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Lake Titicaca, Peru

The Floating Islands and Lake Titicaca, Peru.

It was a two-day, one-night trip to the floating islands of Uros and the islands of Amantani and Taquile on Lake Titicaca in Peru.

First, we visited Uros, the floating islands. It’s a strange little area of home-made islands built on compounds of mud and sticks and with every step you’d feel like you were sinking. It’s become quite a tourist destination and the small island has women selling homemade wares and sending you off by singing, “row row row your boat.”

And then it was off to Amantani, an island three-hours away. There, I had a homestay with a local woman, ate all potatoes you could imagine, hiked up a hill.

That night, I was meant to go to a fiesta, to dress up in traditional garb, dance. It was actually a part of the tour I was looking forward to. But, between a headache and nausea brought on my the altitude, and a rain storm, I ended up falling asleep at 7pm and not wanting to move.

The next morning, feeling slightly better, we hiked around Taquile for a few hours, another island, before returning to Puno.

Uros, the floating islands - Lake Titicaca Peru

Uros, the floating islands - Lake Titicaca Peru

Uros, the floating islands - Lake Titicaca Peru

Uros, the floating islands - Lake Titicaca Peru

Uros, the floating islands - Lake Titicaca Peru

Uros, the floating islands - Lake Titicaca Peru

Amantani - Lake Titicaca Peru

Homestay in Amantani - Lake Titicaca Peru

Amantani - Lake Titicaca Peru

Homestay in Amantani - Lake Titicaca Peru

Amantani - Lake Titicaca Peru

Potatoes and quinoa soup - Lake Titicaca Peru

Families on Amantani - Lake Titicaca Peru

Amantani - Lake Titicaca Peru

Amantani - Lake Titicaca Peru

Amantani - Lake Titicaca Peru

Amantani - Lake Titicaca Peru

Taquile - Lake Titicaca Peru

Taquile - Lake Titicaca Peru

Taquile - Lake Titicaca Peru

Taquile - Lake Titicaca Peru

Taquile - Lake Titicaca Peru

Taquile - Lake Titicaca Peru

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2 Comments
  • Jessie Roland
    September 13, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Hi,

    Just stumbled onto your site, it’s fantastic. These pictures are absolutely amazing, the colors are so vibrant they look unreal. I hope to see this one day, South America is definitely on my list. I will definitely be keeping up with your posts.

    Cheers and safe travels!

  • Gerard ~ GQ trippin
    October 29, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    We didn’t do the overnight homestay for Lake Titicaca, so we didn’t get to do the dance either… You’re not the only one! What camera did you use on this trip? Pictures looking sharp!
    Gerard ~ GQ trippin recently posted…7 things they don’t tell you about overlanding East Africa

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