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TITICACA LAKE: HALF DAY TOUR

Short Description

The floating islands of Uros are located inside the bay of Lake Titicaca only 14 Km. (9 miles) away from the city (20 to 30 minutes of navigation). The name Uros was used to name a very particular ethnic group that co-existed in Lake Titicaca with the Inkas, Aymaras and possibly with other civilizations. It is believed that the Uros were one of the first ethnic groups populating the Andean region. These people were simple fishers and bird hunters and preferred to remain isolated from the more advanced civilizations. Their search for isolation may be one reason why they decided to live in mobile houses on the lake. When the Spanish chroniclers encountered the Uros by the end of the XVI century, the Uros were still living on the lake in small reed-boats that they used as floating houses. Only in the early 60, the Uros started to build small artificial islands with reeds for their homes. Nowadays, the reeds are still very important material for the Uros. They eat the reeds, build boats and houses with it, feed their few animals with reeds, and they use the reeds to make fire and cook.

*NOTE: This Tour Departs From Puno Which Is Located 7 Hours From Cusco By Bus. We Can Book These Buses For You In The Ukukus Travel Office.

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Full Itinerary

08:45 Pick-up from office or downtown Puno hostel
09:15 Boat departure from main dock
10:00 Visit of 2-3 floating islands
12:30 Return to downtown Puno or terminal bus

IMPORTANT FACTS:

PRICE: USD: 25.00
DURATION: FULL DAY

INCLUSIONS

  • Transfers : hotel /port / hotel,
  • Motor boat transport.
  •  Bilingual guide (Spanish-English).
  • Entrance fees.
  • Lunch

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NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch
  • Tips
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