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Detailed Itinerary Short Tour:
06:00 – 06:30am Hostel/Hotel pick up.
06:30am – 08:30am Boat out to Lake Titicaca for a guided tour of the floating islands. Find out how the Uros people make their home islands entirely from one of the lake reeds, totora, and how they forge a subsistent lifestyle floating in the middle of Lake Titicaca! There are lots of lessons to be learned about the relationship of the Uros people and their natural environment.Out of the ‘totora’ reed not only do they make the entirety of these intriguing floating islands on which they live, but it also contributes towards shelter, transport (reed boats) and nutrition. The totora reed is also a source of iodine traditionally used to prevent thyroid tumours, and even has pain and hangover relief properties. The days of subsistence living are gone and tourism is now one of the greatest incomes on the islands. The islands have become a victim of their own success and are very popular with tourists. That being said, the history and subsistence of these incredible people is a truly unique experience not to be missed…who knows if there will be the chance to do so in years to come… (The afternoon itinerary is similar)
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Can I take the morning tour at 06.30am and be back in time to take the bus from Puno to Copacabana at 08.30am?
Yes, you can join the 2 hour tour before departing from Puno. Simply select book now in the Tour Information tab, select the 2 Hour Uros Island Tour Option 1 at 6:30am and select Book Now. Select your hotel/hostel as your pickup location for the tour. Since you are taking the tour with the operator we recommend and work with, you will then be picked up directly from the tour for the bus from Puno to Copacabana at 08:30am. Keep in mind that the tour runs every day except for Sunday.
Do the tour prices include the island entry fees? Do I need to take extra money?
Yes, all of the tour prices include the associated island entry fees. If heading to the islands of Taquile and Amantani we advise to take some money for souvenirs as they are renowned for some of the finest woven goods in Peru.
Does the tour include a ride on one of the traditional reed boats?
No, this experience is optional and can be paid directly to the locals on the island.