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Islands on Lake Titicaca, Peru

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Lake Titicaca in Peru has been attracting an attention of researchers and travelers for many years. As scientists believe, millions of years ago, this picturesque lake, which today affects with its size, was a sea. Even now, its waters are inhabited by rare marine fish and sharks. An interesting feature of the lake are the floating islands. Uros Indians inhabit these places for hundreds of years. Getting to know their way of life and culture is the goal of many travelers. A visit to the amazing floating islands can be a real journey into the past.

Islands on Lake Titicaca, Peru Uros Indians began to build artificial islands on the lake in the prehistoric era, during the war against the Incas. Hostile Inca drove them from the land. Eventually, Uros adapted to the harsh life and came to a quite successful and comfortable existence. Even now, they don’t agree to change their place to another environment. Indians built amazing islands of dried reeds; that’s also the main building material in the construction of houses.

As many hundreds of years ago, the main activities of aborigines are hunting and fishing. Surprisingly, in such harsh conditions, they are engaged in some simple forms of agriculture. Many islands of Uros Indians are available for tourists to visit. However, not that many travelers manage to get to the most remote and authentic islands. This can be done only if accompanied by an experienced guide. An acquaintance with craft traditions of the indigenous inhabitants of Lake Titicaca will be incredibly amazing. Next - Chefchaouen

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Police station: 'Comisaria pilcuyo' in 38 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Tacana Lodge & Restaurant' in 30 km

Nearest airports:
 »  El Alto International Airport LPB - in 144 km
 »  Chacalluta International Airport ARI - in 298 km
 »  Oruro Airport ORU - in 337 km
 »  Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport CUZ - in 378 km
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Best hotels near Islands on Lake Titicaca

Ecolodge La Estancia

Located in 26 km from Islands on Lake Titicaca
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Rooms: 15
Boasting lake and mountains views, rooms at La estancia Ecolodge have rustic furniture. All the rooms have heating and private bathrooms. A buffet … More: photo, rates and booking
Flores Del Lago Hostal

Located in 44 km from Islands on Lake Titicaca
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Rooms: 18
The rooms in Flores Del Lago Hostal feature a private bathroom and cable TV. Room service is provided. Flores Del Lago has a 24-hour front desk that … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Utama

Located in 45 km from Islands on Lake Titicaca
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Rooms: 10
The rooms in Hotel Utama feature cable TV. Superior rooms have lake views and sofas. Guests at Hotel Utama are offered free candy, fruits, water, … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Las Balsas

Located in 93 km from Islands on Lake Titicaca
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Rooms: 27
Built on the lakeside, Hotel Las Balsas has tastefully decorated rooms with cable TV and work desks. All rooms have private bathrooms with showers. … More: photo, rates and booking

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