With the “Uros Island Tourism Puno”, you can know and enjoy in one day the floating islands of Uros and Taquile Island, but also reach the ancient cemetery of the Qollas.
TOUR UROS, are a group of artificial islands built with totora, an aquatic plant that grows wild on the shores of Lake Titicaca. On your visit to Uros you will see its inhabitants, the Uros, who are a population of very ancient origin that currently resides in Peru, near the bay of Puno.
These floating islands can be raised and lowered following the level of the lake, and their inhabitants can also lift their anchors and move them as if they were barges. Each island houses from three to ten families and the size of the land is proportional to the families to be accommodated. Located at a distance of 7 km from the city of Puno, at an altitude of 3,812 meters above sea level.
TAQUILE belongs to the district of Amantani, Puno, Peru and is located 45 km from the regional capital. It has a population of approximately 2,200 inhabitants. The main village is located at 3,950 masl and the highest point of the island reaches 4,050 masl. The island belongs to the linguistic domain of the Quechua language and its inhabitants are called “taquileño/a”. Taquile is part of the Uros Island Tourism Puno.
It was part of the Inca Empire, to this day you can still see some archaeological remains. This island was one of the last Peruvian towns that capitulated to the Spaniards in the XVI century. Later it was taken in the name of Emperor Charles V and finally passed to the court of Pedro Gonzales de Taquila, from whose surname its name is derived today.
SILLUSTANI, is an ancient cemetery where you can see a series of impressive tombs belonging to the Qolla culture, which developed in the northern part of the lagoon, in the town known as Hatunqolla. These tombs are located on the shores of the Umayo lagoon, in the city of Puno, the archaeological complex stands out for its gigantic “chullpas” (kind of stone towers), built by collas and Incas, to bury their dead.
The Uros Island Tourism Puno is one of the activities that Puno has, many travelers after making the tour of “Tour Uros, Taquile & Sillustani decide to make the tour to Machu Picchu we also recommend it.
Enjoy Uros Island Tourism in Puno
BREAKFAST – HOTEL / LUNCH – AGENCY / DINNER – PASSENGER
TAQUILE ISLAND TOUR
CHULLPAS OF SILLUSTANI
GROUP SERVICE TOUR
Uros, Taquile & Sillustani
PRICE PER PERSON
Minimum 02 persons
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The main points of interest in the Uros, Taquile & Sillustani tour are as follows:
The Uros Floating Islands are located on Lake Titicaca, at a distance of approximately 7 kilometers from the city of Puno, in the department of Puno. These artificial islands are constructed using totora, an aquatic plant that grows wild on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
During the Uros, Taquile & Sillustani tour, Taquile Island offers visitors a unique experience where they can observe and enjoy the following:
Taquile Island is located at an altitude of 4,050 meters above sea level (masl). This altitude makes it one of the highest destinations on Lake Titicaca and in all of Peru. Visitors may experience the effects of high altitude, such as decreased oxygen concentration, so it’s important to take precautions and acclimatize properly before exploring the island.
“Chullpas” are impressive and unique archaeological structures found at Sillustani, the ancient cemetery located on the shores of Lake Umayo, near the city of Puno.
Some of the native animals that can be spotted in the region include:
After enjoying the Uros, Taquile & Sillustani tour, travelers have several options for further exploration of the Puno region and its surroundings:
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