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Half day excursion to the Uros Island from Puno

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On the half day excursion to the Uros Island from Puno, we will learn about the way of life on the floating island, what the rafts and houses are made of, and even what the floating island was built from. You can also participate in artisanal fishing and learn about their local handicrafts.

Visiting the Uros Island is like walking on water, its first inhabitants were formed in the highlands and its origin dates back to pre-Inca times, at first the Uros lived on land, but as the Tiahuanacos were expanding the Uros to avoid being conquered by this culture decided to build houses on the island which is now known as “Floating Island of the Uros”.

Also, this way of survival is the floating island was not bad, because they saw that they could live on hunting and fishing, their language of origin was the “puquina” that over time was lost and adopted the Aymara, Spanish.

Itinerary of the tour to the Uros Island from Puno

To visit the island of the Uros from Puno, we can do it in three schedules:

  • In the morning: The departure time starts at 8:45 am and our return time to the city of Puno is 12: 10 pm.
  • At noon: We leave at 11:50 am and return to Puno city at 15:00 pm.
  • In the afternoon: In our last turn to visit the Uros Island, we will leave at 15: 45 hours and return to Puno city at 18: 45 hours.

Itinerary description:

- We will pick you up from your hotel in Puno city and head to the Port of Puno.

- We leave the port in the direction of Uros Island, where we will visit two islands.

- The approximate time to get there is 30 minutes.

- Once arrived at the site, we will visit two islands where you will learn about their way of life, customs and participate in activities such as fishing and handicrafts.

- Likewise, you will learn about the material of which the houses are made, the totora is a main element for the elaboration of the island, at the same time for their rooms.

- During the tour we will visit handicraft stores, schools, native families and we will take a ride on the totora reed rafts.

Recommendations for the half day excursion to the Uros Island from Puno

To visit the island of the Uros, take into account these recommendations:

  • Wear warm clothes and a hat.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Cash, it is not possible to pay by credit card on site.
  • Snacks, water, sweets.
Half day excursion to the Uros Island from Puno
Half day excursion to the Uros Island from Puno
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