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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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  • Funny. It is very interesting to meet these people and their particular way of life. Their crafts cost less in fair Harbor, eye!
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  • The best and down on one of the Islands and see how people live on these islands, as the Islands are built and "see" the story of these people.
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  • The "Lifestyle" on the Uros Floating Islands is FAKE but a little interesting. Nobody stays there. It's just a show for tourists.