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Uros Floating Islands, Puno

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To witness an entire community living on islets of totora reeds, head to Uros Floating Islands. Floating atop Lake Titicaca, the 42 floating islands are home to the Uros people, who continue to live a traditional lifestyle based on fishing and bird hunting. The arrival of tourism has affected the Uros way of life, with many locals now selling handicrafts to visitors as a means of making money. Appreciate the incredible ingenuity of the locals, but don't be surprised if your visit seems less "genuine" than you expected. Arrange to visit Uros Floating Islands and other attractions in Puno using our Puno tour planner.
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  • The way of life of this population is unique, its traditions are impressive. But different from the island of Taquile, living conditions are not adequate, we had a day that had rained a lot, we were really sensitize these conditions.
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  • The floating islands are just unbelievable! The people are so friendly and calm with such a basic existence living on a bed of reeds. The skills they have developed to repair and maintain the island i...  more »
  • Interesting to visit, intriguing way of life. predictable, as expected take lots of loose change for tips. If you have ventured to the lake then should see this for half day.  more »