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Uros Floating Islands

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Address: | Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Half-Day Boating Tour to Uros from Puno
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The Highlight of Lake Titicaca: Uros Floating Islands Half-Day Tour
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Uros Floating Islands Half Day Tour from Puno

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The culture here is fascinating and the ladies share it with you very freely. I understand tourism is one of the ways they survive now, but they were somewhat pushy in the end... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The floating islands are like nothing else. Man made out of reeds these are litterally floating on the water and need to be anchored. They are sturdy enough to support reed houses. The people are wonderful. They dress in colorful outfits and their demonstrations of how the islands are built are fascinating. Our group had a blast dressing up in... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really exceeded my expectations! Although touristic is very authentic. The families living there welcome you with truth in their eyes. Amazing to see such an unique lifestyle. I wish I've had time to sleep one night there...

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a morning trip out onto Lake Titicaca to visit the families who live on reed islands on the lake. Our tour boat dropped us off onto one of the floating islands. We were given a very good program on how they build and maintain their island homes. Since market day was near, we saw only the women and children.... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a horrible place, complete waste of time and money ... the only interesting thing was when or tour guide said 'they're so happy to see you because they only recieve tourists once every week ' ...when we left another set of tourists arrived ...also one of our group members left her bag on the island , when we... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The culture here is fascinating and the ladies share it with you very freely. I understand tourism is one of the ways they survive now, but they were somewhat pushy in the end wanting us to buy their goods. Enjoyable visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Personally i would say give the floating islands a miss the islands themselves are impressive but by no means spectacular! The locals are very rude when trying to sell you thr products one claiming as i was english i had lots of money to buy her products. I have been to many markets round the world and never been as... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The islands are graceful, interesting and very exotic. When we arrive we are well received by locals, the method of building and assembling the islands is demonstrated. They also show us the interior of the houses, how they cook, how the straw is handled and it is also possible to take a ride on one of those boats made of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful and short tour with people who are actually from the islands leading it. Their sole economy is tourism but they still seem to live a lot like they have for hundreds of years. I reccomend it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I heard all kind of reviews about the floating islands. A lot of them bad, saying it's a tourist trap. Well, after having visited a floating island I can say it's a bit fake but still worth it. Although the Uros culture is not what it was before tourism it is still alive. Many families still live on the floating... More 

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South Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The floating islands on Lake Titicaca are around 80. We visited Uros. 16 people live on this island made of reeds. Our guide explained that the people are pre -Inca. There are no bathrooms on this island, the family takes a boat to another island to go to the bathroom. The guide explained their traditions and methods of survival. I... More 

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