Half Day Uros tour is designed by our local experts to offer you an introduction to Uru culture on the iconic Uros floating islands on the world’s highest navigable lake – Lake Titicaca. The half day trip is ideal for those with less time in Puno Peru, en-route to or from La Paz, Bolivia.
The floating islands of the Uros is home to Uru people. They are believed to be the descendants of the earliest inhabitants of Lake Titicaca. They have preserved their traditions of living on an island made entirely of totora reeds which grows in the lake.
If they felt threatened by invaders, they used to simply cut off the islands and float elsewhere. However the Incas and Spanish discovered them.
Uros Island Tours is one of the most opted half day tours. The island is easily accessible from Puno and offers an insight to the life of the native Aymara tribe. We offer both group and private tour.
Inquisitive to know more about the culture and traditions of the Aymaras? Check out our full day tour to Uros and Taquile Island. On our two days tour you will visit all the three prime islands – Uros, Amantani and Taquile and will be doing homestay in Amantani.
Puno Hotel Transfer
0900 AM, 12 Noon or 0400 PM
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Puno and transfer you to the port of Puno. Here we will be boarding our motor boat for a 25 minutes ride to the floating Island of the Uros people.
Once in Uros, our guide will introduce you to the family and share a few words of their native language – Aymara. The chief of the island will then greet you and will demonstrate the process of building the island using totora reeds which grow in the lake.
Accompanied by a family member, you will then visit the island and houses there. You will then have the option of embarking on a short ride on the traditional reed boat. We will then visit the main island of Uros.
From here, we will embark on a journey back to Puno. On returning to Puno boat pier, our representative will meet you and will drive you back to your hotel.
What an amazing place and incredible group of people.. living their lives in the reeds which are so hard to walk on and so vulnerable. They seem very happy and contented and hope they didn’t mind our intrusion into their lives too much
So interesting and colourful. Explanations of how they construct these floating islands was amazing.