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Half Day Tour Lake Titicaca is ideal for those with less time in Puno and wanting to get an insight to the age old traditions. On this half day tour, you will visit the iconic floating island of Uros. This is the most photographed island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca.
At 3812 metres above sea level, Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake. It straddles the border between Peru and Bolivia. A vast majority of the lake nestles on the Peruvian side. The form of the lake barely resembles a Puma.
There are many islands however Uros, Amantani Island and Taquile islands are prime islands and are open for tourism. People on all three islands have different ways of life and have maintained their age-old traditions and customs.
Uros floating islands are the closest to Puno. It is home to Uru people. They are known to be the descendents of the earliest inhabitants of Lake Titicaca. For ages Uros people have been living their life on reed islands. Whenever they felt threatened they simply used to cut off the island and float away. Both Incas and Spanish eventually discovered them.
Accompanied by an English speaking local expert, we will be giving you a guided tour of Uros. On this tour, you will be introduced to the traditions, culture and way of life of the Uru people. Our local expert will also teach you a few words of Aymara (native language) so you can communicate with the family.
Treks in Cusco is one of the local tour companies. We offer this Lake Titicaca tour both as a group and private tour from Puno. This is a prominent stop among travellers on their journey to or from Cusco to La Paz.
Puno Hotel Transfer
0900 AM, 12 NOON or 0400 PM
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Puno. Then in our private transport, we will be transferring you to the boat pier in Puno. Here you will be boarding a motorised tourist boat. After a short introduction to the tour by our local expert, we will embark on a 25 minutes ride on the world’s highest navigable lake.
As the boat will approach the island, you will see many totora reeds. The locals use them to build the island. The local family will be welcoming you to their island as the boat would dock in. Our guide will be sharing some facts about their culture and traditions and will be teaching you a few words of Aymara so you can greet them.
The head of the island will then demonstrate the way how they build these islands. They will then show you around their island. You will then have the option to take a ride to the main island of Uros on the reed boat. It costs 10 Soles and it goes towards the welfare of locals.
After witnessing the life of locals and the main island, we will embark on a journey back to Puno. Our representative will be meeting you at the boat pier on returning to Puno and will be transferring you back to your hotel in Puno.
We visited the Uros Islands and it was a fantastic experience to see how they live. There were 22 people living on the one Island that we visited. They explain how they make the Islands and how they survive here.
Amazing experience. Loved meeting the people, and learning about their culture. Learn so much about minimal living and how they live their everyday lives.