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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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  • another life another world manufactured Islands by locals very welcoming, the ground and the houses are Reed, c is very surprising
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  • It's the most picturesque of Puno. Worth the ride, to see the way they live to this day. Many things are "for tourist view", losing a bit of the essence of the island, but, even so, it is indispensable to know. Some people sleep on the island, to have a more complete experience
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  • It is a good place to take photos, buy handicrafts and learn how people here live, also a stroll by the Lake in beautiful boats from totora.
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