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08-2016

DAILY TOUR TO UROS-TAQUILE ISLAND BY FAST BOAT ¾ DAY (shared tour)

BOTE RÁPIDO ISLA TAQUILE

Tourist circuit of Taquiele and Uros Island:

At 07:00 to 07:10 a.m. Early in the morning, our costumers (passengers) are collected from their hotels by our staff to be transferred to the port of the Lake Titicaca, at 07:30 a.m. our boat leaves with the destination to the Uros floating islands (15 minutes travel approx.) we will visit two floating islands which retain their culture. Where our guide will explain us about the origin, customs of its inhabitants, after this visit, we are going to continue our journey to Taquile Island (1 hour and 20 min. approx.)

we arrive at the port of Taquile Island, walk uphill along a path, enjoying on the way impressive views of the Lake Titicaca, (45 min. approx.) to arrive at the small village of taquile island, here we will have a free 30 minutes time to see a variety of tissues in the small market of the village. After we have lunch in a typical restaurant and the families from Taquile will demonstrate about their customs and daily activities.

Then we are going to descend to the port to board the boat and back to Puno, arrival time is about 03:30 p.m. Approximately and transfer to their respective hotels of the city.

TIMETABLE ACTIVITIES
07:00 am. Pick up from hotels in the center of Puno.
07:30 am. Departure of the fast boat to the Uros Floating islands..
07:45 am. Visit to two floating islands of the Uros.
09:15 am. Departure of boat to Taquile Island.
10:45 am. Arrival at the port of Taquile walk (45 min. approx.) to the town and visit the craft market.de y visita al mercado artesanal.
12:30 p.m. Lunch in a typical restaurant of Taquile. Then walk down to the port of the island.
02:00 p.m. Return to the city of Puno.
03:30 p.m. Arrival to the port of Puno and transfer to their hotelsad.
What is included in the Uros – Taquile Tour?:
  • Transfers hotels downtown Puno – port of the Lake Titicaca.
  • All entrance fees.
  • Speed boat (with toilet facilities on board, comfortable seats, life jackets and first aid kit).
  • Professional English / Spanish speaking guide.
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant of Taquile Island.
  • Pick up from the port and drop off at your hotel in Puno.
What IS NOT included the Uros – Taquile Tour?
  • Others not mentioned in this program.
You may take:
  • A bottle of water (a litter).
  • Warm clothes and light (in the season of autumn and winter in the afternoon it is cold wind and in spring and summer bring water proof jacket and umbrellas for the rain).
  • Sun glasses, hat and sunscreen is very important as at this altitude the sun rays are sometimes unmerciful.
  • Personal back pack with everything necessary for your tour.
  • Camera.
  • Comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Snacks, chocolate and energy candies.
Important Information:
  • Additional cost for pick up from the following hotels.
    • Casa andina Private Coleccion, Posada Del Inca, Eco inn, Libertador:
      • For two people $10 USD
      • For five people $20 USD
    • Mirador Del Titikaka and Jose Antonio:
      • For two people $15 USD
      • For five people $25 USD

WHY TO TRAVEL BY SPEED BOAT?:

Travel by speed boat to the natural Taquile Island, is born by the need of our clients who wish to take the tour in a short time unlike a regular boat, in a regular boat trip takes much more time and is exhausting. The tour of the places in speed boat is the same as a normal or regular boat, however we will have time to do other short tours such as: city tour, Chucuito and Sillustani or Sillustani in route to the Airport.

    Benefits of Uros and Taquile islands tour in a Fast Boat.
  • Reduce time travel and less exhausting, because in that way the visits to the islands are longest and pleasant having the chance to interact with the local families.
  • We will be able to be useful in doing other tours with the free time, places like (city tour, Sillustani and Chucuito). Places are close to the city of Puno.
  • To know a little more the city of Puno visit such as: The cathedral and crafts stores.
COMPARATIVE TABLE OF DISTANCE AND TIME OF TRAVEL IN TWO MOVILITIES
DISTANCES REGULAR BOAT SPEED BOAT
Port of Puno - Uros 30 minutes 15 minutes
Uros island – Taquile island 2 hours and 35 minutes 1 hour and 20 minutes
Taquile island – port of Puno 3 hours 1 hour and 30 minutes

Taquile Island is a traditional Quechua speaking community, famous for its weaving tradition and there are full of ancient agricultural terraces, the gorgeous little houses inhabited by the direct decedents of the Inca Culture.

The Taquile population was relatively isolated from the mainland until 1950s, and the notion of the community and family is still very strong among them.

The weaving tradition of the Taquile Island goes back to early civilizations, thus keeps elements from pre-Inca Andean cultures alive in the present.

All weaving is done on pre-Inca fixed and pedal looms. The most characteristic garments are the so-called “Chullo”, a knitted hat with an earflap, and “The Calendar Waistband”, depicting the annual cycles connected to ritual and agricultural activities.

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PRICE
$ 45
40
1 person
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