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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 98%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (6)
- Uros IslandsMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
Honestly, i expected more from the floating islands. Each group is driven by the guide to a different floating island, where you meet the local community, visit the totora houses and even get to taste the fresh totora. The islands are made with dry totora weeds, tied together and anchored to the bottom of the lake. The people are dressed colofurly and they are very cheerful, but at the entire time you are prompted to buy something for a very expensive price. At the end of your visit, you ride on a totora boat to your speed boat - which will cost you extra cash as well.
- Uros IslandsFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Ok, it's a floating tourist trap, but it's still pretty cool. The Uros indians built islands out of reeds to escape from the violent Incas centuries ago. Their descendents still live on the large spongy platforms, mostly by selling trinkets to tourists that visit on boats from Puno. It's gimmicky, but the ride is cheap and the pictures are worth it.