Uros Floating Islands
The Uru’s islands are located at 3810 meters above sea level, and just five kilometers west from Puno port. A group of artificial islands made of totora reeds, they float on Lake Titicaca. Its inhabitants are the Uros, an ancestral town. At the moment this twon is in the plateau of the Collao, In Peru they only inhabit the floating islands located in the bay of Puno.
The subsistence in the floating islands floating islands in Lake Titicaca is based on a culture linked to the lake and the totora reeds that springs from the bottom of the lake. The construction of these islands is done by weaving the totora in the areas where it grows more tupist, forming a natural layer to which the uros call Khili; on this layer they build their houses, also of a mesh woven of totora to which they denominate mat. Each house is one room and they cook outdoors to avoid fires. The purpose of the island settlements was originally defensive; if a threat arose the floating islands could be moved. The largest island retains a watchtower almost entirely constructed of reeds.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Visiting Puno and its imposing Lake Titicaca is a beautiful spectacle, but also a way to get to know more closely the Quechua and Aymara communities that have managed to tear the subsistence of the highlands. In this short trip the following destinations are waiting for you: (To choose)
Arrival at Puno city and transfer to chosen hotel. (TO CHOOSE UROS OR SILLUSTANI)
PM Exc. Uros Floating Islands: Transfer in the morning to the Puno port to embark towards the Uros Islands, after 40 minutes by boat, we will make a guided tour to the islands, these Islands are not natural, they have been built by tribes called Uros, periodically adding pieces of totora, a kind of plant fiber that grows in the lake, their houses and boats are also made with this material, the main activity of this tribe is fishing. Return to Puno.
PM Exc. Chullpas de Sillustani: monumental pre-Inca funerary buildings, carved in volcanic stone, the tombs, which are built above ground in tower-like structures called chullpas.. The entire archaeological complex is located on the shores of Umayo Lake, the same underground that communicates with Lake Titicaca, at the indicated time return to Puno and transfer your hotel.
Night of Hotel in Puno.
Breakfast at the Hotel
At the indicated time, transfer from the hotel to the Juliaca airport.
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