US$ 69 or S/.231 per person

1 Day Kayak at South Uros + Lunch

(Out of the tourist trap)

By far is a long distance paddling and all-inclusive Uros kayak off the beaten trail Tour: round-trip transfers are included and lunch besides of guide, entrance fees, kayak gear and kayak equipment.

You'll gain unique memorable kayak adventure to more remote, less commercialized places on Uros Island area on Lake Titicaca.

We strive to customize each trip to the requests and skill levels of the group or individuals involved.

1 Day Kayak at South Uros + Lunch Features

  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Distance Paddling: 15 km
  • Tour Route: From the South side to the North side Uros
  • Hotel Pick-Up Time: 8:45 am.
  • Drop Off By Hotels: 3.00 pm.
  • Kayak Frequency: Daily

Where you’ll begin kayaking

This morning on your kayak you’ll cover the beautiful foreshore of Southern Uros islands in Lake Titicaca National Reserve. It’s perfect for those who are fairly new to kayaking, as well as more experienced kayakers who enjoy and appreciate the clear, crystal water surrounded by the fresh reeds and local birds.

Current launch location is Chimu bay 15 min away from Puno city on the South high way to Bolivia. We’re then heading to Northern side taking in sight of the reed islands and the reed crafts.

Where you’ll have lunch

In the Northern Uros area are located most of the floating lodges. Here after your confirmation we’re immediately booking the lunch which overlooking the lake will provide unique experience. It may be at Aruma Uro Lodge, Summa Paqarina Lodge, Khantati Lodge, Qhantany Lodge, or Aruntawi Lodge.

Guest reviews (on TripAdvisor)

Before you go read what our client has commented about this kayak tour in Southern Uros then be part of this off the beaten path tour.

Eleanor M

Private kayak trip

We took a private kayak trip around the Uros islands with Edison, he was fantastic and knowledgeable. Felt like we had the whole lake to ourselves, kept us well off the beaten track! Definitely worth paying for this over a boat trip.

Orsti

Great kayak tour with Edison

We had a great kayaking tour with Edison on Lake Titicaca. The equipment is top and Edison a super sympathetic guide who knows a lot about the lake and the surrounding area. The whole tour is very untouristic, even on the Floating Islands we made our lunch stop on an island where only we were. Without exception recommended!

Tour Overview

- 8:45 am Quick transfer from your downtown Puno hotel to kayak dock. 15 minutes of driving out of Puno city to Southern Uros.

- 9:05 am at kayak point departure your guide provides basic instructions.

- 9:20 am we’re paddling strait to Northern Uros islands or follow the long distance route throughout Uros Lodge. You’ll decide at that moment.

If paddling strait/direct,

- 10:20 am arrival to the location of the set of floating islands of the Uros people and step on one of them or keep paddling toward North. Your friendly guide delivers explanation about Uros life, history, and island buildings.

- 11.15 am we’ll keep paddling to Northern area.

- 12:00 pm arrival to the Northern floating lodge for lunch.

- 1:40 pm departure from Uros to Puno bay.

- 2:40 pm arrival to the local kayak dock, another different place from the launch point.

- 3:00 pm drop off by your hotel.

If paddling through the long way,

- 10:40 am arrival to Uros Lodge Lago Titicaca. We’ll just rest for a while in our kayaks and take some snacks overlooking the immense lake.

- 11:15 am we’ll paddle again throughout the water channel used by tour boats going to Taquile and Amantani islands. But at this hour is empty.

- 12:15 pm first sights of the reed islands, arrival to Uros.

- 12:50 pm we’ll step on one of the floating lodge in the Northern side to enjoy a tasty locally prepared lunch.

­- 2:00 pm kayak again from Uros to Puno bay.

- 3:00 pm arrival time to besides Libertador hotel and be transferred to your hotel by our driver.

What you’ll do

Chimu launch point

kayak-launch

This Uros Island kayaking Tour off the beaten path starts at 8:45 am, after an early hotel breakfast, you’re going to be picked up by our driver Roberto/Isidro or Benjamin then driven to Chimu kayak dock.

Landscape nearby local port departure is impressive and beautiful.

You’ll immediately wear your personal floatation device, enter in the kayak and start paddling on the blue water of Lake Titicaca, right away!

But not so fast, if you’re a beginner your friendly and passionate English speaking kayak guide is going to introduce you into elemental kayak paddling lessons, paddling techniques and more.

You then will feel nature is all to us for exploring.

Paddling speed is always at your own rhythm without any pressure.

Scenic surroundings

kayak-landscape

The place offers incredible views where High plateau sky and lake is one, blue water ways, green carpeted reeds (mostly in rainy seasons) and native birds living around in their natural habitat all this is amazing.

Short or long distance paddling

If you choose to paddle through the short way, we’re heading straight to the main location of the Uros floating island. This paddle takes 1 hour until we see the very first Reed Island.

You may like to visit one of these reed islands, if so we’ll learn how they built their home and why they live on the water. We’ll encounter with the Uros families. Then after, we’ll continue on with our kayak adventure taking in the sight of other floating homes and typical reed crafts while crossing among them to the very North.

After 45 minutes stirring the kayak we’ll disembark on Aruma Uro lodge, Khantaty Lodge or other similar floating lodges, this is basically based in lunch availability.

After a well-deserved lunch, regaining the energy we’ll sit inside our kayak once again and head back to Puno city by a different water way.

Our arrival time is about 3 pm where our driver waits for you and takes you back to your hotel.

But if you choose to paddle through the long distance, we’re going to paddle towards Uros Lodge Lago Titicaca, a remote Island located in front of Luquina.

uros-lodge

We’re going to have a panoramic view of the Peninsula of Capachica and Chucuito.

Endless blue water acts like a natural border between Quechua speakers at Capachica and Aymara speaker people at Chucuito peninsula.

After almost 1 hour and 20 min paddling we’re going to reach to Uros Lodge Island, the only one around the place in Southern of Uros area.

First impression will be how these islands would have been built. But, there is no need to imagine! Just let your guide explain you about their origin, history, way of life and more importantly how the islands are built while you’re having the snacks.

Then after, we’ll be on the way to Puno through the main water channel, this water way is used by motor boats going to Taquile and Amantani Islands after they visited the Uros Islands. But for us at this time will be empty, we’ll be able to enjoy its unique and gorgeous landscape.

uros-lodge-channel

After almost one hour we’ll see the first reed islands in front of us, our extra paddle from this point to Northern area will provide extra chance for exploring these interesting homes.

Almost one hundred floating Islands can be counted, which are distributed along the Wily River and the shallow parts.

At the time we’ll arrive is almost 12:15 pm and this hour is not crowded at all.

We’re having lunch at Uros Aruma Uro, Uros Khantati, Aruntawi Lodge, Summa Paqari Lodge, Qhantany Lodge or other similar. They have one thing in common they prepare tasty lunch which will be enjoyed overlooking the lake from inside their glas window and reed houses.

uros-lodge-lunch

There will be time to encounter with the Islanders, or just sit and relax.

Lunch is basically based on grilled Chicken or Trout with vegetables and dessert (banana and mango covered with melted chocolate) or another different presentation.

Now finally after exploring the Islands we’ll take Northern water ways to return to Puno and arrive to Isla Esteves.

uros-kayak-return

Here the driver will be ready and then you are taken to your hotel.

Around 3 pm you’ll be again at your hotel.

What to bring

  • Sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat/Cap
  • Long sleeve T-shirt
  • Fruits or snacks for our first stop.
  • Chocolate bar.

What’s included (what we provide)

  • Private transfer from your Puno hotel to kayak dock.
  • 01 double or single sit-inside kayaks (Perception/Prijon)
  • Jacket life, spray skirt, paddles.
  • Kayak instructor/guide.
  • Lunch.
  • Drop off by hotels on return.

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If have questions and doubts about this kayak tour, take your time in telling us your inquiries and we’ll show you a lot more options.

Just email us at: andeanwayspuno@gmail.com

Or WhatsApp us to: +51 965154772

What else you should know

Remember that it is a physical activity so be prepared to paddle 15km through the most beautiful spots of the Southern Lake Titicaca National Reserve (Puno sector), as well as wearing comfortable clothes that you can wet.

How to book

You can get fully booked it and then get the Confirmation by:

Paying an Initial Amount via PayPal (link will be sent to you later) or make a bank transfer and the Total Balance must be paid on your arrival at your hotel in Puno or while running the Tour in cash or using your Visa debit or credit card (extra fee may be applied).

After we receive your email we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link or bank transfer number.

The exact amount and additional requirements will be sent to you.

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