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Tour Uros Floating Islands Half Day

23 reviews
Tour Uros Floating Islands Half Day

Tour Uros Floating Islands Half Day

23 reviews

Overview

The Uros floating islands are located in the bay of Puno, 10 km away from the port of Puno (20 to 30 minutes of navigation. This  is one of the most amazing sites on Lake Titicaca are the floating Uros Islands. Learn about the history, culture, tour options, and more!

The floating Uros Islands occupy a small corner of the world’s highest navigable  of Titicaca Lake

Highlights

Explore Uros and Taquile in Lake Titicaca, Spend time with the inhabitants of the islands and experience their culture ,Visit a weavers’ cooperative, observe their skills and enjoy lunch on Taquile.

 

Trip Details

08: 00am. Pick up from hotel
9: 15am. Departure from port to Uros islands.
9:45am. Visit the islands of Uros and visit the families.
12: 00pm.return to Puno city.

 

Itinerary

Tour Uros Floating Islands Half Day

Pick up from your hotel in Puno then we continue to Boat departure from main dock. Visit of two floating islands. Encounter with Uros families and discovery of daily activities on the floating islands.

The  Uro people were simple fishermen and bird hunters and preferred to remain isolated from the more advanced civilizations. Their search for isolation may be one reason why they decided to live in mobile houses on the lake. When the Spanish chroniclers encountered the Uros by the end of the XVI century, the UROS people were still living on the lake in small reed-boats that they used as floating houses. Only in the early 60s, the Uros started to build small artificial islands with reeds for their homes.

Nowadays, The Uros islanders are survivors and they strive for a better future for their children. The young “Uro” are beginning to receive a better education and it is likely that they will not return to live on the “floating island”. The days of this old community will most likely end with the next generation.

Included

  • Transfer hotel – port – hotel.
  • Motor Boat (with toilet and bus seats).
  • Professional Spanish/English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fee

No Included

  • Tips
  • Local boat ride (Balsa de Totora) in Uros (optional service), lasts approximately 10 to 15 minutes, the price is (S/10.00 soles) or ($3.00 Dollars) per person and the payment is to the villager.
  • Others not mentioned.

What To Bring

  • Wear light and warm clothes, the weather in the morning is cold, at noon it is warm and windy in the afternoon.
  • Wear a hat and / or sunscreen.
  • Comfortable shoes for the walk.
  • Cash if you want to buy souvenirs, do not accept credit / debit cards.
  • Drinks and snacks.
  • Bring personal hygiene items.

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