Floating Uros Islands and Chullpas of Sillustani

Puno is aMagic place full of living culture with its legends, traditions and colorful festivals. Above all, be surprised by its floating islands such as the Uros, which are made with reeds and are strategically located in the immense Lake Titicaca. Puno is a town proud of itspast and its traditions, proof of this are the festivals with dances and typical foods that they hold every year. There is no reason not to enjoy this incredible destination.

Duration:
1 day
Dificult:
moderate
Group size:
from 2 to 8
Altitude:
3812 meters above sea level
Travel style:
Adventure and Culture
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Terms

We will pick you up from the hotel at 08:50 am and we will go to the lake port, then we will depart by motorized boat. After a 45-minute trip we will arrive at the floating islands of the Uros and we will have a 40-50 minute visit to the main islands. The local residents will welcome us with typical dances and we will be able to appreciate the reed houses and the crafts that they themselves make with fine fabrics. In these crafts their customs and various typical animals of the area are represented. Our guide will provide extensive information about Lake Titicaca, the legends of the Uros, their uses, customs and folklore. It will also make visitors aware that the Uros residents live from fishing, hunting and gathering, as well as tourism and crafts. At 12:15 pm we will return to the city of Puno. We will have free time to have lunch (at the passenger’s expense).

At 2:00 pm we will leave for the archaeological complex of Sillustani, the trip will take 45 minutes. Sillustani is located on the shores of the Umayo lagoon and is well known for the Chullpas. Ending the tour at 5:00 pm we return to the city of Puno. Where they will be transferred to their respective hotels.

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Tourist transport
  • Hotel / Port transfer. (Hotels within the city).
  • Transfer Puno / Sillustani / Hotel.
  • Hotels outside the city of Puno will be an additional cost of US$5.00.
  • Snack Service on Board (Candy, cold and/or hot drinks).
  • Admission tickets Uros and Sillustani.
  • Professional English – Spanish tourism guide.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Feeding
  • Tuition fees

Group Tour

Private Tour

Additional Items

  • Light clothing for the morning.
  • Warm clothes for the afternoon.
  • Sun hat.
  • Cantimplora of water.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sunscreen.

Frequent Questions

The tour includes tourist transportation, transfers from the hotel to the port and vice versa (for hotels within the city of Puno), snack service on board, entrance tickets to the Floating Islands of Uros and the archaeological complex of Sillustani, and the company from a professional tourism guide in Spanish and English.

The tour begins with pickup from the hotel at 08:50 am and heads to the lake port. Then, you will depart by motorized boat to the floating islands of the Uros, where you will take a guided tour. Afterwards, we return to Puno for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, we leave for the archaeological complex of Sillustani, where we take a tour of the Chullpas. Finally, we return to Puno around 5:00 pm.

On the Floating Islands of Uros, there is a guided tour of the main islands, where local residents welcome visitors with typical dances and show their reed houses and crafts. The guide provides information about Lake Titicaca, the legends of the Uros and their customs.

No, the tour does not include food. However, a snack service is offered on board during the boat trip.

The altitude during the tour is approximately 3812 meters above sea level. Participants are advised to be prepared for possible changes in weather and bring warm clothing for the afternoon.

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