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. Put Uros Floating Islands at the forefront of your travel plans using our Puno trip itinerary planning site .
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  • Easily accessible from Puno,a guided tour will explain how those floating islands came to be how they are maintained and how the people live there, quite a worthwhile experience.  more »
  • The Uros islands are beautiful. The history and design behind the is very interesting. These islands allows the Incas to reach the natural islands in Lake Titicaca. The scenery is breathtaking. For 10...  more »
  • Waste time and money. It is just an artificial place, created only to take money from tourists. They don't even try to interest you by their history or tradition, or hide this is not a real life. Just...  more »

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Despite the appeal of Lake Titicaca, most accommodations in Puno sit several minutes back from the water, around the city center. Hostels, budget guesthouses, and rooms in private homes make up the majority of sleeping options, with a handful of boutique hotels also available. Consider staying somewhere with easy access to local transport, as you'll likely want to head off on daytrips to the surrounding area during your Puno holiday.
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