The floating islands of Uros are located inside the bay of Lake Titicaca only 14 Km. (9 miles) away from the city (20 to 30 minutes of navigation). The name Uros was used to name a very particular ethnic group that co-existed in Lake Titicaca with the Inkas, Aymaras and possibly with older civilizations. In fact, it is believed that the Uros were one of the first ethnic groups populating the Andean region. These people were simple fishers and bird hunters and preferred to remain isolated from the more advanced civilizations. Their search for isolation may be one reason why they decided to live in mobile houses on the Lake Titicaca.
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 by a Tours in Puno, representative and then transferred to your hotel.
- A professional guide, Bi-lingual Staff. (English, Spanish).
- Pick up from your hotel in Punoand transfer to the harbor.
- Drop off at your hotel in Punoat the end of the tour.
- Entraces fees to the Uros
- First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
- Extras & gratuities
- Hotel in Puno
- Breakfast and Lunch.
- Soft or alcoholic drinks.