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Uros Floating Islands
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Half-Day Tour to Uros Floating Islands from Puno
Ranked #8 of 56 things to do in Puno
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Nice first part but the "Extra" option is a TOURIST TRAP!!!!! You s pay 10 soles (we negotiate 5soles each) to take a tipical boat (called Mercedes-Benz..) to go to a part of the island with only tourists and expensive restaurant...
DONT DO this option, its only to take your Money!!!

Thank Sebastien J
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Our tour guide arranged for us to visit the floating island. We had a local guide to interpret the tribal language. There are more than one hundred floating islands with several families living in reef adobes with children. It felt like walking on an air bed. The president of the island with four families we visited, gave us a presentation. After that, they had hand made touristy items for sale.
The houses were damp, crumpled, but they had two transistors for tv. It smelled of mold. But, they knew we were coming, so may be all was a show. There was also an island for a kindergarten, another one for coffee

Thank 4historyandculture
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The boat ride to the island was an experience by itself. Although touristy for my taste, they are still a sight you have to see. They are maintaining character and engineering ingenuity among this nature's marvel. Go and visit but don't stay long.

Thank Ben C
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We arrived from Cusco with Hop-on Hop-off bus. The bus was great. Although the tour was just okay. The lake it self is beautiful and the Uros foating islands were impressive but felt a little bit strange and awkward.

We still recommend you to do the tour.

Thank Maria B
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

If you come to Puno this is a must tour.
It's better to take a private tour.
Tours regular cost 15 soles - 30 only to Uros.

Thank Paobell
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