Uros Floating Islands Tour

1 Day from US $ 19.00
Uros Floating Islands Tour
1 Day from US $ 19.00
Puno - Lake Titicaca - Uros
Max Altitude
3300msnm
Trip Length
1 Day
Group Size
Min 2 Persons
Physical Level
Easy
Trip Style
Classic Tour
LODGING TYPE
no included

Uros Floating Island Tour Briefing

Uros Tour 1 Day 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!

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The Best of Uros Floating Islands Tour

  • Cultural Exploration: Visit the unique floating islands made of totora reeds and interact with the indigenous Uros people to learn about their traditional way of life.
  • Boating Adventure: Enjoy a boat ride on the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca.
  • Scenic Views: Marvel at the stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
  • Handicrafts: Discover the intricate handicrafts made by the Uros community, which are available for purchase as souvenirs.
  • Daily Departures: Convenient daily departures ensure flexibility in planning your visit.

Key Details about 1-Day Uros Tour

  • Activities: Cultural Exploration, Boating
  • Difficulty Levels: 1 out of 5
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,812 meters above sea level / 12,507 feet
  • Departures: Daily Departures
  • Sites to Visit:
    1. Floating Uros Islands
    2. Lake Titicaca
  • Tour Type: Cultural Tour

🤝🏻 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.

🗓 Itinerary

🏁Starts from your accommodation in Puno at 10:00am. or 2:00pm.
🔚Ends to the Puno hotel after 3 hours

Itinerary

DAY 1:

Puno – Port - Uros islands – Puno

🚐 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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💡 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.

Inclusions

What’s included on the Uros Floating Islands Tour

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

Not included

  • Meals or snacks

What to Bring

What we recommended to bring

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

Travel Guide

Recommendations to visit Uros Full Day Tour:

  • Early Start: Begin your Uros Floating Islands Tour early in the morning to make the most of your day and enjoy the calm morning waters of Lake Titicaca.
  • Local Guide: Hire a local guide to enhance your understanding of the Uros people’s unique culture and history.
  • Interaction: Engage with the local Uros community, but do so respectfully, understanding their way of life and traditions.

Weather on the Titicaca lake:

  • Climate: The climate around Lake Titicaca is generally cool and can be windy.
  • Seasons: Dry season (May to October) offers clear skies and sunny days; the rainy season (November to April) can have intermittent showers, but mornings are often clear.

Tips for the Uros Full Day Tour:

  • Sun Protection: The high altitude means strong UV radiation; wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • Waterproof Gear: Bring a light rain jacket, especially during the rainy season.
  • Snacks and Water: Carry some snacks and a bottle of water, as options may be limited on the islands.
  • Respect: Always ask for permission before taking photos of the Uros people and their homes.

How to Dress for Lake Titicaca:

  • Layers: Dress in layers to adjust to the changing temperatures throughout the day.
  • Comfortable Shoes: Wear comfortable walking shoes suitable for uneven and sometimes soft terrain on the reed islands.
  • Warm Clothing: Bring a warm jacket, as it can get chilly, especially in the early morning and late afternoon.

Restrictions to visit Uros Floating Island Tour:

  • Environmental Care: Do not leave any trash behind; the Uros Islands are fragile environments.
  • Respect Privacy: Be mindful of the personal space and privacy of the Uros inhabitants.
  • No Touching: Avoid touching or handling the traditional crafts and structures without permission.

Physical Preparation to visit Uros Floating Island Tour:

  • Acclimatization: Spend a day or two acclimatizing in Puno if you are not accustomed to high altitudes (3,812 meters / 12,507 feet).
  • Moderate Activity: The tour involves moderate walking on floating reed islands, which can be a bit unsteady, so basic fitness is beneficial.
  • Altitude Awareness: Be aware of altitude sickness symptoms and take necessary precautions like staying hydrated and moving slowly.
Uros Tour 1 Day
Uros Tour 1 Day

By following these guidelines, you will ensure a respectful, enjoyable, and memorable experience visiting the fascinating Uros Floating Islands on Lake Titicaca.

Faqs

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 Floating Island Tour?

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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