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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This stop off in Puno, Peru on the way to La Paz was refreshing. We went early in the morning while the air was cool and not many tourists were out. Our guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He ... more »
Interessante conhecer como eles constroem as ilhas, como vivem lá e fazer passeio no barco típico deles. more »Interesting to know how they build the islands, how they live there and ride on the boat typical of them.
It's interesting to see how people actually lived on the lake. But tourism seems to be their only form of income now and it kind of takes away from the experience to have people constantly asking for money. Maybe there is a way you can just spend more on the tour and have that extra money go to the people and everyone can be more pleasant.
Ever since I was 8 or 9 years old and read about these floating homes, I've wanted to visit. It was fascinating, but rather disappointing. They tried too hard, and have made it too touristy. I posted a video of some horrendous singing they did for us, and we were pressured to tip afterwards. I'm glad I went, but it was a bit of a let down. Please don't try so hard, and just be more authentic!
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