Uros Taquile Excursion 1 Day :
We pick you up from your hotel about 06:30 a.m. to leave at 07:00 a.m. in the direction of the island of the Uros. A boat will sail approximately 02:00 a.m. arriving at the famous floating islands. These islands are made of reed throw, a plant that the mother nature provides them. The maggot in the lake has a special property, thanks to which the local people build their houses. On the other hand, they use it for the construction of its anchorage. Besides, the villagers use this material for the production of handicrafts. They are also engaged in fishing and hunting. Their native languages are the Quechua and the Aymara.
Later, visit to the Taquile island, the inhabitants of this island are artisans on wool textile products. The island is 1 km. wide and 6-7 km long. It has the peculiarity of having a stone staircase of 533 steps to climb to the village and because the altitude is a bit heavy grabs the rise.
(13 000 ft). On Taquile there are numerous archaeological pre-Inca and Inca archaeological remains. We will be returning to Puno in the afternoon.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
APPROPRIATE CLOTHING ALONG THIS HIKE
Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, eventually complemented by sweaters, fleeces and jackets in the evening. We recommend convertible hiking pants and / or shorts as some parts of the route run at low altitude and warm weather. It is also very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required along the route. The rest of necessary implements are included in the “What we recommend that you bring” list.
Cusco’s climate is divided into two differentiated seasons: the rainy season, from November to April (the heaviest rainfalls occurring usually between January – March); and the dry season, from May to October. The dry season is colder, so temperatures can drop to below 0 degrees at night.
Along the route to Choquequirao, temperatures range from 15-25ºC during the day if it’s sunny, to 10-20ºC during the day if not sunny. Temperatures drop in the evening and at night, especially in Choquequirao, at a higher elevation, reaching 5ºC although rarely below. Warm clothes are hence however necessary for this hike.