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“Its a must but a complete tourist show” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Uros Floating Islands

Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Puno
Type: Islands
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Its a must but a complete tourist show”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I was here 11 years ago and it seemed a little more genuine as we visited a school and brought some supplies but now it is purely for the tourists. You can even stay the night if you want. Like any tourist spot people will show off their culture and dress up and this is no different. It is still cool to see. Best thing is to pick a responsible tourist company who pay their guides well. We did an additional trip to taquille island which seemed more genuine.

Visited April 2013
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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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“resds ,reeds, and more reeds!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very interesting, but very touristy, a lot of people were asking 'did the people really live on the islands permantly?' Inspite of this a facinating reed island.

Visited March 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is what you came for. You can't miss what happens at the lake. Sure the islands are touristy but it is great that they found a way to keep their traditions and share these with us, visitors.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Pleasant locals sharing their culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Liked Info about how the island stays floating.
Boat trip and scenery is nice

Didn't like being on the original boat as we didn't see anything extra for paying an extra 10 soles

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Toronto, Canada
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“Different but exploited”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Whilst this trip was interesting you could not help but feel that this whole lifestyle was maintained for the tourists. Not many of the Iymara people actually live this way anymore. We felt a bit uncomfortable and obliged to buy some of their wares.

Visited March 2013
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