Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of Uros. The residents of the Uros use the totora reed (aquatic plant) that grows in the lake, to create life conditions and ensure that the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that generate these plants support the island. The Uros people use the totora reed to build their islands, houses, for cooking, eating, and to sale in the city of Puno. This culture stablished over 3000 years ago and the people have spoken as a language Uro puquina, the last person who still spoke the Uru Puquina language died in 1951, now a day the population speak Aimara Language. On Uros live more than 2000 people, divided into 90 artificial islands, where there is a garden, primary school and medical center, besides guest rooms for visitors and the reed boats the unique method of transportation which is also used for fishing. Then a return trip to Puno.
Visiting the floating Islands of Uros you will see different type of lifestyle of this community. Fishermen & hunters that live on the reed islands.
For those who want to spend one night on Uros, locals offer to visitors accommodation + all meals included & activities at guesthouses “Lodge”.
Besides you can visit the school.
8:45 – 9:00am Pick up time from hotel for your transfer to main port. Then take a motor boat to visit the floating islands of Uros.
Guided visit of Uros floating islands. Free time for taking a boat ride around the reed islands (by balsa)
12:00 – 12:15pm Return from Uros to Puno. Transfer from main port to your hotel.