It should be noted that the Taquile Island was declared a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO, thanks to its extraordinary workmanship in textile art of its inhabitants.
Floating Islands of the Uros and Taquile. Our departure starts at 6:45 am from your hotel. To direct us in a private transport to the pier or main port. At 7:15 a.m., we start the exit towards the floating islands of the Uros, currently considered the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca. Also known as the highest navigable lake in the world. During the trip you will be able to observe a beautiful panoramic view, landscape. Our specialized guide will introduce you to the existence of the floating Uros Islands. At present the people of the Uros still maintain their own culture and tradition, as well as the artisanal fishing, especially of the (CARACHI) and the silverside. When fishing is abundant, they keep the fish drying in the sun. They also devote themselves to hunting wild birds and collecting duck eggs. There are 75 islands that live today, and each island is well organized, after a long and beautiful visit, you will say goodbye to the Uros. Our next visit will be the natural island of Taquile.
2 DAY ISLAND OF VISIT – THE NATURAL ISLAND OF TAQUILE.
To arrive to our next visit, we will sail by boat for 2 hours and a half, to the natural island of Taquile, during the navigation you will be able to observe the chain of mountains (the real mountain range), not only that, the people of Taquile very collaborative and well organized. It is the reason that the Taquileños have demonstrated their high degree of advancement in Textile, receiving their award by UNESCO. It should be noted that spinning and weaving are mainly done by men, starting at the age of eight. Women do exclusively yarns and fabrics. Life in Taquile is still largely unchanged by modernity. The visit will be an average of 2 hours, and 1 hour will have to taste a delicious typical lunch, if you really want to be part of this community, you can voluntarily collaborate buying some of their crafts. So that this community has some means of sustainability, that way they can continue to show their existence to future travelers, Finally our guide will inform them of the time of return arriving at 17 pm in the afternoon to the city of Puno.
- Transfers hotel – port – hotel.
- Tourist boat
- Guide Service / Spanish-English
- Ticket to the Islands
- Life insurance
- Others not mentioned in this program