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FLOATING ISLANDS OF THE UROS TOUR

HALF DAY - LAKE TITICACA

STANDARD SERVICE

Visit the Uros Island in Lake Titicaca and learn about the traditions of this ancient nation.

ADVENTURE TOUR

  • Duration

    Half day

  • Meals

    -

  • Tour Style

    Boat trip

  • Group Size

    Between 10 and 25 people

  • Team

    Professional local guide

Puno - Uros Island - Lake Titicaca

Tour Itinerary

The floating islands of the Uros are an ancestral ethnic group. This group of people has lived on Lake Titicaca since time immemorial. Even today they maintain their original lifestyle, fishing, hunting birds and collecting eggs. But their main skill lies in the manufacture of various articles made of totora reeds, found on the shores and in shallow places of Lake Titicaca. The men are excellent fishermen and the women are expert weavers. These valuable skills have been inherited from generation to generation.

Today, the inhabitants of the Uros islands constitute a population of 2,000 people. They call themselves the Kot-suña, which means people of the lake, and consider themselves the owners of the lake and its waters. They live by fishing and weaving, however, every year they welcome many tourists from different parts of the world. Which has allowed the families to cover important expenses.

09:30

Hotel Pick-up

The pick-up service starts at 09:30. And we leave the port of Puno at 10:00.

"Dear passenger, our no-cost (free) hotel pick-up and drop-off service is only available for accommodation located in the city centre. If you are staying in a private place (AIRBNB) or outside the city centre, we'll contact you to coordinate the meeting time and place.

* Remember that you can book our private pick-up and drop-off service too."

10:00

Uros Island Tour - Pick-up hotel

The Floating Island of the Uros

The boat ride to the islands takes about 30 minutes and offers beautiful views of Lake Titicaca. Upon arrival we are welcomed by a group of islanders. Our local guide will explain important aspects of the life of this nation and finally, if you wish, we'll take a ride on a small handmade boat, made of cane by the locals.

  • Optional:
  • The cost of the handcrafted boat ride is not included in the tour.
  • The handcrafted boat offers a short tour of the nearby islands to get to know them and the locals a little better, the distance between the islands is not long.

On the island of the Uros, you can buy beautiful handicrafts made by women. Its small souvenir shops are located in the open air and display a wide variety of mainly handmade products.


Highlights


  • Visit the floating islands and learn about their way of life as explained by themselves.
  • Sail on Lake Titicaca in a reed boat shaped like a dragon or a native bird.
  • Wonderful geographical and natural landscapes.

12:30

Transfer to the hotel

Briefing

Pre-information about this tour and the itinerary.

  • The Uros Floating Islands Tour doesn't require a briefing. However, we'll contact you at your hotel or other means, to coordinate the pick-up time. We will contact you by any of the following means:


    • Phone call hotel.
    • WhatsApp (recommended).
    • E-mail.

    If you wish to visit our office, please write to us in advance. Phone numbers, e-mails, address and location of our office can be found in our contact section. However, due to the current situation, we're only working remotely for now.

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