US$ 290 for a solo paddler (private)
US$ 162 per person (2 up to 3)
Luquina Kayak is a day trip to Lake Titicaca from Puno, Peru operated out of the touristy places. We’re departing toward Uros Islands by kayak then navigate by boat to Chucuito peninsula. At Luquina local port get in your kayaks again and paddle to “Arco Punku” Soil Arch (Karina community)
We’ll keep you paddling well off the “Gringo Trail” and meet local Aymara family at Luquina Chico community at the lunch time.
Then finally, visit Uros Islands and paddle to Puno to enjoy a scenic sunset over the hills.
More Things to Do: Lake Titicaca Biking Tours
Luquina Day Kayak Tour + Uros paddle Features
Activity level: Moderate
Paddling Distance: 14 km +
Tour Route: Puno to Luquina (on the way to Taquile Island)
Hotel Pick-Up Time: 7:00 am.
Drop-Off at Hotels: 5:00 pm.
Kayak Frequency: Daily
Luquina Day Kayak Tour Schedule of Departures and Arrivals
7:00 am Pick-up and transfer from your hotel to Isla Esteves side or Kalapajra pier.
7.20 am Kayak departure to Uros Islands.
8:15 am Motor boat departure from Uros to Luquina.
9.45 am Arrival to Karina community port.
10:15 am beginning of the kayak exploration.
10.45 am we’ll get to Arco Punku a beautiful and strange soil formation.
11.30 am we’ll arrive to the same local port at Karina community coastline enjoying the view to Taquile and Amantani islands.
11.45 am Arrival by boat (or kayak) to Albano’s port at Luquina Chico community.
12.00 pm Lunch at Albano’s house.
1.30 pm Departure time from Luquina to Uros islands.
3.00 pm we’re going to visit one reed Island.
3:45 pm once we’ve explored Uros islands we can decide to continue paddling to Puno port (+ 45 min more to Kalapajra pier) or get back to Puno port by motor boat.
4:15 pm arrival to Puno harbor if we take the motor boat.
4:50 pm you’ll arrive to the same launching place, if you come back paddling. You’ll have chance to enjoy a unique sunset over the lake.
5.00 pm Pick-up from kayak arrival and land transfer to your downtown hotel.
What you’ll do (Tour Description)
Luquina is home of the ancient Aymara speaking community, lucky people living in this unique nature wonder.
One of our reliable drivers comes for you at your hotel for the transfer (his name is normally provided the day before tour).
Isla Esteves side or Kalapajra pier port is the chosen departure point. It is located only 15 min away from downtown hotels. Here at the port, on your arrival you’ll see that your kayak will be ready to kayak to Uros floating Islands.
You’ll paddle for about 45 minutes enjoying unique landscape and learn some facts about the highest navigable Lake.
After 45 min, we get to Uros Islands, a terrific landscape. We’ll keep paddling for some 10 min to the Adventist Island, here our motor boat waits for us and after the kayaks were put on top of the boat we’re departing to Luquina Chico community located in the peninsula of Chucuito.
Luquina Kayak is a private day tour, but you also have the option to join a fast boat at Uros Islands and navigate to Taquile Island (after you’ve kayaked from Puno to Uros). You’ll get a guided boat tour of Taquile Island and on the way back you’ll be dropped off at one of the Uros Islands where your personal kayak guide meet you up again and together return to Puno paddling.
Kayak to Uros + Taquile Speed Boat Tour
US$ 85 per person
On the way to peninsula of Chucuito we’ll be able to appreciate unique high Plateau landscapes.
Once the motor boat has arrived at Chucuito peninsula coastline, Karina community pier, your guide is setting up the kayak and the gear then head out to explore and enjoy the beauty of the place.
Amantani Island is another best seller destination for kayaking trips as well. When you book Amantani Island Day Kayak Tour you’re going to paddle from Puno to Uros, upon arrival take a motor boat to navigate to Llachon, take again the kayaks and paddle for about 2 hours crossing the Open Lake. A local islander waits for your arrival and hike up the stone paid trail to his house for a well-deserved lunch. Get to known more by clicking below.
DAY PADDLE ADVENTURE
US$ 197 per person
You’re going to paddle and explore the Chucuito peninsula shores for about 2 hours round-trip while paddling you’ll appreciate Taquile and Amantani Island far away, places that can be visited on Lake Titicaca 2 Day Tour.
When kayak paddling finishes you navigate to Albano’s port by boat and walk up toward his restaurant for a local homemade lunch (mostly based on Quinoa soup and grilled chicken or trout as a main dish). Vegetarian food can be prepared upon request.
After this local encounter we’ll be heading back to Uros Islands to learn how to build them, so we’ll enjoy better how this population still keep their ancient way of living on self-fashioned reed homes then we are going to enter again in our kayaks and cross among the reeds to Puno shore.
Or take the motor boat and back to Puno port just in 25 minutes. After a combined day tour on Lake Titicaca, Luquina kayak, Uros kayak exploring and great memories this service ends in the late afternoon.
You’re transferred to your hotel.
What to bring
– Sun protection
– Long sleeve T-shirt
– Warm Jacket
What’s included (what we provide)
– Private transfer from your Puno hotel to Esteves island port.
– Guided kayak trip to Uros.
– Motor boat transportation o Karina shoreline and Luquina (regular and slow boat).
– High quality single sit inside kayaks or double tandem kayak with pedal rudders.
– Kayak gear/equipment.
– Entrance fees to Luquina and Uros islands.
– English speaking kayak tour guide.
– Lunch at Albano’s homestay house at Luquina.
– Equipped kayaks from Uros to Puno
– Private mobility and land transfer to hotel on arrival to Puno port.
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