1 day - Taquile Classic by Speed Boat

A Full day trip , visiting Taquile island and Uros reed floating islands by a speed boat. this is an Upgraded version of the Taquile Classic full day tour, but in a faster motor boat, the comfort on board is similar as in a classic motor boat.

Day 1 - Taquile Classic by Speed Boat

Duration: 8 hours, 30 minutes. Distance: 75 Kilometers round trip (1 hour and 25 minutes one way to Taquile).

Similar to the Full day - Taquile Classic , with the difference that the navigation time significantly decreases.This excursion begins at 7:30am with a transfer from your hotel to the port. We then travel by speed motorboat to visit the Uros floating Islands. The boat is 35 feet long with a covered section in case of rain or cold weather . Stepping on the floating islands feels like a waterbed but it is quite safe to walk on them. We check out 2 of the 60 the islands located on a chanal amongst the reeds and can also arrange rides on traditional reed boats. We then continue and after 1 hour and 25 minutes of speed boat journey we arrive at Taquile Island. Here, a unique community can be observed. A long gradually ascending path takes us up to the main village and it’s worth the hike of approximately 50 minutes. At the main square there you will have some shopping aportunities, we visit the communal cooperative and then have lunch at one of the many local restaurants along the main path ways. Later we descend 500 steps down to the dock departing at 2:00 pm approx. We arrive back at Puno’s port at approximately 4:00 pm and then transfer you to your hotel.

IMPORTANT NOTE;

This is an Upgraded version of the classic Taquile full day; visits the same places, does the same route the main diference is the faster transportation. But If you are looking for a unique experience and avoid the crowds Please check OUR SPECIALS , and see our Titicaca Express Tour.

MOTOR BOAT DESCRIPTION

Classic Motor Boat : speed = 11km/h = 3 hours + 15 minutes OW to Taquile Island, lenght :11 meters , beam: 2.80 meters, basic toilette, individual seats.

Classic Speed Motor Boat : speed = 25km/h = 1 hour + 30 Minutes OW To Taquile Island, lenght :11 meters , beam: 2.80 meters, basic toilette, individual seats. ( this one is used in the Taquile Classic by speed boat.)

Titicaca Express Motor Boat : speed = 35 km/h = 1 Hour + 00 minutes OW To Taquile Island, lenght :14 meters , beam: 3.80 meters that makes of this boat very stable and reliable in case of bad weather. Ecologycally friendly toilettes, individual comfortable seats, on board service, has two brand new engines.

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Not always a cheaper tour means that you will pay less.

For years The Islanders on Amantani and Taquile have reported many abuses by some travel operators and unethical tour guides, that do not pay them the official rates for their Home stay services, reed boat & restaurant services,

Be aware that not always a cheaper price offered by some travel agencies means a fair price to the locals, and to YOU. You might find "cheaper prices", but finally you can end paying extra and the local’s receiving less.

Be aware of not paying more than S/. 7.00 for the reed boat ride on the Uros reed floating islands, a higher price might be fair to you. Some travelers report that have been asked to pay S/. 15.00, then the difference will remain not precisely with the reed boat skipper.

On Uros reed islands always ask for a discount if you are interested in some handy crafts, as they might be overpriced.

Be aware not paying more than S/. 25.00 For the lunch on Taquile Island. Some travelers ended paying over S/. 35.00 to S/. 40.00, again the remaining will not go to the local restaurant.

Some travel agencies in Puno are not paying their guides and the guides are forced to try living of their commissions and therefore abuse of the locals and the travelers.

We at Edgar Adventures are trying hard to control this situation and paying our guides properly. But it is necessary the cooperation of the Travelers.

Included

  • Transfers: hotel / port / hotel
  • Speed Motorboat transport ( 25 km/h )
  • Bilingual Spanish-English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Lunch on a local restaurant at Taquile

Not Included

  • Supplemental charge per person US$ 7.00 per transfers from Outside city Hotels ( Libertador, Posada del Inka etc. )
  • Drinks
  • Tips

BOOKINGS AND HOW TO PAY
Reservations are easy enough to do. We accept bookings via e-mails, and payment would be on arrival (we pre-book any service you require and you simply reimburse us here at our offices in Puno). No deposit is required. (Basically, you send me a mail here confirming which tour you'd like to take, pay the money when you get here, and it's done!)

Anyway, please find at OUR WEB outlines of the tours and other suggestions for logistics that may help you plan your stay at the lake. Any questions you may have (or if you'd just like to book!), please do not hesitate to contact Us here.


Not always a cheaper tour means that you will pay less.
For years The Islanders On Amantani have reported many abuses by some travel operators that did not pay them the official rates for their Home stay services, but this situation is at the moment solved thanks to the new administration that is making their rates to be respected.

Be aware of not paying more than S/. 7.00 for the reed boat ride on the Uros reed floating islands, a higher price might be fair to you. Some travelers report that have been asked to pay S/. 15.00, then the difference will remain not precisely with the reed boat skipper.
On Uros reed islands always ask for a discount if you are interested in some handy crafts, as they might be overpriced.
Be aware not paying more than S/. 25.00 For the lunch on Taquile Island. Some travelers ended paying over S/. 35.00 to S/. 40.00 , again the remaining will not go to the local restaurant.
Some travel agencies in Puno are not paying their guides and the guides are forced to try living of their commissions and therefore abuse of the locals and the travelers.

We at Edgar Adventures are trying hard to control this situation and paying our guides properly. But it is necessary the cooperation of the Travelers.

CLASSIC TRIPS

Our Peru Classic Tours are fully customizable; Edgar Adventures offer You: Tours to the most Popular destinations in Peru including: Machu Picchu Tours, Cusco Tours, Nazca Tours, Puerto Maldonado & Manu Tours, Lake Titicaca Tours, Deluxe Titicaca Peru trips & Puno Tours

Our Puno & Lake Titicaca Tours are supported by the most reliable travel services in Puno for a enjoyable Puno tours in Lake Titicaca Peru. We are direct operators of Lake Titicaca classic Tours & trips, our Titicaca guides staff and Titicaca travel organization is always ready, our aim is to provide always a better & better service, to ensure a memorable Peru vacations.

Travel to Lake Titicaca tours via regular group Titicaca trips ( Daily ) : Classic Titicaca island trips, Titicaca Peru & Bolivia deluxe classic tours Via Hydrofoil with Crillons Tours or Transturin catamarans, Tours to Uros floating islands and Taquile islands community, home stay on Amantani Island. Enjoy a Titicaca life time trip.

Specially travelling in the Classic Titicaca trips & Tours you need a reliable organization behind to ensure that your trip will benefit the communities and the locals will get fairly paid.

Price Information

  • US$ 59.00 (GROUP TOUR)
  • US$ 293.00 (P/P - 2/3 In Private Serv.)
  • US$ 149.00 (P/P - 4/5 In Private Serv.)
  • US$ 123.00 (P/P - 6/up In Private Serv.)