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Uros Floating Islands

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Address: | Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Half-Day Boating Tour to Uros from Puno
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The Highlight of Lake Titicaca: Uros Floating Islands Half-Day Tour
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Uros Floating Islands Half Day Tour from Puno

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interesting view of extraordinary culture

These islands are a fascinating insight into a way of life that has existed for hundreds of years. The inhabitants build their islands of reeds and grass, and live in huts also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being able to create your own real estate is realized here though it might take a year to have enough to build a home. From eating the roots of reeds to fishing from holes in the reed-covered floor, visiting an island offers a peek into a way of life one would not expect even existed. An unforgettable experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These islands are a fascinating insight into a way of life that has existed for hundreds of years. The inhabitants build their islands of reeds and grass, and live in huts also made of reeds. The huts are tiny, with room for a bed, and they are also used to store the wares made by the women for sale to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To be honest, the floating islands are pretty cool, and the only kind I've seen in the world (so far), which is the first island you visit in the 2 day tour. It is a bit "touristy" like most visits to see the "natives", but it is quite unique learning about their way of life and construction of the islands.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the main reason to visit Puno , the town does not have that much to justify the effort to travel here . The Floating Reid islands are truly interesting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the full day tour which involves the Uru Islands & Taquille Island. I would advice only doing the half day as this was the most interesting part - the floating islands. It is very cheesy with a bit of a show put on for you but it is interesting how the islands are made and how they live.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I usually don't like tourist traps, but the floating islands pleasantly surprised me. Something about the way the people were honest about unashamedly appealing to tourists and the way they had refined the experience, was actually quite endearing. I thoroughly enjoyed this unique experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't expecting much from these floating islands but was very pleasantly surprised. Best way to appreciate the atmosphere of Lake Titicaca is to stay at least one night, I did two, in a homestay on a floating island. There is no homestay quite like it. From sunrise to sunset the tranquility and chilled lifestyle will transform.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the most fascinating visits I have ever experienced. Friendly people, demonstrations of construction and floating island life and some craft offerings to purchase. Great site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must see when in Peru and I found it to be one of the highlights of our trip. Taking a boat to the Uros Floating Islands and meeting the friendly inhabitants, seeing how they live, and learning about them was fascinating. We also watched and were able to purchase some of their beautiful tapestries. I would think... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Uros Floating Islands are incredible! Such a unique place and amazing to see the way people live. I loved hearing from the locals about their way of life and how they make the islands. Views are lovely around the islands.

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