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Uros Islands

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Information sign at Puno Harbor
Information sign at Puno Harbor
Marcos buying 2 tickets to the floating islands
Marcos buying 2 tickets to the floating islands
Wari II - a tourist boat for the floating islands of Lake Titicaca
Wari II - a tourist boat for the floating islands of Lake Titicaca
Tourist boats, Puno Harbor, Lake Titicaca
Tourist boats, Puno Harbor, Lake Titicaca
School kids with Peruvian flag
School kids with Peruvian flag
Boat crewman
Boat crewman
Setting said for the Islas Flotantes from Puno Harbor
Setting said for the Islas Flotantes from Puno Harbor
Puno Harbor, Lake Titicaca
Puno Harbor, Lake Titicaca
Puno seen from Lake Titcaca
Puno seen from Lake Titcaca
Puerto de Puno, Lago Titcaca
Puerto de Puno, Lago Titcaca
Guardacostas - Peruvian Coast Guard vessel #306, Lake Titcaca
Guardacostas - Peruvian Coast Guard vessel #306, Lake Titcaca
Guardacostas - Peruvian Coast Guard vessel #306, Lake Titcaca
Guardacostas - Peruvian Coast Guard vessel #306, Lake Titcaca
Hotel Libertador on Isla Esteves, Lake Titcaca
Hotel Libertador on Isla Esteves, Lake Titcaca
Another tour boat heading for the Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca
Another tour boat heading for the Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca
And of course, it's a race....
And of course, it's a race....
He's gaining on us...
He's gaining on us...
Marcos...just before the other boat bumped us
Marcos...just before the other boat bumped us
Reeds in the shallows of Lake Titicaca
Reeds in the shallows of Lake Titicaca
The first of the Floating Islands - Islas Flotantes
The first of the Floating Islands - Islas Flotantes
The floating islands are a big tourist attraction for Puno and Lake Titicaca
The floating islands are a big tourist attraction for Puno and Lake Titicaca
Reed boat, Floating island
Reed boat, Floating island
The Floating Islands are about 5 km from Puno
The Floating Islands are about 5 km from Puno
Huts and teepee-like dwellings are built on floating rafts of vegetation
Huts and teepee-like dwellings are built on floating rafts of vegetation
Large reed boat pulled up alongside the floating islands
Large reed boat pulled up alongside the floating islands
A reed boat on Lake Titcaca
A reed boat on Lake Titcaca
The base of the islands are cut blocks of tortora reeds
The base of the islands are cut blocks of tortora reeds
Reed boats, Islas Flotantes
Reed boats, Islas Flotantes
Welcoming committee
Welcoming committee
Each tour visits several of the Floating Islands
Each tour visits several of the Floating Islands
Teenaged boy living on one of the Floating Islands
Teenaged boy living on one of the Floating Islands
Observation tower
Observation tower
Island guide of the Uros people
Island guide of the Uros people
Blocks are cut from the roots of the totora plant then fresh reeds are layered on top
Blocks are cut from the roots of the totora plant then fresh reeds are layered on top
Isla Flotante - Lago Titicaca
Isla Flotante - Lago Titicaca
Part of the Totora reed is edible
Part of the Totora reed is edible
Marcos, the local guide I used for Puno, Colca and Arequipa
Marcos, the local guide I used for Puno, Colca and Arequipa
Uros woman, Floating islands
Uros woman, Floating islands
Uros woman, Lake Titicaca
Uros woman, Lake Titicaca
Souvenirs for sale by the Uros people, Floating Islands
Souvenirs for sale by the Uros people, Floating Islands
Islas Flotantes, Lago Titicaca (Puno)
Islas Flotantes, Lago Titicaca (Puno)
Large reed boat, Lake Titicaca
Large reed boat, Lake Titicaca
View from the observation tower, Uros Islands
View from the observation tower, Uros Islands
Uros Islands
Uros Islands
Reed hut, Uros Islands
Reed hut, Uros Islands
Reed huts, Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca
Reed huts, Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca
Wooden rowboat
Wooden rowboat
On one of the floating islands
On one of the floating islands
Totora reeds
Totora reeds
The Uros try and make money selling souvenirs
The Uros try and make money selling souvenirs
Most of the souvenirs sold are produced elsewhere
Most of the souvenirs sold are produced elsewhere
Mobile made of reeds
Mobile made of reeds
Souvenirs for sale, Islas Flotantes
Souvenirs for sale, Islas Flotantes
Boats like this made of tight bundles of reeds last several months
Boats like this made of tight bundles of reeds last several months
Uros Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca
Uros Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca
Kitchen Uros Islands
"Kitchen" Uros Islands
Dragon-headed reed boats
Dragon-headed reed boats
Ducks, Lake Titicaca
Ducks, Lake Titicaca
On a reed boat for a paddle to a neighboring island
On a reed boat for a paddle to a neighboring island
Other tourists joining us on the reed boat
Other tourists joining us on the reed boat
Prow of a reed boat
Prow of a reed boat
A large group of tourists from another island
A large group of tourists from another island
Uros man paddling a reed boat
Uros man paddling a reed boat
Reed boat with tourists, Lake Titicaca
Reed boat with tourists, Lake Titicaca
Reed boat with tourists, Lake Titicaca
Reed boat with tourists, Lake Titicaca
Reed boat with a paddle-cum-rudder, Lake Titicaca
Reed boat with a paddle-cum-rudder, Lake Titicaca
Twin hulled, two level reed boat, Lake Titicaca
Twin hulled, two level reed boat, Lake Titicaca
Reed boat, Lake Titicaca
Reed boat, Lake Titicaca
Reed boat, Lake Titicaca
Reed boat, Lake Titicaca
Tourist launch from Puno
Tourist launch from Puno
The second island we came to was much larger
The second island we came to was much larger
Tourist market, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Tourist market, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Isla Los Uros, Lago Titicaca
Isla Los Uros, Lago Titicaca
Souvenirs, Uros Islands
Souvenirs, Uros Islands
Phone booth, Uros Islands
Phone booth, Uros Islands
Map of Lake Titicaca
Map of Lake Titicaca
Kamisaraki Inn - a lodge on the floating islands
Kamisaraki Inn - a lodge on the floating islands
Kamisaraki Inn, Los Uros - Lake Titicaca floating hotel
Kamisaraki Inn, Los Uros - Lake Titicaca floating hotel
Kamisaraki Inn, Los Uros
Kamisaraki Inn, Los Uros
Kamisaraki Inn, Los Uros
Kamisaraki Inn, Los Uros
Interior of one of the huts, Kamisaraki Inn, Los Uros
Interior of one of the huts, Kamisaraki Inn, Los Uros
Wooden boat pulled up onto a floating island
Wooden boat pulled up onto a floating island
Elementary school, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Elementary school, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Clay pots, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Clay pots, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Outhouse dropping directly to the lake
Outhouse dropping directly to the lake
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Turkeys wandering around the huts, Uros Islands
Turkeys wandering around the huts, Uros Islands
Guinea Pig, Uros Islands
Guinea Pig, Uros Islands
Solar panel, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Solar panel, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Restaurant, Uros Islands
Restaurant, Uros Islands
View from the second observation tower
View from the second observation tower
Launches tied up alongside one of teh large floating islands
Launches tied up alongside one of teh large floating islands
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Uros Islands tourist market, Lake Titicaca
Uros Islands tourist market, Lake Titicaca
Large Lake Titicaca tourist boat
Large Lake Titicaca tourist boat
More durable tin huts, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
More durable tin huts, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Tourist market, Floating islands
Tourist market, Floating islands
Uros woman peeling vegetables
Uros woman peeling vegetables
Deluxe reed boat arriving, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Deluxe reed boat arriving, Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Twin dragon hulled reed boat
Twin dragon hulled reed boat
Two level reed boat, Lake Titicaca
Two level reed boat, Lake Titicaca
The school group departs
The school group departs
Reed boat with two kids
Reed boat with two kids
Off to a third floating island
Off to a third floating island
Dragon-like prow of a reed boat
Dragon-like prow of a reed boat
Floating island, Lake Titicaca
Floating island, Lake Titicaca
Uros boy playing alongside the fish pen
Uros boy playing alongside the fish pen
Uros boy playing alongside the fish pen
Uros boy playing alongside the fish pen
Fish pen on a floating island, Lake Titicaca
Fish pen on a floating island, Lake Titicaca
View from the third observation tower, Floating Islands, Lago Titicaca
View from the third observation tower, Floating Islands, Lago Titicaca
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Bienvenidos a la Isla Flotante Los Uros Tata Inti
Bienvenidos a la Isla Flotante Los Uros Tata Inti
Native foods, Lake Titicaca
Native foods, Lake Titicaca
Close up of a bundle of reeds of a reed boat
Close up of a bundle of reeds of a reed boat
Decorated prow of a reed boat
Decorated prow of a reed boat
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Bienvenidos ala Isla Los Uros Tata Inti
Bienvenidos ala Isla Los Uros Tata Inti
Puno in the distance across Lake Titicaca
Puno in the distance across Lake Titicaca
Tourist boat sailing back to Puno
Tourist boat sailing back to Puno
Small Peruvian coast guard (Guardacostas) patrol boat #293, Lake Titicaca
Small Peruvian coast guard (Guardacostas) patrol boat #293, Lake Titicaca
Puerto de Puno, Lago Titicaca
Puerto de Puno, Lago Titicaca
Main pier of Puno Harbor
Main pier of Puno Harbor
Bolivians caught trying to enter Peru illegally
Bolivians caught trying to enter Peru illegally
Crowds gathered an the pier of Puno harbor
Crowds gathered an the pier of Puno harbor
Crowds gathered an the pier of Puno harbor
Crowds gathered an the pier of Puno harbor
Crew member poling the boat alongside the pier
Crew member poling the boat alongside the pier
Crew member poling the boat alongside the pier
Crew member poling the boat alongside the pier
Crew member poling the boat alongside the pier
Crew member poling the boat alongside the pier
Crew member poling the boat alongside the pier
Crew member poling the boat alongside the pier
Map of Lake Titicaca
Map of Lake Titicaca
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