Book your Tour Puno Cusco with daily tours Puno Uros Floating Islands at famous lake Titicaca with Experienced Local Tour Guides and located 158 kilometers from the city of La Paz at 3841 masl (12601 ft) and also called the “Sacred Lake” by great importance ancient cultures of Tiwanaku and Incas and also is the second largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world and its more than 8000 square kilometers and shared with Bolivia and Peru.
So in the Bolivian side the largest island named is the sun island and in the Peru’ side we have the traditional islands named Amantany and Taquile with some Inca sites and called Pachatata and Pachamama.
Due to the purity of its waters the life of varied fauna composed of Andean ducks and alpacas then llamas and multiple species of fishes is encouraged and as a flora contains 12 varieties of aquatic plant and the most important and representative is totora and in English named (Andean reeds) a herb that can measure between one and two meters high.
Also at the lake side town of lake Titicaca is used these reeds to build rafts and mats then crafts and also making floating Irelands so too during the tour riding the motor boat at the Lake Titicaca we can see many floating Irelands which are made by local people and living on them and keep their ancestor skills.
This ship is the oldest ship on Lake Titicaca and berthed in the port and nowadays is open as a museum and bar and it is moored next to the jetty from which the launches to the Uros leave and also this ship was built in England in 1862 and was shipped in kit form to Arica and then by rail toTacna and by mule to Lake Titicaca so the journey took six years.
Taday, the city of Puno 3,287 masl, which lies on the shores of lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, is the folklore capital of Perú and the site of the feast of the Virgen de la Candelaria. In the outsite city of Puno you can visit the most impressive burial towers made by the Collas small empire in the Incas time en SouthAmerica and also you can visit the Colonial churches, Lampa with its vice royal church made between 1675. and other beautiful place known as Pucapucara, where the artisans made nice souvenirs from clay.
We pick you up at 7:40am for the port and then we ride our comfortable motor boat with the second floor to enjoy much better the panoramic views to the lake and the floating islands and our guides are in (Spanish / English) so they will take us to the floating islands of Uros where you will see around 20 floating islands with population of 5 thousand people .
So here we have some explanations and the introduction with locals and then time to go back to Puno, arriving by 12:pm.
We pick you up at your Hotel at 1:20pm and then take you down to the port for riding the comfortable motor boat with second floor for the panoramic views of the lake and the floating islands and watching along the way some type of reeds and birds and also some type of ducks.
So we arrive to Uros floating island in 30 minutes and then have great time with the islanders like knowing their culture and their skills conserved from their ancestors like making potatoes dehydrated and then time to get back to Puno by 5: pm
• Meals are not included
Note: We do some discount for groups