Uros Floating Islands Tour – Half Day

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    3 Hours
    Lake Titicaca
    Max People : 20

    Tour Details for Uros Floating Islands Tour - Half Day

    The Uros Floating Islands Tour takes you to the iconic islands outside of Puno, Peru. Journey by boat to Lake Titicaca and experience the culture and history of the islands and their people.

    Departure & Return Location

    Puno, Peru

    Departure Time

    8:50 AM

    Uros Floating Islands Tour Includes

    • Transfer from / to the port of Puno-Hotel
    • Shared boat to and from Puno
    • Tickets to the island
    • Official guide in Spanish and English

    Price Excludes

    • Tip
    • Food
    • There is an additional cost for transfers to the port from hotels outside the city.
    • These hotels are: Libertador, Eco Inn, Casa Andina Private Collection, Posada del Inka, Jose Antonio and hotels in the village Chucuito

    Uros Floating Islands Tour - Half Day Itinerary

    The Uros Floating Islands Tour begins outside the bay of Lake Titicaca only 14 kilometers (9 miles) from the city of Puno. The boat trip only takes about 30 minutes to reach the nearest islands.

    “URU” was the name of a very particular ethnic group that coexisted on Lake Titicaca with civilizations prior to the Aymara nations and the Incas. In fact, it is believed that UROS could have been the first ethnic group that populated the high Andean region around Lake Titicaca.

    The Uros were always a simple town of fishermen and hunters who preferred to remain isolated from the most advanced civilizations of the mainland. Their search for isolation may be a reason why they decided to live in “mobile homes” on the lake. When the Spanish chroniclers found the Uros at the end of the 16th century, the Uros lived small totora rafts floating from one side to the other in the manner of “floating houses”. Only in the early 1960s, the Uros began to build small artificial totora islands to build their homes there.

    Nowadays, the totora is a very important element for the Uros. The totora is used to feed, feed the animals, build rafts, build houses, make fire and cook etc. Thanks to the Uros of today, we can appreciate the way of life of an ancient ethnic group. The Uros who now live on the islands work in tourism and strive to give their children a better future.​

    Duration 3:00 H.

    • 08:50: Pick up of hotels for transfers to the port of Puno *.
    • 09:20: Boarding time to leave for Uros.
    • 10:00: Guided tour and cultural interpretation of the Uros Islands (at least two islands are visited).
    • 12:00: Return to Puno.

    It is recommended to bring sunglasses, sunscreen with high SPF, moisturizer, swimsuit (the water of the lake is cold but there are those who dare to take a dip!), Flashlight, hat, warm clothes and comfortable for the night and first thing in the morning, cotton shirts for the day, hand sanitizer and camera.

    Before You Book:
    • Pricing is based on single occupancy
    • Please ask us about special group discounts if travelling with 3 or more people
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking
    • This tour begins in Puno, Hostel/Hotel Pickup is included for Accommodation located in city center
    • Tour does not have fixed departures, you can choose your own start date
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • If you are a senior or traveling with small children please ask us about our private tours.

    Uros Floating Islands Tour Cancellation Policy

    As the Industry Leader in customer service we provide you with the flexibility to change your travel plans – with the assurance that you’ll have options to re-book when it suits you. As long as you notify us about changes to your travel plans at least 24 hours* before your scheduled departure, you can pick new travel dates or an entirely different trip, with no change fees. We offer:

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    *Domestic/International Airlines may have their own fees. Day tours can be cancelled for a full refund at least 24 hours before tour start time. Multi day tours, treks and tour packages need to be cancelled at least 40 days before departure for full refund.

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