diverse tapestry of life on Lake Titicaca. An absolute must for cultural enthusiasts.

March 20, 2023