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Uros Floating Islands

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Uros Floating Islands

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3-Night Lake Titicaca, Uros, Taquile Island from Cusco Group Tour
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3-Night Lake Titicaca, Uros, Taquile Island from Cusco Group Tour

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Designed for travelers seeking an immersive cultural expereince, this 3-night tour takes you to the Uros Islands (Islas Uros) and Taquile Island (Isla Taquile) and includes a homestay with a local family. Departing Cusco, you’ll stop at San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of the Americas) and La Raya Pass on the way to Puno on Lake Titicaca. Explore the Uros Islands (Islas Uros), stay with a local family on Amantani Island, and discover the ancient ruins of Taquile Island (Isla Taquile). Two nights 3-star accommodation, one night homestay, select meals, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Cusco are included.
$317.00 per adult
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chilloutkoala wrote a review Aug 2020
Pacific Paradise, Australia312 contributions35 helpful votes
So interesting and colourful. Explanations of how they construct these floating islands was amazing.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Claudette wrote a review Apr 2020
New Smyrna Beach, Florida149 contributions10 helpful votes
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We stayed on a real Uros Island with A family Husband Luis, Sylvia yaneth and their beautiful little three-year-old daughter Brie Bella. She is now our Peruvian Uros God child. They have an adorable small island with a good size hut that we slept in. I was taught how to needlepoint pillow cases and my husband was taught how they fish. we went out one day to cut reeds for their Island and learned he had to cut reads 5 days a week. We learn so much on their Island of reeds.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Skaramoosh wrote a review Apr 2020
Edmonton, Canada3,678 contributions300 helpful votes
Don't get me wrong.....the floating islands and it's surrounding on Lake Titicaca is great for photography enthusiasts but it's such a tourist trap when you get off your ride onto one of the many floating islands. The boat ride to and fro Puno is about 70 minutes and another hour spent on one of the floating villages where your invited to look/see at their living conditions and sell you handicrafts and souvenirs. Then there's the ride in their 'boat' around their vicinity of the lake...and yes...it'll cost you. Had to chalk it up as an experience in order to be able to talk about it. Definitely a one time visit for my wife and I.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Rafal W wrote a review Apr 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom950 contributions29 helpful votes
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Puno on Titicaca Lake was next stop in my journey to the south. After night spent on bus the idea of short refreshing lake cruise seemed to be good. I'd heard before some stories about lake, its floating island, Inca rulers and conquistadors looking for legendary Inca treasures, so I thought "why not to look around the place once I'm here". Because I had some free time before the lake trip, I'd decided to go to the shore and look around before hopping onto boat. As the bus station wasn't far from the lake, morning stroll in cool breeze wasn't long. I met very few people on my way. Puno was just slowly waking up to the new day. The first two things I've noticed once I'd reached the lake was a bad smell and rubbish floating near its shore. Not the best first impression, though. Inca rulers would be rather disappointed. Anyways, it was good to stretch the legs before travelling even further to the south of the country. Minibus took me and a handful of other tourists to the little harbour where we boarded the boat. The stretches of bay at which Puno is located were densely overgrown with reeds that is used for construction of floating islands. The visit to the isles was rather short. After arrival at one of the islands we listened to the short story about how they are constructed (of two layers of reed and some peat between them? Not sure about peat as my Spanish is poor, and there was no translator either) and people who lives on them in small family groups. Walter, a guy from Brasil who was in my group of visitors, told me, that they were thinking in Brazil that those floating island are fake, and actually what cunning locals done, was just covering the surface of ordinary islands with thick layer of reeds and selling them to the tourists as a floating one Now he could check for himself that they were real floating island. We've also learn a bit about of construction of traditional reed boats, and been told that actually, not many locals using them now, and boats that we can see are sponsored by Mercedes Benz. Hmm... After little storytelling our group was divided into pairs and sent to reed huts that stood around of small square, to take a look at local handicraft, with obvious intention, expectation (?), that we will buy something. Then, another boat took us up to bigger island where we suppose to have a meal. For both, meal and frog leap between the islands we had to pay separately. After a while we sailed back to Puno. The best part of this little excursion was a short cruise on the lake waters. I think, that if there would be a chance to try some of traditional dishes and sail in traditional boat my feelings about entire place would be more positive, but with all this talks about Mercedes Benz sponsoring all this was just like cheap folk fair. It was nice to see a slice of Lake Titicaca but that's all, I'm afraid.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Hanna J wrote a review Mar 2020
Siemiatycze, Poland5 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice place. I think that is the last place where you may see traditional life in Peru. It was unique for me.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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