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Address: Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Uros and Taquile Islands Day Trip from Puno

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Truly, it's difficult to believe they still live there. There are boats from the dock every 30-60 minutes. The boat takes 20-30 minutes to get to one of the island; they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

These are worth seeing, even though there are hardly any people living this way anymore. From an anthropological and cultural perspective it is very interesting to see how these people have developed their life style based on the tortora reeds that grow in Lake Titicaca. They build islands, housed and boats from them. We were given a good demonstration of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Unlike any islands I've ever been on, these islands truly float! As I walked on them I could feel it undulate ever so slightly beneath my feet. These islands are located on Lake Titicaca- the world's highest navigable lake. We took a boat out to one of the islands which is assigned to take tourists for that day (the islands... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Truly, it's difficult to believe they still live there. There are boats from the dock every 30-60 minutes. The boat takes 20-30 minutes to get to one of the island; they explain you how they build them (in perfect Spanish), they sell some of their stuff (which you can find anywhere in Puno, specially in the shops at the docks;... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Our trip on the lake was for about 2 hours in the afternoon. We were taken to a floating island and met the family who lived on the island. Via a translator they told us how these islands, made from reeds, were made, the way of life and culture. It was very interesting and the family were very welcoming. We... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite parts of my visit to Peru. The people were so lovely and welcoming. They divide the fee for entry among all families living on the floating islands. A few welcoming families show how they live and explain how the islands have been made. If you go to Peru, don't miss this experience.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Although this is an expensive trip just getting there, it was worth it. What a unique place. My wife and I thought this was very good and worthwhile. We enjoyed the interaction with the indigenous people.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed visiting where and how the people lived on the islands. It was amazing hearing how they made the islands. The kon tiki boats are just for tourists and not authentic to the islands.

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Clayton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A visit to one or more of these floating islands can be very interesting and possibly even somewhat depressing. Living is very primitive and residents rely heavily on the many visiting tourists to buy some of their handcrafts to help stave off poverty. The islands themselves are constructed from reeds that grow in Lake Titicaca's shallows and when completed are... More 

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Goodyear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We were with a Gate 1 tour that included this extraordinary visit to the Uros Floating Islands in Lake Titicaca, Peru. The people here choose this not-too-easy way of life because for centuries they have built these reed islands to live on. The reeds provide not only the platforms they live on, but their homes and boats are made of... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We did an excursion to the floating islands. The boat ride there was so relaxing. The guides, bilingual thankfully, were so informative. The water was beautiful. The family on the island we visited was so nice and friendly. We met the chief, Enrique, his wife, Angelica, and his son Victor. Great experience.

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