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Puno, Peru
Uros and Taquile Islands on Fast Boat

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the rural tranquility of the Uros and Taquile Islands on an enriching full-day excursion from Puno. Cruise the shimmering waters of Lake Titicaca, the worlds highest lake, and spend some leisurely free time exploring the beautiful islands. Marvel at the majestic floating islands, made entirely of reeds, as you wander and watch locals go about their daily business. Learn about the rich culture and history of the region from your expert guide and feast upon a complimentary lunch when hunger strikes.
  • Full-day tour of iconic floating islands, Uros and Taquile, by fast boat from Puno
  • Cruise the gentle water of Lake Titicaca and discover fascinating islands made entirely of reeds
  • Spend some relaxed free time exploring Uros and Taquile with your guide
  • Learn about the rich history and culture of the region
  • Enjoy a complimentary Peruvian lunch
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hotels located around Plaza de Armas or Parque Pino)
Modern fastboat
Personal expenses
Alcoholic Beverages
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Plaza Mayor de Puno , Jr. Deustua 458, Puno 21001, Peru

If you sleep far away from main plaza, we can meet at the Plaza de Armas for starting tour. More details when you book the tour.

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7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Between 6.55am to 7.15am; according to your hotel we will give you an exact time
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Inca Lake
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Uros and Taquile Islands on Fast Boat?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Uros and Taquile Islands on Fast Boat.
What is the policy on sanitization during Uros and Taquile Islands on Fast Boat?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "Strongly recommended as a unique experience, if you get in this area of Peru." See review
  • "Lunch was included and at a hill side restaurant and I had the best trout meal I can ever remember." See review


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Highly recommended guide
, May 2022
My wife and I were very impressed by our guide Samuel. Very knowledgeable, respectful, great sense of humor. He was very helpful in dealing with high altitude sickness we experienced providing not just frequent breaks to catch the breath but by sharing personal remedies. Guide to dream about
Uros visit
, May 2022
We visited 1 uros island and everything was so not organized. We waited 1 hour to board us. Then we went to the uros island , yes it was interesting to see the family and ask them questions but then the 2nd optional reet boat was like a lot of people on the small boat. The group was huge so on the Taquile island the guide told us to go with out saying where to wait. He was not explaining like the other guides we saw on the way. We had a person for 2 of us who was not even with us all the time and 0 explanation from him. It would be nice if you improve your time management and have time for pictures and if the group is big then 1 person at the front and 1 at the back to control the group. .
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Tour to Two Mist Visit Islao
, Jan 2022
Taking the fast boat allows u to see the Uros floating island and the culture rich natural island of Taquile. Marcos our tour guide was great and his English was excellent. Very educational and worthwhile. Highly recommend.
Great Day Out
, Oct 2021
Great day out, great guide Manuel, great communication The day was perfect can't thank the guys enough for helping retrieve my phone after I accidentally left it on the boat at the end of the trip.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much for your trust. Happily we have found your cellphone! :)
Thumbs Up
, Mar 2020
The trip was very good. The stop at Uros to see how the people lived was interesting and enjoyable although a bit touristy. Although I was the only English speaking passenger Joseph was very even in the time he spent explaining things and from time to time he sat with me to give me more detail. Taquile Island was also interesting and the scenery was beautiful. Lunch was included and at a hill side restaurant and I had the best trout meal I can ever remember.
Uros community
, Mar 2020
We were lucky with our guide Samuel (tour operator Inka Lake): he is VERY helpful, friendly, knowledgeable guide who provided lots of very interesting facts about Uros community.
Great trip
, Oct 2019
That was a very well organized trip, an excellent guide, Samuel, provided by Inka Lake company who provided lot of details about the life and culture of these communities. Strongly recommended as a unique experience, if you get in this area of Peru.
A great day!
, Aug 2018
Sam was very knowledgeable and a caring person. I would recommend this tour :). A great day on the boat and exploring the reed islands and Taquille.
Outside the fact that the boat goes...
, Mar 2018
Outside the fact that the boat goes faster on the return trip, it is not worth the money it costs. The boat was dirty and old, the seats not comfortable. The only good thing were the guides that knew their subject.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2018
TOUR OPERATOR COMMENT: First of all thank you very much for coming to Puno - Peru and I hope you are very well. Please be aware, the service that you took was by speed boat, which is why the return to Puno was direct and fast - the speedboat tour ends at approximately 3:30PM and all our boats have the same type of seats. We apologize if you experienced that the boat was dirty but we will ensure this doesn't happen in the future. We hope to see you again soon, Inca Lake Team
Loved it! Yes, it was touristy and...
Patricia N
, Jan 2018
Loved it! Yes, it was touristy and, yes, they had a lot of items to sell, but it was still fascinating to learn how they made these floating islands and listen to their history and culture. We took a small boat to another island where they sold coffee and pastries. You must try one of the cone shaped ones I have pictured. Be prepared for a long, steep hike when you arrive at Taquile Is., but the view from the top is amazing! We strolled through the village, toured some of the shops and learned about the local attire and the significance of which way the tassel is worn on the men's hats. We had a delicious lunch before boarding our boat for the return to Puno.

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