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Uros Floating Islands Tour

If you are looking for an unforgettable trip, don’t hesitate to take the Uros Floating Islands Tour!

Duration: 3 hours approx

Departures: 8:50 am, 12:30 pm and 15:00 pm

To the west of Lake Titicaca and northeast of Puno we find one of the most attractive destinations in the region: The Floating Islands. The Floating Islands of the Uros Tour is an itinerary with a lot of projection, since it has all the activities and the best services to guarantee the best experience in a single day.

The Floating Islands of the Uros are in reality, artificial islands found in the lake. According to legend, Viracocha or Sun God, who sent Manco Capac to found the Inca culture in the Cusco region, emerged in this site. It is also a very special place that combines a lot of history and tradition, in addition to offering an endless number of activities to make the most of your stay.

On the Floating Islands of the Uros Tour, you can navigate your way to the islands, take a guided tour of the islands and learn about the techniques used to build them using the Totoras, an aquatic plant that is part of the structure of the islands.

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Uros Floating Islands Tour Itinerary

8:45 - 9:00 AM - Pick up from hotel in downtown Puno

9:00 - 9:45 AM - Departure from the Port to the Floating Islands

9:45 AM - 11:45 PM - Visit and tour of the Floating Islands

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Return to downtown Puno

Additional Information


The price of the Uros Floating Islands Tour includes:

  • Transfers from downtown hotel
  • Tourist boat
  • English/Spanish guide
  • Admission
Not include

The price of the Floating Islands of the Uros Tour does not include:

  • Tips
  • Local raft rides (optional service)
What to Bring

What to bring to the Uros Floating Islands Tour?

  • It is recommended to choose: comfortable shoes, light clothing, hat, gloves, sunglasses, sun block, water, rain gear (especially in November - April).
  • Passport or ID card.
  • ISIC card if you are a student.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Bathing suit and towel (optional for the hot springs of Aguas Calientes).
  • Audiovisual recording devices (cell phone, camera, video cameras).
  • Cash (local currency).


What considerations you should have when taking Uros Floating Islands Tour:

  • You can include the tickets to the attractions – as an additional – in the process of contracting the Tour, or purchase it on your own directly at the place with payment in cash and in local currency (the prices of entrance tickets may vary without prior notice).
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to environmental, climatic or other factors, beyond our control, the itinerary of the trip may vary. If so, it will be notified promptly.
  • Guru Explorers value your time and strive to respect the tour schedule; however, they could vary for reasons beyond our control (weather, natural disasters, field conditions, among other demonstrable reasons). We will do our best to provide efficient options and solutions for your enjoyment.

Not allowed:

  • Pets.
  • Smoke.
  • Suitcases or large bags.

Not recommended for:

  • People in wheelchairs.
Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policies:

  • Within 3 days or less in advance, there will be no refund.
  • Between 4 and 7 days of notification, 70% is refunded.
  • More than 7 days, 90% is refunded.

Date changes:

  • Rates applied for change of date in group tours:
    • There will be no extra charge if you notify more than 5 days in advance.
    • If notified between 3 and 5 days in advance, an additional charge of 20% will apply.
    • If you notify within 2 days or less in advance, it will not be possible to make the change and it will not be subject to a refund.
  • Subject to availability.
  • There will be no refund in case of delayed flights, train delays, bad weather or other external factors.
Why choose us

The experience that makes you live the beauty of this mountain of colors is inexplicable, it is really a personal encounter between you and nature.

If you are still wondering why choose us? We would like you to read 7 outstanding characteristics of our service:


When you go to a teacher, it is because you want to answer all the questions. In a matter of travel, money, time and enjoyment, you have to choose the best options available and that is what “Guru Explorers” is all about, giving you the perfect balance for the adventure you DESERVE.


To become “Guru Explorers”, we are still world travelers, but experts in Cusco, Lima, and the most important destinations in Peru. We lived bad and good experiences, valuing that the main difference lies in the details, so we know what elements are essential for your trip. We are travelers and we strive to enhance your experience!


We are here to provide you with the best and most accurate information and description of our tours. We are not supporters of hidden costs, that is why we provide the necessary information so you can choose the inclusions or upgrades you are looking for.


You entrust us with your time, your money and your expectations and that is why we fine-tune every detail to guarantee the trip you dream of.


Although we have pre-established packages; they can be adapted to your needs and to make plans that are suited to you, so that you can visit any place in Peru, with the expertise of “Guru Explorers”. We adapt trips for special occasions such as your corporate trips, honeymoon, birthday, social, cultural or sports event during your visit to Peru, offering you complete advice to achieve and exceed your expectations.


Before being tour guides, we are travelers, explorers, adventurers; That makes us passionate about creating the best experiences in the time you invest for yourself and those you love.


We promote Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, not affecting the traveler, nor exploiting the communities that receive it or their environment. We create more human and respectful experiences of Heritage.

Do you want a different trip to Puno? We won’t keep you waiting!


¿Qué ropa es recomendable llevar a las Islas Flotantes?

Llevar de día ropa ligera, pero de noche es mejor tener a disposición una casaca o chaqueta ya que desciende la temperatura. También recomendamos llevar calzado deportivo y ropa térmica.

¿En qué temporada es mejor visitar las Islas Flotantes?

Entre abril y mayo es la mejor época para visitar este destino, ya que es cuando se registra una menor cantidad de lluvias y las condiciones meteorológicas son más favorables.

¿Cuáles son las principales actividades de las Islas Flotantes de los Uros?

La pesca y la caza de aves fueron las principales actividades que tuvo tradicionalmente el sitio, desarrollando conocimientos y prácticas relacionados al manejo de la totora que utilizan para las Islas Flotantes. Actualmente, el turismo constituye una de sus fuentes principales de ingresos.

¿Cuánto mide cada isla en las Islas Flotantes de los Uros?

Cada una de las islas mide 38,6 metros de eslora, 30 metros de manga y 3 metros de puntal, provistos con cuatro columnas de 65 metros de altura.

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