A 2 day trip to the Floating Islands of Uros and the Island of Taquile including a homestay for one night (on Taquile) in one of the local houses on the island. A very popular tour that supports the local economy and give you a chance to witness up close the local way of life.
At around 07.30 am you will be picked up at your accommodation in Puno and will head towards the port - there, a ferry will be waiting for you. First up we will head towards the Floating Islands of Uros which is about a 30 minute journey where we will spend some time visiting the Islands, seeing local handicrafts and your guide will explain about the history and traditions of the Islands and the Uros people. We will then set of towards the Island of Taquile and arrive in time for lunch on the island. After lunch and a rest period we will go to the local house you will be staying in and be introduced to the family and where you are staying after which you will have a little bit of free time to settle in before trying out some agricultural practices with your host family experiencing what is daily life for them. We will watch the sun go down before having dinner with the family in the home. Later that evening there could be the chance to see an (optional) traditional "peña" show which includes traditional dancing.
This morning we can get up early to watch the sunrise (optional) before having breakfast around 07.30. After breakfast there will be an activity with the family where they will show you the traditional textiles before the group heads to the visit the Arqueological Center on the island or to a berach called "Hayllano". Next we will go to the Artesanias Market of the island - a great place to purchase a souvenir of the trip before going to a local restaurant for an optional lunch (not included in price) or taking some free time to explore further. At around 14.30 we will return to the main port of Taquile to catch our boat back to Puno and we will arrive around 17.30 pm.
INCLUDED IN TOUR
- Transport hotel-port and back
- Accommodation in a local home (basic)
- Ferry Puno-Taquile and back
- Bilingual guide
- Lunch on the Island
NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR
- Entrance Fees
- Travel Insurance
- Sun cream
- Extra snacks and beverages
There is a requirement of a minimum of 6 people booked in order for this tour to be confirmed but the tour goes most days as it is popular (i. e. you don't need to book 6 yourself and we can usually join you to a tour).
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