RedTurc: Lake Titicaca Community Tour: Explore the Uros Floating Islands

Lake Titicaca Community Tour: Explore the Uros Floating Islands

Puno, Peru

RedTurc

Community-based cooperative

2 days/1 night
From$72 USDPer person

RedTurc is a community-based operative that offers programs that promote children's education, family self-sufficiency, health, and environmental preservation by offering travelers the chance to experience cultural exchange with the community.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the culture and traditions of Titicaca Lake while promoting environmental conservation.
  • Learn about the Uros people, the indigenous inhabitants of Peru and Bolivia, and the unique floating islands on which they live.
  • Immerse yourself in Uros culture and discover the ways of artisanal fishing.

Tour revenue will be invested in local programs promoting children's education, family self-sufficiency, health, and environment.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible

  • Duration

    2 days/1 night

  • Good For

    Children, Families, Youth, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, French

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 25

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Binoculars, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Sunscreen lotion, Sunglasses, Water

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Visit the interpreters of Uros Floating Islands and experience a demonstration of artisanal fishing and the cutting of totora, an aquatic plant that grows on the surface of Lake Titicaca. Discover the traditional dress of the Uros, the indigenous people of Peru and Bolivia. Lastly, using a model-sized figure, learn how to make the Uros floating island, an artificial habitable surface built of totora. Spend the night in the home of a local family.

Vetted & Visited By

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Ribbon ambassadors
Jorge & Skyla
July 18, 2017

Tour Start Address

Puno, Puno, Peru

How To Get There

You will be picked up from your hotel or bus stop.

More About RedTurc

Mission

To offer travelers quality product and services with the help of the community to promote sustainable tourism development as well as environmental and heritage preservation.

Main Programs

  • Institutional strengthening of RedTurc Titicaca

  • Strengthening and diversifying products of the rural tourism community of Destino Lago Titicaca

  • Promoting and commercializing the products of the rural tourism community of Destino Lago Titicaca

Awards & Recognition

Mincetur
Partner
RedTruc Inka
Partner