Luquina is home of the ancestral Aymara speaking community, lucky people living in this unique nature wonder.
As an off the beaten track kayak tour price is a little higher but it worth it!
Before you go ahead to decide to book with us, you should know there is another option almost for the same cost.
kayak paddling at Luquina or kayak crossing to Taquile island, Titicacaworldwide is definitely for you.
Their off the beaten track tour are amazing.
And they are the pioneer and most popular kayak tour operator in Lake Titicaca.
They have so good reviews on TripAdvisor about the services they provide.
However if you don’t really like the crowds, group size and follow the “Gringo Trail” (visit touristy attractions), you can do this tour with us!
So with us you will have a private service and customized schedule (tailor-made kayak trip).
At Titicaca worldwide, you won’t feel rushed on your own private kayak tour.
We want you to visit and enjoy all the places off the beaten tracks with plenty of time.
That’s why we’ve chosen this beautiful place. You’ll be the only ones in the boat and we’ll visit places that are not crowded.
Ronal comes for you at your hotel. The pick-up time suggested is at 7.00 am, you’ll have enough time for breakfast.
Esteves Island 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 our kayaks will be ready laying on the boat roof.
But if your hotel is a homestay at Uros Islands (Uros Aruma lodge, Uros Titicaca Lodge, Uros Khantaty, Uros Suma Lodge, Uros Inti Experience, etc), no worries, we’ll come for you, pick-up time is going to be at 7.30am at Uros.
The private boat is going to take 1h30min approximately to reach Luquina village coastline.
On the way to peninsula of Chucuito we’ll be able to appreciate unique high Plateau landscapes.
Once the motor boat has arrived at Luquina coastline, which is usually at Albano’s local port.
You then set up for Luquina Titicaca Kayaking.
The private guide is going to provide the safety briefing and kayak paddling lessons when you are a beginner kayaker (remember previous kayak skills are not required).
You’re going to paddle and explore the Chucuito peninsula shores for around 2 hours round-trip while you paddle appreciate Taquile and Amantani Island far away; if you enjoy kayaking then it is worth doing.
When kayak paddling finishes you walk up toward Albano’s 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 Lodge or Uros Chimu on the way to 100 Uros floating islands location; where we are going to enter again in our kayaks and cross paddling the «touristy islands of Uros people».
We visit in the afternoon because at this time is less crowded, so we’ll enjoy better how this population still keep their ancient way of living on self-fashioned reed homes.
Now, as a last option we can keep paddling and enjoying breathtaking sunset views 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.
Important information for the kayak tour 2023!
You do not need experience with kayaks.
We will have a professional instructor in a kayak.
There is at all times a motorized boat and support staff.
We have safe, comfortable and professional kayaks.
Approximate kayaking (1 hour) from the island Estebes to the floating islands of the Uros.
There are available single and couple kayaks.
Average water temperature in the lake 9th.
Day Kayak at Luquina. (private tour)
Pick-up and transfer from your hotel to Esteves Island port (15 min)
Private boat departure to Luquina.
Arrival to Albano’s local port and beginning of the kayak exploration.
We’ll begin to paddle around the tip of the peninsula of Chucuito.
We’ll get to Karina community’s coastline and have snacks on a sandy beach enjoying the view to Taquile and Amantani islands.
Return by the same shore to initial point departure.
Arrival by kayaks to Albano’s port.
Lunch at Albano’s house.
Time to return by motor boat to Uros islands.
We’re going to paddle at Uros islands.
Once we’ve explore Uros islands we can decide to continue paddling to Puno port (+ 50 min more to Esteves Island) or get back to Puno port by motor boat.
Arrival to Puno harbour if we take the motor boat.
Arrival by kayaks to Esteves Island, if we return paddling. We’ll have unique sunset views opportunities.
Pick-up from Esteves island and land transfer to your downtown hotel.
Private transfer from your Puno hotel to Kalapxra port.
Private motor boat transportation (regular and slow boat; not rapid).
High quality single sea kayaks or one double tandem kayak with pedal rudders easy to drive.
Entrance fees to Luquina and Uros islands.
English speaking kayak tour guide.
Lunch at Albano’s homestay house at Luquina.
Private mobility and land transfer to hotel on arrival to Puno port