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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  • October 7, 2017
    The ride is good, but being on the island, see how are the houses, stepping on the "floor" of the Islands is a fantastic experience.
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  • October 5, 2017
    We left the port of Puno by boat, very nice and educational tour. We visit the floating islands of the Uros, who invited us to meet their day to day, clothing and housing. Then, they took us to visit another island in his boat made of reeds, plant that used daily and you build everything!
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  • October 4, 2017
    The Islands we visited in the afternoon, as at 3 pm, at that time there are few people, residents and tourists, that allows you to enjoy the islands of tranquility. Interesting to hear these people with ancestral culture narrate the creation process of the Islands, the maintenance need and as goes life. Recommended
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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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