Taquile Island Puno, Los Uros full Day | Sumac Coca Travel
Taquile Island: According to the Uros people legends, today an endangered ethnic group. Their past and present is a open book of a millenary culture. They have made a home amongst the reed banks at the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca. Here you will observe artificial reed platforms inhabited by this ancient ethnic group. It is surely one of the most original ways of life on earth. Some people think them artificial and acting for tourists. But in fact they are authentic, their culture is authentic, and the history of why they live amongst the reeds is fascinating.
The Uros Floating Islands
On the hearth of the National Reserve Of lake Titicaca , an extended area of reed banks , where you will observe artificial reed platforms inhabited by this ancient ethnic group. It is surely one of the most original ways of life on earth. Some people think them artificial and acting for tourists. But in fact they are authentic, their culture is authentic, and the history of why they live amongst the reeds is fascinating.
Taquile Island, A place where the time has stopped. There you will see an indigenous community that conserves original Inca social traditions and organizations. The isolation has kept them almost untouched by the modern world. This enchanting Island with long shape is full of Inca terraces and some pre-Inca remains on its top.
This excursion begins at 6:30am with transfer from your hotel to the port. Then by motor boat (35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather) we visit the Uros floating Islands. Stepping on them feels very much like a water bed (but it is quite safe). We see the houses, the islands and meet its friendly inhabitants. Uros people are descendants of one of the oldest South American groups. Rides on traditional reed boats can be arranged. We visit two of the 30 islands before continuing on to Taquile Island. After a relaxed navigation of 2 1/2 hours when we get the chance to enjoy the spectacular views offered by Lake Titicaca, we get to this unique place. There a unique community can be observed, they conserve Incan laws and social system. A long path gradually ascending will take us to the village, the views are unique. (45 min. hike aprox.) To visit the communal cooperative. Lunch at one of the local restaurants. The views are magnificent. Then we descent 500 steps down to the port. At 2:30pm approx. return to Puno (a 3 hour return journey). On arrival at Puno we transfer you to your hotel.
Our service includes:
- Transfers: hotel /port / hotel
- Motor boat transport,
- Bilingual guide (Spanish-English).
- Entrance fees.
Our service does not include:
- Additional services
We advise you to bring:
- Comfortable hiking shoes
- Plastic poncho
- Insect repellent
- Sun block