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Uros Floating Island Tour Briefing

Uros Floating Islands tour is locate in the Lake Titicaca over 3900m./12792 one of the highest navigable lake in the world, the unusual 50-plus foating islands are the most photographed attractions in Puno, constructed with springy totora reeds and anchored to the lake bed, the fragile islands must continually be built and rebuilt, changing in shape, size and even number over time.
The Uros floating Islands is hundreds of years old, living families are direct descendants of the ancient cultures that inhabited the region of the Altiplano such as the Tiawanaco, now called Aimaras, take an unmissable trip to visit these small communities, and witness the legendary islands for yourself!

🤝🏻 Meeting and briefing

Some days before the tour, our team will contact you via E-mail or WhatsApp and will coordinate the meeting time at your hotel to provide you the all tour details and answer all your questions.

🏁Starts from your accommodation in Puno at 10:00am. or 2:00pm.

🔚Ends to the Puno hotel after 3 hours

🚐 Pick up transportation

🛳 Boat transportation

🕗Duration: 3 hours

📈 Maximum elevation (3850m./12628ft.)

Pick up from the Hotel in two schedules, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, we will go to the port of Puno (3850m./12628ft.) where we will take our boat that will take us to the floating Islands of the Uros. After sailing for about 30 minutes we will arrive at the island of a local family , Which will show us how the islands of the Uros were made, what is the use and the way of life of the families.

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We will visit a second island in a boat made of totora, feeling the breeze of the lake and seeing the beautiful landscape around Lake Titicaca. After three hours we will return to the port and transfer to the hotel.

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What’s included

 ✔  Pick up from the hotel 
 ✔  Motor boat
 ✔  Professional guide 
 ✔  Entrance fee
 ✔  Transfer from Puno port to – Hotel

Not included

   ❌  Meals or snacks 

Size group

💡 Important to know

– The price of the tour is in group service of up to 15 people, but if you like a private tour, contact us and request a quote according to the number of people. Contact us.

🚫 Cancellation policy

If you cancel more than 24 hours before the start of the tour you will receive a refund of the total amount of the reservation except the bank transfer fee . After this time, or in case of no-show for the tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.

What we recommended to bring

   ➖  Small Backpack
   ➖  Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
   ➖  Sneakers
   ➖  Water bottle
   ➖  Sunblock
   ➖  Sunglasses
   ➖  Camera

Maps

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🙋🏻‍♂️ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How do I get to the city of Puno and the Uros island?

There are two ways to get to Puno, the first is by bus, a trip that lasts 6 hours in which you will enjoy the beauty of the landscapes of the Andes. The second great way to get to Puno is with the “Tour de la Ruta del Sol”, a trip that lasts a whole day (10 hours) from Cusco and passes through different tourist attractions that make this tour an unforgettable trip, from Puno the port is located 15 minutes from the center and it is here where the tours to the Islands begin.

Is it tiring or difficult to do the tour to the island of Uros?

This tour is a 3 hour tour over the islands and it is not tiring or that you need a physical effort since the islands are floating are made of bamboo and everything is flat and the transport is via fast boat and you do not walk long distances.

Will altitude sickness affect me?

Lake Titicaca is located at 3900 meters above sea level. or 12792 ft. and altitude sickness could affect you, but this tour is not demanding or requires physical effort, therefore, altitude sickness is very unlikely to affect you, but to prevent we recommend drinking coca tea frequently as this will help oxygenate your body and adapt it for the height.

Can I travel as a family with children or minors?

There is no problem doing the trip with minors, what’s more, this is one of the ideal trips in which you can enjoy as a family, it is so relaxing, fun and not demanding that children will enjoy and distract, with this beautiful landscape.

What is the weather like in Puno and the Uros Islands?

The climate is divided into 2 seasons, 1 is the dry season which is between the months of April to October these months are dry and very cold but during the sun it is warm and in the shade it is cold, 2 the rainy season this It is from the months of November to March, the rains begin that makes the landscape change and the climate changes minimally to a little more temperate.

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