Tour Floating Islands of the Uros

"Sacred place of the Incas and populated with natural and artificial islands of Peru."

The floating islands of the Uros are located in the bay of Puno, 10 km away from the port of Puno (20 to 30 minutes of navigation). This excursion lasts 3 ½ hours.

The Uros were one of the oldest ethnic groups that inhabited the plateau, being dedicated to the fishing and hunting of birds completely depending on the totora (Lake Aquatic Plant), Plant with which they build their islands, houses, rafts and also Serves as food and fuel.

The construction of the islands are with large blocks of the roots of the totora, the reason they can float is due to the porosity of the blocks aided by the gases that produces their decomposition. After joining these blocks the inhabitants of the uros place a layer of totora the same that must be replaced every 20 days, these islands are anchored by means of sticks.

Chests of drawers

Comfortable and modern boats, with services.

Professional Guides

Local guides specialized specialized in Los Uros in depth, languages English / Spanish.

Coca Mate

We count on our boats mate of coca for altitude sickness.

Boat navigation in Totora

Possibility of getting on the famous totora boats (optional and not included, direct payment of S / 15 per person)

Itinerary 1/2 Day

You can enjoy this tour in the morning or in the afternoon.

Pick up at hotels in downtown Puno. 08:45 AM
Departure from the port. 09:15 AM
Visit 2 Floating Uros. 10:00 AM
Return to the Hotels of the Center of Puno. 12:30 PM
Pick up at hotels in downtown Puno. 11:50 PM
Departure to the floating islands of the Uros. 12:15 PM
Guided visit to two floating islands of the Uros. 01:00 PM
Return to the city of Puno and transfer hotels in the center of Puno. 03:00 PM
Pick up at hotels in downtown Puno. 03:50 PM
Departure from the port. 04:15 PM
Visit 2 Floating Islands of the Uros. 05:00 PM
Return to the Hotels of the Center of Puno. 06:00 PM

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