Uros Floating Islands – Half Day

Half Day

Half Day

Puno

Itinerary

The Uros floating islands an ancient ethnic group of people living on lake Titicaca since pre-Incan times, they are still maintaining their original lifestyle just fishing, hunting birds, gathering eggs and using the reeds almost for everything even to eat. The men are excellent sailors and the women are expert weavers. To visitors to Lake Titicaca, a boat trip to the floating islands, a unique tourist destination, is a must.

The totora is a cattail type rush growing native in the lake. Its dense roots support the top layer, which rots and must be replaced regularly by stacking more reeds on top of the layer beneath. The islands change in size, and more are created as the need arises. The largest island is currently Tribune. The surface of the islands is uneven, thin, and some liken walking on it to walking on a waterbed. The unwary might not notice a thin spot and sink a leg or more into the frigid waters of the lake.

The islands are part of the Titicaca National Reserve, created in 1978 to preserve 37 thousand hectares of marsh reeds in the south and north sectors of Lake Titicaca. The reserve is divided into two sections, Ramis, in the provinces of Huancané and Ramis; and Puno, in the province of the same name. The reserve protects over 60 species of native birds, four families of fish and 18 native amphibians species. There are three islands in the lake, Huaca Huacani, Toranipata and Santa María.

DURATION: 04 HOURS

DEPARTURE: PUNO CITY

You will be picked up at 08:45 am from your hotel and then transferred down to the harbor to take a motorized boat that will take us to the Islands of the Uros natives. The boat ride last about 30 minutes and offers stunning views of Lake Titicaca with the reed islands.

The Uros residents of the islands create their homes from the reeds. The roofs are waterproof but not humidity resistant. Cooking fires are built on a layer of stones to protect the reeds. Residents wear layers of clothing, mostly woolen, to protect themselves from the cold, the wind, and the sun which at this altitude can burn fiercely. Many women still wear the distinctive derby type hat and full skirts.

Upon our arrival, we will be welcomed by Uros natives. Then we walk on this reed villages and interact with the natives.

Later we have a chance to ride a reed boat per about 20 minutes (extra charge).

12:30 pm Return to Puno. Upon arrival at the harbor you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Includes

INCLUDED:

  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trips departure. R-T
  • Admission ticket to the Island
  • Motor boat
  • Guarantee( 100% tour operator)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Snacks and Water
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for the guide

RECOMENDATION:

  • You should bring:
  • Positive mind
  • Smile around the trips
  • A light day pack to carry your things
  • Wáter bottle
  • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips if you wish to tip, in Peruvian soles
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Jumper (sweater)
  • Rain protection (or plastic poncho)

The Puno region can experience “all seasons in one day” therefore it´s wise to take a warm hat and gloves, as well as s sunhat, when you leave in the morning, in order to be prepared for all eventualities

Recommendable to be in Puno, 1 day before to start the trip, altitude conditions.

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NUMBER OF PERSONS 02 PERSONS 03 PERSONS 04 PERSONS 05 + PERSONS
PRICES PER PERSON USD 40.00 CONSULT US CONSULT US CONSULT US

*If you are a group more than 8 people let us know, we can make special prices.

 

HOTELS CLOSE TO THE TITICACA LAKE

RESERVATION IN HOTEL : OPTIONAL

We select some hotels in this destination, here you can find some of them, but if you would like other accomodation we have a lot of  options for you.

HOTELS CATEGORY WEBSITE
LIBERTADOR PUNO 5* http://www.libertador.com.pe/libertador/puno/informacion-general
CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION 4* www.casa-andina.com/destinos/puno/hotel-puno-peru_casa-andina-private-collection
SONESTA TITIKAKA 4* www.sonesta.com/laketiticaca
TAYPIKALA HOTEL 3* www.taypikala.com/website/main.php?hotelid=1&linkid=1&lan=eng

*If you need more information or you need other options of accomodation, please consult us¡

HOTELS IN PUNO CITY

RESERVATION IN HOTEL : OPTIONAL

We select some hotels in this destination, here you can find some of them, but if you would like other accomodation we have a lot of  options for you.

HOTELS CATEGORY WEBSITE
TIERRA VIVA HOTEL 3* www.tierravivahoteles.com/es/tierra-viva-puno-plaza
CASA ANDINA TIKARANY 3* www.casa-andina.com/destinos/puno/classic-puno-tikarani
CASONA PLAZA 3* www.casonaplazahotel.com
HOTEL INTIQA 3* www.intiqahotel.com
CONDE DE LEMOS 3* www.condelemosinn.com
SAN ANTONIO SUITES 2* www.sanantoniosuitespuno.com

*If you need more information or you need other options of accomodation, please consult us¡

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