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Uros Floating Islands

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Uros on a group tour booked with All Ways travel. They picked us up from the hotel and took us to the docks where we join a boat with other groups - altogether about 18 people. You can probably go there by ferry on your own for less money but this is probably the easiest and least... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If you visit Lake Titicaca, you HAVE to see the floating islands. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Peru. They will teach you about their history, how they live today, how they eat, sleep, cook, fish, trap, and how they build the islands from reeds. Though they don't speak English, the locals were very personable. They... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

How wonderful was this adventure to see the floating islands and meet it's residents. Yes, I do think I could live here! Beautiful lake, beautiful island and beautiful people!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I think the Uros islands are a very pretty place to see, but to my taste they are very commercial! I like to see places were is not so targeted to the tourists, other than that, the man made islands are very impressive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Uros floating Islands is a day long tour we took on our visit to Puno. I do not think you can go to Puno and not visit these islands!! It is pretty incredible how their habitants live and interact with their surroundings! How they use the totoras to make up the islands, to build their boats and huts and... More

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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to the man made Uros Islands three times now and they never grow tiring. The people there are delightful and they love to give you a detailed overview of what life is like to live on man made reed islands on beautiful Lake Titicaca. It's a fun place to go to enjoy a diminishing culture.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

You travel by boat through the reeds and land on small islands where different families live. It is a through back to a simple time with no electricity (although some had solar panels) and running water. It is fascinating to see how the people live. They are very friendly and it was a nice time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It was a unique experience in such amazing floating islands. I feel the power of human beings who strive hard to survive. It was an easy trip. You could join a local tour. We chose to do it on our own. But I regret somehow as none of us speaks Spanish. I would say if you don't understand Spanish like... More

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Must do while on Titikaka. Went with Edgar tours where they explained that most of the people no longer want to live on these islands, and most of them rather live on the mainland and then come to these islands daily for tourism work. We visited an island of 5 families that actually lived on the islands daily. It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was such an amazing and unique experience that I highly recommend it to others - you'll never see anything like it. The island group of families we visited were so capable in telling and doing their story - very impressive

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