• Uros Floating Islands Tour
  • Uros Floating Islands Tour
  • Uros Floating Islands Tour
  • Uros Floating Islands Tour
  • Uros Floating Islands Tour
  • Uros Floating Islands Tour
  • Uros Floating Islands Tour
UROS FLOATING ISLANDS TOUR
Lake Titicaca Tour - Half Day

UROS FLOATING ISLANDS TOUR - HALF DAY

Tour Summary

  • tour id TRPUN201
  • ways to travel Guided tour, adventure
  • activities Sailing
  • group size 16 - 20 Max
  • duration half day
  • departures Daily departures
Uros Floating Islands Activity Level

Activity Level

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Prices & Services
  • Essential info

The floating islands of the Uros are an ancient ethnic group, this group of people have lived in Lake Titicaca since pre-Inca times and that even during these times they maintain their original lifestyle, fish, hunt birds and collect eggs. But their main skill is in the manufacture of various items made of cattails, present on the banks and in shallow places of Lake Titicaca. Men are excellent fishermen and women are expert weavers. These valuable skills have been inherited from generation to generation.

Currently the inhabitants of the Uros Islands make up a population of 2000 people. They call themselves the Kot-suña that means People of the Lake and consider themselves owners of it and its waters. They live from fishing and weaving, however, every year they receive many tourists from different parts of the world, this has allowed families to pay significant expenses.

Highlights

  • Wonderful geographical and natural landscapes.
  • We provide our passengers with true walking sticks.
  • You will have the opportunity to bathe in the cold waters of this beautiful lake.
Key information
  • Unlike other tour operators, our service has been implemented to provide our passengers with a beautiful experience.
  • The families we visit are more organized and trained in tourism.
  • Sail in a boat made of reed shaped like a dragon or a native bird of the lake.
  • Visit the floating islands, and get to know their way of life explained by them.
What's included
  • Bilingual professional guide.
  • Pick-up / drop-off hotel.
  • Entrance fee to the Islands.
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
What's not included
  • Extras & gratuities.
  • Snacks and Water.

HALF DAY TOUR

Dear passenger, our hotel includes pick-up service from your hotel and starts from 09:30 until 10:00 AM. This service is available in the most centrally located Puno hotels.

If you are staying in a private place or outside midtown, we'll contact you to arrange the meeting place and time.

09:30 h. Our clients are collected from their hotels and then transferred down to the harbor. At the harbor we will embark on a motorized boat that will take us to the tribes of the Uros people. The boat ride last roughly 30 minutes and offers fine views of the Lake Titicaca, as well as from the surrounding mountains. Upon our arrival our group we will be welcomed by a group of islanders, who afterwards will show us around. Our guide will explain important aspects of the live of these people and afterwards you will go for a ride in a small reed boat made by the Uros people.

The reed boat will take you from one island to another, so that you may meet other locals from another island. The distance from one island to another is not long. In Uros you will be able to purchase magnificent handicraft made by the Uros women. Their little souvenir shops are located outdoor and display an array of products elaborated mainly made by hand. 12:30 h. We will return to the city of Puno. Upon your arrival at the harbor you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

  • 09:30 Hrs.
    Hotel pickup.
  • 10:00 Hrs.
    Departing from Port.
  • 12:30 Hrs.
    hotel drop-off.

Uros Floating Islands Tour don't need a previous informative talk but, before the tour we contact you to confirm and arrange the time and place of departure. As appropriate, we will contact you by:

  • WhatsApp (recommended).
  • Email
  • Phone call to your hotel.

If you wish to visit our office, please write us beforehand. Telephone numbers, emails, address and location of our office is in our Contacts section.

USD 18.00

Group Service - Group Size: 15 - 21 ppl. * Available all year around.

15% off if you book any of our tours to Machu Picchu
Only available on group service

  • Group (price per person)
  • 01 - 05 paxs USD 18.00
  • 06 - 09 paxs USD 15.00
  • 10 - * paxs USD 12.00
  • Prices include entrance fee.
WHAT YOU NEED TO CARRY ON THE TOUR
  • Positive mind.
  • A light day pack to carry your things.
  • Water and some snack.
  • Money for souvenirs and tips if you wish to tip, in Peruvian currency
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Poncho, rain coat. Rainy Season.
HOW TO BOOK OUR TOUR
  • Our booking form is on the right side.
  • On group service we require a 100% deposit by PayPal.
  • On private service we need a 50% deposit by PayPal. Balance, It could be greatly appreciated if you pay cash at your briefing time in your hotel, US dollars or Peruvian Sol. There're many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. PayPal is another option too.
  • PayPal fees, 8% per transaction.
  • Payment methods: You can use other payment methods such as bank transfer, Moneygram and Transferwise.
  • Cancellation Policy: You can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before the tour starts. You'll be charged the total price if you cancel in the 48 hours before the tour starts or in case of no show. Does not include PayPal fees, 8%.
  • Change of departure date: You can change the departure date up to 48 hours before the scheduled tour.
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