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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 floating islands on Lake Titicaca are around 80. We visited Uros. 16 people live on this island made of reeds. Our guide explained that the people are pre -Inca. There are no bathrooms on this isl...  more »
  • This was a most unusual community who live on floating islands out on the lake. Our guide explained their way of life, with demonstrations from the locals, and then we were invited into one of the hou...  more »
  • Amazing new ride, having the opportunity to meet Patra pre Inca culture. Way of life quite differentiated.
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