TOUR TAQUILE ISLAND 01 DAY, LAKE TITICACA (Via Luxury Speed Boat)
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: PUNO – UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS – PUNO: A boat ride of 25 minutes to the island of Uros. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of Uros. The residents of the Uros use the totora reed (aquatic plant) that grows in the lake, to create life conditions and ensure that the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that generate these plants support the island. The Uros use the totora reed to build their islands, houses, for cooking, eating, and to sale in the city of Puno, besides to barter (exchange) with products such as quinoa, potatoes, barley and wool. This culture appeared over 3000 years ago and the people have spoken as a language Uro puquina and they had dark-colored blood and they did not feel cold, the last person who still spoke the Uru Puquina language died in 1951, now a day the population speak Aimara Language. On Uros live more than 2000 people, divided into 80 artificial islands, where there is a garden, primary school, a medical center and an Adventist church, besides guest rooms for visitors and the reed boats the unique method of transportation which is also used for fishing. Then a return trip to Puno. Taquile Island: Located 37 km away from Puno. Taquile is famous for its craft production (declared cultural heritage of humanity), particularly for its beautiful textiles. The people still practice the moral principles of Inca as “Ama Sua” (do not steal) “Ama Quella” (do not be lazy) and “Ama Llulla” (do not lie) that are still used among inhabitants. The island is about 1.5 km wide and 5.7 km length. Taquile Island was a prison during the colonial period, now a day live 2000 people approximately, where people wear a special hat for example regarding the single or married and authorities. On the Island there is a kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, a health center. Visiting non-tourist areas you will appreciate the pre Inca temples, tombs and agriculture terraces (built by Pucara culture), its landscapes, traditional farming techniques and their customs. This visit can be tired, because its 565 steps to walk down to the main port, but worth it. Then a return trip to Puno.
01DAY TAQUILE ISLAND + UROS – LAKE TITICACA
BY PRIVATE LUXURY SPEED BOAT
|PRICE PER PERSON (SUPERIOR CLASS)||INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS|
|US$260.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Private transfer hotel / port / hotel, private luxury speed boat for 01Day, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees to Uros & Taquile Islands, lunch on Taquile island and mineral water. Note: By private luxury speed boat you can visit the non-touristy areas as preincan temples & tombs.
Exclusions: Mineral water, tips and others not mentioned in the program.
|US$180.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$139.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$124.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|On request 06 persons up|
|Departure: 07:30am (pick-up time from hotel at 7:15am)||Distance: 37km (from Puno to Taquile Island)|
|Return: 17:00pm (then transfer to hotel)||Time of travel: 45 minutes (one way navegation from Puno to Taquile island)|
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The tour INCLUDE round trip privadte transport from hotel/port/hotel, English-Spanish speaking guide for 01Day, entrance fees Uros Island US$3, entrance fees Taquile Island US$3, lunch on Taquile Island US$5, luxury speed boat for 01Day. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Our luxury speed boats have 20 & 40 comfortable seats, velocity of 26 knots + GPS + radio communication + night navigation lights + compass + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + toilet + Carpeted floor + panoramic windows + reclining seats + portable cooler + telephone charger. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation
NOT INCLUDED: Extras, tips and others not mentioned in the program.
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA||OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS|
|Technical specificatications: Velocity of luxury speed boat 26knots per hour or 49km/h, boats with 20 & 40 confortable seats, fiberglass structure, night navigation lights, GPS, compass, life jackets, lifebuoy + toilet on board + panoramic windows, reclining seats, telephone charger. Lenght: 14 meters, beam: 3.80 meters.||Technical specificatications: Velocity of fast boat 15knots per hour or 27km/h, 30 bus seats, wooden & fiberglass structure, life jackets + toilet on board + panoramic windows. Lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters.|
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen on board during the journey, first aid kit, and maps of lake Titicaca, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.||First Aid Kit & Services: First Aid Kit.|
|Insurance policy: Our luxury speed boat and its passengers are covered with insurance policy during the trip.||Insurance policy: Insurance policy.|
|Tours guides: We put at your disposal the most qualified staff of tourist guides, with degree of the Institute (3 years) or University (5 years) and certified from the language center of the university and Peruvian-American Cultural Center (US Embassy) with a high level of English.||Tours guides: Some travel agencies in Puno are not paying their guides and motor boat drivers, hiring them without experience. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs from the islands with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!
MOTOR BOAT DESCRIPTION (ACUATIC TRANSPORTATION):
Be aware with low rates and types of motor boats that some travel companies from Puno offer tours to Lake Titicaca by semifast boat instead by speed boat. Our company is working hard to control this situation and avoid the low rates & the ilegal tour operators, because on Lake Titicaca there are only 3 types of motor boats. We at Rumbo Explora operate with genuine motor boats, tourist transportation & tour guides with legal permits, that is why our prices are very competitive, still providing an excellent service, even paying good rates to our supliers. Rumbo Explora pay to government local tax 18% + 30% on the profits, contributing to peruvian economy, providing work to the local guides, drivers, motor boat drivers and office staff.
Regular Motor Boat: Velocity 08 knots/hour or 15 km/hour, lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters, 02hrs + 30 minutes One Way navegation to Taquile Island + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows + portable cooler + telephone charger.
Fast Boat: Velocity 13knots/hours or 25km/h, lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters, 01hrs + 30 minutes One Way navegation to Taquile Island + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows + portable cooler + telephone charger. (Semifast boat 11knots/h = 21km/h, 01hour + 45 minutes of navegation)
Speed Boat: Velocity 26knots/hour or 49km/hour, 50minutes to 01hour One Way navegation to Taquile Island, lenght: 14 meters, beam: 3.80 meters, our speed boats have 20 & 40 comfortable seats + GPS + radio communication + compass + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows + portable cooler + telephone charger.