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Floating Islands of Auroches Tour Half-Day

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Tour Details

A walk in boat of 25 minutes to the island of the Auroches. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Auroches. The residents of the Auroches use the totora (it plants aquatic) that grows in the lake, to create the conditions that guarantee so that the islands float. The dense roots that generate these plants support the island. The auroches use the totora to build their islands, housings, to cook and to eat, likewise to sell in the city of Puno and also to exchange (it exchanges) with products like the quinua, potato, barley, etc. The culture Uru appeared ago but of 3000 years and its population spoke the language “Auroch puquina” and they had the dark color blood because they didn’t feel this way the cold, the last person that still spoke the language Uru died approximately in the years 60, there is not writing with respect to the language, at the moment the population speaks to Aymará. In the Auroches they live more than 2000 people, divided in 80 artificial islands, where there are a garden and a primary school for the children, a medical center and a church Adventist, likewise built lodgings based on the totora, and the raft only means of transport used for fishing or to move around the islands. Then, a trip of return of 25 minutes in regular boat to Puno.

Departure & Return Location

Puno Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0900 AM

Price Includes

  • Bilingual Tour Guides (Spanish / English)
  • Transfers of hotels of the city
  • Shared craft

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses


  • Warm Clothes

Half DayFloating islands

09:00 Pick up the passengers from their respective hotels

09:20 Exit to the Floating Islands of the Auroches visit and walk in totora rafts (optional)

12:00 Eeturn to Puno

12:30 Arrival to the Main Port and distribution to their respective hotels.

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