Welcome to Islas Uros

The People

Intermarriage with Aymara-speaking indigenous people has seen the demise of the original Uros, who nowadays all speak Aymara. Always a small group, the Uros began their unusual floating existence centuries ago in an effort to isolate themselves from the aggressive Collas and Incas.The popularity of the islands has led to aggressive commercialization in some cases. The most traditional reed islands are located further from Puno through a maze of small channels, only visited by private boat. Islanders there continue to live in a relatively traditional fashion and prefer not to be photographed.

Top experiences in Islas Uros

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Islas Uros activities

$233 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Home-Stay and Cultural Experience On Lake Ti

Day 1, Cusco-Puno: This morning we will pick you up from your hotel and drop off you to the bus station.  Puno is a southeastern town of Peru, located on the shore of Titicaca lake, held the legend of Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo.  The trip is full of valleys with fabulous landscapes which indeed it will captivate your full attention. During our travel to Puno, we will stopping at different locations, until we get to this altiplano city. Some of the locations are: • Andahuaylillas: Sistine chapel of South America: this church is one of the most beautiful examples of Andean popular religious art. • Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple): This was an Inca church of monumental dimensions; 100 meters long, 26 meters wide and 14 meters high. The temple is divided in two naves and each nave shows 11 giant columns - • La Raya: This is the halfway point between Cusco and Puno and also the highest point (4,335 meters above sea level). The landscapes here are stunning and typical Andean animals like the llama, alpaca and vicuña are common. It is also the geographic border between the two cultures - Quechua and Aymara. • Pukara: This is the most important and oldest ceremonial center of the altiplano. There are interesting lite-sculptures and tombs. We will pass the overnight in Puno. Day 2: Uros Islands and Amantani and Home-StayWe will collect you from the hotel and get to Titicaca lake port between 07:40 am and 08:00 am and we will board a boat, sailing to the legendary Uros Islands.  The Urus people do live in a traditional way, living from fishing, and handmade crafts, you will observe on this handmade floating reed islands.  Finished our visit at the Uros island, we will continue our Titicaca Lake 3 Days tour, in a beautiful 3 hour boat ride and reach Taquile Island.  At Taquile island, we will split into smaller groups to share some time with the local families. They will offer us lunch and will entertain us with a traditional performance for the occasion of your visit. There is also the opportunity to trek to the top of the island local mountain (4,150 m.a.s.l) to see the Temples of the Pachamama and Pachatata. Later in the afternoon we will farewell the local families and sailing back to main land, to Puno’s port.Day 3: Taquile Island - PunoWe want to thank you in joining this Titicaca Lake 3 Days tour, and now you have become part of our extended Inca family.  Our reward will be to pass now your experiences of this tour to your friends and family.   Finished your breakfast, you will get transfer to ( price varies according to your selection) two options:Option 1: Transfer to Juliaca airport located only 45 minutes away from Puno.Option 2: Transfer to the bus station and back to Cusco to Hotel.

Islas Uros in detail