Water activity

From Puno: Uros Floating Islands Guided Tour

4.1 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Peru Selected Trips

From Puno: Uros Floating Islands Guided Tour

Activity provider: Peru Selected Trips

From US$ 12 per person

Reconnect with nature on the floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca. Marvel at the skills of the indigenous people who make the islands out of reeds, and go for a ride on a reed boat.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup and drop off at the following hotels requires prior arrangement with the local operator: Sonesta Posada del Inca, Casa Andina Premium, Xima Hoteles, Hotel Libertador Isla Esteves, Jose Antonio Hoteles and Mirador del Titicaca

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the amazing floating islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Learn more about the Uros people
  • Go for a ride on a reed boat
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in downtown Puno in the morning, and then sail across Lake Titicaca to discover the islands built from reeds by the indigenous Uros people. Get stunning views of the natural reserve and look for wildlife, such as ducks, flamingos and other native birds. Receive a friendly welcome from the local people on arrival and listen to their traditional songs. Hear their extraordinary history from your bilingual guide, and take in amazing views of around 70 small islands that can be prone to drifting! Get some free time to walk around the islands and see how they are made. Enhance your experience and take a ride on a reed boat with the locals. Float peacefully across the lake and watch the world go by. 
Includes
  • Hotel Pick-up and drop off (only hotels located in downtown)
  • Bilingual English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the floating islands
  • Rides on the reed boats with the locals
  • Gratuities

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  •  Pick-up and drop off at the following hotels requires prior arrangement with the local operator: Sonesta Posada del Inca, Casa Andina Premium, Xima Hoteles, Hotel Libertador Isla Esteves, Jose Antonio Hoteles and Mirador del Titicaca
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Great value. We had a short time to stay in Puno so looked for a quick trip just to Uros Islands.

November 14, 2022

If you’re looking for a nice, short tour for the floating islands, this is a great option. That being said, it is fairly light in content and focused on buying things. Bring extra cash (purchases of handmade goods, food/drink from the main floating island, reed boat ride, tips) or prepare yourself to not participate in this important income stream for the people who host you. The family who showed us their home told us that 90% of their income is from tourism. On our specific tour, we ended an hour later than advised. We were picked up late, and it seemed to have a cumulative effect on the rest of the schedule. Unfortunately, this meant we had to rush to make our next appointments, even with an hour buffer.

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October 29, 2022

Amazing experience, on our island if paying attention we could feel it move. Neat to see how the island was built and history of it. Only 4 stars as we felt very obligated to purchase pricier souvenirs that weren't our style.

October 25, 2022

Product ID: 84768