HOMESTAY ON UROS ISLAND
02DIAS UROS ISLAND + FISHING & HARVESTING ACTIVITIES
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: PUNO – UROS ISLAND: A boat ride of 25 minutes to the island of Uros. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of Uros. The residents of the Uros use the totora reed (aquatic plant) that grows in the lake, to create life conditions and ensure that the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that generate these plants support the island. The Uros use the totora reed to build their islands, houses, for cooking, eating, and to sale in the city of Puno, besides to barter (exchange) with products such as quinoa, potatoes, barley and wool. This culture established over 3000 years ago and the people have spoken as a language Uro puquina, later inca culture developed who expanded from Cusco conquering territories, reaching to lake Titicaca region, place inhabited by ethnic groups. Lunch included at the Lodge. Then free time to relax. In the afternoon we go fishing with Uros people in their traditional reed boats (balsas). Dinner included at the Lodge. Overnight at Uros Island.
DAY 02: UROS ISLAND – PUNO: Breakfast included at the Lodge. Then you will go harvesting reeds together with the locals, in their traditional reed boats. Besides we will explore the national reserve of lake Titicaca, where you will see flamingoes, ducks, flamingos and ibis. Some Uros people had to abandon their homes, starting a new lifestyle away from the main land. According to Spanish chroniclers, in the late XVI century, uros people lived on reed boats where was built small houses. In the early of 1900s the Uros people had started to build their homes on small artificial islands with reeds. Nowadays, the reeds are still very important material; as they use the reeds for building islands, boats and houses and dry reeds as fuel plants, also we will visit the floating school of Uros. Then a return trip of 25 minutes by regular boat to Puno, or connection to Taquile Island for a full day tour.
|02DAYS UROS HOMESTAY|
|STANDARD SERVICE||SUPERIOR SERVICE|
|02 persons||US$81.00||Inclusions: Local boat (round trip), standard room, all meals & desserts, fishing & farming activities||US$154.00||Inclusions: Private regular boat, private guide, standard room, all meals & desserts, mineral water, fishing & farming activities|
|06 up||On request||On request|
|02DAYS UROS HOMESTAY + CONNECTION TO TAQUILE ISLAND|
(By shared regular boat)
(By shared fast boat)
|02 persons||US$174.00||Inclusions: (Day 01) Private regular boat, private guide, standard room, all meals & desserts, mineral water, fishing & farming activities (Day 02) Shared regular boat, bilingual guide, entrance fees, lunch||US$208.00||Inclusions: (Day 02) Private regular boat, private guide, suite, all meals & desserts, fruits, mineral water, fishing & farming activities (Day 02) Shared fast boat, bilingual guide, entrance fees, lunch|
|06 up||On request||On request|
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The prices INCLUDES round trip transport from hotel/port/hotel, private guide for 02Days, entrance fees Uros Island US$3, regular motor boat (US$70 + US$13 sales tax 18%) which is about US$83, all meals, accommodation & activities of fishing & harvesting reeds. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Our regular boat has 25 comfortable seats, velocity 8 knots + night navigation lights + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + toilet + panoramic windows.
NOT INCLUDED: Drinks, extras, tips.
MOTOR BOAT DESCRIPTION (ACUATIC TRANSPORTATION):
Be aware with low rates and types of motor boats that some travel companies from Puno offer tours to Lake Titicaca by semifast boat instead by speed boat. Our company is working hard to control this situation and avoid the low rates & the ilegal tour operators, because on Lake Titicaca there are only 3 types of motor boats. We at Rumbo Explora operate with genuine motor boats, tourist transportation & tour guides with legal permits, that is why our prices are very competitive, still providing an excellent service, even paying good rates to our supliers. Rumbo Explora pay to government local tax 18% + 30% on the profits, contributing to peruvian economy, providing work to the local guides, drivers, motor boat drivers and office staff.
Regular Motor Boat: Velocity 08 knots/hour or 15 km/hour, lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters, 25 minutes One Way navegation to Uros Island + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows.
Semifast Boat: Velocity 13knots/hours or 25km/h, lenght: 11 meters, beam: 2.80 meters, 15 minutes One Way navegation to Uros Island + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows.
Speed Boat: Velocity 24knots/hour or 42km/hour, 10minutes One Way navegation to Uros Island, lenght: 14 meters, beam: 3.80 meters, our speed boats have 20 & 40 comfortable seats, velocity of 24 knots + GPS + radio communication + compass + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + basic toilet on board + panoramic windows + cooler.