Uros Floating Islands Tour
Group Tour Price: US$ 10 per person
Private Tour Price: from US$ 55 per group (up to 5)
It’s one of the classic group boat tours on Lake Titicaca to go visiting the Uros people living on floating Island from Puno city. On Uros Floating Islands Tour you’ll learn what the Uros Islands are made of, what is the building process and why they lived in such way since ancient times.
- Tour Features
- Tour Type: Guided Boat Trip
- Tour Duration: 3 hours
- Hotel Pick-up Time: from 8:45 am
- Hotel Drop-off Time: from 12:15 pm
- Consideration: Not lots of walking involved
- Highlights: man-made reed floating Islands of Uros people
Uros Floating Islands Tour Itinerary
8:45 am Our friendly driver comes at your hotel in Puno city for you. A quick pick-up and transfer from downtown hotels to Puno port is delivered, all participants don’t have to go on their own way to the boat departure point.
9:05 am a spacious and panoramic window motor boat leaves Puno port for the most fascinating indigenous groups in Peru, the floating Islands of Uros which is the highlight of any itinerary on your Lake Titicaca vacation trip.
It’s a 25 minute of navigation through the Lake Titicaca National Reserve observing the typical flora (Totora reeds) and fauna (Titicaca birds) on our way to the floating village of Uros while your English-Spanish speaking tour guide provides the Lake Titicaca facts and history.
9:35 am arrival time to one of the almost 100 floating islands, where your guide is going to perform how exactly the reed island is constructed, what they do eat, how they ended up living on the lake, etc.
10:15 am the family, after the brief explanation, invites you to visit inside their reed houses, where probably you’re going to be shown their traditional handicrafts, embroideries, little reed boat souvenirs, and here is when they try to convince you to buy them, the very moment when you feel uncomfortable and your experience turns a little contrived.
That fact inspired us to redesign and renamed it as “Authentic Uros Floating Islands Tour” which will seize your day on Lake Titicaca. We’ll be visiting the Uros Chimu islands, located in the Southern side of Uros village, where buying souvenirs is optional. No one force you to purchase (up to you).
After you’ve known their home, you have free time to explore the island, buy souvenirs or simply gain incredible sights from the lookout.
10:45 am it’s time to go to the next reed island, most people usually take the reed boat to reach the “commercial island” navigating for about 15 min or more.
However when taking this short extra trip, keep in mind, you have to pay for it at the end of the ride (S/. 10 per person approx.)
11:00 am for people not taking the reed boat, our engine boat will take you there anyway. This is basically a commercial island where you can buy snacks, souvenirs, hot drinks, or even get the stamp of Lake Titicaca for your passport.
11: 30 am return by the same way to Puno port.
12:00 pm arrival and transfer back to your hotel in Puno downtown.
Here is what services are included for your Uros Floating Islands Boat Tour:
- Pick-up and transfer from hotel to Puno port.
- English-Spanish speaking group guide. He’ll switch of language at each moment.
- Section covered motor boat.
- Entry tickets to the islands.
- Drop-off after the tour ends.
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- 1. You can get it fully booked by paying an Initial Amount via PayPal and the Total Balance must be paid in USD or PEN cash at the end of tour, then this is how you’ll get your Tour Confirmation from us.
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- 3. Additional information and requirements will be detailed on the email (or via WhatsApp).
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