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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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  • These are islands built out of reeds roots, floating in the middle of lake Titicaca. People anchor them with heavy rocks then built houses on top of them. The floor of the islands and the huts are all...  more »
  • The main source of income for the uros is tourism now (in addition to fishing), so expect this to be touristy. We had a good tour, informative guide and spent about 25 minutes each way of the tour on ...  more »
  • The Uros Floating Islands on Lake Titicaca provide an opportunity to step into the pages of the National Geographic magazines you read as a kid. It will allow one to discover a part of Peru few will e...  more »