The floating islands of Uros are located 6 kilometers from the port of Puno, in Lake Titicaca, which is the highest navigable lake in the world, located 3,812 meters above sea level. The Uros Islands, with a population of roughly 600 people, is considered an archipelago of more than 40 islands, with each island inhabited with more or less people, according to its size. These islands, as well as the inhabitant’s houses and boats, are constructed with canes of a type of plant called bulrush. Bulrush cane is also used as a source of food, and, when burnt, for heating.
This excursion will be 3 hours long; we’ll leave from the port, and after a brief 20 minute boat ride, we’ll arrive at the floating islands of Uros. We’ll stay here for about an hour (you’ll have the option to ride one of the Totora boats), and you will be able to learn about and appreciate the craftsmanship, and the customs and traditions of this community.
8:50 to 9:00: Pick up from your hotel
9:30 to 11:30: Visit the Uros Islands
12:30: Return to Puno
- Entry tickets to the Titicaca National Reseve
- Transportation from hotel, to the Port of Puno, and back to your hotel
- Motor boat with bathroom
- Bilingual tour guide
- Tickets for traditional Totora boat ride