Another great reason for getting out to the reed islands or Taquile Island is because this gives you a chance to experience the magic and desolate beauty of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest (in elevation) commercially navigable lake.
Seeing the scenery around you, breathing the clean air, and marveling at the magnificent greenish blue colors of the lake will give you a new perspective on this region and the body of water that has played such a key role in its history.
We start off our boat excursion on Lake Titicaca by visiting “The Uros Floating Islands”, The Uros people harvest the reeds in the shallow areas of the lake, bundle them together tightly and build floating island platforms complete with reed houses and canoes, creating in this way their own little world. On the islands we will learn with our local guide about their lifestyle and customs. After strolling around the floating Islands, we continue our journey towards “Taquile Island” (2 hour ride approx.), a traditional Quechua speaking community, full of ancient agricultural terraces.
The weaving tradition of Taquile Island goes back to early civilizations. This keeps elements from pre-Incan Andean cultures alive in the present. When we reach the shores of Taquile Island, we will have to walk up along a narrow path, enjoying on the way impressive views of Lake Titicaca and also see gorgeous little houses inhabited by the direct descendents of the Inca Culture. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will descend to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno. We will be back in Puno by 17:00 hrs. approximately
Included / Not included
- Pick Up from Your Hotel
- Professional Guide English/Spanish
- Tourist Boat