1/2 day - Uros reed floating Islands

It is for sure one of the most original attractions on Lake Titicaca, only few kilometers away Puno on a motor boat and by small channels amongst the reed banks we arrive to the Uros reed floating islands. Here you will observe artificial reed platforms inhabited by this ancient ethnic group. It is surely one of the most original ways of life on earth. Some people think them artificial and acting for tourists. But in fact they are authentic, their culture is authentic, and the history of why they live amongst the reeds is fascinating.

Day 1 - 1/2 day - Uros Reed Floating Islands

Duration: 3 ½ hours. Distance: 16 kilometers round trip.

At 9.00 am. Transfer to the Port of Puno from your elected Hotel. After a beautiful motor boat journey (30 min.) amongst the reeds, we arrive to Uros, an archipelago of more than 60 manmade floating islands inhabited by the Uros, an ethnic group of fishermen, part of an ancestral group. Very few is known about their origins, a tradition tells that when a Inca king asked; Who are you? They answered “We are the first inhabitants on earth and have black blood”. In the colonial time they tried to live away the white man contact, but in the last decades they have made a more fluid contact with the main land culture, but still have bird’s hunting and fishing as their main activities. stepping on these man-made reed platforms feels very much like a waterbed, however they are quite safe to walk on. Actually you will observe a number of reed islands one next to the other, with houses and people on them There get a Guided tour to 2 or 3 islands, explore the surroundings on an authentic reed raft (optional) and return to Puno, arrival at 12.15pm and get transferred to your Hotel.

REGULAR DAILY EXCURSION - POOL US$ 16. You join a group of approx. 20 persons. - Bilingual Spanish & English speaking guide.

PRIVATE TRIP: As A private Service can be done any time, And get personalized assistance. see our prices.

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CLASSIC TRIPS

Our Peru Classic Tours are fully customizable; Edgar Adventures offer You: Tours to the most Popular destinations in Peru including: Machu Picchu Tours, Cusco Tours, Nazca Tours, Puerto Maldonado & Manu Tours, Lake Titicaca Tours, Deluxe Titicaca Peru trips & Puno Tours

Our Puno & Lake Titicaca Tours are supported by the most reliable travel services in Puno for a enjoyable Puno tours in Lake Titicaca Peru. We are direct operators of Lake Titicaca classic Tours & trips, our Titicaca guides staff and Titicaca travel organization is always ready, our aim is to provide always a better & better service, to ensure a memorable Peru vacations.

Travel to Lake Titicaca tours via regular group Titicaca trips ( Daily ) : Classic Titicaca island trips, Titicaca Peru & Bolivia deluxe classic tours Via Hydrofoil with Crillons Tours or Transturin catamarans, Tours to Uros floating islands and Taquile islands community, home stay on Amantani Island. Enjoy a Titicaca life time trip.

Specially travelling in the Classic Titicaca trips & Tours you need a reliable organization behind to ensure that your trip will benefit the communities and the locals will get fairly paid.

Not always a cheaper tour means that you will pay less.

For years The Islanders On Amantani have reported many abuses by some travel operators that did not pay them the official rates for their Home stay services, but this situation is at the moment solved thanks to the new administration that is making their rates to be respected.

Be aware that not always a cheaper price offered by some travel agencies means a fair price to the locals, you might find "cheaper prices", but finally you can end paying extra and the local’s receiving less.

Be aware of not paying more than S/. 7.00 for the reed boat ride on the Uros reed floating islands, a higher price might be fair to you.

On Uros reed islands always ask for a discount if you are interested in some handy crafts, as they might be overpriced.

Be aware not paying more than S/. 25.00 For the lunch on Taquile Island. Some travel agencies in Puno are not paying their guides and the guides are forced to try living of their commissions and therefore abuse of the locals.

We at Edgar Adventures are trying hard to control this situation and paying our guides properly. But it is necessary the cooperation of the Travelers.

Included

  • Round trip transfers from your hotel to the port
  • Motorboat transport ( Classic Motor boat 11 km/h )
  • Bilingual Spanish & English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees

Not Included

  • Supplemental charge per person US$ 7.00 per transfers from Outside city Hotels ( Libertador, Posada del Inka etc. )
  • Tips
  • Food or drinks
  • For Hotel Outside theCity : LIbertador, Posada del Inca or sim. Extra $ 4.0

What to bring

  • 1. T-shirt, optionally long sleeved shirt
  • 2. Long trousers, optionally shorts (extra)
  • 3. Warm clothing and a jacket or a fleece
  • 4. Rain coat or a poncho
  • 5. Hat and sun glasses
  • 6. Sun screen (sun block) very important.
  • 7. Walking shoes or boots
  • 8. Camera and film
  • 9. Money in Peruvian currency, take
  • Small change with you to try and
  • Change a S/.100 note is next to
  • Impossible

BOOKINGS AND HOW TO PAY
Reservations are easy enough to do. We accept bookings via e-mails, and payment would be on arrival (we pre-book any service you require and you simply reimburse us here at our offices in Puno). No deposit is required. (Basically, you send me a mail here confirming which tour you'd like to take, pay the money when you get here, and it's done!)

Anyway, please find at OUR WEB outlines of the tours and other suggestions for logistics that may help you plan your stay at the lake. Any questions you may have (or if you'd just like to book!), please do not hesitate to contact Us here.

Not always a cheaper tour means that you will pay less.
For years The Islanders On Amantani and Taquile have reported many abuses by some travel operators and tour guides, that did not pay them the official rates for their Home stay services, but this situation is at the moment solved thanks to the new administration that is making their rates to be respected.

Be aware that not always a cheaper price offered by some travel agencies means a fair price to the locals, and to YOU. You might find "cheaper prices", but finally you can end paying extra and the local’s receiving less.

Be aware of not paying more than S/. 7.00 for the reed boat ride on the Uros reed floating islands, a higher price might be fair to you.
On Uros reed islands always ask for a discount if you are interested in some handy crafts, as they might be overpriced.
Be aware not paying more than S/. 25.00 For the lunch on Taquile Island.
Some travel agencies in Puno are not paying their guides and the guides are forced to try living of their commissions and therefore abuse of the locals and the travelers.

We at Edgar Adventures are trying hard to control this situation and paying our guides properly. But it is necessary the cooperation of the Travelers.

CLASSIC TRIPS

Our Peru Classic Tours are fully customizable; Edgar Adventures offer You: Tours to the most Popular destinations in Peru including: Machu Picchu Tours, Cusco Tours, Nazca Tours, Puerto Maldonado & Manu Tours, Lake Titicaca Tours, Deluxe Titicaca Peru trips & Puno Tours

Our Puno & Lake Titicaca Tours are supported by the most reliable travel services in Puno for a enjoyable Puno tours in Lake Titicaca Peru. We are direct operators of Lake Titicaca classic Tours & trips, our Titicaca guides staff and Titicaca travel organization is always ready, our aim is to provide always a better & better service, to ensure a memorable Peru vacations.

Travel to Lake Titicaca tours via regular group Titicaca trips (Daily): Classic Titicaca island trips, Titicaca Peru & Bolivia deluxe classic tours Via Hydrofoil with Crillons Tours or Transturin catamarans, Tours to Uros floating islands and Taquile islands community, home stay on Amantani Island. Enjoy a Titicaca life time trip.

Specially travelling in the Classic Titicaca trips & Tours you need a reliable organization behind to ensure that your trip will benefit the communities and the locals will get fairly paid.

Price Information

  • US$ 16.00 (GROUP TOUR)
  • US$ 49.00 (P/P ( 2/3 In Private Serv.))
  • US$ 32.00 (P/P ( 4/5 In Private Serv.))
  • US$ 27.00 (P/P ( 6/up In Private Serv.))