The floating islands of Uros are located inside the bay of Lake Titicaca only 14 Km. (9 miles) away from the city (20 to 30 minutes of navigation). The name Uros was used to name a very particular ethnic group that co-existed in Lake Titicaca with the Inkas, Aymaras and possibly with older civilizations. In fact, it is believed that the Uros were one of the first ethnic groups populating the Andean region. These people were simple fishers and bird hunters and preferred to remain isolated from the more advanced civilizations. Their search for isolation may be one reason why they decided to live in mobile houses on the Lake Titicaca.
7:00am. You will be picked up from your hotel in Puno and then transfer to the pier to take our motor boat and visit “The Uros Floating Islands” walking on the reed islands and interacting with the natives.
Later we will have a chance to ride a reed boat with the natives (extra charge). After words, we continue our trip towards “Taquile Island” (2:10 hours aprox.) Arriving to the shores of Taquile, we have to walk up along a narrow path, enjoying the views of the Lake titicaca and the typical houses inhabited by quechua natives.
At the main Plaza, you will have free time to explore this place on your own. Later, we have lunch at one local restaurant (They usualy offer grill Trout). After lunch, we walk down to the pier to take our motor boat back to Puno. We will be back in Puno by 5:30pm.