Live an unforgettable experience visiting the most famous islands for tourists, within the guided 1 day excursion Lake Titicaca, Taquile and Uros to learn about the customs of the communities that belong to these areas.
Lake Titicaca, located at an altitude of more than 3800 meters above sea level and considered a National Reserve of Titicaca for hosting a variety of fauna and flora, on the other hand, in these waters emerged great characters like the God Viracocha, and the children of the same Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo.
The Uros Island has a lot of history to tell and this is reflected in the buildings of their boats, houses built on the handmade islands, the lifestyle of the Aymara people and the activities they perform.
At the same time we will visit Taquile Island, recognized for preserving the craftsmanship of their ancestors and keep it alive, also impresses the nature that surrounds it, on the other hand, you will see a uniqueness of this people in which they consider strengthening community work.
Their philosophy of life is collective work in which one day they work for themselves and the next day for the community. They also continue to practice the Inca principles of Ama Sua (don't steal), Ama Llulla (don't lie) and Ama Quella (don't be idle), a custom that has been maintained for centuries.
The tour starts early in the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning to go to Lago Titicaca. The visit program begins on the floating island of the Uros, here the villagers will share with us the importance of the aquatic plant totora, which is the basis of their constructions such as houses, rafts, boats and even serves as food.
The guided tour in the Uros lasts about 45 minutes, after this time we will visit the Taquile Island, another outstanding destination of the Titicaca, where they tell us their history through their crafts, the people represent all their history, lifestyle, fauna, flora through their weaving.
Although centuries have passed, the tradition is still alive on this island; the people of Taquile continue to practice weaving by hand or on pre-Hispanic pedal looms, even preserving the function of weaving, highlighting the unique work done by man.
The most relevant garments they make are the "chullo", which plays an important role within the social structure and allows to reveal all the creativity, marital status and aspirations they have and are embodied in the chullos. As well as adults, young children also learn the ancestral textile art.
A tradition that the islanders intend to preserve for future generations and not lose this pre-Inca knowledge, but that's not all, they follow the Inca code of Ama sua, Ama llulla, Ama Quella and continue to cultivate the collective work within their community.