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“So Unique”

Uros Floating Islands
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Half-Day Tour to Uros Floating Islands from Puno
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Cultural Tour to Uros Floating Island
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The Highlight of Lake Titicaca: Uros Floating Islands Half-Day Tour
Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Puno
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

It is hard to describe being on this reed island... Nice presentations by the natives. They have this "tourism thing" down so prices of crafts, textiles, and pottery are high and require some serious bargaining. Friendly people.

A VERY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE TO WALK ON THE ISLAND OR RIDE IN A RED BOAT.

Thank luke47
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We were expecting to spend a few hours around Uros islands but were only there for an hour before heading to Taquile island. Got a great explanation from guide about how/what/when/where so that was very educational. What can you expect but shame there are so many tourists. Shame we were pressured into buying handicrafts from locals and paying for the boat ride although happy to support the community.

Thank SJperth_8
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Very beautiful and interesting. We did a 2 day tour with Always to Amantani but first stopped at the Uros islands. Had a really good explanation, a look inside the houses, and of course a shopping opportunity. Found out that only a few people stay at night as caretakers, the rest of the people live on the mainland these days because they get terrible rheumatism from the damp. Fair enough.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Could be much better if it was not very well formatted for tourists and for making them buy souveniers.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had to visit this place since we were here even though we had read that it was a tourist trap... and it was. We didn't use an agency and walked to the dock in town and paid for for the round trip boat ticket for 10 soles (+5 soles for the entrance fee, trap #1). It was a slow 30 minute boat ride there even though it was only a few miles off the coast. The boat dropped us off (and about 8 other passengers) on a small floating island where a man greeted us and asked us to sit for a presentation. He gave us about a 10 minute presentation on how the islands are created and about the history of Lake Titicaca. Afterwards, he offered us a boat trip in the traditional tortura reed boat to the main island but for a cost (5 soles). After the presentation, there were 5 houses on the island with 5 tables set up in front of them with souveneirs to buy. We looked around for a bit but then wanted to leave. Unfortunately the boat that dropped us off left right away and when we asked if it was coming back, we were told that it was waiting for us on the main island, so we had to pay the man 5 soles to take a short 10 minute ride on his tortura reed boat (trap #2).

When we got on the boat, 3 cute little kids also got on and started singing songs to us. But of course at the end of the boat ride they asked us for tips (trap #3)

Once we were on the main island (which was a size of a soccer field or so) there were of course more gift shops and a restaurant. We were not interested in either so we asked when the boat was leaving back to town. We didn't get a clear answer so we just sat around and waited (trap #4). They were obviously hoping that we would buy something or succumb to hunger. After about an hour, the boat captain finally signaled for us to get on to return to mainland.

Thank el_cap
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