Peru: Puno - Tour to Amantani, Uros and Taquile Islands (4,150 m )

Tour to Amantani, Uros and Taquile Islands (2D and 1N), unique experience

02 Days/01 Night     Moderate

Puno (San Carlos de Puno, November 4, 1668) is a city in southeastern Peru, capital of the department of Puno and province of Puno. Its Virgen de la Candelaria Festivity was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco on November 27, 2014. The city of Puno according to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics is the twenty-second most populated city in Peru and housed in the year 2017 a population of approximately 135,288 inhabitants.3 Its extension extends from the center of Uros Chulluni to the northeast, the urban area from the district of Paucarcolla to the north, the urbanization Ciudad de la Humanidad Totorani to the northwest (road to Arequipa) and extends to the town of Ichu to the south and the Mi Perú community to the southwest (road to Moquegua). The physical space is comprised from the west shore of Lake Titicaca, in the inner bay of Puno (formerly Paucarcolla), on a slightly undulating surface (the central part), surrounded by hills. The upper part of the city has a semi-flat surface (Comunidad Mi Perú, Yanamayo). Oscillating between 3810 to 4050 masl (between the shores of the lake and the highest parts). Puno is one of the highest cities in Peru and the fifth in the world. It currently has an extension of 1566.64 ha, which represents 0.24% of the territory of the province of Puno.

Description Our private tours include private transfers and transports; also are mainly guided in English and Spanish (other languages may be available upon request); have freedom of pick-up time and flexibility on time spent on touristic places; as well they are not tied to regular itineraries of shared/group tours. Ideal for couples, families, small groups and anyone who wants to experience the best of private and personalized services available in Puno and Lake Titicaca.

Tour to Amantani, Uros and Taquile Islands (2D and 1N) Shared Tour to the Lake Titicaca's Islands

DESCRIPTION In this improved version, we will give you the possibility to have a private guide during the 2d1n tour, The perks are notorious, you will have a personalized service, despite the shared transportation and group guide, your private guide will be with you all the time, solving your questions and help you to have a better communication between you and the families. As well he can organize some extra walks around the island. If you want to immerse in a truly homestay tour, we suggest you a private guide that can improve the experience. You will be apart from the group (30 people approximately) and if you want to go to explore around, you can do it. Transportation is shared with other passengers but you have a private guide.

Inside the lake Titicaca, inhabit villages of solidarity men and women who share their culture, and their ancestral traditions. The traveler has the feeling of having taken a leap in time, to relive a piece of the great story of the children of the Sun. These natives are great navigators and masters of the fabric that preserve their wisdom in the designs and decoration of their clothing and in their traditions. The island is also of great scenic value due to its location in the immensity of the lake. This trip is very popular because of the opportunity to interact with the natives who still maintain their innocence of mind and heart, due to the very simple and quiet lifestyle they lead. The houses are very simple and cozy, all overlooking the lake, this combination of culture and nature makes this place a charm. This excursion is recommended for travelers who regularly walk and also be respectful and in solidarity with the natives who will welcome them in their humble homes.

The island of Taquile (Intika in Quechua), on Lake Titicaca, belongs to the district of Amantaní, Puno, Peru and is located 45 km from the regional capital. It has an approximate population of 2,200 inhabitants. The main villa is at 3,950 meters above sea level and the highest point of the island reaches 4,050 meters above sea level.

The island of Amantaní, belonging to the district of the same name in the Puno Region, Peru, is located east of the Capachica peninsula, north of the island of Taquile, on Lake Titicaca. It is almost circular with an average diameter of 3.4 km.

The Island of Amantaní, belonging to the district of the same name in the Puno Region, Peru, is located east of the Capachica peninsula, north of the island of Taquile, on Lake Titicaca. It is almost circular with an average diameter of 3.4 km. It reaches an area of ​​9.28 km², being the largest island in the Peruvian part of the lake. Its maximum height, at the top of Mount Llacastiti is 4150 m s.n.m., that is 320 m above the lake level (3810 masl). The population is approximately 400 families, distributed in the 10 communities of Santa Rosa, Lampayuni, Sancayuni, Alto Sancayuni, Occosuyo, Occo Pampa, Incatiana, Colquecachi and Villa Orinojón1 plus the town. Its main means of subsistence is agricultural activity; they produce potatoes, geese, barley and beans; Cattle and cattle stand out in cattle activity. Its textile activity is similar to that of Taquile, both in variety and design. Due to the existence of granite rock on the Llacastiti hill, an activity has been developed for cutting and carving utensils for everyday use and for decorative elements in construction. The occupation of the island dates back to pre-Inca times. By the 1580s the island was sold by King Carlos V to Spaniard Pedro González.2 From that moment the island was in the hands of the gamonales descendants of the Spaniards. In the early 1900s, as a result of severe droughts, the hacendados began selling the land to the natives. Approximately in the 1950s the Amantani peasants had acquired almost the entirety of the island. They have adopted an organization based on kinship and the reciprocity of family property work on land parcels.

Travel Program


Day 1 Pick up from hotels in downtown (According to your hotel We’ll give you an hour close to pick up time). - 07:40 – 08:00AM
Departure from the port of Puno. - 08:00AM
Visit and explore 2 Uros Islands (Around 1 hour). - 08:30AM
Depart to Amantani (2 hours 45 min). - 10:00AM
Arrival on Amantani and meeting with local families. - 01:00PM
Lunch in Family’s house. - 02:00PM
Walking 01 hour, until the top of the island PACHATATA Hill where they are Inca ceremonial temples and for looking the amazing sunset. - 04:00PM
Return to houses and Lunch. - 06:00PM
Special welcome meeting and cultural exchange with families (Optional). - 08:00PM

Day 2
Breakfast in Amantani Island. - 06:30AM
Walk downhill to the main dock and departure to Taquile Island. - 08:00AM
Arrival in Taquile’s port. - 09:00AM
Visit Plaza de Armas, local market, and see the different textiles and tradition from people in Taquile. - 10:30AM
Touristic lunch in Taquile. - 12:00PM
Return from Taquile. - 01:30PM
Arrival to Puno and transfers to downtown hotel in Puno. - 04:00PM

Detailed Program

Detailed Program

FIRST DAY: Uros and Amantani islands.
On this tour to the Lake Titicaca islands: Amantani, Uros and Taquile, from Puno in Peru. The passengers will be picked up from hotels in downtown to the port, where we take our comfortable motor boat.

Our bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will take us to the Uros floating islands (30 min travel time), before reaching Amantani (approx. 2 ½ hours) by averaging mid-day, where families of Amantani will wait for us.

We’ll walk (30 min uphill) to local houses in Amantani Island, we’ll take our lunch based on Andean provided by the islanders, we’ll have time for resting and settle in the rooms; then we’ll walk to the top of the island and see the ceremonial Inca temples Pachamama and Pachatata, also we’ll have the wonderful chance to see ¡one of the best sunsets in the world!, then return to the local houses for dinner, and at night we’ll go to dance with the families (the party is optional).

SECOND DAY: Going to the island of Taquile
After our breakfast, we descend to the port of Amantani (8 am) to take our boat towards to Taquile island, have lunch in this island and then return to the Port of Amantani (01:00 pm.) to return to Puno averaging arrive at 04:00 pm.

A tour billed as the best of Puno visiting the most beautiful Lake Titicaca Islands Is not only is Amantani, also we visit Uros floating islands and Taquile island.

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What’s included

What's included

Services included in the prices:
  • Entrances fees.
  • Spanish / English guide.
  • Transfer hotels - port - hotels.
  • Motor boat.
    - Basic accommodation in Amantani and 03 meals:
    - lunch.
    - dinner of the first day:
    - breakfast of second day:
    -based on Andean food:
    -quinoa soup.
  • Lunch on Taquile Island (Second day)
    - Main Course:
    -Fried trout or Omelet accompanied with rice.
    -French fries and a nice salad.
    - Soup: Quinoa.
    - Hot Drinks: Coca tea.

Not Included:
  • Personal Expenses

Prices & Dates

Tour Information:

Difficulty: Moderate

Dates & Prices:

More information about dates and prices upon request.


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