One of the most visited and anigmatic destinations in Puno are the floating islands of the Uros; the typical tour of the islands in totora boats, which is are considered almost like a floating city with an archipelago of almost a hundred islets where tourists enjoy a living day with local people, take a ride through the waters of the lake more. You can also buy handicrafts (made of totora) and taste their typical dishes.
UROS HOMESTAY TOUR.
The uros call themselves «The men of black blood» or «sons of the lake» because they can survive on the waters of Titicaca enduring its drastic changes in climate and strong solar radiation. On the island you will be able to participate in the different activities in the highest and navigable lake in the world that gave mythological origin to the Inca Culture.
If destiny is a way of seeing things and not one place, let’s start our experience in the middle of the untamed waters of Titicaca.
To start, you will be picked up from your hotel, the airport or bus station, to go to the Kalapajra port and board the boat to reach one of the floating islands where you will stay with a local family, characteristic for the extensive use of the totora for their subsistence for the construction of the islands, houses, rafts and crafts.
The lodgings on the islands are comfortable and the families are trained to receive tourists. There you will experience a cultural exchange, live as one of the child of the lake by sailing and you will be able to take impressive photos of the ethereal sunset.
Departure time for the islands is from 10:00 a.m. until 17:00 p.m.
At the next day you will enjoy a breakfast with a wonderful view of Lake Titicaca and you can continue with the following tours:Tour Taquile full day and Amantaní Tour 2 days and 1 night.
ITINERARY OF DAY 1
Pick up and transfer from your hotel to the local port
Start by kayaking to the Uros floating Island.
Warm welcome from the local families.
Explanation of the activities and installation housing on the island.
Lunch and free time to relax.
Placement fishing nets and demonstration about the use of Totora
Handicraft work using totora plant with families.
Dinner and overnight in the Uros floating Island on the Lake Titicaca.
ITINERARY OF DAY 2
Pick nets up and observation of the native fishes.
Breakfast with family.
Return to Puno.
Arrival and transfer to Puno hotel.
It is advisable to bring :
Camera, Toilet paper and extra batteries.
WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR?:
Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
Small motor boat transport
Local guide Spanish / English
Food (one dinner and one breakfast)
Important information for the kayak tour 2023!
You do not need experience with kayaks.
We will have a professional instructor in a kayak.
There is at all times a motorized boat and support staff.
We have safe, comfortable and professional kayaks.
Approximate kayaking (1 hour) from the island Estebes to the floating islands of the Uros.