Uros Floating Islands

$0.00

  • Duration: 03 Hours
  • Activity level: low
  • Group size: medium
Want to know more about this package?
Request a Quote

Clear dates

ITINERARY (MORNING)
8:45 a.m. Pick up from hotels in downtown Puno.
09:15Departure by boat from the main port.
10:00 am. Visit of 2 Floating Islands.
12:30 pm. Return to Puno Center Hotels.
End of service.
ITINERARY (HALF DAY)
11:50 amPositioning of hotels in central Puno
12:15 pm. Departure by boat from the main port
12:45 pm. Visit of 2 Floating Islands.
3:15 p.m. Return to Puno Center Hotels.
End of service.
ITINERARY (AFTERNOON)
3:50 p.m. Pick up from hotels in downtown Puno.
4:15 p.m. Departure by boat from the main port.
5:00 p.m. Visit of 2 Floating Islands.
6:00 p.m. Return to Puno Center Hotels.
End of service.

Description

The floating islands of the Uros are located in the bay of Puno, 10 km away from the port of Puno (20 to 30 minutes of navigation). This excursion lasts 3 hours.

The Uros were one of the oldest ethnic groups that inhabited the altiplano, dedicating themselves to fishing and hunting birds depending
completely from the Totora (Lake Water Plant), a plant with which they build their islands, houses, rafts and which also serves them as food and fuel.

The construction of the islands are with large blocks of the roots of the Totora, the reason why they can float is due to the porosity of
the blocks helped by the gases produced by their decomposition. After joining these blocks the inhabitants put a layer of Totora which must be replaced every 20 days, these islands are anchored by sticks.

Includes

  • Pick up from lodgings in the center of Puno.
  • Entry fees.
  • Visit to the Uros Islands.
  • Guide.

Does not include

  • Food.
  • Extra.

Recommend

  • Sunscreen.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Repellent.
Need help with this booking?
Contact us
Why book with us?
Confidence

More than 50,000 passengers per year.

Quality

We take customer satisfaction very seriously.

Security

We work to the highest safety standards.

Know Us
Book now