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Uros Floting Half Day

23 reviews
Uros Floting Half Day

Uros Floting Half Day

23 reviews

Overview

Tour Floating Islands Half Day.

The Floating Islands of the Uros are an extraordinary wonder located on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, located between Peru and Bolivia. These artificial islands are home to the Uros people, who have maintained their unique way of life for centuries living on these floating islands.The Uros Floting Half Day  offers visitors a fascinating insight into the traditional lifestyle of the Uros people and the incredible ingenuity behind the construction of these communities that continue to employ their ancient customs to this day. floating.

Half Day Uros Floting.

This Half Day Tour to the Floating Islands of the Uros offers a captivating combination of cultural immersion, natural beauty and memorable experiences, making it a highlight of any visit to the Lake Titicaca region of Peru.

Highlights

Uros Floting Half Day,

  • The Floating Islands: The tour begins with a panoramic boat ride through the blue waters of Lake Titicaca, which leads to the fascinating Floating Islands of the Uros. These islands, built entirely of cattail reeds, seem to float effortlessly on the shimmering surface of the lake, presenting a beautiful and captivating sight.
  • The culture of the Uros: Upon arriving at the islands, visitors are warmly greeted by members of the Uros community, who offer information about their ancient way of life. Engage with locals where they will show you their customs, traditions and sustainable practices, fostering a deeper appreciation of their community realities and ingenuity.
  • Traditions: Travelers have the opportunity to participate in various cultural activities and demonstrations offered by the Uros hosts. These may include demonstrations of traditional reed boat crafts, weaving techniques used to create crafts, and traditional music and dance performances, providing a vibrant display of Uros culture.
  • Unique Architecture and Lifestyle: Exploring the intricately constructed floating islands offers a glimpse into the unique architecture and lifestyle of the Uros people. Visitors can stroll along narrow paths, marvel at the ingenious use of reed reeds in the construction of homes and structures, and observe daily activities such as fishing, cooking, and community gatherings.
  • Cultural Exchange: Interaction with the friendly and hospitable residents of the Uros fosters a meaningful cultural exchange, allowing visitors to learn about the challenges and triumphs of life on the floating islands. Conversations with locals provide valuable information about Uros traditions, beliefs, and ongoing efforts to preserve their heritage in the face of modernization. 
  • Natural Lake Titicaca: Along the tour, travelers enjoy stunning views of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. The calm waters, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and rolling Andean landscapes, create a serene and picturesque environment that adds to the charm of the Uros Floating Islands experience. 
  • Return Journey: As the tour comes to an end, visitors embark on a leisurely boat ride back to Puno, reflecting on their enriching encounter with the culture of the Uros and the natural splendor of Lake Titicaca. The return trip provides the opportunity to cherish the memories of this unforgettable adventure and the importance of preserving indigenous traditions and environmental conservation efforts in this unique region.

 

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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