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Uros Floating Islands

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Puno
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Tadworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

It was an interesting trip by boat to the island where they show you how to create their floating homes. You are expected to buy some of their handicraft and I suspect that without tourists the islands would disappear. It's a unique experience and you shouldn't leave without it.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Interesting look at a dying tradition worth including in a tour of the lake and surrounding islands..

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The floating islands were more of a miss than a hit for my group of friends. We purchased a tour that was to last for 3 hours. The first part of the experience was pretty cool, but once the rush of the unexpected wore off, the pushy guide routine began to wear thin. Don't get me wrong-it was interesting to... More

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Hjoerring, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This is a special site to see. Impressing how they life. But there are many tourist and the place is only there because of the tourist. Im sure if there were no tourist there would be no Uros. We were there in may and the weather was great. A bit cold especially at night.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Definitely worth seeing and learning how they make their floating islands and the constant upkeep. They have turned this into a tourist destination and expect you to buy something handmade, but still highly recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We really didn't know much about the Floating Islands of Uros until I started planning our trip to South America, still didn't know a great deal more until our boat trip over and guided tour of one of these islands. This place is definitely unforgettable, don't think there is anywhere else in the world quite like this experience. We actually... More

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Costa Mesa, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you put your mind set to "this is a bit of a show" then you'll enjoy it. Of course they try to sell stuff to you at about 3 times the price it costs somewhere else but the islands are kind-a cool to see, walk on and take the boat ride. Friendly people. Just a bit of a tourist... More

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

They are unique. The scenery is fantastic and the people are friendly. What's not to like. The people really do live there - it's not Disney.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Uros floating islands were a unique experience in that we had never encountered anything like that. Not far from the shores of Puno, these islands are literally floating mud and reeds... with people living on them. The trip down the lake in one of their reed boats was also good fun. Definitely worth checking out if you are in... More

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Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is today a real tourist destination, lets face it they are making a living out of history and good on them for having a go and turning a living. When you step on a floating island and come to grips with why, cast your mind to another time, what a sensational experience, the ingenuity and drive to create this,... More

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