1 Day Lake Titicaca Puno Kayak Trips:

You can choose to paddle at Uros, Llachon, Luquina, Taquile or Sillustani off the beaten track


On any of our small private and customized Lake Titicaca kayak group tours you’ll spend a day away kayaking the SECLUDED and REMOTE areas.

Paddling out of the ordinary places such as at Uros, Llachon, Luquina, Taquile or Sillustani alone or with other passionate kayakers, we’re going to reach beauty sceneries far away from “the Gringo Trail”.

At Andean Ways Lake Titicaca Tour Company we run off the beaten path Tours.

Kayak Lake Titicaca

By clicking on any of the round pictures below, you're going to be driven down to the detailed kayak tour description.

You'll learn more about the location, pros and cons, tour features, itineraries and schedules of departure times, see more pictures, inclusions and tour pricing.

Take a look on our other itineraries if you're looking for a combined Puno to Uros reed islands kayaking and Taquile Island Day Tour or Amantani 2 day Homestay.

Then, you’re going to paddle where you enjoy it most.

Tour contents

Kayaking out of the Tourist Trap on Lake Titicaca

This map of Lake Titicaca shows how huge it is and just imagine what an incredible Titicaca kayak adventure you would enjoy there.

We have chosen secluded areas like Llachon, Luquina, Sillustani and Southern Uros because of its magnificent views and you'll feel the whole lake is to us.

A day away Titicaca kayak tours were created because to skip the tourist trap.

With Andean Ways you can take advantage of these itineraries, all our private kayak tours are off-the-beaten-path.

You’ll definitely have extra fun and relaxing day on the greatest Lake Titicaca!

Some reasons why you’d get epic Titicaca Kayak Trips with Andean Ways

Climate in Lake Titicaca

Dry Season or Cold season: From March to October. The level of the water decreases considerably.

Rainy Season: From November to April. Beautiful typical green landscapes. Expect cloudy skies with heavy rains. But sometimes it is sunny day.

Now, take your time for a deep reading and one of these 4 kayak trip possibilities are available the 365 days of the year.

TITICACA KAYAK (OPTION 1):

1 Day Kayak at Southern Uros Islands

Private and Personal Uros Kayak Tour off the beaten track

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

All-inclusive Uros kayak: round-trip transfers are included and lunch besides of guide, kayak gear and kayak equipments.

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

PRICING: $ 69.00 USD per person

 

1 Day Uros Kayaking Features

DURATION: 7 hours total time (approximately since it begins until you return to hotel)

DISTANCE: 20 km

ROUTE: From the South side to North side of Uros area.

HOTEL PICK-UP TIME: 9:00 am

DROP OFF BY HOTELS: 3:30 pm

Climate in Lake Titicaca

Dry Season or Cold season: From March to October. The level of the water decreases considerably.

Rainy Season: From November to April. Beautiful typical green landscapes. Expect cloudy skies with heavy rains. But sometimes it is sunny day.

The Pros of kayaking in Southern Uros

Because we love to explore and do new alternative kayak trips and expeditions at Lake Titicaca and most of our runs can be experienced at a leisurely pace.

We love to offer you the best places only for you. Here you’ll feel like the whole Lake is to us.

It is a different way to get known the Uros reed man made floating Islands on Lake Titicaca.

As a day tour snacks or lunch can be included.

Anyone can do it!

Previous paddling skills are not required!

Schedule of Departure and Arrival Times

Route & Detailed Itinerary

This Uros Island kayaking Tour off the beaten path starts at 9:30 am, after an early hotel breakfast, you’re going to be picked up by our driver Roberto/Isidro then driven to Chimu kayak dock.

Landscape nearby local port departure is impressive and beautiful.

We’re mostly exited to wear personal floatation device, enter in the kayak and start paddling on the blue water of Lake Titicaca, right now!

But not so fast if you’re a beginner your 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.

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.

However on the way to Uros Lodge Island we could stop at Uros Chimu Island, where reed walls are made. We could also meet its habitants. Located 30 min away from the departure place.

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

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

After almost 2 hours paddling we’re going to step on Uros Lodge Island, the only one of the ancestral Uros reed floating islands at Southern of Uros area.

Here Pablo welcomes us and invites us to visit his home (but sometimes the island is empty because he’s at his sons’ island at the main Uros islands)

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.

As an extra relaxing trip you might ride on top of a traditional reed craft while it’s sailing on the lake (optional and upon previous request).

Finally, we’ll be on the way back 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 touristy Islands.

We’ll have also extra time for exploring the main Uros Islands located at Wily River.

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

At the time we’ll arrive is almost 1 pm and this hour is not crowded at all.

Lunch is included, chich could be at Uros Aruma Uro or Uros Khantati.

The Islands are located in the Northern side of Uros touristy, 15 min more paddling.

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

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

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 should I bring kayaking to Uros?

What we provide (what’s included on the Tour)

Do you have any questions?

So please request further information emailing us at:

andeanwayspuno@gmail.com,

we'll back to you as soon as possible we can.

How to book “1 Day kayaking at Southern Uros Islands”?

You will be able to get the Confirmation by:

Paying an Initial Amount/Deposit via PayPal (link will be sent to you later) 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.

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

The exact amount and additional requirements will be sent to your email also.

By clicking in the blue “Book Now” button after scrolling down a little bit, you'll see another screen with a Booking Form, wich must be filled out with your personal information and data.

Your data will allow us to customize the service and offer better itineraries.

Now for requesting "1 Day Kayaking at Southern Uros Islands" CLICK just right here in the BLUE BUTTON BELOW.

KAYAK LAKE TITICACA (OPTION 2):

1 Day Llachon Kayak to Taquile Island & Uros paddling:

Long distance kayaking private or small group Titicaca Day Trip

Llachon and Taquile Island in Lake Titicaca are such beautiful places to have some kayak adventure on its crystal, clear and pure water.

You definitely will spend a lifetime paddling and kayaking with us 3 hours from Llachon to Taquile Island and we'll have lunch on Taquile with astonishing views of Amantani Island and the Cordillera Real over the vastness of the Lake.

In the late afternoon, on the way back to Puno, we're kayaking from Uros islands to Puno local kayak dock.

PRICING: $ 325.00 USD 1 person
$ 395.00 USD 2 people

Kayak crossing from Llachon to Taquile Island

Explore with us this magnificent and astonishing kayak Trip from Llachon to Taquile on the way back to Puno, we'll paddle and explore at Uros reed man-made floating islands.

At the time we'll arrive there, it's more probable that we're not going to see crowds.

All our Titicaca kayaking Tours are run at off the beaten paths.

We try to avoid as much as possible the "Gringo Trail".

Overview

TAQUILE PADDLING DISTANCE: 12 km one way

UROS PADDLING DISTANCE: 5 km (from Uros to local port)

DEPARTURE TIME: 7:00 am

ARRIVAL TIME IN PUNO: 5:30 pm approx.

What you are going to do on this day kayak Trip

Why Kayak at Llachon and Taquile Island?

At Andean Ways, you won't feel rushed on your own solo private or small group kayak tour (ask for departures confirmed).

We want you to visit and enjoy all off the beaten track places with plenty of time on this Titicaca long distance kayak trip.

We hope you'll be the only ones visiting by kayak these beautiful places.

Pick-up and Transfer from hotel to kayak dock

Our driver comes for you at your hotel. The pick-up time suggested is at 6.45 am, so hope you'll have enough time for breakfast.

There is 15 minutes driving to Esteves island port from your hotel (hotels in downtown).

Here at the port our kayaks will be ready on the boat roof. Well, almost ready.

But if your hotel is a homestay at Uros Islands (Uros Aruma lodge, Uros Titicaca Lodge, Uros Khantaty, Uros Suma Lodge, Uros Inti Experience, etc), no worries, we'll come for you, pick-up time is going to be at 7.15 am at Uros.

We'll depart by motor boat towards Llachon it takes 2 hours navigating.

On the way to peninsula of Capachica we'll be able to appreciate unique high Plateau landscapes.

Boat arrival to Llachon

Once the motor boat has arrived at Llachon coastline, from this point we can already see further the Island of Taquile, we'll be arriving to Jesus' local port.

You then set up for Llachon Titicaca Kayaking to Taquile.

The private guide is going to provide the safety briefing and kayak paddling lessons, if you didn't kayaked before.

Kayak Llachon to Taquile

You kayak for around 3 hours from Llachon to Taquile while you're paddling enjoy local farming, fishing scenes along the side and we'll appreciate Amantani Island far away; if you enjoy kayaking then it is worth doing.

Lunch in Taquile

When kayak paddling finishes you walk up toward Wilson's or Hilario's restaurant for local homemade lunch.

The duration of the walking is 15 min.

The set menu is based on Quinoa soup, grilled Trout and Coca leaves or Andean mint tea. Vegetarian food can be prepared upon request.

Direct boat navigation from Taquile to Uros Islands

After this local encouter we'll be heading back to Uros Islands on the way back to Puno city; where we are going to enter again in our kayaks and cross paddling the "touristy islands of Uros people".

Although, in the afternoon, it seems less crowded, so we'll enjoy better how this population still keep their ancient way of living on self-fashioned reed homes.

Return to Puno

Now, as a last option we can keep paddling and enjoying breathtaking sunset views from our kayaks when approaching Puno ciy.

Or take the motor boat to back to Puno in just 25 minutes.

After a combined day tour on Lake Titicaca, Llachon kayak, Uros kayak exploring and great memories this service ends in the late afternoon.

You’re transferred to your hotel.

What should I bring kayaking?

What we provide (what’s included)

Do you have questions?

Do you have any doubts about this kayak tour?

If so, do not hesitate to tell us your inquiries emailing us at:

andeanwayspuno@gmail.com.

If you want to know if we have departure dates confirmed, please email us.

Procedures to book “1 Day Llachon Kayak to Taquile & Uros paddling”

You will be able to get the Confirmation by:

  1. Paying an Initial Amount/Deposit via PayPal (link will be sent to you later)
  2. 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.
  3. After we receive your email we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link. The exact amount and additional requirements will be sent to your email also.
  4. By clicking in the blue “Book Now” button after scrolling down a little bit, you'll see another screen with a Booking Form, wich must be filled out with your personal information and data.

Your data will allow us to customize the service and offer better itineraries.

Now for requesting and booking “1 day Llachon Kayak to Taquile & Uros paddling” CLICK just right here in the BLUE BUTTON BELOW and fill out your data.

TITICACA KAYAK (OPTION 3):

1 Day Kayak at Luquina & Uros paddling:

Long or Short Distance Kayaking Private Day Trip off the beaten path

The best way to experience and explore Lake Titicaca at Luquina Peninsula of Chucuito is on a private off the beaten track kayak tour.

We're exploring by kayaks the unfrequented surroundings of Luquina Chico and head to appreciate the soil arches of Karina community.

On return we'll have lunch at Albano's local house at Luquina and on the way back to Puno city we're kayaking around Uros read floating islands.

PRICING: $ 290.00 USD for 1 person
$ 325.00 USD for 2 people

 

With a friendly and professional service of Titicaca Kayak Tour Operator Company will make sure you enjoy as much as possible!

You’ll want to share later your memorable kayak experience!

1 Day Kayak at Luquina + Uros paddling Features

LUQUINA PADDLING DISTANCE: 10 km round-trip

UROS PADDLING DISTANCE: 6 km (from Uros to local port)

DEPARTURE TIME: 7:00 am

ARRIVAL TIME IN PUNO: 5:30 pm approx.

SCHEDULE OF LUQUINA KAYAK: What you are going to do in a Full Day Kayak Trip at Luquina and Uros.

Detailed description of the Full-Day kayaking at Luquina coastline and Uros paddling.

Luquina is home of the ancestral Aymara speaking community, lucky people living in this unique nature wonder.

As an off the beaten track kayak tour price is a little higher but it worth it!

Before you go ahead to decide to book with us, you should know there is another option almost for the same cost.

If you don’t mind to join a group tour by a rapid boat on Lake Titicaca (Titicaca Express for Titicaca uncovered tour) and get a few hours for kayak paddling at Luquina or kayak crossing to Taquile island, Edgar Adventures is definitely for you.

Their off the beaten track tour are amazing.

And they are the pioneer and most popular kayak tour operator in Lake Titicaca.

They have so good reviews on TripAdvisor about the services they provide.

However if you don’t really like the crowds, group size and follow the “Gringo Trail” (visit touristy attractions), you can do this tour with us!

So with us you will have a private service and customized schedule (tailor-made kayak trip).

At Andean Ways, you won't feel rushed on your own private kayak tour.

We want you to visit and enjoy all the places off the beaten tracks with plenty of time.

That's why we've chosen this beautiful place. You'll be the only ones in the boat and we'll visit places that are not crowded.

Roberto comes for you at your hotel. The pick-up time suggested is at 7.00 am, you'll have enough time for breakfast.

Esteves Island port is the chosen departure point. It is located only 15 min away from downtown hotels.

Here at the port, on your arrival you’ll see that our kayaks will be ready laying on the boat roof.

But if your hotel is a homestay at Uros Islands (Uros Aruma lodge, Uros Titicaca Lodge, Uros Khantaty, Uros Suma Lodge, Uros Inti Experience, etc), no worries, we'll come for you, pick-up time is going to be at 7.30am at Uros.

The private boat is going to take 1h30min approximately to reach Luquina village coastline.

On the way to peninsula of Chucuito we'll be able to appreciate unique high Plateau landscapes.

Once the motor boat has arrived at Luquina coastline, which is usually at Albano’s local port.

You then set up for Luquina Titicaca Kayaking.

The private guide is going to provide the safety briefing and kayak paddling lessons when you are a beginner kayaker (remember previous kayak skills are not required).

You’re going to paddle and explore the Chucuito peninsula shores for around 2 hours round-trip while you paddle appreciate Taquile and Amantani Island far away; if you enjoy kayaking then it is worth doing.

When kayak paddling finishes you walk up toward Albano's restaurant for a local homemade lunch (mostly based on Quinoa soup and grilled chicken or trout as a main dish).

Vegetarian food can be prepared upon request.

After this local encounter we'll be heading back to Uros Lodge or Uros Chimu on the way to 100 Uros floating islands location; where we are going to enter again in our kayaks and cross paddling the "touristy islands of Uros people".

We visit in the afternoon because at this time is less crowded, so we'll enjoy better how this population still keep their ancient way of living on self-fashioned reed homes.

Now, as a last option we can keep paddling and enjoying breathtaking sunset views or take the motor boat and back to Puno port just in 25 minutes.

After a combined day tour on Lake Titicaca, Luquina kayak, Uros kayak exploring and great memories this service ends in the late afternoon.

You’re transferred to your hotel.

What should I bring Llachon kayaking?

What we provide (what’s included)

Request Further Information

Do you have any questions about Luquina kayak tour?

If so, do not hesitate to tell us your inquiries emailing us at:

andeanwayspuno@gmail.com.

If you want to know if we have departure dates confirmed, please email us.

How to book “1 Day Kayak at Luquina & Uros paddling”?

You will be able to get the Confirmation by:

Paying an Initial Amount/Deposit via PayPal (link will be sent to you later) 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.

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

The exact amount and additional requirements will be sent to your email also.

By clicking in the blue “Book Now” button after scrolling down a little bit, you'll see another screen with a Booking Form, wich must be filled out with your personal information and data.

Your data will allow us to customize the service and offer better itineraries.

Now for requesting “1 Day Kayak at Luquina & Uros paddling” CLICK just right here in the BLUE BUTTON BELOW.

TITICACA KAYAK (OPTION 4):

1 Day Kayak at Sillustani & Archaeological Tour:

A private combined long or Short Distance Kayaking Day Trip off the beaten path at Sillustani

Looking for a peaceful kayak paddling guided tour in Puno but off the beaten path?

Look no further!  You found it!

Andean Ways has a private and tailor-made guided Sea kayaking tour on Umayo Lagoon that lets you paddle in the nearby of Sillustani archaeological site.

PRICING: $ 210.00 for 1 person
$ 290.00 for 2 people
$ 350.00 for 3 people

You had not kayaked before? Do not worry!

Your guide instructor gives you the lesson.

We are going to paddle together by going around the Umayo Island.

1 Day kayaking at Sillustani on Umayo lagoon Features

SILLUSTANI PADDLING DISTANCE: 10 km round-trip

ONE PADDLING DISTANCE: 5 km (from initial point to Umayo Island)

DEPARTURE TIME: 8:30 am

ARRIVAL TIME IN PUNO: 3:30 pm approx.

Weather in Lake Titicaca

Dry Season or Cold season: From March to October. The level of the water decreases considerably.

Rainy Season: From November to April. Beautiful typical green landscapes. Expect cloudy skies with heavy rains. But sometimes it is sunny day.

SCHEDULE OF SILLUATANI KAYAK: What you are going to do in a Full Day Kayak Trip at Umayo Lagoon.

Detailed description of kayak at Sillustani on Umayo lagoon

Kayaking around Umayo lagoon takes about 3 hours, with plenty of good Inca lookout ruins from the kayaks.

It is a great way to get/stay physically active and enjoy a very different perspective of the place.

This particular Sillustani kayak adventure begins at 8:30 am, with pick-up from your Puno hotel to Sillustani kayak dock. 45 minutes driving from your downtown Puno hotel to Kayak dock at Sillustani.

You will want to be on the water quickly for having a great time enjoying the natural habitat.

Sillustani’s lagoon is a unique off the beaten path destination for kayaking on its water.

Your passionate and eager guide talks to you about elemental kayak paddling instructions, paddling techniques and more before embarking in the kayaks.

Now, you can begin kayaking around part of Umayo Island, 3 hours kayaking sounds like a lot, but it is really just perfect to visit this one particular place. This exciting kayak adventure drives you through unique landscapes; Inca towers will be seen from this lagoon.

After a time kayaking you step on ground. Your first impression “how the Inca would have built these astonishing Towers?

And more importantly what was built for?”

Your guide leads you and takes his time to explain everything related to Incan Burial Towers. Surrounded by beautiful landscape walking around for getting great pictures will be worth it! Take your time!

Finally, get back to initial point by Kayaks and we'll head to Julio's farm house where we'll taste local homemade lunch.

After this time you'll back to Puno by the same paved road and get transferred to your hotel around 3.45 hrs.

What should I bring Sillustani kayaking?

What we provide (what’s included)

Request Further Information

Do you have any questions about this kayak tour?

If so, do not hesitate to tell us your inquiries emailing us at:

andeanwayspuno@gmail.com.

If you want to know if we have departure dates confirmed, please email us.

Procedures to book “1 Day Kayak at Sillustani and Archaeological tour"

You will be able to get the Confirmation by:

Paying an Initial Amount/Deposit via PayPal (link will be sent to you later) 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.

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

The exact amount and additional requirements will be sent to your email also.

By clicking in the blue “Book Now” button after scrolling down a little bit, you'll see another screen with a Booking Form, wich must be filled out with your personal information and data.

Your data will allow us to customize the service and offer better itineraries.

Now for requesting “1 Day Kayak at Silluatani” CLICK just right here in the BLUE BUTTON BELOW.