Kayak to Uros + Taquile Speed Boat Tour or Amantani Homestay Tour


On this page you'll get 3 clue tour itineraries and prices for Uros kayak and Titicaca Tours:

1°  Round-Trip Half-Day shared guided kayak tour to Uros floating islands.

  1 Day Tour paddling from Puno to Uros on the go, after reaching Uros, we'll continue to Taquile Island by speed motor boat and finally on the way back we'll kayak from Uros to Puno bay.

  2D/1N Amantani homestay Tour: we go to Uros islands by kayaks the first day, and then navigate to Amantani Island by boat. The next day after visiting Taquile we'll be dropped off on Uros then take the kayaks to return to Puno.

Join to Group Kayak Tours on Lake Titicaca

On this single page we offer a detailed description of the 3 most popular Uros group kayaking and canoeing Tours on Lake Titicaca which by far is ideal for beginners and advanced kayakers.

By clicking on any of these three circular pictures you'll be redirected down into the detailed tour program or keep scrolling down:

Tour contents

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.

If you need further information

Let us know any of your doubts, questions or inquiries by emailing us at:

andeanwayspuno@gmail.com

One of these is going to fit smoothly with what you're planning to do in Lake Titicaca

UROS KAYAK (OPTION 1)

Half-Day Uros Kayak Adventure

Round-Trip Uros Group Guided Kayak Tour from Puno bay

KAYAK TOUR FEATURES:

Tour Duration: 4 hours total time (approx. since it begins until you return to hotel)

Distance: 8 km round-trip paddling

Hotel Pick-Up Time: 8:50 am

Drop off by Hotels: 12:50 pm

PRICING: $ 50.00 USD per person

The Pros of booking this Kayak Tour:

We only run quality small group Uros kayaking Tours. The maximum number of participants is about 7 people (mainly during the high season May to October) but mostly offered as a personal and private tour.

This Group Tour will allow you to join a shared Uros kayaking trip even if there's no confirmed dates we'll paddle to Uros anyway.

Schedule of Departure and Arrival Times

Uros Kayaking Route & Detailed Itinerary

The Uros Islands kayaking half day tour travels within the heart of the Lake Titicaca National Reserve, habit of endemic and migrant birds and location for reed man made floating islands on Wily river.

Your Uros Island Kayaking Tour starts at 8:50 am, after an early hotel breakfast, with pick-up from your Puno hotel to kayak dock. Our driver picks you up from your selected hotel in Puno city then drive for 15 minutes to the kayak departure point.

You’ll wear personal floatation device, spray skirt and enter in your kayak and start rowing on Lake Titicaca, but if this is your first time kayaking your English speaking guide will get you prepared for the day ahead and help you fit into your kayak.

After you got elemental kayak paddling instructions, paddling techniques and more previous to departure.

Now, you can begin paddling at your own rhythm without any pressure. This  Titicaca kayak adventure drives you through unique Uros landscapes, a place 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.

After 1 hour paddling we’ll step on Uros Aruma Uro Lodge, one of the ancestral Uros reed floating islands on Lake Titicaca, here Elsa and her family live and rebuilt their island as “a floating hotel”. But of course we can decide to visit a different reed islands besides of Aruma Uro Lodge once we reach to Uros area.

Your first impression will be how these magnificent 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.

Free time to explore the island and surroundings by reed boat (optional, extra payment of $ 5.00 USD or S/. 15.00 soles per person which is paid directly to the Uros families)

Finally, after one hour on Uros Aruma Uro get back to same local port by kayaks. Get transferred to your hotels around 12.50 hrs.

What should I bring kayaking?

What we provide (what’s included)

Request Further Infomation

Do you still have questions and doubts about Half-Day Uros kayaking?

If so, email us at:

andeanwayspuno@gmail.com

Take your time in telling us your inquiries and we’ll show you a lot more options.

Cuz the decision of booking kayaking Tour to Uros could take time.

If you're already convinced, proceed to book specifically this Half-Day Uros kayak tour

You will be able to get the Confirmation of the Tour by:

  1. 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.
  2. After we receive your email we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link and the exact amount.
  3. Additional requirements will be sent to your email also like arrival date and hotel name in Puno city.

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 booking “Half-Day Uros Kayak” CLICK just right here in the BLUE BUTTON BELOW.

UROS KAYAK (OPTION 2)

1 Day Uros Kayak + Taquile Speed Boat Tour:

1 hour paddling to Uros and then travel to Taquile by fast boat

UROS KAYAK + TAQUILE SPEED BOAT

Duration of kayaking: 1h20min of paddling to Uros

Paddling distance: 4 km one way

Hotel Pick-up Time: 6:50 am

Fast Boat Drop off by Uros: 3:00 pm

Arrival to same kayak dock: 4:30 pm

PRICING: $ 99.00 USD per person

Some Reasons why to book this kayak Tour

On this tour you’ll firstly go to Uros Islands on a guided kayak tour.

From Uros Island you are going to onboard the covered section of a fast boat for going to Taquile Island.

You'll reach to Taquile Island in 1h15min and escorted by your private guide (same kayak guide) and learn about Taquile art textile.

In the late afternoon on the way back from Taquile we'll step on the Uros Island again to take the kayaks and return to Puno by paddling.

Uros kayak + Taquile by Fast Boat Schedule of Departure and Arrival Times

Uros kayak + Taquile Day Tour by Fast Boat [Route & Detailed Itinerary]

Uros Kayak and Taquile by Fast Boat is highly recommended for sea-kayaking adventurers who would like to do exciting kayak activities and join shared tour of Taquile by Fast Boat transport.

But first of all, we have to say that due you're taking a shared speed boat from Uros islands, you'll definitely visit the crowded places in Taquile, we do not promise Taquile off the beaten tracks, a lot of people take the same road to the main Plaza.

Do not expect to be the only ones around.

Your day with us begins at 6:50 am with a quick pick-up from your Puno hotel to local kayak dock. Here, in case this is your first time doing kayaking, you'll get elemental kayak paddling instructions from your guide then we'll be able to start paddling toward Uros islands.

On the way enjoy its beauty scenery landscape. Definitely we'll go kayaking on our own pace and rhythm if your priority is to spend more time in the kayaks.

But if you want to stay more time on Uros islands, see inside their houses, ride on reed boat to go around for cutting Totora reeds and put fishing net (available only upon request), we have to depart early in the morning and paddle just as fast as we can do in order to gain time.

The average time paddling to Uros Aruma Uro Island by kayaks, located in the North side of Uros area, is 1h30min.

We'll have plenty of time for pictures, explanation, and enjoying the landscape from the kayaks also. So you can decide what to choose prior kayak departure, all our kayak tours are customized.

Finally, we leave Uros Aruma Uro Island at 9:10 am, and we go by small motor boat to take the Fast Boat, which usually visits the crowded area, just 5 or 10 min away.

So you are picked up by this Speed Boat that comes from the main Puno port for joining to Uros and Taquile the Classical Tour by Fast Boat.

On arrival at Taquile Island, you walk up to the summit for approximately 35 to 45 minutes. Visit their main attractions, relax and enjoy a locally prepared lunch of delicious and fresh Lake Titicaca trout.

After lunch, you then have to take a short hike down the island before crossing the lake via motor boat heading back to Puno. In the late afternoon, at the port you are picked up and get back to your hotel.

*NOTE* We also offer by slow motor boat to Taquile, which is cheaper. If you are interested email us at: andeanwayspuno@gmail.com.

What should I bring kayaking?

What we provide (what’s included)

How do I book this Uros kayak + Taquile Island tour?

You will be able to get the Confirmation by:

  1. 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.
  2. After we receive your email we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link.
  3. 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 booking “Uros Kayak + Taquile by Fast Boat” CLICK just right here in the BLUE BUTTON BELOW.

UROS KAYAK (OPTION 3)

2 Day Uros Kayak + Amantani Homestay Tour

1 hour paddling to Uros then take a boat to go to Amantani Island

KAYAK TOUR + AMANTANI HOMESTAY FEATURES

Hotel Pick-up Time (First Day): 6:50 am

Kayak Distance Puno/Uros/Puno: 8 km round-trip.

Kayak from Puno to Uros (1° Day): 1h 15min of paddling.

Overnight in Amantani: Family houses

Kayak from Uros to Puno (2° Day): 1h 15min of paddling.

Pick-up from local port (Second Day): 4:15 pm

Drop off by hotel: 4:30 pm

PRICING: $ 98.00 USD per person

 

The Pros of booking kayak to Uros and overnight in community lodging in Amantani:

Firstly while other agencies offer just one way kayaking to Uros, here at Andean Ways you'll get a round-trip paddling from Puno to Uros and then next day return by kayak to Puno.

We'll share  the group motor boat but instead you will have a private guide (same kayak guide) for Amantani and Taquile islands.

You are going to join in Uros reed islands to the group tour coming from Puno city by boat and there will be another main tour guide for Amantani and Taquile Islands

The Cons

People onboard the group boat come from many different agencies and nationalities.

Schedule of Departure and Arrival Times

1° Day:

2° Day:

Route & Detailed Itinerary

1 Day: Go to Uros Island by kayaks and then navigate to Amantani by motor boat.

This tour involves 1h 20min kayaking to Uros and then after, you’re going to take a shared boat Tour from Uros Islands to Amantani islands.

You’ll sleep on Amantani islanders’ family houses. As a group boat Tour, this tour is run by a different Puno Local Tour Operator, and it may not ensure a very welcoming stay in Amantani homes.

It starts at 6:50 am with the pick-up from your Puno hotel toward the local kayak dock, which is located 15 min driving outside of downtown (only the driver will come for you at your hotel).

If you are a non-experienced kayaker, you’re going to begin with the kayak lessons and learn elemental things to know about kayaking.

You then get in a Perception or Prijon kayak and paddle toward Uros man made floating Islands of Uros people.

This Amantani kayak adventure drives you through unique Uros landscapes (but it’s a shame that Puno shore is getting polluted more and more with plastic things on water).

After a non-rushed kayak paddling to Uros, we finally arrive on Uros Aruma Island (it was chosen due its big size and location).

We’ll have almost 50 minutes for exploring the island, but you would wisely take the reed boat trip for going to see how they cut reeds and catch fish (only available upon previous request) or we can spend more time in the kayaks hanging around the islands instead.

Your guide delivers information about the origin of the Uros people, how these ancient inhabitants live today and also about the island buildings.

When it is 9:45 am you are transferred to join Amantani Island boat tour by a small engine boat. It usually takes less than 15 minutes.

A 3-hour motorboat takes you to Amantani main port.

At Amantani port, the group will break into smaller groups of 4 people mainly, make friends while navigation lasts.

These small groups of 4 people will be taken by the families to their homes (lunch, accommodation, dinner, breakfast included).

Amantani is a natural Island where houses are usually located higher, and reach their house takes 30 min in average. Slow walking up and including breaks.

Lunch is provided by the families and dish is mainly based on Quinoa soup and fish of the Lake as the main course plus Andean mint or Coca tea.

In the afternoon, at 4pm, if you are in a good physical condition you could trek to Pachatata Temple.

Here contemplate the beautiful sun set, of course if it does not rain. Wonder how huge is Lake Titicaca. Nature and landscape is incredibly amazing.

At 6pm you’re back again at your home for dinner and then get ready for the night welcome party: Peña Show!

Each place on the Lake is unique. Amantani has its very own typical clothing. So, this means you’re dressing on their customs.

At 8pm all visitors from all boats will go to the Community house for this welcome party. Dance and have fun!

Amantani has a rotating system; this will ensure every community get incomes by letting people sleep in their houses and for providing meals. Now all the agencies have to pay before leaving the Island.

Overnight at the Amantani Homestay is with basic facilities. There is no electricity; you’ll need to bring your cellphone battery fully charged. Bring extra jacket for the cold or “freezing” night.

 2 Day: we’ll say goodbye to our family hosts, leave Amantani and head to Taquile and then back to Puno.

Next day, after an early breakfast your family host is going to drive you down to same local port.

Now it’s time to say goodbye or adios. Our boat captain will navigate toward the next last natural island of Taquile for 1 hour.

Here a 40-minute long ascending path will take us to the top, where we’ll find a small square with an adobe and stone church, its modern building municipality and restaurants.

Taquile Island is one of the top destinations in Lake Titicaca, receiving hundreds of tourists per day.

Taquile is famous by their fine textiles; buy them in their museum-souvenir shop at the small square.

Prior or after lunch, your guide is explaining about Taquile and more importantly about its textiles.

The meaning of the figures and symbols on the belt calendar and the usage of a typical herb from the Island for washing the sheep or Alpaca wool are one of the topics.

Have lunch based on Taquilean Quinoa soup, grilled Trout with white rice, fried potatoes and salad or egg-vegetable omelet instead Trout and have Coca or Muña teas for drinks. Local tourist restaurant is chosen by the agency operator (usually included on the tour).

The boat is waiting in a different location now. We’ll go down a similar stone paved path to the port.

You’ll enjoy the last panoramic views of the lake.

The boat returns directly to Puno port.

Approximately at 3 pm is the arrival time to Puno port then be transferred and dropped off by your hotel.

 What should I bring kayaking and Amantani Homestay?

What we provide (what’s included)

Want to go another family lodge on Amantani?

Do you have any family name on Amantani Island where to spend the night?

Tell us about it, you can be dropped off close to it by the motor boat.

Any particular thing that you have on mind.

 Booking Uros kayak + Amantani Homestay Tour

You will be able to get the Confirmation by:

  1. 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.
  2. After we receive your email we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link.
  3. 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 booking “Uros Kayak + Amantani Homestay Tour” CLICK just right here in the BLUE BUTTON BELOW.