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What is there to discover on this Tour?

The Uros floating islands are located at 6 km from Puno city on Titicaca Lake.

Where stay with the Aymara living culture (black blood), very resistant to the intense cold of Titicaca’s waters, its special  floor made with totora added to the height made them privileged and sacrificed in its style of life.

The Uros people still now keep their traditions, costumes, fishing and hunting skills. They strugg for a better future day by day and many of them achieve higher education away from home and then back. This effort made they improve every day and allows them show us their lifestyle more easily.

INCLUDES

What includes?

  • Official bilingual guide (English - Spanish).
  • Comfortable boat with bathroom
  • Tickets to the island
  • Transfers from the hotel to the port.
  • Transfer from the port to the hotel.
NOT INCLUDES

What not includes?

  • Tips
  • Ride on totora reed rafts.
  • There is an additional cost for hotels that are not by the center of city: Liberator, Eco Inn, Casa Andina private collection, Posada del Inca, José Antonio.
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Tour description

We pick you up from the hotel where you are staying to transfer to the port. We share the tour with other visitors, when the group is complete we will go to the Uros islands, the trip takes approximately 25 minutes, upon arrival we will be greeted by local representatives of the island, who will show us their lifestyle and how they get living there. You will have enough time to take pictures and free time to walk around the island (pay attention to indications and recommendations given by the guide not doing means being left by the boat on the islands).

Also you can take a ride on the famous totora reed rafts to go from one to another island the ride is optional and you must coordinate it with the guide. The payment for this extra activity is directly with the local islanders.

When we finish visiting the second island, we will board in our motor boat to return to the city. At 12:30pm we will get back the city.

The boat has comfortable seats with panoramic view covered with a cabine to protect from rain or the intense sun. Also the boat has a bathroom that is for exclusive use as a urinal.

If you like a more personalized service and according to your requirements ask for our services in private.

ITINERARY

Tour program

08:50 Pick up from your hotel. According to your hotel we will give you a more accurate time *
09:15 Boat departure from main port
10:00 Visiting the Islands, time off
12:30 Return to hotels in downtown Puno
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The ride on Totora rafts has a cost you must make sure of the price before performing the service.

You will often find children asking for tips, please do not give money them unless you buy some survenir that they make, in addition give them candies or sweets is not recommended, consuming this needs oral care that is not available on the island (due to the circumstances ). The medical posts service has an irregular attention schedule.

The islands usually have very slippery surfaces, always walk carefully.

It is not recommended for people who have cardiovascular disease, its safety and well-being is very important.

Any plastic bottle or trash generated by you must bring it back, leave it on the island means to contaminate it, as well as cause more work to the people who already have a difficult and hard work in their lifestyle.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Coat for the rain
  • On sunny days: short, t-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water, snack (you can buy at the port), also you can find shops on the island.
  • And adventure sense.

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