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Tour to the Uros Floating Islands

Uros Community - Lake Titicaca. (0)
from/per person $30

Description

Tour to the Uros Floating Islands

Our tour to the Uros floating islands takes you to visit a unique Andean Community.
Discover gorgeous sceneries around the lake and learn about the life of the Uros people.
Additionally, we take a ride on a handmade Totora reed boat around the islands.

Tour to the Uros Floating Islands

Part I:

06:45 h. Our tour starts at your hotel in Puno, therefore our guide will pick you from there.
Shortly after that, we take you to the local harbor where we board a small motorboat.

An English-speaking guide leads our tour, along with the boat captain.
As soon as our boat gets in motion, you will be able to make out the beauty of Lake Titicaca.

Along the way to the Uros Islands,  we will pass through the ways of the water of Totora reeds.
After 30 minutes you will arrive at the community of Uros, a large archipelago with over 50 floating islands.

Part II:

Before the Incas conquered Lake Titicaca, the Uros people lived on the shores of the lake in rustic villages.
Due to the Inca invasion, the Uros conceived of the islands as a way to isolate and protect themselves.
Consequently, they built floating platforms, and made reed houses and canoes, creating their little world.

Besides using the reeds as a living foundation, they also use reeds to make their mattresses and furniture.
Likewise, men eat the totora reeds to cure a hangover, while women use it for stomachache and to stabilize digestion.
Moreover, we will learn about their lifestyle, traditions, as well as their beliefs.
Additionally, we also take a ride on a reed boat, visit some islands around, and make stops for pictures.

Finally, we get back to our boat and return to the city of Puno.
Upon arrival in Puno, our driver will take you back to your hotel.

End of the tour.

Tour to the Uros Floating Islands

  • Pick up from your hotel in Puno and transfer to the harbor.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • Drop off at your hotel in Puno at the end of the tour.

  • Extras & Gratitude.

1° – Contact us via WhatsApp to confirm the availability of the tour you wish.
2° – Once availability is confirmed, please send us an email or WhatsApp with the following information:

  • Names & Last names.
  • Nationality.
  • Passport number.
  • Date of Birth.

3° – Proceed with your payment online through our web.
4° – Finally, receive confirmation via e-mail or WhatsApp.

  • We suggest wearing light clothing.
  • Bring sunblock, sunglasses and a hat.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring a warm jacket for the afternoon.

Change of Tour Date:
You can change the date of your trip at least 3 days of anticipation at no extra charge.

Cancellations:
If you cancel your tour 48 hours before the tour begins, we will charge an administration fee of 20%.

No Shows:
100% cancellation fee.

Important:
Please note that refunds are not issued due to inclement weather or any other problems caused by a third party.

Is there a lot of walking on this tour?
Not much really.

How long does the whole tour take?
It takes around 3 hours.

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