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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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A must-see, but now more like a tourist trap

After reading all of the reviews, we know it's gonna be pretty touristy. After visiting and experiencing the islands, it's very touristy. But, it's one of those things, like Machu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It's truly magical to see how people live on floating islands. I took a totora boat ride and it was quite special.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

After reading all of the reviews, we know it's gonna be pretty touristy. After visiting and experiencing the islands, it's very touristy. But, it's one of those things, like Machu Picchu, that you just have to see it in person. Anyway, we will never come back, but we are very glad we did it and saw this very unique thing... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Travelled as part of a small group and had a fantastic time. The islands have their own meeting hall, school and football field. We were given a demonstration on how the islands were made using the ubiquitous Totora reed which is also a source of food. We were also shown how the islands are anchored in position. We were shown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Very fascinating place to see and learn about. Very friendly people willing to let you try on their local garb. Haggling with the locals over their wares is great fun!

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We had a short boat ride to the floating islands. The local people take about two years to make a small island big enough for four or five families. The islands are made out of peat and reeds. The small islands are anchored next to each other. About 2000 people live like this. They showed us how they make the... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A trip to these islands is a must. It is amazing to see the people and hear about their way of life. One of the best experiences in Peru

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Even though I had read a lot about these, and they do seem to be maintained mainly for tourists, it was still a very interesting experience. the people were very friendly, especially the children, and whilst they were keen to sell goods there was no pressure selling.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We traveled by boat from main land Puno to the floating islands. We had a warm welcome. It did feel a little 'laid on' and the fact that these people no longer live on the floating Islands a little touristic. None the less they sold wonderful fabrics and did show us a way of life that is likely to to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you've traveled all this way, don't miss the Uros Islands. You will experience how life existed centuries ago, with colorful dressed Indians showing their homes, homemade clothing, dolls, etc. I believe some of the inhabitants, actually live on these floating reed islands, but others may arrive, when the tourists are there. Who cares if they do or don't, it's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Honestly it is amazing how these islands are built and maintained and it was very cool to see. But these islands are far more touristy than the other islands you can visit. Personally it wasn't my favorite stop on our journey but I think it is still a must see.

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