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The floating islands of Uros, are a series of artificial islands on the Titicaca Lake, on the Peruvian side, created by the Uros. The Uros were an ethnic group previous to the Incas, originating from Lake Uro-Uro in Bolivia, who, to get away the Inca wars, took refuge in Lake Titicaca.
First, constructing totora boats, a plant that is found in abundance on the shores of the easiest navigable lake in the world. With time passed, the experience that they were winning, led them to build artificial islands becoming a member of their boats, and then expanding them using the totora.
These islands reach up to 3 meters thick and are in regular renovation because the natural substances with which they are constructed are degraded. Currently there are round 82 artificial islands, where in every one lives a family, and every island has a boss.
In addition, there are community islands, where, for example, there is a church, soccer field, amongst others.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (7:00am – 7:30am).
The tour begins with the pick-up from your resort in the city of Puno around 7:00 am to go to the port of Lake Titicaca, the place where we will board a boat to go to the floating islands of the Uros, here we can appreciate the small nearby communities and families about the lifestyle of the inhabitants of the Uros, who live on islands constructed from the totora that emerges from Lake Titicaca itself.
During the visit, a local guide will explain you the work performed with totora: as the construction of their homes and maintenance, as well as their boats and canoes that serves them for fishing and as a potential of transport.
Continuing with the tour, we will board the boat and we will go to the Island of Amantani, when we arrive at the island of Amantaní, the inhabitants will welcome us, where we will have a guided walking tour through the mountain of the area and we will enjoy a stunning landscape, then we will have a rest and family lunch.
Then in the afternoon we will walk to the top of the island to visit the Pachatata and Pachamana temples. (4038m). and after we will return to the homestay properties and family dinner, Upon arrival at the Island of Amantani a host family will welcome you in their family houses and where they will share their special customs, they will share their meals that is made with products from the area.
After dinner, a members of the family will dress you in typical costumes and take you to enjoy a traditional party, where you will dance and sing with the people and other guests.
This day we will embark by boat again and we will go to Taquile Island, you will enjoy a one hour walk to the town, during the walk of a series of stone steps appreciating nature with panoramic views of Lake Titicaca, everyday life of its inhabitants.
Once we reach the main town, we will have time to visit the craft market and a museum in the area, then we will have lunch at a local restaurant.
We will finish our visit to Taquile, with a descent on the opposite side of the island, through a series of stone steps that will take us to the port where our boat is and return to the city of Puno, the boat will take us back to the Port of the city of Puno arriving around 3:30 Pm, the tour ends with the transfer to your hotel.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
All of our private services include additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.