$ 50.00 Price per person in shared service.
This Kayak tour is a way to get to this community through a more direct and authentic way. You will get there paddling which is the way the locals do many of their daily activities since very young age on the floating islands. We have read and heard many opposite opinions about the Uros community. As a traveler, try to see what is beyond the appearance and approach this community with curious eyes because in fact they are preserving for us a very ancient way of life.
It is about 30 years that tourism has opened a door to visit this ancestral ethnic group. Tourism grew fast without much planning but the Uro people understood quickly how to benefit from tourism. They have become excellent handicraft sellers, boat captains and today, they even host tourists in their reed made homes.
Also, you might be surprised to know that many of the professional young tour guides from Puno are native from the Uros community! Moreover, these tour guides are fluent in more than 2 foreign languages! When travelers arrive on the islands, the Uro families gather together with their children and they all start to sing classic little songs in different languages from English to Japanese.
Some travelers have found this action fake and superficial but the truth is the Uro people find it fascinating to express themselves in other languages. They are proud and eager to show to travelers that they can communicate in many foreign languages. Who wouldn´t?
ITINERARY: PUNO – FLOATING ISLANDS UROS – CONTINUATION TO AMANTANI OR TAQUILE ISLANDS.
All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions and flight schedules.
OPTIONS: Half Day or On route to Taquile Island.
EARLY MORNING TOUR – SUNRISE
- ROUTE: Start point in Puno (Isla Esteves)
- Duration: Puno-Uros-Continuation to Amantani or taquile islands.(1 hour and 30 minutes paddling)
- Local guide: English/Spanish speaking guide only.
- Size of group: 6 people maximum.
CONNECTION WITH TAQUILE OR AMANTANI TOURS
This adventure will start at around 5:30 a.m. We will take you from the hotel to the pier near Isla Esteves. We will offer some hot tea or coffee before starting the journey. After a briefing and a technical explanation, your guide will provide you with the equipment to start kayaking.
You will enjoy of a beautiful kayak ride with the sun slowly rising over the lake. You will enjoy spotting native birds and feel the magic of this natural environment. The kayak ride will take about 1 hour and a half until you reach one of the Uros islands. The arrival time on the island will be around 7:30 a.m. The guide will go with you through a visit of the community until the motor boat will arrive on the island to pick you up. You will join the shared basis group going to Taquile island (full day) or Amantaní island (2 day tour).
HALF DAY TOUR
- ROUTE: Start point from Puno (pier at Isla esteves) to floating islands.
- Duration: 3 hours paddling round-trip.
- Size of group: 6 people maximum.
This tour starts at 8:00 a.m. We will go to pick you up from your hotel and bring you near the small pier at Isla Esteves. The bus ride takes 15 minutes from the city. The guide will provide your equipment and after a briefing and technical explanation from the guide you will start your adventure.
While paddling through the reeds you will spot native birds and feel the magic of this natural environment. The kayak ride will take about 1 hour and a half until you reach one of the uros islands. The guide will go with you through a visit of the community and you will be able to get to know the locals in their houses or around. After enjoying a cultural encounter with the Uro inhabitants you will go back to Puno with the kayak. The arrival time in Puno is around 11:50 a.m. Our mini bus is going to take you back to your hotel
- English/Spanish speaking tour guide.
- Support staff.
- Entrance fees.
- Transfers to/from hotel.
- Kayak equipment.
- Safety boat.
- Safety equipment (life jackets,first aid kit).
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Gloves, sunscreen, hats, alcoholic beverages, personal clothing, extras, insurance, camera gear and toiletries.
WHAT ESSENTIALS SHOULD I BRING?
It is recommended to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen with high SPF.
Moisturizing cream, a hat, warm and comfortable clothes for night and dawn hours, cotton T-shirts during daytime. Make sure you have a waterproof protection for your camera.
|KAYAK ON THE WAY TO TAQUILE OR AMANTANI|
|2 to 6 people||$ 50.00 per person|
|KAYAK HALF DAY|
|2 to 6 people||$ 55.00 per person|
|NET PRICE IN US DOLLARS|