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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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  • very nice people, very educated and very conscious of promoting and maintaining their culture, do not be fooled with his Indian appearance, has several University Master's degrees, they are a matriarcadado, please take some time to talk about this and be amazed much. collaborate with them without bargaining, does not receive money only from tourists and others obtained in barter,
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  • Super touristy and people really want you to buy souvenirs or tours. Cool to see the way the islands are built but the whole atmosphere is a bit cringy. 
  • The Uros would be the most popular tourist attraction on Lake Titicaca and, consequently, it can feel like a "tourist processing plant". Every morning dozens of vessels pour out of Puno and head to th...  more »