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    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
    • SAS Travel Peru - Experience & Expertise since 1990
    • SAS Travel Peru - Recommended by Lonely Planet
    • SAS Travel Peru - So much more than you were looking for!
    • SAS Travel Peru - Inca Trail to Machupicchu Licensed Specialist Operator
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The Government of Peru continues to assess the effects from unseasonably heavy inland rains and associated flooding along the coastal areas of Peru. Rains are expected to continue for few more weeks. The most widespread, severe effects are in the northwest of the country, in the regions of Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, and La Libertad.

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DAILY DEPARTURES !!!

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Difficulty

Breathtaking being at 3800 meters as you walk from the wharf to the plaza of Taquile Island and then down 500 steps for the return. But worth it!

Transport

motor boat

Recommended Hotels

If you are heading to Cusco we highly recommend Boutique Hotel Marqueses in Cusco, it is a beautiful and charming Colonial house built at the end of XVI century that has recently been restored and refurbished, located just one block from Cusco`s mayor Plaza. This great location is part of its popularity, close to all of the most important tourist attractions in the famous capital of Inca`s Empire. Well known for its incomparable hospitality and professional service. We can reserve the hotel and transfers you from the airport on your arrival and back on your return, you will enjoy a safe visit, wonderful attention and be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the Andean Hospitality.

Due to the safe and strategic location you are within easy walking distance of the many historical places, museums, restaurants, cultural, artistic and traditional places of the Imperial Inca City.

SAS Travel Tour Operator & Agency offices are located alongside Hotel Marqueses so we at SAS Travel can assist you at any time.

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Uros & Taquile Islands 1 Full Day Tour Lake Titikaca. (Start from Puno.)

Last Minute Information

  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!! 1 person Minimum
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  • Choose on the Calendar the date of your preference, (confirm you tour date in 2nd option date) fill out with your personal details, then below fill out details of your group in Travelling with: once you have finalised you will receive an email with a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay with. (If you would like to pay individually, please use the same code to pay and write details in Notes (below).
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  • PAY ONLINE with MASTER CARD,VISA .- USD$ 63.00 per person USD$ 60.00 + 5% card charge. (Payments by credit/debit card will carry a surcharge of 5%.)
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  • PAY ONLINE thru PAYPAL .- USD$ 60.00 per person. (Payments thru Paypal will carry a surcharge of 6%.) Please resend us the confirmation of your Paypal payment to: [email protected]
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  • Please send us a copy of your passport and the TAM immigration slip you received when you pass immigration on arrival to Peru to: [email protected]
  • Please indicate clearly in Notes: Your hotel in Puno and address for your pick up on the morning of the tour.

UROS ISLANDS & TAQUILE. (Full day Tour, start from Puno )
Pick up from your hotel at 06:45 am Please inform us the name of your Hotel and address.
Lake Titicaca situated on the shores of Puno, the highest navigable lake in the world. Home to the legendary Uros people, who live on the floating reed islands and the famous weavers of Taquile Island. Travel to Puno is most popular by the good quality tourist bus services and and also flights from Arequipa, Lima and Cusco to Juliaca airport located 45 mins north of Puno.
If you need any assistance with getting to or from maybe our other packages including accomodation and or transport can assist or just contact us for more ideas!

Program Itinerary

Day 1: UROS islands and Taquile Island

Duration: 10 hours approx. Distance: 75 kilometers round trip (takes 3 hours, 10 min. OW to Taquile, By Classic Motor Boat = 11 km/hour)
At 6:30am pick-up from your hotel in Puno, transfer to the port. Then by motor boat (35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather, 25 individual seats) 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 inhabitants.Uros people are descendents of one of the oldest South American groups. Rides on traditional reed boats can be arranged. In the mornings these islands can be crowded. We visit two of the 60 islands before continuing on to Taquile Island. After a relaxed navigation of extra 2 1/2 hours when we enjoy the spectacular views offered by Lake Titicaca, we get to Taquile island. There a unique community can be observed. A long path gradually ascending will take us to the village (45 min. hike approx) to visit the communal cooperative where you will find handy craft textiles. Lunch at one of the many local restaurants. The views are magnificent. Then we descent 500 steps down to the main port of the island. at 2:30pm approx. depart back to Puno City (3 hour return journey). At 5.30pm Arrival to Puno then transfer to your hotel in Puno.

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What is Included:

  • Transfers
  • Group boat transport
  • entries to the Islands
  • guide in English
  • Lunch
  • boat driver

What is not Included:

  • extra drinks and snacks for the boat
  • tips for guide or boatdriver

Additional options:

  • If you do not have accomodation in Puno please contact us as we can mae a special offer on a the beautiful Hotel Quelqatani for you.

We recommend that you bring:

  • sun screen/hat
  • water and a snack for boat
  • camera
  • money for souvenirs.

Please note

  • This tour departs from Puno. Please make sure we have your full hotel contact details for Puno so we can pick you up from your hotel. Generally a representative from the Puno operator comes to your hotel on the evening before the trip to check on you and finalise transfer times for the following morning and to assist if you have any last minute queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Answers to the most (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions related to the Uros & Taquile Islands 1 Full Day
  • A. BEFORE YOU GO.-
  • What is included in the price of the tour?
  • Transfer from and to your Hotel in Puno
  • Private van and boat Transport in tour, English speaking guide, Entry Tickets to the islands
  • What time is the pick up for the tour?
  • Due to the various Hotel pickup points transfers are between 6.40am and 7.00am
  • you would need to be ready from 6.40am but only call the contact on your voucher if noone has collected you by 7.10am
  • What should I pack?
  • Sturdy shoes, A small day pack, Camera, Water to drink, Sun block, Sun glasses, sun hat
  • Rain jacket in case, Money for souveneirs and drinks
  • Will I need any extra money?
  • YES, so that you can buy some beatuiful souvenirs to support the local people if you like, snacks and bottled water, drinks are available on the island or before boarding the boat
  • tips optional for guide / driver,
  • Do the guides speak English? Yes they are Peruvian but Bilingual Spanish and English and often other languages as well to some extent.
  • How many people will be in my group?
  • Generally between 15 and 24.
  • B. ON THE TOUR.-
  • Is altitude sickness common?
  • as long as you take the time to acclimatize properly in Puno ie just rest on arrival you will probably just experience light effects but you are at 3800 meters and the walk on Taquile Island will find you puffing so take it slow
  • What kind of weather can I expect on the tour?
  • Very hot sun on boat ride so expect to get burnt out on deck unless you are covered with suncreen and hats as you don`t feel the burn due to the cool altitude breeze!
  • What time will I be back in Puno?
  • generally around 4 -5pm.
  • Some of our travellers request a way to get to Chivay from Puno without going through Arequipa as they do not have enough time.
  • this can be organised as there is a Tourist Bus from Puno to Chivay with 4M EXPRESS, leaves at 6.30am and arrives in Chivay aprox 1.30pm. Cost $38 per person.

Booking Information

  • Choose on the Calendar the date of your preference, (confirm you tour date in 2nd option date) fill out with your personal details, then below fill out details of your group in Travelling with: once you have finalised you will receive an email with a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay with. (If you would like to pay individually, please use the same code to pay and write details in Notes (below).
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  • PAY ONLINE with MASTER CARD,VISA .- USD$ 63.00 per person USD$ 60.00 + 5% card charge. (Payments by credit/debit card will carry a surcharge of 5%.)
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  • PAY ONLINE thru PAYPAL .- USD$ 60.00 per person. (Payments thru Paypal will carry a surcharge of 6%.) Please resend us the confirmation of your Paypal payment to: [email protected]
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  • Please send us a copy of your passport and the TAM immigration slip you received when you pass immigration on arrival to Peru to: [email protected]
  • Please indicate clearly in Notes: Your hotel in Puno and address for your pick up on the morning of the tour.

Terms & Conditions

  • SAS TRAVEL CONDITIONS OF THE LAKE TITICACA Uros & Taquile Islands 1 Full Day
  • 1. You must reconfirm your tour 2 days before departure. As you have paid in full you need to request a tour voucher at the time of payment.
  • Please contact Javier at email
  • [email protected]
  • to request your itinerary and voucher for this tour specific to your dates and please send her the full contact details of the hotel you will be staying in Puno with telephone number as well.
  • 2. Change of dates up to 5 days before departure is possible with no charge.
  • Please ensure you recieve a confirmation of change within the same day.
  • If this change is requested less than 2 days before the tour an administration charge
  • of $5 per person would need to be paid.
  • 3. Cancelation of tour more than 3 weeks before departure incurs a loss of 10% of total tour cost Cancelation of tour within 3 weeks to 7 days before departure incurs a loss of 30% of total tour cost
  • Cancelation of tour within 7 days - 1day before departure incurs a loss of 50% of total tour cost,
  • Cancelation of tour within 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost,
  • 4. In the case of Cancelation you are provided with a document to certify illness and present for your travel insurance claim.