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From Puno: Uros Islands Half-Day Tour

From Puno: Uros Islands Half-Day Tour

From US$ 13 per person

Learn about the culture and historic legacy of the indigenous Uros people. This half-day experience will give you the opportunity to visit this small community located on the Peruvian side of the highest navigable lake in the world, Titicaca Lake.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from Casa Andina Premium, Sonesta Posadas del Inca, XIMA Puno, and Hotel Jose Antonio. Arrive 10 minutes early in the chosen hotel lobby.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Visit this ancestral community located on the highest lake in the world
  • Learn about the local traditions that date from hundreds of years ago
  • Walk on the islands that are constructed from weaved totora
Full description
Depart from Puno's lake port to the floating islands of the Uros to begin your half-day tour. This site is home to an ancestral society that inhabits a series of artificial islands. It takes around 30 minutes to arrive at the islands. The islands are constructed from totora. It is collected from the places where it grows thick and weaved to form a natural layer. Even though the ground feels soft, the plant is very resistant and there is no risk when you walk on the layers. The Uros inhabitants also build their homes from this material. People from this island descend from the earliest inhabitants of Lake Titicaca called Aymaras. They have maintained their traditional customs for many hundreds of years. Meet the local people who will kindly welcome you and show you around. See their typical clothing learn about their customs. 
  • Pickup and drop-off from select hotels in Puno
  • Professional tour guide who speaks Spanish and English
  • Transportation by boat
  • Entrance fee to the islands
  • Food or drink
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please advise your arrival date and the name and address of your accommodation in Puno in order to organize your transportation
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Rates don't apply for Peruvians or foreign persons who stay in Peru for more than 60 days because sales taxes are not included in the total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local partner
  • Travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR. The test or certificate must be issued within 72 hours before boarding.
  • Upon arrival in Perú, travelers must take an antigen test ordered by the Peruvian government. Travelers will bear the cost of the test at the destination. This rule declares that passengers with negative antigen test results for COVID-19 don't have to go into quarantine.
  • In the event that travelers do not take the antigen test, they will not be able to do scheduled tours in Peru, or if the result is positive, they must enter mandatory isolation.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 7 reviews

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We were picked up on time at our hostel in Puno, (actually before the pick up time), we were taken to the docks and placed on a very comfortable boat with a guide who spoke excellent English ‘Nilton’ (one of the best guides we’ve had in Peru) We were taken to the islands, learnt lots about how they were made and the people who live on them and were welcomed into the locals’ homes. After that we took a dragon boat ride to a second island, the ride was excellent and was a cost of 10 soles per person The second island we visited was a bit of a tourist trap, people selling food and souvenirs and not really much to do on the island. Also our drop off back into Puno seemed a bit disorganised, it didn’t seem like there was anyone to pick us up but eventually the guide hailed a taxi for us included within the tour.

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August 27, 2019

We have lived a great experience knowing the URO people.

September 25, 2019

The information on the islands was halfway, there was no expansion and they took us to the central island and left us there without telling us more. We did not like it

September 25, 2019

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