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Taquile Island Fast Boat Cultural Tour provided by All Ways Travel

Taquile Island Fast Boat Cultural Tour

Taquile Island Fast Boat Cultural Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47728P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Pick-up/drop off from your hotel (only hotels located in downtown Puno) • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish) • Lunch • Roundtrip transportation in a fast boat • Fuel surcharge
Exclusions
Cold drinks • Optional Totora boat ride • Tips • Supplemental charge for Pickups from hotels outside the city of Puno (Libertador, Eco Inn, Casa Andina Private Collection, Posada del Inca, Jose Antonio and hotels in the village of Chucuito) • Entry/Admission - Uros Floating Islands • Entry/Admission - Taquile Island
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please contact us via whatsapp as soon as you arrive in Puno so we can confirm the pick up time for the following day.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Pick-up/drop off from your hotel (only hotels located in downtown Puno) • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish) • Lunch • Roundtrip transportation in a fast boat • Fuel surcharge
Exclusions
Cold drinks • Optional Totora boat ride • Tips • Supplemental charge for Pickups from hotels outside the city of Puno (Libertador, Eco Inn, Casa Andina Private Collection, Posada del Inca, Jose Antonio and hotels in the village of Chucuito) • Entry/Admission - Uros Floating Islands • Entry/Admission - Taquile Island
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please contact us via whatsapp as soon as you arrive in Puno so we can confirm the pick up time for the following day.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Please, check with us if you need a price quote for a private tour or a tour guide in another foreign language
Near public transportation
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Uros Floating Islands
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Taquile Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
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Ryan B
Los Angeles, CA28 contributions
Incredible Amantaní Island Homestay!
Jul 2021
This was the final stop on my wife and I's Peruvian honeymoon. 2D/1N homestay on Amantaní island with day trips to Uros Islands and Taquile island. The booking process was easy. Willy was quick to respond (in english) and even helped secure private transportation from Cusco to Puno since Peru Rail was not in operation (covid related). Our guide Jose was amazing! Very knowledgable and has a great sense of humor. We were in great hands as we toured Lake Titicaca. Our host family was very welcoming and cooked up delicious meals. The hikes are at altitude, so be sure to acclimate beforehand! The altiplano region of Peru is truly remarkable and All Ways Travel is the perfect company to take advantage of all the area has to offer. Would highly recommend any of their excursions in the Puno area.
Written July 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brad L B
Salt Lake City8 contributions
Company did their best to compensate for our disappointment - Beware of Low Season!
Jan 2020
We wanted to do the overnight family stay on Uros Island, but because of some miscommunication, on both party's part, we found out the day of the tour that that was only available on the weekend. On their first confirmation email, the dates were clear, but on a subsequent email after payment, I didn't notice that the dates were changed one day to the weekend. We went January 9, which apparently is low season. This was the reason, the company told us when we met with them the day of the "rescheduled" tour, that the family stay was not available--they didn't have enough bookings to do it on a Thursday night. So although we didn't get to do the family stay (we had already planned to go on to Cusco and Machu Picchu on the weekend and couldn't change plans last minute) they made it up to us with a small discount on the day tours, which were great, especially the Taquile Island tour--highly recommend. So the bottom line, we wished the company had communicated clearer about their bookings and the changes, but they are good folks and tried their best to make it up to us with an adjusted itinerary, which included some local ruins near Puno (Sillustani) and a farmer family day visit, and we very much enjoyed the tour we did make. Our guide, Pacha, was great and communicated very well in English.
Written February 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melissa K
Montreal, Canada10 contributions
Amazing Amantaní island tour
Feb 2020 • Solo
I did the 2 days 1 night Amantani Cultural Tour. It was amazing! From the beginning, Marcia helped plan the tour for me and answered all of my questions right away. She was wonderful. When the tour began, I met my tour guide Samuel who was fantastic. He has so much knowledge and I learned so much from him. He was very patient with my slow walking and would encourage me to take breaks often. I never felt rushed and he would use each break to tell me more fascinating things about the island. I have done many home stays in different countries and I can honestly say this one was the best. The family was lovely and welcoming. The accommodations were great and the food was delicious. The islands are beautiful and peaceful. The people are kind and friendly. I highly recommend doing this tour and hopefully you will have Samuel as your guide!
Written February 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amalie
5 contributions
A pleasant experience!
Dec 2019 • Friends
The tour startet with a pick up at our hotel. We were brought to the docks and had a nice and calm boatride to Uros (floating islands). Afterwards we visited Taquile island. A little paradise looking place.
The tourguide did gide both in spanish and english proficiently! Nice humor!
10/10 would recommend!
Written December 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alice
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica3 contributions
Unforgettable experience!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We booked online the Amantaní Cultural Tour of 2 days and it has been wonderful. All was organized properly and the service has been perfect since we contacted the agency the first time. We really experienced the Peruvian life on the island and the family that hosted us has been really nice making us feel very welcomed. The tour guide has been excellent and we would definitely do this tour again! Thank you so much for the great moments.
Written October 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TravelinDantheMan
Willemstad, Curaçao181 contributions
Perfect day trip to Uros & Taquile Islands
Oct 2019
I had heard much about the bad tours to the Lake Titicaca Islands, that I wasn't really looking forward to a tacky, exploitative, touristy experience. I am thrilled to report that our day trip on the slow boat to Uros/Taquile Islands was an informative and beautiful day that was a highlight of our trip to Peru. Yes, it is touristy - but you are a tourist. In order to maintain their cultural identity and traditional ways, these indigenous folks have to survive in the modern world and this tourist activity helps them to do that. Great for everybody. I was impressed that this particular company employed indigenous people to run the tour. Silvia was our guide and she was excellent: informative, friendly and chill. Loved Silvia. The scenery is breathtaking. The people were lovely. We didn't have enough time to stay overnight, so we had to do the 1 day tour and it was lovely. The fish lunch was quite tasty as well. I really had a hard time deciding which tour company to choose and am so glad I chose this one. Do it!
Written October 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amanda B
6 contributions
Excellent Tour of Amantaní, Taquile, and Uros
Sep 2019
All Ways Travel is the best option for touring Lake Titicaca. I am especially thankful to Don Victor and Richard for their kindness and attentive service in my two day tour.

Even though I arrived to the bus station at 4:30 in the morning, All Ways was there to pick me up and Don Victor kindly accompanied me until I got picked up to go to the boat. They're passionate about helping their community and building libraries. It's very inspiring to talk with them. Richard is an excellent guide, effortlessly switching between English and Spanish and always ready to help. Don Victor also picked me up at the end to take me back to the office to collect my backpack. You only need to take a small daypack on the tour, as it's just one night and you won't want to lug all of your things up the hills to the families' houses.

With All Ways, you pay the families that you stay with directly so you know that your contribution is going straight to a good cause. The family I stayed with was friendly and accommodating and we had some delightful conversations over the delicious home cooked meals. The mother showed me how to cook quinoa soup and the daughters braided our hair. I brought them oranges and they really appreciated it as they don't grow much fruit on the island.

Amantaní and Taquile are lovely places, very calm and peaceful. It was interesting to learn about the island culture and traditions. The hikes take you up to beauitful views and the sunset from the Pachamama temple is spectacular. Uros wasn't as bad as I was expecting and it's only a brief stop in any case.
Written October 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elise
Connecticut11 contributions
Amazing Experience, Professional Service/Assistance
Aug 2019
My boyfriend and I recently returned from a week-long trip to Peru, which we ended with this company's Community of Llachon 2-day cultural tour. We saw some amazing views, challenged ourselves by hiking at altitude, and learned a lot about the cultures of the people of Uros and Llachon. As cheesy as it sounds, I feel like this was a once in a lifetime experience. (Because this ended up being so long, I'll also add here that All Ways was great about arranging pickup/transport to Juliaca airport!)

The floating islands are really incredible, and absolutely worth seeing if you plan to visit Lake Titicaca. Our guide Heber gave the two of us a very interesting history lesson about how the people of Uros came to live on the floating islands and how their culture has remained preserved over hundreds of years. I've seen reviews that are critical of Uros and it's commercialism, but I felt like Heber's presentation gave us some perspective and explained a bit why these people rely on tourism so heavily. As such, we didn't mind buying a few souvenirs of our own volition. We never felt pressured by our guide to buy these things. Heber even tipped us off that the prices should be haggled upon!

Llachon is a peaceful and beautiful place. Our host family, Orlando, Edith, their teenage son (who we didn't get to meet, but caught a glimpse of) and their daughter Nicole, are incredibly warm and kind people. The amount of gratitude we felt to this family for inviting us into their home was overwhelming. We walked all around Llachon, completed two scenic hikes, and learned a lot about Edith and Orlando's day to day lives and the tasks they entail. (Or at least we tried, Edith and Orlando were very patient in trying to teach us!)

Heber, was also one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of meeting in this capacity. Though my boyfriend and I attempted to speak Spanish when we could, Heber spoke English very well and was able to help us communicate with our host family effectively. He was patient with us as we hiked at altitude, as we were still not fully acclimated to the high altitude and needed to take breaks. We also enjoyed Heber's perspective and willingness to speak about the politics and current events in Peru when we asked. We felt very comfortable speaking with him and absolutely loved that he let us pick his brain like that!

On the booking/logistic side, I cannot say enough positive things about the people I spoke with and this company.

I am a young adult, and had no experience arranging a tour like this with a foreign company. While I was booking this tour, Marcia was so patient and helpful. She answered every question I had and was incredibly polite. She even called us at the hotel the night before to make sure we had arrived safely! I am so grateful for her kindness and willingness to make herself so available to us when we had questions.

All-around a lovely experience!
Written September 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

monebabb
Trento, Italy13 contributions
Very serious agency, but very poor tour.
The agency provide us all the assistance that we need, email and phone. There was a delay because of some other travellers in the morning they should pick us upand so they send a private taxi to bring us to the pier.
The tour is other instead. Uros Islands are really an awful place build just to tap money from tourists, hostages of the boat that leaves them with a "native" who tries to sell awful tourist-stuff at really high prices. Taquile instead is not that bad.
Written August 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Soumita D
Denver, CO24 contributions
Excellent service from All ways travel
Jul 2019 • Solo
The service from All ways travel was spot on. I corresponded online with their agent and she was very courteous and helpful. I had to make payment in advance. I got door to door service for all activities and everything was right on time - pickup from bus stop to drop off at a hotel outside the city. Pick up and drop off for fastboat tour. The uros/taquile tour itself looked like a shared tour and was good. I was also dropped off at the airport at the end of my trip. Their service might be a tad bit expensive compared to the place but for the reliable service I got it was completely hassle free, safe and worth it. I would recommend them without reservation.
Written July 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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alittlemermaid
alittlemermaid
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Best Tour in Peru
I went on a 2D/1N Classic Islas Amantani with All Ways Travel last week. Willy responded to my request quickly and
Maradb61
Maradb61
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Amazing Experience with Allways Travel
I am very pleased to write a review of my experience as a client with ALLWAYS travel during the COVID crisis. Sadl
rawdina
rawdina
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1 day Uros and Taquile island visit
Very nice experience from begining to end. Not feeling too touristy. Guide spoke very good english. Recomend
jnchen13
jnchen13
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Cultural Uros (2 days/1night)
I had a phenomenal tour with All Ways Travel. The company was well organized and arranged a pickup from our bus sta
xjbao
xjbao
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Two day One Night Titicaca tour, Uros, Amantani, Taqule
I took the tour right after Christmas. The entire experience was incredible. The tour was well organized in all asp
rogerpadros
rogerpadros
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Very bad experience with them
We booked a kayak tour to Uros islands from Puno. The whole route was so disapointing, as the water of this area of
Joanne C
Joanne C
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Reliable company to organise all our requirements
We used All Ways Travel to organise our transfer from Cusco hotel to bus station, bus ride to Puno, Uros Island tou
Guillaume F
Guillaume F
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Visit of Sillustani
We made the visit of Sillustani with this agency. The guide was really interresting, and spoke english and spanish
rocker5446
rocker5446
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Great company for airport transfer and Uros island tour
Great customer service. Used this company for transfer from the airport and also the 2 hour island tour. The floati
Joanne O
Joanne O
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Unforgettable experience
My friend and I have booked the Amantani tour online months before we arrived in Peru. The tour was organised by Ma
Santamaniac
Santamaniac
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Great experience and great staff
We just got back from the Amantani/Tequile Cultural Immersion and it was a fantastic experience. We planned the tr
mocona
mocona
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Excellent tours of Puno region
All Ways Travel has excellent guides and tours of attractions in and around Puno. We went with them to the Uro floa
nvm270
nvm270
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Wonderful experience of 2D/1N Amantani island
We, my wife and I with our 2.5 year old, had an amazing experience of 2D/1N Amantani island. The trip was arranged
jellyrancher8270
jellyrancher8270
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Great Customer Service!!
We booked 3 day 2 night Llachon-Amantani tour with All Ways Travel. My friend got really sick on the first day and
ericwN2574AO
ericwN2574AO
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Great service for arranging bus tickets
By coincidence we just walked into one of the All Ways Travel offices while just discussing that we needed some bus