Puno half day
The floating islands of the Uros are located within the bay of Lake Titicaca only 14 kilometers (9 miles) from the city of Puno. The boat trip only takes about 30 minutes to reach the nearest islands.
“URU” was the name of a very particular ethnic group that coexisted on Lake Titicaca with civilizations prior to the Aymara nations and the Incas. In fact, it is believed that UROS could have been the first ethnic group that populated the high Andean region around Lake Titicaca.
In this tour we will pick you up from your hotels or bus station, to move to the port of Puno where we’ll take our motor boat, which will take us through his tour to the famous Uros Floating Islands, we’ll have a Spanish / English guide (special request languages German and French) that will show you this beautiful place, explaining the life and history of these fascinating Uros islanders, you can choose either the morning or afternoon tours as seen in the right side.. A 3 ½ hour excursion that you’ll remember in your life!
Construction and location of the floating islands of Uros
The Uros floating islands are built of huge blocks of totora roots that decompose and produce gases that help flotation. The residents of the Uros islands cut and replace the reeds every 15 days, and then, they’re anchored to the bottom, using sticks that cross the floor of the island.
The Uros floating islands are located in Puno Bay, 6 km from the port of Puno, in South-East direction Puno (30 min trip)
- Transfer to the port.
- Guide in English and Spanish.
- Motorized boat transportation.
- Entrance to the island.
- Does not include additional rides
- A.M. Start: 09.00 a.m. Return: 12.00 p.m.
- P.M. Start 4:00 p.m. return: 6:30 p.m. (leaves according to the weather conditions of the day)
Does not include:
- lunch, tips.
- Arrive a day before departure for the excursion, acclimatization conditions
- Comfortable shoes
- Personal backpack
- Sun cream
- Sun hat
- Personal medication
- Snack, chocolate or candies energized
- Private service
- Bus ticket