The floating island of Uros is one of the most unique attractions of world tourism. It is built in artificial way made by totora, a plant of thin leaves that grows in the lake. This material is also used in the manufacture of all crafts and boats which its inhabitants use to go fishing. The floating island is 4 km. from Puno. 
 
To get to the floating islands of Uros you have to take the motorboat service, which depart from the port of Puno from 8:00 to 14:00, we can find these boats on the banks of the Lake in the city of Puno, and usually the route can be made in about 3 hours. 
 
Women in the community tend to welcome visitors with songs and with their traditional dress, and the president of the island giving a cordial reception to welcome the tourists. This island still has clothing and terraces of the Inca people. The island is considered one of the oldest towns in America, maintaining their customs and traditions. The Uros call themselves "kotsuña" which means “people of the lake”, its origins date back to eras before the Incas. They still maintain the tradition of artisanal fisheries especially and hunt wild birds.
 
 

Itinerary

Day 1:
You will be picked up from your accommodation at 6:30 a.m., to go to the port of Puno to take a tourist motor boat and to direct towards the wonders floating islands of the Uros. After a 1 hour motorboat ride, you will arrive at the Uros island in the Titikaka lake. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros are known as the “water tribe”, because they must construct its own Islands periodically, adding new layers of totora reeds, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support the island. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water. 

They used it as home and trade centers for the natives, who use hand-made boats of the same material as their means of transportation. At present, they speak Quechua and Aymara. Following this exciting tour, you will be led to the Island of Taquile, place where the form of typical and rustic experience was appraised, the place is colorful and landscaping, where they even maintain its customs, ritual, religious and folkloric traditions, in the town of Taquile we will taste a typical lunch with fresh fish (trout). There is also a craft fair on the plaza that sells exceptional wool goods which are of very fine quality and somewhat expensive. Taquile Island is famous for its craft production, particularly for its beautiful textiles. The island is narrow at about 1 Km. wide and 6 to 7 Km. long. The visit could be exhausting because of the altitude (13,000 ft above sea level). On Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins as well as Inca terracing. We will return in Puno in the afternoon 

 

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Included / Not Included

INCLUDES:
All scheduled land and lake transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE:
Accommodation. International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.

OPTIONAL:
Accommodation, domestic airfares, extensions.

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