8. From Puno: Full-Day Uros Taquile Sillustani Tour
Experience a comprehensive and efficient tour that takes you to the captivating Uros and Taquile islands, with a convenient stop at the historic Sillustani ruins. Enjoy the benefits of a speedboat transfer, allowing you more time to explore the stunning attractions. Your day begins with a prompt pick-up from your hotel, between 06:50 and 07:05, followed by a smooth transfer to the Puno port. There, you'll board a fast boat that will swiftly transport you to the extraordinary Uros Floating Islands. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide fluent in Spanish and English, you'll gain fascinating insights into the lives of the inhabitants of these remarkable islands. Next, your adventure continues as you set sail towards the picturesque Taquile Island, a journey of approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Upon arrival, enjoy a pleasant 20-minute walk to a local restaurant, where you'll indulge in a delectable trout (or omelet) meal. Take your time to explore the island at your own pace, immersing yourself in its natural beauty and cultural treasures. Later, gather at the parade ground to delve deeper into the vibrant traditions and heritage of the Taquileños. Witness their remarkable textile craftsmanship, offering a glimpse into their way of life. Around 14:20, return to the boat and set sail back to Puno, arriving at approximately 15:30. Without delay, embark on a private tour to the renowned Sillustani chullpas. Explore the captivating ancient Inca and pre-Inca tombs while enjoying the scenic surroundings of the Umayo lagoon. Delve into the intriguing history and architectural marvels of this archaeological site.